It’s about time for my income update for July 2020! This one will only be about P2P lending, as I didn’t receive any dividends last month.
As usual, I’ll show you how all of my investments in P2P lending performed last month and I’ll try my best to mention noteworthy events on each platform, if there were any.
P2P Lending Income – July 2020 Overview
*includes 97€ profit withdrawal (Swaper) and 60€ exit fee (Wisefund)
Lessons learned along the way
My Monthly Income (Total)
- Total Investment Income (July 2020): 314,28€ (-64,25€)
That means I’m at 20,95% of my goal, which is 1.500€ monthly income from investments.
I received no dividends from my two ETFs in July, as the next planned distribution date is around September/October.
Alright, let’s take a look at my P2P platforms individually.
- Income (July 2020): 27,59€ (+3,93€)
- IRR: 13,72%
- Invested since: 05.10.2018
My monthly income increased slightly on Iuvo Group last month.
The platform recently published an update regarding the Polish loan originator KFP (now CBC):
KFP was granted a 3-month grace period in light of the difficult economic situation around the world, during which it only had to pay monthly late fee payments. However, with that period now being over, the loan originator failed to fulfill its obligations, causing Iuvo Group to initiate legal action to represent investors interests.
I have 428,6€ worth of outstanding KFP loans, so hopefully this will be resolved soon.
- Income (July 2020): 92,24€ (+12,22€)
- IRR: 12,75%
- Invested since: 27.09.2018
I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed in my biggest investment in the P2P lending space, Mintos. Once again, my pending payments increased compared to the month before.
That’s largely because I sadly have around 1.400€ invested into loans issued by Capital Service (I purchased these before the pandemic hit), which is another loan originator from Poland that’s in financial distress and/or not repaying its obligations.
As a result, for the foreseeable future, I have made the decision to exclude Polish loans from all the platforms I invest in.
On a side note, we can now finally see the pending payments by lending company when clicking on Pending Payments in the account overview.
Bondora Go & Grow
- Income (July 2020): 11,81€ (+0,38€)
- IRR (incl. withdrawals): 6,67%
- Invested since: 01.09.2018
Now that instant withdrawals seem to work again on Bondora Go & Grow, I‘m thinking of adding more to my account.
I like that I’m able to see how much my money is earning me per day, by clicking on Statements. Currently, I’m receiving 0,38€-0,39€ per day in interest.
As I mentioned in my last monthly update, Bondora recently announced that it made a net profit of 2,3 million euros in 2019. The platform now added its full, consolidated & audited financial report (2019) to its website.
- You can get a 5€ Bonus on Bondora when you sign up via my link.
Crowdestor Is Back!
- Income (July 2020): 119,8€ (+109,40€)
- IRR: 9,53%
- Invested since: 03.04.2019
Finally, it looks like Crowdestor is back!
I received a total of 20 interest payments as well as some partial loan repayments in July, making this my best month on Crowdestor so far.
Crowdestor Visit In Riga
In the beginning of July, a group of investors visited Crowdestor in Riga, to gather more information and first-hand experience on Crowdestor as well as several projects:
You can read about Christian’s impressions of his visit or listen to the podcast episode here. If you don’t know German, I recommend using Google translate.
Long story short, he was impressed and left Riga with even more confidence in the platform and his 5-figure investment than he had before.
Let me know if you’d like me to reach out to him and get more details (& pictures?) in English.
Getting back to the platform and my own investments, a few of my loan repayments are late. Nonetheless, I don’t think it should come as a surprise that not every loan can be paid on time, especially in the current environment. I’ll keep you up to date over the coming months.
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- Income (July 2020): 28,18€ (-5,75€)
- IRR: 12,16%
- Invested since: 11.10.2019
All in all, I‘m very happy with how Viainvest has been performing.
- Get a 15€ Bonus after investing 50€ or more on Viainvest by using my link.
- Income (July 2020): 28,77€ (-26,73€)
- IRR: 13,29%
- Invested since: 21.11.2019
My monthly income fluctuates quite a bit on Lendermarket, but I’m happy with my internal rate of return on the platform so far.
I re-activated short term loans in my Auto Invest to increase my diversification a bit on the platform. I still removed loans from Poland though, as I just did on Iuvo, Mintos and Viainvest.
I‘m curious to see if more short-term loans are going to lead to more late payments, as was the case before due to the pandemic, or if the worst is behind us.
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- Invested since: 03.02.2020
I haven’t received any interest payments yet on the real-estate lending platform EvoEstate.
The platform published another interesting Spanish loan by Inveslar yielding 13,7% per year recently.
Sadly, I already have two Spanish loans from the same originator at the moment and I’d like a bit more diversification, so I’ll probably skip this one.
- You can get 0,5% Cashback for 6 months on EvoEstate via this link
Swaper: Fully Withdrawn In Early August
I earned 4,79€ on Swaper in July. As of August 1st, I only had 12,73€ and one outstanding interest payment left on my Swaper account.
A few days ago however, I received my last interest payment and withdrew everything (13,01€) that was left. That means I now fully exited the Swaper P2P platform.
With an internal rate of return of 13,63% per year and 110,18€ earned in interest based on a relatively small investment I can’t complain about my results from a financial perspective.
Nonetheless, to me Swaper still lacks in transparency (audited financial statements would be a start), which made me decide to leave the platform.
Mintos Invest & Access aka. 56% Pending Payments
Last month I withdrew 41,37€ from this account and earned 1,10€ in interest.
Emptying the account is taking a while, as 56% of my funds are currently stuck in pending payments and I don’t want to sell the remaining loans at a substantial discount.
Thank you for being here and for reading my monthly income update for July! I hope you’re finding ways to enjoy this summer as well.
How are you feeling about some of the things I mentioned as well as your own investments right now? I’d love to know in the comments.
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