Asked on 16 Apr 2019
This will greatly help those making a decision. Do share the overall returns, default rates and experience overall etc.
I'm Cassandra, the community specialist from CoAssets.
Allow me to give you the objective view of my findings. All calculations except for Capital Match are according to MAS's standards.
Rate of returns per annum in 2018, ranked according to weighted average returns)
Default rates (measured as non-performing loan rate beyond 30days) in 2018, ranked in descending order
*Note that stats are according to internal standards and not MAS's criteria. Even after 90 days, Capital Match does not classify it as a default, unless the company is in the windup, has undergoing lawsuits, or the director(s) declare bankruptcy. Furthermore, Capital Match does not have an updated statistic based on 2018; thus this internally calculated rate is for 2017.
In summary, the services these platforms provide are similar. All these platforms provide opportunities for retail investors to invest in a variety of projects. The difference is that CoAssets is the only listed online funding platform which means that they're obliged to give transparent performance updates twice a year. Their rate of returns, default rates and profits are under the scrutiny of the Australian exchange and the public, bare for all to see. As for the rest, the data provided above was based on the information provided on their website. Another factor to consider is hidden costs like service fees or surcharges within the rate of returns. For CoAssets specifically, the investors get the full interest back. For others, for example, the interest rate may be 20% but they may charge a 1% service fee resulting in an actual return of 19% only. I'm open to discussing any of the mentioned points should someone else's findings be different. I hope this helps.
Capital Match: https://lending.capital-match.com/statistics.html
10.43% over the last 16months
Participated in around 100 loans, no defaults so far.
I find the mobile app pretty user friendly. Auto investment function really streamlines the whole process. Although, I haven’t gotten around to withdrawing my principle sum haha... not sure if anyone has faced issues cashing out?
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on 17 Apr 2019
FUNDING SOCIETIES P2P Lending
UPDATE April 2019:
12.5% Annualised Performance over a period of 1.5 years so far!
0% default rate so far with a total of 84 investments done through the auto-invest feature.
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My current portfolio for Funding Societies is around 12% as well. I turn on the auto-invest function, and invest minimally in all investment products that are availible. This allows me to spread my default risk out, and not have too much of my capital in deals that have higher risks, albeit higher rewards.
So far, I don't have any defaults on payments as well, but I do have payments that came in late.
Updated April 2019:
10.86% annualized performance. No default at all out of 121 loans. So far so good 👍
More detail review at:
I have an anualized performance of 12.5% over 3-4 months on funding societies.
Participated in 12 loans with no defaults though 1 has only been partially payed, may become default if they do not pay by the end of the month.
I generally agree with the others that the app and auto-invest are convinient to use. If the auto-invest invests more than you'd like, you can always contact them to lower your amount.
Moolah sense - I've only tried 2 loans there. one is fully paid for (and cashed out). the other defaulted.
probably will quit using their service , partly also because there is not a lot of campaigns to loan to to begin with.
Have invested in funding society doing good at 12.06% annually.
No defaults so far. With afew late payment but they added in with late payment interest. So far so good.
No issue with the platform.
Not interested in letting them auto select my investment i personally viewed the facts sheet myself and invest it.