Investments

4 Things You Should Not Do When Investing in P2P Lending (Plus One Thing You Should Do!)

Many investors may find investment in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending attractive due to its potential benefits, such as higher returns and shorter tenors. The barrier to entry is also one of the lowest amongst all types of investments, from just $20. Read about the 4 things to expect when you invest in P2P lending and also the 5 reasons to start investing in P2P lending. First-time investors who are not yet familiar with the details of P2P lending may be hesitant

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Investments

4 things to expect when you invest in P2P lending

Peer-to-peer lending, or P2P lending, utilizes technology and big data to connect investors and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for business funding. To investors, it provides them with an opportunity to earn passive income by financing business loans for SMEs. In Southeast Asia, P2P lending has witnessed significant growth in recent years, led predominantly by Singapore. To date, around 60 platforms are currently operating in the online lending and crowdfunding space, which have become an increasingly popular alternative investment

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Easy Investing into Property backed Secured Crowdfunding

For the newbies, debt crowdfunding is a concept where borrowers (usually SMEs) approach a crowdfunding platform for loans funded by a pool of investors. Investors earn interest, paid by borrowers, as returns on their investment. Investments are open to individuals as well as corporates with a minimum amount going down as low as $50 for smaller loan amounts. Funding Societies, licensed and leading crowdfunding platform in Southeast Asia, backed by SoftBank Ventures Korea and Sequoia Capital, has recently introduced Property

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Bonus is in! Time to Diversify Your Investments with Peer-to-Peer Lending

With most companies’ financial year ending in December, some of you may have received your bonus in March and are wondering what to do with it. There is no written rule on how you should be utilizing your bonus. Some choose to repay their outstanding debts, while others prefer to splurge on luxury items as a way of rewarding themselves for a job well done in the past year. Building wealth can be a part of your strategy (see what

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4 Ways to maximize returns in crowdfunding

Peer-to-Peer(P2P) Lending, or debt crowdfunding, has grown tremendously since the concept originated in 2005 with Zopa in UK. In 2016 alone, P2P lending has generated more than $300 billion worth of investment opportunities worldwide. The concept helps the underserved or underbanked individuals and businesses access alternate sources of funding from investors who lend and earn passive income in the form of interest. Southeast Asia is an emerging P2P lending market with a huge financial gap faced by SMEs. In the

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