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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.

Metroktredit loan originator from Russia just joined Mintos peer-to-peer lending marketplace

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There are now even more opportunities for investment on Mintos as Metrokredit has just launched on the marketplace and offers its short-term loans for investment in Euro (EUR).

Metrokredit was established in 2017 in St Petersburg, Russia and it is regulated by the Central Bank of Russia. The company offers short-term loans in RUB of up to RUB 30 000 to citizens of Russia. Metrokredit offers its borrowers a fast and convenient service. All loans are issued solely online via their website and for first-time borrowers, they can receive a loan in just five minutes once approved. For repeated borrowers the time is even shorter – they can have funds in their account in only one minute. The approval process is also very fast as the company uses an advanced self-developed scoring model. This allows the company to evaluate the creditworthiness of a borrower within 10 minutes. It is because of this fast and friendly service that the company has already attracted more than 14 000 customers.

The average Russia-issued short-term loan the company has placed on Mintos is around EUR 112. The repayment period is 30 days and borrowers repay their loan in a single instalment. You can expect net annual returns of up to 13% for its loans listed in EUR.

All loans placed on Mintos by Metrokredit have a buyback guarantee and will be repurchased if the loan is delinquent for 60 days or more. The company will also keep 15% of each loan it places on the marketplace to maintain its skin in the game.

As of May 30, 2018, Metrokredit had a net loan portfolio of EUR 725 000. Since its establishment, it has originated 21 000 loans worth more than EUR 2.2 million. The company has a steadily growing revenue increasing monthly by 25 to 50%.

This is a great opportunity to diversify your portfolio and invest in Metrokredit’s loans listed in EUR .

Russian lender Dozarplati has joined Mintos p2p lending marketplace

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Mintos has launched a new loan originator from Russia! Dozarplati is one of the largest loan originators in the North-West region of Russia and investors now have the opportunity to invest in its short-term and instalment loans listed in Euro (EUR) and Russian rubles (RUB).

Dozarplati was established in 2011 in Russia and it has more than 100 offices across 14 cities in the country. The company aims to fill the gap between paydays for its customers by offering short-term loans. Dozarplati’s main goal is flexibility for its customers, that’s why it offers its services through its many branches, mobile app and also allows borrowers to take out a loan 24/7 online and on holidays. Dozarplati issues loans to borrowers above the age of 18 and they can receive the funds within 15 minutes. Since its inception, the total loans originated for Dozarplati has reached USD 30 million. The company’s net loan portfolio is USD 4 million, and it has sustained an impressive 48% equity ratio.

The company is included in the State Register of Microfinance Organisations of the Central Bank of Russia and all of its activities are regulated by the Central Bank. All loans issued by the company comply with the laws of the Russian Federation.

The average Russia-issued loan from Dozarplati is EUR 200 with a maturity of up to 12 months. You can expect an annual net return of up to 11% for its loans listed in EUR and 17.5% for its RUB loans. In the future, Dozarplati also plans to increase its offering on Mintos and place its business loans for investment.

All loans from Dozarplati 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 the investors, the company will maintain 10% skin in the game.

First loan originator from Russia joins Mintos p2p lending marketplace

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Mintos welcomes the first loan originator to offer investment opportunities from Russia on the marketplace – EcoFinance. The lender offers investments in online unsecured personal loans issued in Russia under its CreditPlus brand. EcoFinance loans on the Mintos marketplace initially will be listed in euro (EUR).

“We welcome our first loan originator to offer short-term loans from Russia on Mintos. EcoFinance is a great addition to our marketplace, which increases diversity and brings new opportunities to our investors,” says Mintos CEO Martins Sulte.

Established in 2015, EcoFinance has become one of the leading consumer lenders for subprime and underbanked clients in Russia. The company is run by seasoned banking executives with vast international experience in finance and IT technologies. EcoFinance has over 1.6 million registered client accounts. As of October 2017, more than EUR 16 million in loans were funded by EcoFinance. The company has a share capital of around EUR 1 million.

Russia-issued EcoFinance loans on the Mintos marketplace will range from EUR 15 to 440, with a repayment period of up to 30 days. The expected net annual return for investors will reach 10-11%.

“We are excited to be the first loan originator from Russia to join the Mintos marketplace. Our new strategic partnership with Mintos will allow us to grow faster, and broaden and diversify our funding sources. We challenge ourselves to provide the highest quality service to all our clients, both borrowers and investors,” says Ecofinance CEO Leonid Dulenkov.

EcoFinance puts a strong emphasis on responsible lending. The company has its own algorithms to automate the process of assessing the creditworthiness of clients. Their online service allows borrowers to send loan applications via SMS or website, and funds can be accessed after two minutes. EcoFinance holds a full general microfinance company license provided by the Central Bank of Russia.

Typical EcoFinance borrowers are between 28 and 45 years old. Their average salary is around EUR 445 per month. They borrow money to cover gaps between paychecks to purchase medicine, pay for repairs on their apartment or vehicle, buy clothes or for other urgent needs. They usually repay the loan at the end of the period in one instalment.

Investment structure

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

Repayment of each loan issued by Mintos OU to Mintos Finance SIA will be pegged to repayment of a respective loan issued by EcoFinance to its borrower. Mintos OU loans will be secured by a pledge on claims arising from Mintos Finance collateralized loans issued to EcoFinance.

Mintos Finance will provide funding to EcoFinance up to 90% of the principal of a respective loan EcoFinance has issued to its borrower. Accordingly, EcoFinance will keep 10% skin in the game. EcoFinance will repay the loan to Mintos Finance in lockstep with repayment of the respective loan EcoFinance has issued to its borrower.

Should the borrower’s loan become 60 days delinquent, EcoFinance will repay Mintos Finance the respective part of the loan received from Mintos Finance in full, together with accrued interest. Mintos Finance will then repay the related Mintos Finance-Mintos OU loan to Mintos OU in full and with accrued interest, and Mintos OU will buyback the claims on this loan from investors.


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