How Diversification Can Help to Minimise Risks in Peer-to-Peer Lending

One of the largest risks in investing in a Peer-to-Peer lending platform like Funding Societies is the risk of a loan defaulting. Diversification can help to minimise this risk. For business term loans, a default is defined as a loan that has been unpaid for over 90 days. For invoice …

What is an Escrow? How does it work?

Escrow

When conducting important transactions that involve numerous intricacies, it is essential that safeguarding measures are in place to protect the interests of both parties. One efficient and common approach is none other than utilising an escrow account. What exactly is an escrow account? Now what exactly does escrow imply, and …

An Overview of P2P Lending in Singapore

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending started in the US and UK slightly over a decade ago in 2005, and has since taken the world by storm. Its global value is expected to hit an astounding USD1,000 billion by 2050. In recent years, this form of alternative lending has been experiencing a steady shift …

Understanding the Loan Fact Sheet

Understanding the Loan Fact sheet from Funding Societies

Investors on our platform are provided fact sheets for each and every crowdfunding opportunity. The fact sheet provides all the pertinent information with regards to the investment opportunity. Funding Societies provides a risk-based assessment of the SME’s creditworthiness; based on the company’s business model, financials, directors’ credit scores, and its …

Why a Loan Default Does Not Mean a 100% Principal Wipeout

Why a Loan Default Does Not Mean a 100% Principal Wipeout

This blog post is contributed by CrowdFund Talks user, Bendahara. Bendahara is an avid user of our forum and describes himself as an ex-banker. He invests on the Funding Societies platform. In this guest post, he addresses two questions most often asked by investors on defaults and why a loan …

4 Things You Can Expect When Investing with Funding Societies

4 Things You Can Expect When Investing with Funding Societies

Peer-to-peer lending, or P2P lending, utilizes technology and big data to connect investors and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for business funding. To investors, it can function as an alternative investment that gives them an opportunity to earn passive income by financing business loans for SMEs. In Southeast Asia, …

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Auto-Invest: Why you should allocate your capital here

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Ever had moments where you would camp in front of your desktop or mobile screen at 11:58am, standing by during the last two minutes before a crowdfunding campaign opens at 12pm? You don’t need to do that, because there is Auto-Invest for our investors. What is Auto-Invest? Auto-Invest is a …

Investing into Property-backed Secured Crowdfunding

Funding Societies Property-backed Secured Loans

Debt crowdfunding is a concept where borrowers (usually SMEs) approach a crowdfunding platform for loans funded by a pool of investors. Investors earn interest, paid by borrowers, as returns on their investment. Investments are open to individuals as well as corporations and institutions with a minimum amount as low as SGD …

Investing in Invoice Financing vs Term Loans

Investing in Invoice Financing vs Term Loans at Funding Societies

Some of our investors may have already heard of our new product – Invoice Financing. We hope that this post will help to answer some of the FAQs regarding investing in invoice financing and dispel any confusion. Q: What is invoice financing? Invoice financing is a loan product where sellers …

Good Deeds Paid Off for Withdrawal of Loan

At Funding Societies, safe growth is more important than fast growth.

As you are aware, Funding Societies takes credit assessment and defaults very seriously. To us, safe growth is more important than fast growth. This is evident from our default rate of 1.8% (as of June 2016), which is much lower than that of comparable platforms. It is a principle shared …