The P2P lending market is growing rapidly: according to forecasts, its annual volumes can reach $898 billion by 2024. Although the low base effect is gradually weakening, and the average global growth rate has reduced from 250% to 30–50% a year, the market is still far from being saturated. Today, we will look into the development of P2P lending and the reasons for such a big interest of borrowers and investors in it.
These are the findings of the P2P platform Robo.cash based on a survey among European P2P investors. Respondents show positive attitude towards digital services in general, which in large part is due to the age aspect. Most of them are Millennials and Gen Z who have grown together with the digital environment.
The last decade has become an era of rapid development of financial technologies. According to CB Insights, in 2018, fintech companies attracted $39.57 billion from venture funds, which is 2.2 times more than in the previous year. The total turnover of two leading payment systems, PayPal and Ant Financial has steadily exceeded $100 billion in recent years. Even the ultraconservative investor Warren Buffett admitted that it was a mistake to ignore the opportunities of investing in fintech.
A survey by the European P2P platform Robo.cash showed that 60.4% of P2P investors gain knowledge in finance on their own. In overall, 89.2% of respondents have some form of financial background, which allows them to make informed investment decisions independently.
70.2% of potential and actual European investors access websites of P2P platforms via desktop computers as well as laptops. Among online visitors using mobile devices, 25.0% prefer smartphones and 4.8% - tablets. These are the statistics of the European P2P platform Robo.cash.