Where I Invest

My Investments, September 2020

Total Portfolio Annual Rate Of Return Since 2015: 6.9%

My return rate doesn’t include any new customer cashback incentives or investments held within Collateral, Lendy and Funding Secure which are in administration or Moneything which is winding up its loan book. Administration processes take time to complete so I will adjust these numbers once the results are known.

You can see how my return rate has fallen over the years as I’ve diversified into more companies to spread the risk. I’ve also drifted away from the higher risk loan platforms opting for more stable investments.

Here are my current investments as of September 1st, 2020:

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August 2020 recap: Due to the Coronavirus, the focus remains on capital protection as I continue to rebalance my investments into a more balanced lower risk p2p lending portfolio and as I reduce investments in higher-risk loans.

Added Investment:

None

Reduced Investment:

Ratesetter (Reducing exposure, drawing down capital and interest payments)
Octopus Choice (investments are paused so withdrawing idle £’s)
Lending Works (Reducing exposure)
Mintos (UK investors unable to continue investing)

When I began investing in peer to peer lending, it was overwhelming. There were so many options and I had so many questions. Which peer to peer sites were reputable and which were the safest? Were they profitably operated and if not, could they sustain losses? Could they recover money from non-paying borrowers? It took months of research to answer these questions and I’m happy to offer my experiences and opinions on Financial Thing.

If you are new to peer to peer lending, I recommend reading my Peer to Peer Lending Guide before you make any decisions or contact me with any questions.


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