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Esketit investment platform overview

Esketit platform is an investment platform, allowing private and institutional investors to invest in issued loans. The loans available for investment on the Platform are issued to private individuals all over the world.

The microfinancial companies issuing the loans are called Loan Originators and are using the funds raised on the Platform as working capital in order to expand their lending volumes.

Esketit Platform Limited is registered in Ireland with legal address 77 Lower Camden Street Dublin, D02 XE80. The operational offices are located in Riga, Latvia, Uriekstes Street, 2a-24, LV – 1005.

Anyone who is at least 18 years old and older and has a bank account of the EU or EEA can become an investor.

In order to invest you need to register on the Esketit Platform, confirm your email address, complete the identity verification process by providing either a National ID or a passport, and verify your bank account.

You can verify your account after your identity is confirmed. To do so, you need to transfer funds to one of the bank accounts listed on our website. This allows you to connect your bank account to your Investor profile. You only need to do this once. With us, the minimal investment is just 10€.

The investment opportunities in loans are listed in Euros. The loan originators are receiving funding in Euros and handling currency risks themselves.

Once the investment has been made, it is transferred directly to the Loan Originator. Your principal is repaid to you at the maturity date, which is stated for each project. Monthly, you will receive the interest payment for your investment.

I order to exit earlier from a projesct it is possible to place your investment for sale on the Secondary Market. If another investor agrees to buy your listing for your set price with discount or premium, or at par, you exit your investment before the maturity date.

Loans could also be finished by the borrower or loan originator faster than its maturity date.

Esketit platform could also consider rebuying those loans from you with a 1% discount in case you have such an urgent need. Please contact us at support@esketit.com to arrange this.

You can automate the investment process using Auto-Invest. Auto-Invest is the possibility to choose your investment criteria, such as preferred interest rate, maximum and minimum investment per deal, maturity date, and the system will automatically invest your money as long as your account balance is sufficient, and the deals are available for investment.

Don’t forget: if you register through this link  you get 1% cashback bonus during the first 90 days.

For other bonuses visit our Cash-back & Bonuses page.

 

IuteCredit grows on Mintos again by launching car loans from Moldova

IuteCredit has yet again expanded its presence on the Mintos p2p lending marketplace and has launched Moldova-issued car loans. This is in addition to the personal loans already offered for investment in the country by the loan originator.

IuteCredit Group commenced its operations in Moldova in 2008. It is currently one of the alternative finance market leaders in the country with a net loan portfolio of EUR 29 million as at the end of January 2019.

If you invest for the first time at Mintos don’t forget that you can get 1% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first three months (90 days), more details HERE.

What IuteCredit Moldova offers on Mintos:

  • Loans listed in EUR issued in Moldova;
  • The average car loan is EUR 4 000;
  • Net annual returns of up to up to 11% for its loans;
  • IuteCredit Moldova offers a buyback guarantee and will repurchase all loans delinquent for 60 days or more.

Grupeer peer-to-peer lending marketplace overview

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Grupeer platform is an electronic trading place that provides an opportunity to invest your free funds in secured loans. The services offered by the Platform are the servicing of claim right acquisition deals, i.e. the Platform brings together two independent participants of the deal – the  seller of the claim rights (credit company or investment company) and their buyer.

Grupeer Platform operates in the jurisdiction of the Republic of Latvia.

In Latvia, no unified normative regulation of mutual loans or financing with a pool is developed, therefore the services of the Platform are not subject to control of a single normative act, but are subject to a set of laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia and directives of the European Union.

The Civil Law of the Republic of Latvia does not prohibit the holder of a debt claim from selling a part of it to another person. Moreover, the holder of the debt claim has the right not only to sell the entire debt claim in the whole, but also to assign/sell a part of it.

The Platform does not carry out activities falling under the definition of a credit institution or payment system in terms of Latvian and European legislation.

Who is eligible to invest?

Both private investors and legal entities that wish to receive passive income from their investments will be able to achieve annual profits of up to 15%.

In accordance with AML (Anti Money Laundering) legal requirements Grupeer accept money transfers from accounts opened with licensed credit institutions in the countries of the European Economic Area (all EU Member States, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), as well as Switzerland. Accordingly, citizens / residents of these countries can register and make investments through the Grupeer Platform. In order to register and close deals, you need to be an adult capable person with a bank account.

The credit company, which issued a certain loan, remains interested in repayment and payment schedule compliance because this organization is the holder of the main debt claim.

Each registered Platform user can see all the information on a particular loan: the amount and purpose of the loan, the availability of collateral, the maturity date and the payment schedule. You independently analyze the information and decide how to direct your capital investment.

For example, you can repurchase the whole loan from the chosen creditor or only a certain part of it. All the time while payments on this loan are received the investor receives his profit, which is proportional to his investment share. At the same time, you can distribute your capital between several credit organizations – to invest in various types of loans, in different countries and for different borrowers.

In what currencies can investments be made?

The Platform makes settlements in euros (EUR). If the base currency of your current account is another currency, then before making a payment, you need to convert it into euro. In case of receiving funds in another currency, the Platform is entitled to return such a payment, retaining the commission in accordance with the bank’s tariffs, or convert them into euros at the current exchange rate of its bank.

How can funds be transfered?

The only possible means of payment at the moment is bank transfer. This is due to AML (Anti Money Laundering) legislation requirements. Grupeer accept money transfers from accounts opened with licensed credit institutions of the countries of the European Economic Area (all EU Member States, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), as well as Switzerland. For security purposes, withdrawal of funds is possible only to a confirmed bank account, i.e. the account which you transferred funds from to Platform bank account and which your user identification number is associated with.

Investing

Grupeer Platform provides an opportunity to invest in loans issued by credit market professionals – credit institutions and investment funds. For all loans, the borrower’s solvency has been assessed, and appropriate scoring and compliance procedures have been carried out.

A Platform user acquires a claim right to the borrower, thereby becoming a joint claim right holder. The credit company by means of such deals refinances a part of its loan portfolio, getting resources for further development.

The credit institution continues to administrate the loan, including receiving borrower’s payments, while paying to the investors their joint share in accordance with the amount of their claim right the borrower they acquired.

On the Platform two types of loans are offered: loans issued by credit institutions to individuals, and loans issued to enterprises. The loans, related to development projects, issued to companies specializing in real estate development projects, stand as a separate category. In all cases, despite the sale of part of the claim right (the so-called “investment in a loan”), the credit company remains the holder of the main debt claim, thus it is interested in following the payment schedule and repaying the loan by the borrower.

For each loan offered on the Platform, specific information is provided, including the purpose and amount of the loan, maturity date, type of payment schedule and availability of collateral. The user independently evaluates and decides which loan to invest in.

Investments in development objects offered by Grupeer Platform are also executed through already issued loans, by means of acquiring a claim right, and from legal point of view they do not differ from investing in other loans. A classic example is the situation when a loan issued to developer for acquiring a land plot (bringing communications, developing a technical project, etc.) is refinanced in this manner. In practice, these loans have the nature of interim financing (so-called bridge loans), with a 1-2-year term – usually this period is required to complete the “zero cycle” of construction, after which the object, having at this stage a much higher market value, is refinanced by the bank and partly – by real estate buyers through pre-sales in case of a residential project. Such a model is typical for many EU countries, for example, Germany.

To begin work on the Platform, you need to transfer an amount which is not less than the minimum investment amount (10 euros).

At the moment, the limit of incoming payments from a registered Grupeer user to Platform bank account is 50,000 euros per month. If you wish to invest a larger amount, you will need to provide the bank with additional information.

 

 

What is Cash Flow? Find out how you can use it to your advantage

Cash, and more so the lack of it, can be a determining factor in whether you will achieve your goal of financial freedom. In short, cash flow is the net amount of cash that is flowing in and out of your accounts each month. Traditionally, this has been an important measure for business owners as they can keep track of how much money they are generating from customers that they offer their services to. It’s also important for them to know how much they are paying out each month for things like business loans, office rental and many other expenses.

However, the same cash flow measures can be used by individuals like you and me. Let’s say that each month you earn €2,000 net per month from your employment, €500 from your side hustle and €200 from your investments. But you need to live, so you can deduct your mortgage payments, car costs and any other expenses you have. The result of this will be either a positive or negative cash flow.

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Cash Flow from P2P, Real Estate and Income vs Accumulation Funds

One of the most popular asset classes today is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending, notably for the opportunities it gives investors to become the bank and receive a monthly cash flow. Let’s say you invested €10,000 across thousands of loans from a range of risk ratings, loan durations and countries. Every month, the borrowers will make their loan repayments which consists of principal and interest, you then have the option to withdraw this cash flow or reinvest your profits to compound your interest and maximize your overall returns.

Quite similarly, real estate investments work in a comparable fashion. If you buy a rental property for €100,000, each month you will receive a payment from the tenants (e.g. €600 per month). You might use some of that to pay the remaining mortgage on the property or add it to a growth account to save a deposit for another property. An important difference between this and P2P is risk, as previously mentioned you can spread your risks across thousands of loans where as you rely on the payment from a tenant in a single property – if they default then there is no other cash flow. Protect your cash flow by diversifying within your chosen asset class.

If you are familiar with investing in equity funds, it’s likely you have come across the accumulation vs income conundrum. Simply put, an accumulation class fund will reinvest any cash generated from the investments within back in to the fund, over time this can significantly increase the size of your total pot. On the other hand, an income class fund will pay any cash generated from the investments back to you to use as you wish. This is for those who are looking to increase their total monthly cash flow amount and are not necessarily focused on the long-term growth of their investments. Almost always, the accumulation fund will be the most profitable in the long run.

Take a look at the graph below:

income vs accumulation-en

The same principle can be applied to your investments with Bondora, as the only difference is the underlying asset (consumer loans rather than equities). In the graph above, we have compared the growth of a portfolio with the same interest rate, starting capital and duration, the only difference being reinvesting your monthly cash flow compared to withdrawing it each month. Using our Portfolio Manager, starting with €10,000, an outlook of 5 years and a respectable interest rate of 10% per annum, there’s a stark differential in performance.

In fact, by simply allowing the Portfolio Manager to reinvest your monthly cash flow, your account value at the end of the 5 year duration would be 33.9%, or €4,462 larger (€17,623.42) than if you did not (€13,161.42). This is literally how you can “Make your money work for you” with minimal effort.

Cash for thought

Cash Flow Quadrant

Do you recognize the quadrant above? If you do then you are most likely well accustomed to the benefits of having a positive cash flow, congrats! For those who are still puzzled, this peculiar yet simple diagram is the brainchild of Robert Kiyosaki, the king of cash flow. As the creator of the Cash Flow Quadrant, Kiyosaki divides the general population and their mindset in to 4 separate categories:

  1. E: Employee – This person values job safety and security over everything.
  2. S: Small business owner/Self-employed – An independent person who wants to do everything related to their business by themselves.
  3. B: Big business owners – People who create a large business run by intelligent people.
  4. I: Investor – Those who make money work for them.

His main theory is that people should learn how to become big business owners and learn how to become investors, as the people on the left side of the quadrant only have active income compared to those on the right earning passive income. Creating a viable and sustainable source of passive income is seen as a core principle of achieving financial freedom.

Source: www.bondora.com

Viventor Cashback Campaign

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Investing with Viventor just got even better. Viventor have launched a Cashback Campaign that will allow everyone who registers from 1st of March 2018 to 30th of April 2018 and fulfills the requirements to get a 10 € bonus added to their virtual investor account.

How does it work?

To get started, register as an investor by clicking on THIS LINK.
Remember, the deadline for registration is 30th of April 2018, whereas the Campaign expires on 1st of June 2018.

  • Submit your application and wait for your account to be verified and activated.
  • Invest at least 500 € for the minimum period of 30 days.
  • Afterwards, 10 € bonus will be added to your account automatically.

 

For other bonuses visit our Cash-back & Bonuses page.

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