Assetz Capital Review
This is a Assetz Capital review has been written by one of 4thWay's experts. You can find this review as well as quick expert reviews on most other peer-to-peer lending companies in our comparison tables.
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Fantastic results from unique property and secured business loans
Assetz Capital* is established and large, with lending in the hundreds of millions since 2013. Its key team has a huge amount of relevant experience in property and business loans and it ensures that the properties are worth substantially more than the loans. It hires in risk-modelling experience to complete its skillset.
Assetz Capital takes substantial real property (real estate) as the main security even on its small business loans, which is unique among secured business lending P2P sites. The loan is rarely more than 75% of the property's valuation, which is a good maximum amount. Assetz often secures the loan on other business equipment and possessions too.
Assetz Capital is transparent, answering the vast majority of our questions in detail, providing access to key people and the data we need to see analyse individual loan performance.
So far it has a great record in recovering most of the bad debt, which is a testament to its policy of taking measurable security on all loans. I expect recoveries on outstanding bad debts to improve further still.
While it can recover bad debts more easily than most, I think that it needs to work on processes and risk models that reduce the number of loans that go bad in the first place.
Since the focus is on recovering bad debts rather than preventing them from occurring in the first place, be prepared for delays in getting some of your money back and interest payments on any loans that go bad, except perhaps with the 30-Day and Quick Access accounts, which have some extra cash in them to make it easier for you to receive your repayments and exit punctually.
We believe current lender interest rates are more than adequate for the risks involved, especially when combined with its reserve fund to cover expected losses (or, in the case of Assetz' Manual Lending account, with the higher interest rates you can earn).
Assetz’ financial health appears to be good, with the superficial information we have. It states that it made £1 million in profits recently, and its huge success in marketing and growing its loans, as well as paying out over £15 million in interest to lenders in just three years, indicates it could be well placed to keep on going.
Assetz Capital* also has opportunities for active, interested lenders to pick individual, high-quality loans – if you choose – backed by lots of property or business assets, which could help you further lower your risks and increase your rewards. Or you let Assetz Capital automatically spread your risks.
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