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Creditstar list their Estonia-issued loans on Mintos p2p lending marketplace

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Creditstar has increased the investment opportunities it offers on Mintos! Now, you can invest in personal loans issued by its Estonia-based subsidiary Monefit and earn net annual returns of up to 12% . This is in addition to Creditstar’s loans that are already available for investment issued in Poland, Spain, Czech Republic and Finland.

Established in 2013, Monefit offers its borrowers flexible revolving lines of credit, where the borrower chooses how much they need to borrow at any point in time and can manage the details through a mobile app.

Estonia-issued loans from Monefit on the marketplace will range from EUR 50 to EUR 3000 with a maturity up to 60 months. You can expect a net annual return of up to 12%.

All loans placed on Mintos by Monefit have a buyback guarantee and will be repurchased if the loan is delinquent for 60 days or more. The company will also keep 5% of each loan it places on the marketplace on its balance sheet to maintain its skin in the game. Monefit will have a group guarantee, meaning the obligations of Monefit will be guaranteed by Creditstar Group.

Creditstar Group was established in 2006 and provides consumer financial services in Europe. Creditstar is headquartered in Estonia, where the company is one of the largest providers of online credit. The company has gained the trust of more than half a million registered users in eight countries across Europe.

Creditstar Group has a strong equity position, with more than EUR 18 million in equity and EUR 85 million in assets. The company has also delivered consistent profitability every year since its inception in 2006. The aggregate net loan portfolio of Creditstar Group was EUR 78 million as of September 2018.

Creditstar Group puts a strong emphasis on responsible lending policies and high-quality customer service. The typical Creditstar customer is an active, young male, 26-35 years old, living in a small town. The company has a strict credit policy with only approximately 30% of applications accepted. Debt collection companies are involved in the recovery of non-performing loans.

New high-yield Envestio project – Wind turbine farm – Tier 2

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Envestio informed that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

The project is presented by the new Investment Project Owner – Polish company FLC POLAND SP ZOO. Since 2013 the company is conducting business in a number of industries, including alternative energy. By investing in the project “Wind turbine farm” it is possible to participate in the financing round for further technical improvements, purchase of spare parts, and maintenance cycle for wind turbine farm in Poland.

The loan is fully secured by commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiary of FLC POLAND SP ZOO.

You can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in energy sector, financing of further technical improvements, purchase of spare parts, and maintenance cycle for wind turbine farm in Poland.
  • 20,55% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty fee.

Project description

FLC POLAND SP ZOO is a Polish company that is engaged into several business projects in Eastern and Central Europe in industries like alternative energy, trade of agricultural products, logistics operations, etc. The company is operating since the year 2013.

In the years 2015-2016 FLC POLAND SP ZOO participated in construction of a farm of wind turbines in Poland, Krakow region.

The project with total budget of EUR 28 million (net, rounded) assumed purchase of 12 Enercon E-92/78m wind turbines (//www.enercon.de/en/products/ep-2/e-92/) with combined power capacity of 28,200 kW as well as number of additional installations and services such as:

  • Transformers with switchgears.
  • Protection from lightning strikes.
  • Control and power devices.
  • ENERCON SCADA Remote – the primary system of telemonitoring.
  • Transportation, mobilization and operation of the crane.
  • Flat concrete foundation.
  • Installation.
  • Launch into operation.
  • 100 hours of testing.
  • General insurance before use.
  • Connecting cables with the transformers in turbine towers.
  • Two years warranty.
  • Set of technical drawings of foundations, technical instructions.

The park of wind turbines was launched into operation in 2016, so now FLC POLAND SP ZOO is looking to attract financing with an aim of making additional technical improvements to the installation in order to raise its overall efficiency, purchasing spare parts for the turbines, and conducting necessary maintenance works for the next period of operation.

Market

With an average of 12.6 GW per year, volumes of new deployment of wind energy capacity look set to remain fairly strong through to 2020, according to WindEurope’s Central Scenario. We expect 2017 to mark a new record high in annual installations. We expect 50 GW to be installed in the 4 years of 2017-2020. We expect this would bring the EU to an accumulative installed capacity of 204 GW. We expect this 50 GW additional capacity to represent over half of all new renewable capacity in the EU over the 4-year period, well above solar PV, bioenergy and hydro power.

With over 200 GW of installed capacity, wind energy could meet 16.5% of Europe’s electricity needs by 2020, surpassing hydro power and becoming the largest source of renewable electricity. We expect Denmark to meet over half of its demand with wind energy and Germany almost 30%. Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK will follow with respectively 29, 27, 24 and 21%.

New installations will remain relatively strong until the end of 2020, but policy uncertainty and lack of ambition for the post-2020 climate and energy framework could have a significant negative impact on the sector. Only a handful of Member States have provided visibility and regulatory certainty. With only 5 countries among the EU28 announcing auctions plans, there is a lack of certainty on revenue stability for investors.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 21.12.2018 – EUR 16.89
  • 21.01.2019 – EUR 17.45
  • 21.02.2019 – EUR 17.45
  • 21.03.2019 – EUR 15.76
  • 21.04.2019 – EUR 17.45
  • 21.05.2019 – EUR 16.89
  • 21.06.2019 – EUR 17.45
  • 21.07.2019 – EUR 16.89
  • 21.08.2019 – EUR 1017.45

Total expected return: EUR 1 153,68

Estonia-based lender Placet Group is expanding its presence on Mintos marketplace

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Placet Group is expanding its presence on Mintos p2p lending marketplace. Because of this, investors now have the opportunity to invest in its Lithuania-based personal loans in addition to its Estonia-issued personal loans previously available on the marketplace. With this great opportunity investors can earn net annual returns of up to 9%!

Placet Group is a leading non-bank finance lender in Estonia. It started its operations more than a decade ago in 2005 and launched its first brand in Lithuania in 2011. The core values of the company include customer satisfaction that is the result of a high-quality service that is efficient and fast. Because of these values, the company has attracted over 200 000 unique customers in Lithuania.

The average Lithuania-issued personal loan from Placet Group on Mintos is around EUR 700, the total range of loans from the company on the marketplace is EUR 50 to EUR 14 500.

The repayment period ranges from 3 months up to 6 years, while 18 months is the most common repayment period. You can expect a net annual return of up to 9%.

All loans from Placet Group come with a buyback guarantee. This means, if a loan is delinquent for more than 60 days the loan originator will repurchase the loan. The company will also keep 10% skin in the game, to ensure its interests align with those of investors. Placet Group has a history of low delinquency rates. The percentage of its loan portfolio that is delinquent is around 5%.

Placet Group has disbursed around 540 000 loans in Lithuania worth EUR 70 million. At the end of 2017, its net loan portfolio in Lithuania amounted to EUR 9.5 million and the group net portfolio amounted to EUR 25 million.

New Crowdestor project – Restaurant THE CATCH

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Crowdestor informed today that investors have a chance to invest in a new project: Restaurant THE CATCH.

The group of restaurant business operator “A2 Group” with 20 years of expertise in restaurant business and catering is expanding The Catch restaurant concept in Europe.

Loan:

Target: EUR 100 000,00.

Min. target: EUR 50 000,00.

Loan term: 18 months.

Interest rate: 18% per annum.

Interest payments: paid monthly

Loan repayment: In full at the end of the Loan Term.

 

New high-yield Envestio project – Renewal of freight containers – Tier 9

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the new Investment Project Owner “SRR” JSC with project “Renewal of freight containers – Tier 9″, Envestio expands the variety of industries available to invest in. “SRR” JSC has a long and successful experience of conducting logistics operations.

The loan is fully secured by mixed commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiaries of “SRR” JSC.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in logistics industry, financing of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for freight containers.
  • Secured debt, 21% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The JSC SRR was established in Riga, Latvia in the year 2007. JSC SRR is a member of FIATA, LAFF, LTBA, CCTP, holds ISO 9001:2008 certificate, and employs 64 people.

Company’s key assets include 950 x 20’ and 450 х 40’ containers as well as 825 railroad platforms.

The main fields of company’s activity are:

  • Multimodal transportation and integrated railway solutions for metallurgical companies and industrial manufacturers
  • Handling of container trains
  • Optimizing use of rolling stock and providing own containers
  • Warehousing of various types of cargo
  • Regular feeder container line Rotterdam-Riga-Ust-Luga-St. Petersburg-Rotterdam

The company is looking to conduct a round of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for all its containers, used for freight operations. The total cost of the project is estimated to be EUR 650,000. Envestio participants will have a chance to finance this project in several tranches of moderate size, according to the number of containers submitted for inspection and further proceedings in a single batch.

Market

Consolidated figures show that during the year 2017 the global market for transportation of goods using freight containers increased by more than 6% in relation to 2016. Last time so high market growth rates were observed more than 6 years ago – in the year 2011. Overall demand for China-Europe-America freight routes in 2017 increased rapidly due to China’s GDP 6,9% growth that was almost 0,5% higher than anticipated growth of 6,5%. At the same time, also the freight rates in 2017 swiftly recovered from downfall, experienced in 2016.

Further development of the global market is largely dependent on the extent at which current expansion plans of the biggest container lines are realized as well as on the development dynamics of the international trade. Bearing in mind increasing ambiguity on the global markets, caused by geopolitical shifts combined with high growth rates the key factor for success is the ability to manage both own and freighted assets in the most efficient and flexible way.

From the regional perspective the biggest increase in volumes was achieved in the North America (+12,6%), followed by Latin America (+11,1%), China (+10,3%), and Europe (+4,4%).

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 02.12.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 02.01.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.02.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.03.2019 – EUR 16.11
  • 02.04.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.05.2019 – EUR 17.26
  • 02.06.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.07.2019 – EUR 1017.26

Total expected return: EUR 1 139.25

New Crowdestor project – Development of apartment building Tomsona 6

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Crowdestor informed today that investors have a chance to invest in a new project: Development of apartment building Tomsona 6.

The aim of the Project is to fine-tune and foster the currently undergoing works in the development stage of the land plot so that an actual building permit is issued by the municipality.

Loan:

Target: EUR 60 000,00.

Loan term: 9 months.

Interest rate: 12% per annum.

Interest payments: paid monthly

Loan repayment: In full at the end of the Loan Term.

Collateral:

Prohibition (in part or as a whole) to alienate, assign, transfer; charge, mortgage, lien; divide or join to another land plot, without written permission of the Collateral Agent. This prohibition is being corroborated (enrolled) in the Land Book as a special prohibitory note legally binding to all third parties (“aizlieguma atzīme” – in Latvian).

New high-yield Envestio project – Production of Sawn Timber – part 2

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

The project is presented by the Investment Project Owner that is already familiar to Envestio participants – Latvian company NDINAMIKA SIA. By investing in the project “Production of Sawn Timber – part 2” it is possible to participate in the financing round for the production cycle of sawn timber products by a representative of European woodworking industry.

The loan is fully secured by commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiary of NDINAMIKA SIA.

You can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in woodworking sector, factoring-type financing for a sawn timber production/wood pellets trading company.
  • Secured debt, 20,5% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The company NDINAMIKA SIA is a Latvian company that is successfully acting on the market of production and sale of sawn timber to local and international customers. Established in the year 2013, NDINAMIKA SIA is a well-known and experienced player on the Latvian woodworking market. Besides production of sawn timber, the company is also engaged into sale and delivery of wood pellets/biomass fuel to Latvian households, small agricultural complexes, and other consumers.

Sawn timber is being produced from the raw round timber, purchased directly from the owner of the forest sites. NDINAMIKA SIA has concluded long-term agreements with a number of companies and private individuals that ensures operational flexibility.

A standard production cycle includes:

  • Inspection of the site, marking the trees
  • Cutting down the trees in agreed volume using company’s equipment and vehicles
  • Transportation of the raw round wood to the company’s warehouse, preparation for further processing
  • Production of sawn wood using specialized tools and equipment
  • Post-production treatment, packing, sale

The funds, attracted with the help of Envestio will be used for the purchase of raw round timber, financing the production process, and covering the time gap before the final payment is received from the customers.

Market

In the first half of 2018 the overall situation in the sphere of supply of round timber has continued to improve. At the same time, assortment prices remain high, thus indicating insufficient supply of wood for further processing. As the “Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute” notes, the rapid increase in the prices of round wood in ports has reduced the availability of technological wood in the regions of Latvia.

Roundwood prices have risen noticeably not only in Latvia, but also in the Baltic neighbour states and Sweden. It should be noted that the increase in prices for pulpwood and saw logs in Sweden has not been as rapid as, for example, in Latvia.

The limiting supply of round timber and the high demand for wood due to climatic conditions, as a result of the increase in the prices of round timber, has affected the export performance of the industry.

In the 5 months of 2018 the amount of wood products exported from Latvia exceeded the indicator of the previous year by 21%. The value of exports of slab and plywood exceeded last year volumes by 4%, the export sales of sawn timber products remained at the same level, the volume of exported granules decreased by 14%. The export value of round timber climbed by 90%, firewood and chips – increased by 12%.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 07.12.2018 – EUR 16.85
  • 07.01.2019 – EUR 17.41
  • 07.02.2019 – EUR 17.41
  • 07.03.2019 – EUR 15.73
  • 07.04.2019 – EUR 17.41
  • 07.05.2019 – EUR 1016.85

Total expected return: EUR 1 101.66

New high-yield Envestio project – Renewal of freight containers – Tier 7

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the new Investment Project Owner “SRR” JSC with project “Renewal of freight containers – Tier 7″, Envestio expands the variety of industries available to invest in. “SRR” JSC has a long and successful experience of conducting logistics operations.

The loan is fully secured by mixed commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiaries of “SRR” JSC.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in logistics industry, financing of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for freight containers.
  • Secured debt, 21% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The JSC SRR was established in Riga, Latvia in the year 2007. JSC SRR is a member of FIATA, LAFF, LTBA, CCTP, holds ISO 9001:2008 certificate, and employs 64 people.

Company’s key assets include 950 x 20’ and 450 х 40’ containers as well as 825 railroad platforms.

The main fields of company’s activity are:

  • Multimodal transportation and integrated railway solutions for metallurgical companies and industrial manufacturers
  • Handling of container trains
  • Optimizing use of rolling stock and providing own containers
  • Warehousing of various types of cargo
  • Regular feeder container line Rotterdam-Riga-Ust-Luga-St. Petersburg-Rotterdam

The company is looking to conduct a round of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for all its containers, used for freight operations. The total cost of the project is estimated to be EUR 650,000. Envestio participants will have a chance to finance this project in several tranches of moderate size, according to the number of containers submitted for inspection and further proceedings in a single batch.

Market

Consolidated figures show that during the year 2017 the global market for transportation of goods using freight containers increased by more than 6% in relation to 2016. Last time so high market growth rates were observed more than 6 years ago – in the year 2011. Overall demand for China-Europe-America freight routes in 2017 increased rapidly due to China’s GDP 6,9% growth that was almost 0,5% higher than anticipated growth of 6,5%. At the same time, also the freight rates in 2017 swiftly recovered from downfall, experienced in 2016.

Further development of the global market is largely dependent on the extent at which current expansion plans of the biggest container lines are realized as well as on the development dynamics of the international trade. Bearing in mind increasing ambiguity on the global markets, caused by geopolitical shifts combined with high growth rates the key factor for success is the ability to manage both own and freighted assets in the most efficient and flexible way.

From the regional perspective the biggest increase in volumes was achieved in the North America (+12,6%), followed by Latin America (+11,1%), China (+10,3%), and Europe (+4,4%).

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 02.12.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 02.01.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.02.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.03.2019 – EUR 16.11
  • 02.04.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.05.2019 – EUR 17.26
  • 02.06.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 02.07.2019 – EUR 1017.26

Total expected return: EUR 1 139.25

New high-yield Envestio project – Production of wood pallets – trade financing 2

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the new Investment Project “Production of wood pallets – trade financing 2″, Envestio expands the variety of industries available to invest in.

The loan is fully secured by mixed commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiaries of “PALLET TIMBER COMPANY” SIA.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in timber processing sector, factoring-type financing for a sawn timber and wooden pallets manufacturing company.
  • Secured debt, 20,67% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The company PALLET TIMBER COMPANY SIA is a Latvian venture that is successfully working on the market of producing sawn dimensional timber products and different types of wooden pallets since 2012. The company operates modern production facilities in Riga, Latvia, which allows it to optimize raw products purchasing and logistics costs. Latvia is one of the richest countries in Europe in terms of forest – approximately one half of its territory is covered with woods. A vast variety and wide availability of different types of local raw timber makes woodworking industry one of the country’s most advanced and well-known at different export markets. PALLET TIMBER COMPANY SIA uses trademark “Made in Latvia” as an additional competitive advantage for its produce.

Flexibility is another key asset of PALLET TIMBER COMPANY SIA. Dimensional timber it produces has vast amount of different sizes, making it suitable for a wide variety of purposes of use in different markets with diverse standards.

The same refers to the wooden pallets, produced by PALLET TIMBER COMPANY SIA. Depending on specification of cargos and type of transportation and storage, the company offers pallets of different construction, durability, and area. For the production of separate order of pallets, it is also possible to use clients’ drawings and other requirements. The range of materials, which are used in the production process of the pallets include planks, beams, plywood, OSB, pressed cubes, as well as other materials. Examples of company’s produce can be seen in the pictures below.

PALLET TIMBER COMPANY SIA is looking to attract factoring-type financing enabling it to accomplish additional purchases of raw timber and increase sales, mainly to the export markets. The PALLET TIMBER COMPANY SIA currently is actively expanding to new markets (such as Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Scandinavian countries) but additional funds will also be used in order to increase exports to current clients. The main export markets for the company’s produce include Germany (up to 48% of the company’s produce), Poland (16%) Belgium (8%), the Netherlands (7%), and other countries (21%). Advantageous geographical location allows fast delivery of company’s produces both across the Europe and also to the Eastern direction by land or sea.

Market

Wood is the most preferred material for pallets across the globe, as it offers huge advantages in terms of response time and low startup cost for customized designs. Wooden pallets sometimes end up with sharp splinters causing injuries or protruding nails that damage food packaging. But due to the low costs, wood pallets will continue to dominate product sales in most areas across the globe. However, wood pallets these days are largely being replaced with plastic pallets. As food safety compliance and reusability is a growing attraction among manufacturers, they are looking for sustainable material handling options and thus, plastic pallets will continue to gain acceptance in a range of industries including foods & beverage, pharmaceuticals, groceries and automotive.

With a huge incremental opportunity, the global pallets market is projected to grow at more than 5% CAGR during the period of assessment.

During the period 2012 – 2016, the global pallets market expanded at a CAGR of 4.7%. However, during the forecast period – that is between 2017 and 2025 – the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% owing to increasing demand for better and safe transportation coupled with the rise in demand for pallets from various industries like food, agriculture, chemicals etc. The global pallets market is projected to represent incremental opportunity of more than US$ 25 Bn between 2017 and 2025.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 29.11.2018 – EUR 17.56
  • 29.12.2018 – EUR 16.99
  • 29.01.2019 – EUR 17.56
  • 28.02.2019 – EUR 16.99
  • 29.03.2019 – EUR 16.42
  • 29.04.2019 – EUR 1017.56

Total expected return: EUR 1 103.08

Lending & Finance Technologies (LF TECH) from Kazakhstan has launched on Mintos p2p marketplace

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Lending & Finance Technologies (LF TECH) from Kazakhstan has just launched on the Mintos peer-to-peer lending  marketplace and offers investors the opportunity to invest in its short-term consumer loans issued in Kazakhstan. The company is one of the leading short-term lenders in Kazakhstan and now lists its loans on Mintos in EUR and KZT for investment.

The company started its operations in 2012 when it opened its first branch. Since then, the group has opened 130 branches across the country, established its online product with an application review that’s less than 15 minutes, and expanded its presence in the Russian market. It aims to give its customers an individual approach, fast service and convenience when using its product. These benefits have attracted over 500 000 unique customers in Kazakhstan.

The average Kazakhstan-issued loan from LF TECH is EUR 100. The repayment period is up to 30 days and borrowers repay their loan in a single instalment. You can expect an annual net return of up to 11% for its loans listed in EUR and 18% for its KZT loans. In the future, LF TECH also plans to increase its offering on Mintos and place its car, and pawnbroking loans for investment.

All loans from LF TECH are secured with a buyback guarantee and will be repurchased if the loan is delinquent for 60 days or more. In addition, to ensure the interests of the loan originator are aligned with investors, the company will maintain 15% skin in the game.

The company is 100% equity funded, hence, maintains a very strong balance sheet position. Since 2012, it has disbursed around 1 252 000 loans in Kazakhstan worth EUR 122.3 million. At the end of September 2018, its net loan portfolio amounted to EUR 19 million. The company expects stable growth and profits for future years in its home market and Russia, as well as plans to continue its expansion in South East Asia.

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