Mintos cashback program

It seems like Mintos is growing at such a rate that they need more investors’ money and therefore they are offering for the month of December a cashback program for investors willing to invest into long term loans via the primary market.

As someone whose portfolio in Mintos mostly consisted of long term loans (mostly mogo) anyways, then this is not a particular hardship to take part in – the cashback offers 2-5% cashback depending on the length of loans you are willing to put your money into.

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You can already see the effect this promotion is having by the fact that a) the primary market is pretty empty if you go looking for 60+month loans and looking at the stats for the whole month then half way through the month, Mintos seems to be on track of 45-50 million euros worth of loans being funded. Essentially they are reaching a point where through Mintos as much money is invested as through most other Baltic P2P portals, so super impressive for them!

Looking at the amount of money invested, and assuming maybe half of it would be invested into loans which qualify for the program (since there’s plenty of people who still wish to have only short term loans) the expense for the cashback I would assume, would run somewhere into the range of a couple of hundred thousand to half a million euros to be paid out to the investors.

I’ve also added a bit of extra money to Mintos this month, and will probably add another top-off to benefit from the cashback offer. There are a lot of interesting aspects to this offer, I assume at least some investors will be selling the loans they invested into on the secondary market once the program is over, so I’d expect it would be reasonable to stock up some cash to pick up bbg loans which are on sale on the secondary market at the start of January.

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For my portfolio it’s a nice boost to have, probably in the range of 50-100 euros max depending how much I deposit extra, but a nice Christmas present overall. The cashback gets paid out within a week as well, so if you invest now, then you’ll have time to reinvest the cashback amount as well after it’s deposited.

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My Bondora portfolio (2015, July)

Summer keeps ticking on, and sadly I can already see shops selling notebooks and pens, which is the first sign that holidays will soon be over. My Bondora portfolio is being just about as sunny as the current weather, but there is some growth, even though I’m not adding in much money currently.

Checkpoints

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A bit before the end of the month, my Bondora portfolio actually climbed over 6000€ in terms of outstanding principal and the total lifetime interest earned also managed to make the leap to over 1500€. Starting to make predictions for the end of the year, it looks like a realistic goal might be 8000€ for portfolio value and 2000€ something total (1300€ for 2015) in terms of interest earned, which isn’t bad overall and might put me onto the path of earning 2K in interest next year, which is something that I wouldn’t’ve been able to imagine last year :)

Interest earned

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My interest earned graph keeps kinda bouncing back and forth, but the month once again ended up just a bit above one hundred euros (101,67€ to be precise). My original plan for the year was so push monthly interest earned up to 150€ per month, but since I’ve cut down in investments then seems like an optimistic goal might be 120€, depending on how I manage. Free money is going into paying back apartment related loans, and my salary for autumn is still unsure, so changes might happen.

Recovery

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As always, recovery seems to be going slowly, but this month actually added a 4th loan that’s been fully recovered. I manually looked over a part of my portfolio, especially the loans that are more than 6 months old and I’d say about 70% of the defaulted loans are paying something. They’re of course quite slow in terms of paying back, but they are on the path to breaking even at least, which is already a good result for recovery. Loans going bankrupt however, isn’t slowing down speed, so even the IRR that Bondora is showing me has started to drop since I’m not adding in so much money any more.