“When we think about investing, we generally think about converting money into certain currencies. Whether buying gold, investing in real estate or subscribing for shares, why not earn revenue by lending your money? The new investment platform Monestro offers such an opportunity”.
The money transferred to the Monestro platform can be sub-lent, either through self-selection or through an automated algorithm, to credit companies operating in Europe that focus on small and medium-sized consumer loans Users are able to choose between long-term and short-term investments, with interest income paid monthly. The minimum investment is only 10 euros.
“Offering a platform-based investment service is a relatively new concept, however, more and more people are finding us and they trust our model. Investing in loans means a conservative investment where the risks are generally low and the expected rate of return is not too high either. Our average rate of return is 9-12% per year. This is stable and can be forecast very well,” says Olga Jakson, Loan Customer Relations Manager of Monestro.
While people rather trust banks and large real estate funds because they are tangible partners, the issue of security is immediate in the case of platforms – how secure are my funds and can I be sure that I will get my money back? Jakson says that for Monestro, trustworthiness and risk management are the most important aspects.
“Before choosing a partner with whom our customers can entrust their money, we conduct very thorough background checks and accept only those credit institutions that have a low number of bad loans as be our partners. Likewise, we have a reserve for securing the funds entrusted with the platform,” explains Jakson.
In the studio, Olga Jakson, Loan Customer Relations Manager of Monestro, and host Martin Hanson also discussed the difference between investment in equity and loans, the overall current state of the investment environment in Estonia and Europe, as well as future prospects”.
Listen to the newest recording of the podcast Rahatark (in Estonian) here: KUULA SAADET | Rahatark #3: kuidas teenida tulu oma raha välja laenates?
See the new loan investment opportunities here.