By Lisa Walls-Hester on Thursday 1 December 2016
Viainvest will join the P2P lending community by offering a marketplace for both private and legal entities to invest into consumer loans, originated by non-banking lenders.
All loan agreements available for investment within the Viainvest platform come with a buyback guarantee attached.
Loans available for investment on Viainvest are originated by the VIA SMS group and its associated European companies, so investors are able to create diversified and secured investment portfolios. The structure of the new offering is not dissimilar to that of TWINO or Mintos, and appears to be a popular blueprint for platforms operating in the Baltic States.
Eduards Lapkovskis, member of the board at Viainvest, said: “By launching Viainvest we aim to ensure an easy-to-use P2P lending marketplace that offers secure and transparent investment opportunities. Our priority is to focus on the needs of each investor despite their level of experience. One of our main concerns is investment security, so all loans currently available for investment are secured with a buyback guarantee. This also allows less confident investors to invest their funds safely. P2P lending is another tool that helps to educate society on well-considered and responsible behaviour, so our Viainvest investor support team is ready to address all related issues at any time.”
Lapkovskis continued: “We are planning to develop continuously by regularly expanding the list loan originators and become one of the leading P2P lending platforms in the Baltic states. Shortly we are planning to offer our clients to invest in loans originated in Spain with a total amount that will reach EUR2.4m in the first six months of our operations. “
Viainvest is a part of the VIA SMS Group, which operates brands in Latvia, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic and Spain.