The March 2020 monthly update is going to be very different to my usual updates. The fact is that things have changed substantially in the last month and my Peer to Peer investment strategy has switched from “income” to “capital protection & damage control”.
I’ve had several questions from readers asking my opinion on the current state of the economy due to the Coronavirus outbreak & what I’m doing with Peer to Peer lending. Plus a few questions about the securities & commodity market pullbacks and the craziness going on there. So rather than keep answering questions individually,
December 2019 was a relativity quiet month as far as P2P news is concerned, compared to the 3 preceding months anyway. The new FCA lending rules kicked in on December 9th, and Landbay stopped accepting retail investors (more on that later). My overall P2P income was up a little from November in both the GBP
UPDATE: 24/1/2020 – It appears that Envestio have ceased trading. Their website has been down for several days and there is a lot of buzz on the social media sites. No one has been able to get any information out of them as to what is happening. They have been having some problems likely caused by the recent Keutzal wind down and the following “bank run” where everyone was trying to sell their loans and get out. I’ll update more here as I hear it.