Investors’ confidence in P2P lending is growing in Europe

According to a survey by the platform, 64.9% of the European P2P investors have full confidence in P2P lending. Remarkably, 52.3% of respondents mentioned that P2P loans take a considerable share of their investment portfolio - over 25%.


Online banking, payments and money transfers are TOP-3 fintech products used by P2P investors

These are the findings of the P2P platform 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. 


Every eighth P2P investor in Europe spends the most on traveling

Along with everyday expenses, such as housing and food, European investors spend a lot on trips. Thus, traveling is the largest expense in the budget for 12.3% of them. These are the findings of a recent survey conducted by the P2P platform


78% of investors start investing before the age of 35

According to a survey conducted by the P2P platform, 78% of P2P investors in Europe made their first investment before the age of 35. One of the reasons to begin investing early is connected with the long-term goals of investors who aim to save money for retirement or to support their children.


More than a third of European p2p investors prefer active lifestyle

This is confirmed by the results of a survey conducted by the European P2P lending platform Thus, 25% of European P2P investors mentioned sports and 11.7% - hiking and camping as their hobby.


Los préstamos P2P en España se desarollan rapidamente

Un estudio realizado por la plataforma P2P ha demostrado que el número de solicitudes de búsqueda asociadas con los préstamos P2P en España aumentó de 9.400 en julio de 2015 a 12.000 en junio de 2019. Un aumento significativo de las consultas en 2017 con un pico en marzo se correlaciona con el crecimiento del mercado financiero alternativo español en un 23% en comparación con 2016.


Over 70% of European P2P investors use PCs to manage portfolios

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


Popularity of P2P lending in Germany has increased 6.5 times since 2015

These are the findings of a study conducted by the European P2P platform with the help of search analytics services. Thus, in August 2015, the monthly number of requests related to P2P lending in the country was less than 1,000, and in January 2019, it reached 6,550.


Loans listed in Russian rubles look attractive to 21% of European investors

A poll conducted by the P2P platform has revealed that apart from loans listed in euros, European P2P investors show interest in other currencies. Thus, 21% of respondents prefer investing in Russian rubles. This currency is attractive as it has strengthened by 9% against the euro since the beginning of the year. The second most popular national currency among the P2P investors is the British pound (12.9%), the returns on which are slightly higher than in the Eurozone.


Interest in P2P lending is growing steadily in Eastern Europe

Analysts of the P2P platform have studied the search activity associated with P2P lending in Europe. The results show that its relative popularity is nearly 5 times greater in Western than in Eastern Europe. Remarkably, while the interest in this segment in the East has been increasing steadily, it has remained almost the same in the West. Rapidly growing volumes of the East European market confirm the tendency - from 2015 to 2017 they increased by 153%.