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Kviku from Russia has just launched on Mintos p2p lending marketplace

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A new loan originator from Russia has just launched on the Mintos peer-to-peer lending marketplace! Kviku is a leading fintech platform which currently provides instant online point-of-sale and instalment credit solutions to borrowers in Russia and Kazakhstan. In 2018, the company plans to expand its services into Spain and Poland. Kviku is the sixth loan originator with operations in Russia to join Mintos and you can now invest in its Russia-issued consumer loans listed in Euro (EUR) and Russian ruble (RUB).

Kviku was established in 2013 and was one of the first fintech company to challenge the traditional banks in Russia. The company operates completely online and offers a fast, reliable, convenient and transparent service. Kviku issues loans through its virtual credit card and point-of-sale partners and holds a microfinance license in Russia. First-time borrowers can take a loan up to EUR 300 to purchase online or offline goods and services. For repeat borrowers, the company offers cash instalment loans up to EUR 1 500 with a six month repayment period. Both loan products will be available for investment on Mintos.

“We are excited to be among the first originators to offer point-of-sale loans on the Mintos marketplace. The Russian online lending market is one of the most regulated globally and investors will surely benefit from the extra layer of regulation. Kviku is a leading European online point-of-sale lender and we look forward to diversifying our funding sources for loans that we issue in all of our countries of operations via our strategic partnership with Mintos,” says Kviku Founder and CEO Nikita Lomakin.

The average Russia-issued loan from Kviku is EUR 500 and around RUB 35 000. The average maturity of the loans is six months. For its loans listed in EUR, you can expect a net annual return of up to 10% in EUR and up to 17% for its loans listed in RUB.

All loans from Kviku will be secured with a buyback guarantee and will be repurchased if they become delinquent for 60 days or more. The company also offers investors another layer of risk mitigation, as it will keep 10% of each loan on its balance to maintain its skin in the game.

As of July 31, 2018, Kviku had issued 250 000 loans worth over USD 15 million. The company has experienced 10 times the amount of growth over the last 12 month, and has a net loan portfolio of USD 8 million.

Kviku prides itself on its fast service, due to its efficient credit risk assessment. The company has the shortest online application time in the industry and can analyse more than 10 thousand Big Data parameters within 20 seconds. The company uses over 30 databases to assess the creditworthiness of its borrowers.

Kviku is made up of a team of 25 employees who have helped create and maintain the convenient business model of the company. As a result, it has processed more than 700 000 applications. The typical borrower of Kviku is aged between 20-35 years old, has an average monthly income of EUR 1 000 and is considering to make an online or offline purchase but doesn’t have sufficient funds. Kviku’s business model assumes less risk compared to traditional payday loans, as only repeat borrowers get access to cash loans, whereas new clients can apply for non-cash loans to purchase goods or services.

Lime Zaim has launched on Mintos and initially offers investment opportunities in RUB and will begin to offer loans in EUR in the coming weeks

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The Lime Zaim company is a technology-driven financial service provider from Russia and will offer returns up to 13% and 18% for its EUR and RUB loans respectively on the Mintos peer-to-peer lending marketplace.

Lime Zaim, part of the Lime Group, was established in 2013 in Russia and began issuing loans in the first quarter of 2014. Lime Zaim’s lending products assist under-banked consumers to expand their purchasing power and to manage their short-term cash flow needs. To achieve this, the company offers short-term loans and instalment loans to citizens of Russia completely online. Its proprietary machine-learning scoring algorithms combine standard credit history information with behavioural and demographic factors to provide it with a more accurate credit score. This allows the company to offer credit to borrowers passed over by traditional lenders.

The Mintos marketplace offers an outstandingly flexible source of funds enabling us to smooth capital flows by exactly matching assets with liabilities and to further diversify our funding structure,” says Kevin Hurley, Vice President of Finance at Lime Capital Partners.

On Mintos, the average Russia-issued personal loan from Lime Zaim is around RUB 7 000, and the average EUR equivalent is EUR 100. The average repayment period is 28 days. You can expect a net annual return of up to 18% for its loans listed in RUB and up to 13% for its EUR loans.

All loans from Lime Zaim come with the buyback guarantee from its mother company, Laim Zaim Holdings Limited. This means, if a loan is delinquent for more than 60 days Laim Zaim Holdings Limited will repurchase the loan. The loan originator will also keep 10% skin in the game, to ensure its interests align with those of investors.

Since its founding in 2013 by Alexey Nefedov and Stanislav Sergushkin, Lime Zaim have scored hundreds of thousands of loan applications, issuing 393 000 loans to more than 100 000 customers.

Lime Zaim’s revenue for 2017 was around EUR 11.6 million and net profit for the same time period was around EUR 1.4 million. As at January 1, 2018 it had a net loan portfolio of more than EUR 2.3 million.

EcoFinance now offers investment opportunities in Russian rubles on Mintos p2p lending marketplace

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Investors on Mintos can now invest in online unsecured personal loans issued by EcoFinance in Russian rubles (RUB). This new investment product will allow Mintos investors to earn much higher rates of return and increase diversity.

EcoFinance was the first loan originator from Russia to join the Mintos marketplace and now offers its RUB loans for investment with annual returns of up to 17%. Russia-issued EcoFinance loans listed in RUB range from around RUB 5 000 to 30 000. The repayment period is up to 30 days.

There are two ways to invest in RUB loans on Mintos: transferring RUB directly to your investor’s account on Mintos or by converting your primary currency into RUB on the Mintos marketplace. For EUR to RUB conversions on Mintos, there is a market-level fee of 0.7%. Find out more details on “Deposit/Withdraw/FX” section in your investor’s account.

Taking into consideration the legal requirements and investors’ interests, investors are able to obtain exposure to EcoFinance loans by investing in loans issued by Mintos OU to Mintos Finance SIA, both Mintos Group companies.

EcoFinance joined Mintos in November 2017, initially offering its unsecured personal loans for investment in euro (EUR). Already, the company’s turnover through the Mintos marketplace is more than EUR 400 000.


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