POSTS FROM PAST WEEK
Monthly origination summary for January 2017
January was a strong month for originations. Bondora issued €3,233,045 in new loans as we came within €105,525 of matching our all-time record high. “C” Rated loans comprised the greatest share at 23,57% of the total.
Weekly industry news roundup – February 6, 2017
Forbes published an article examining recent moves by US-based investment advisor Third Point to capitalize on the world of marketplace lending.
FinancialBuzz shared findings which show a rise in marketplace lending activity in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Digital Journal released a piece discussing how technological innovation has driven the spread of global P2P interfaces.
Bloomberg released an article reviewing the long-term plans of financial software company Misys to enter the peer-to-peer lending world.
Satellite PR News released information from a Peer-to-Peer Lending Market report projecting an industry compound annual growth rate of 53.06% by 2020.
Why isn’t the Portfolio Manager investing my funds faster?
In this post we shed some light on the question often asked by our investors – why the Portfolio Manager sometimes isn’t investing funds at sufficient speed. The reason is the popularity of the higher rated loans. Naturally, many of our investors are eager to fund borrowers with a less risky credit profile. Resultantly, the AA, A, and B rated loans are exceedingly popular. We visualize this fact with a graph representing this relationship with a variable that reflects the bid competition for each rating.
Changes to Bondora notifications and emails
Starting from January, we’ve been sending our investors a new-look daily summary email with concise overview of all the important account related information, performance data and news. The revamped email structure aims to make the account related information more accessible and visible by bringing it all into one place. Due to this change, we removed the duplicating feature Private Inbox from the user interface on February 6, 2017.