Where I Invest

My Peer to Peer Lending Investments, September 2021

Total P2P Portfolio Annual Rate Of Return Since 2015: 6.1%

My return rate doesn’t include any new customer cashback incentives or investments held within Collateral, Lendy, Funding Secure, Moneything and The House Crowd which are in administration. 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 and lost money to due failed loans. I’ve also drifted away from the higher risk loan platforms opting for more stable investments.

Here are my current p2p investments as of September 1st, 2021:

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June 2021 recap: I continue to rebalance my investments into a more balanced lower risk p2p lending portfolio and as I reduce investments in higher-risk loans. Continuing to withdraw interest payments.

Added Investment:


Reduced Investment:

Lending Works (Reducing)
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.

My Current Stocks, Shares, Funds & Crypto Investments

Here are my current holdings in my portfolio (Any holdings in bold were recently added):

Index Trackers / ETF’s (70% of overall investments)
Vanguard UK US Equity Index Tracker Fund (Majority)
Vanguard USA VTSAX (Majority)
Vanguard USA VTI
Vanguard USA VTIAX (Minority)
VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners Etf (GDXJ) (Small holding)

Stocks (20% of overall investments. This changes constantly as I look for opportunities.) 
Apple (AAPL)
Antero (AR)
Barrick Gold (GOLD)
Bicycle (BCYC)
Laredo (LPI)
Intellia (NTLA)
Occidental (OXY)
Pubmatic (PUBM)
Vermilion (VET)
Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Kinder Morgan (KMI)

Trading 212 £5,500 Portfolio (This changes constantly as I look for opportunities.)

Centrus Energy (LEU)
Facebook (FB)
Laredo Petroleum (LPI)
Lloyds Bank (LLOY)
Microvision (MVIS)
Olin (OLN)
Tullow Oil (TLW)

CryptoCurrency (10% of overall investments)
Bitcoin (Majority)
Ethereum (Majority)
The Graph
BNB (Binance)

This is a list of the crypto coins I currently hold. This is not a recommendation so please do your own research. My plan is to hold Bitcoin long-term and to use altcoins for short-term profit. Profit from the altcoins will eventually be invested into Bitcoin.

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