Who are the most solid lenders on Mintos? Our Mintos lender ratings

Last updated - 12 June 2019

Mintos lenders can default or close down - it has happened before

In 2017, Mintos lender Eurocent failed, and defaulted on its Mintos ‘buyback guarantee’ commitments. This is likely to lead to signifcant losses for Mintos investors as a high proportion of Eurocent customers defaulted on their loans. Other lenders have been quietly removed from Mintos recently, with the lenders closing down their operations – including Dindin and BIG Microfinance. We had raised concerns about both of these companies – thankfully Mintos lenders were repaid in full in these cases. 

These events have inevitably led investors to pay more attention to the quality of the other lenders on the Mintos platform. That led us to create this page – our Mintos lender ratings. Our goal is to provide investors with key information on each lender, and a rating score to help highlight those that are lowest and highest risk. 

It has been difficult up to now to compare each lender on the Mintos platform

Unfortunately, the information provided by Mintos about each lender is not consistent. Some lenders have not provided any information since December 2016. Others provide very regular updates. Information is provided in different currencies, languages and accounting policies. The quality of information provided varies enormously. Some information is audited, in many cases it isn’t. There should be minimum standards of reporting and disclosure. At the moment, Mintos allows the lenders to choose what they disclose. This results in lenders failing to disclose important information that may not be convenient for them, such as a history of losses, or rising levels of bad debts.

Key financial information of each Mintos lender

The table below captures the key financial information for each lender. This can be useful to quickly lookup the profile of each lender, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of each one.

All Figures in EUR million (profits annualised where appropriate):

Mintos Lender Reporting period Loans Equity P&L - latest P&L - prior year Audited
Mogo Mar 2019 145 17.4 2.6 9.0 No
ID Finance Dec 2017 63.4 20.2 9.8 5.2 No
Credit Star Dec 2018 83.4 19.2 2.8 2.2 No
Capital Service Jun 2018 14.2 4.1 0.8 -1.4 Yes
Kredit Pintar Dec 2018 4.8 8.6 5.9 No
Credissimo Dec 2017 13.5 14.1 5 3.6 Yes
iute credit Dec 2018 48.0 12.7 7.3 3.0 Yes
ExpressCredit Jun 2018 9.4 8.3 1.0 -2.1 No
Vizia / Banknote Dec 2018 20.1 6 4.6 2.9 Yes
Simbo.dk Dec 2017 4.3 -1 -1 Yes
Monego Dec 2018 4.3 4.8 -0.6 No
Tengo.kz Sep 2018 4.1 -0.4 No
Cashwagon Jul 2018 8.1 5.2 -4.8 No
Placet Group Mar 2018 25.4 12.5 2.1 No
Akulaku Nov 2018 67.4 48.4 -23.5 No
Agrocredit Dec 2017 5 1.6 0.1 0 No
Acema Mar 2017 38.6 14.7 2.0 2.4 Yes
BB Finance / EGE Dec 2017 13.5 6.5 0.8 Yes
Creamfinance Dec 2018 51.2 12.4 1.6 -0.4 Yes
IFN Extra Finance Dec 2017 8.6 4 2.0 2.0 No
Mozipo Lithuania Dec 2017 6.6 4.3 0.2 0.5 Yes
Aasa Jun 2017 107 59 1.3 -5.2 Yes
Kredo.al Sep 2018 1.4 1.8 -1000 No
Aforti Dec 2018 8.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 No
Dinero May 2018 1.1 1.4 -1000 No
Dozarplati Dec 2017 3.3 1.7 0.3 0.0 No
Capitalia Dec 2018 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 Yes
Credilikeme Dec 2017 1.3 0.4 -0.6 -0.7 No
Lendo Dec 2017 17.7 0.8 -2.2 No
EcoFinance Dec 2017 2.2 1.6 0.4 0.2 No
ITF Group Dec 2017 2 1.3 0.2 0.2 Yes
EBV Finance Dec 2017 17.5 4.9 1.5 0.9 No
Hipocredit Jun 2018 4.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 No
Debifo Dec 2017 3.1 0.5 0.2 0.0 No
Kviku Dec 2017 2.4 1.1 0.1 0.0 Yes
Rapido Dec 2017 0.8 -2.6 -1.9 -0.8 Yes
Tigo.mk Aug 2018 0.6 0.7 -0.9 No
Leaselink (Pragma) Dec 2017 64.8 17.7 0.9 0.9 Yes
Efaktor Dec 2017 5.4 0.3 0.2 0 Yes
Peachy Oct 2018 4 -1.2 -0.7 -1.6 No
Get bucks / MyBucks Dec 2018 111 -2.6 -14.7 -12 Yes
Varks.am Dec 2018 16.6 3.7 6.8 -0.9 Yes
LF Tech Dec 2017 20.8 16 10 5.1 No
Credius Jun 2018 10.4 7.6 0.1 1.9 Yes
Rapicredit Dec 2017 1.4 0.8 -0.4 0 Yes
Pimpay Jun 2017 2.6 -0.5 0.1 No
Sebo Dec 2018 9.5 -0.2 1.8 -0.6 Yes
Kredit24 Dec 2017 1.5 0.1 0.7 -0.8 Yes
Watu Credit Dec 2017 2.1 0.2 0 0 Yes
Bino Dec 2017 5.7 -1.7 -2 -0.1 No
Kuki.pl Dec 2017 2 -1.2 No
1pm plc May 2018 141 54 7.2 3.7 Yes
Metrokredit May 2018 0.7 0.3 -1000 No
Alfakredyt Dec 2017 4.1 0.7 0.2 No
Mikro Capital Dec 2018 21.3 5.5 0.1 0 No
FIREOF Jun 2018 25 -1000 No
Lime Loans Dec 2017 7.8 4.9 3.3 0.3 No
Dineo Dec 2017 8.5 0.9 2.8 2.5 No
Dineria Mar 2019 1.6 -1.4 -1000 No
Lendrock Dec 2018 0.5 1.1 -0.3 -0.2 No
Cash Credit Dec 2017 3.1 1.4 0.1 0.2 Yes

Our Mintos lender ratings

Our Mintos lender ratings are based on 5 characteristics – profitability, capitalisation, size, track record and the quality of their reporting. We have allocated marks out of 20 for each metric, giving a total score out of 100. Mintos have recently introduced their own ratings – from A (best) to D (default), which we have included as a comparison.

Our views on the new lenders

The most recent lender to Join Mintos is a Spanish auto lender called Lendrock. The business model seems promising however it is currently extremely small with a limited track record. Our initial score is 41. In May a tiny lender from Mexico called Dineria joined Mintos. We are really not sure how they qualified to join Mintos given that they have less than €2m of loans, and have negative equity. We awarded them a score of only 12/100, and Mintos has awarded a rating of only B-.

Another recent lender to join is Indonesian Fintech lender Kredit Pintar. Kredit Pintar reports that it had a very profitable first year of operations (which is a little surprising for a new business) and a strong capitalisation (equity is much higher than its loan book). We note that it is backed by some well known investors and its app is highly rated by customers on the Google Play store. It has achieved an initial score of 66, which should increase in the future as it builds a longer track record and provides more financial information about its business. Mintos gave it a B+ rating.

In February 2019 a profitable lender from Spain joined Mintos – Dineo. Dineo achieved an initial score of 60. Once it publishes its 2018 financials, and improves its financial disclosures, we think this score will improve. The most recent lender to join was Mikro Capital from Russia. Mikro has good capital ratios and a reasonable size, however its earnings have been weak in the last two years, barely breaking even. Its initial score is 47.

In January 2019 Mintos introduced a company from Kosovo, called Monego. It was similar to many other lenders who have joined the platform recently, being a new lending business with next to no track record, operating in a small country. It achieved a score of 39, which is slightly higher than may be expected, but it currently has strong capital ratios. We also like that it has been described as a ‘related party’ of Mintos as we think Mintos is less likely to allow its investors to suffer a loss in this situation if the company is not successful.

In December 2018 Mintos introduced Peachy from the UK (17/B), and Efaktor (45/B-) from Poland. We find it difficult to understand how Mintos was able to assign a ‘B’ rating to Peachy. It is a business with a track record of losses, and it currently has a negative equity position (it owes more money than it has in assets). There is a lot of volatility in their past financial figures that has not been explained anywhere adequately. We are more positive on Efaktor. This is a factoring business that has demonstrated stable performance and has moved into profitability as it has grown. The reason that it has not achieved a higher rating is that it is one of the more highly levered businesses listed on Mintos, with only 6.3% of equity backing for each loan that is held compared to the average of 34%.

Recent rating changes

Varks.am has just achieved our biggest ever sing rating upgrade – from 18 to 61. This achievement was due to moving from a small loss in 2017 to a strong profit in 2018. It also issued new equity in 2018, strengthening its balance sheet. Creamfinance has been upgraded from 60 to 67 after moving back into profit in 2018. British lender 1pm plc had a slight upgrade, and Capitalia had no movement in its rating.

Sebo is another lender to recently score a significant rating upgrade following the release of their audited 2018 financials. The business is performing well, and is profitable. Sebo’s rating score increased from 21 to 53, with potential for further improvement in 2019 if performance continues to be good. Sebo lost points because it paid out most of its 2018 profit as dividend, which is unusual for a growing, early stage business.

Mogo is one of the most important lenders operating on the Mintos platform. Mintos does not publish regular financial information about Mogo, but their latest reports can actually be found here. Following our review of the Q4 18 results we have downgraded our rating further from 73 to 71 (their score was 83  a year ago). While we are not particularly concerned about Mogo yet, we do note that their profitability has fallen in 2018 considerably due to rising default rates. They have also been growing strongly, which is stretching their balance sheet.

Another notable downgrade was to GetBucks/MyBucks which has continued to decline this year with a current score of only 20. Frankly, their operating results continue to be terrible, with a €14.7 million loss attributable to shareholders in the year to December 2018. MyBucks now has a negative equity position. It has been heavily loss making in the last 2 years but has not raised any new equity.  In our past post 7 signs a lender may be heading for disaster, we recommended looking at following the trading prices of any securities issued by Mintos lenders. The share price of MyBucks is currently €0.90, a fall of 94% since May 2018. The heavy losses, and dramatically falling share price indicate that things may not be going totally to plan for the group, and investors should be very cautious about the situation, and think many investors will look to sell any loans until the situation becomes clearer.

Now you’ve reviewed our latest Mintos lender ratings – what’s the fastest way to choose the best loans on the  Mintos Primary Market? Check out our new Mintos Loan Scanner page, which allows you to compare very quickly the current interest rates, loan availability, and ratings for each lender on the platform. We will keep it updated, so check it next time you are thinking of buying more loans, or adjusting your auto-invest settings.

194 thoughts on “Who are the most solid lenders on Mintos? Our Mintos lender ratings

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Matteo. Yes we plan to keep this updated (it has been a popular post).

      • tbee Reply

        Thx Oscar
        this is really helpful especially when it is kept up to date
        e.g. mogo jetze offers car loans in other countries and these do not seem to return as reliably back

  1. Alex Reply

    Hi Oscar,
    I’ll attempt to explain why I came to your site.
    I have a company in one of the European countries and the way taxes work here is that when you withdraw profits (via either salary or dividends) the taxes you pay are very high. However, if you don’t withdraw, there is no tax.
    I currently have a situation where the company has more funds than can be invested back in the business. Due to the nature of the business there are limited ways in which to expand the primary operation. As a result, I have 100k EUR+ in available funds on the company bank account. I haven’t taken this profit for reasons above (taxes you pay once you draw funds from the company).
    Because of all this I started to look for alternative ways to invest excess funds and came across lending platforms. Mintos is especially interesting due to guaranteed returns. I have been reading a lot about this topic lately and if I understand correctly, if I stick to loans with buyback guarantee, the only risk is the lender not being able to pay outstanding obligations similar to Eurocent? Furthermore, if I stick to lenders you rated high, is there still some risk in this and if so what is it?
    Also, I am looking to invest approx. 50k EUR. Would you say that’s feasible?

    Furthermore, how would you allocate the funds between lenders (my criteria is EUR only and buyback guarantee only, target 11% ROI)? For example: 20% Mogo, 20% ID Finance, 20% Aasa, 20% Banknote, 20% Cream. Or some other proportion? How would you calculate this proportion based on the overall score of each lender?
    Thanks for reading and for such a useful post.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Alex. For loans that have buyback guarantees, the risk comes from a situation like Eurocent as you correctly identified. That is, the borrower firstly defaults, then the lender is unable to fulfil the buyback guarantee. These risks are correlated – if a lender has many loans that are defaulting, that also makes them less able to fulfil the guarantee, as they will be suffering high losses, and the company could fail. That’s why it is important to monitor the level of profit and equity for each lender. There is still a risk that a highly rated lender could fail, it is just a reduced risk. Allocating your investment to multiple lenders is a good idea, to diversify your risk. You could use our scores to allocate your investments, but make sure that end up with a portfolio that has good diversification in terms of geography, loan types etc.

      • Alex Reply

        Hi Oscar,
        Thank you very much for your reply.
        So would it be a good idea to invest 100k EUR in Mintos and split it in 8 parts:
        Mogo, ID Finance, Credit Star, Capital Service, Aasa, iute credit, Banknote, Cream.
        Eight equal parts would be 12500 EUR each but I would likely allocate more to larger companies regardless of the score. For example, I am familiar with Mogo, ID Finance and Cream Finance, but never heard of iute credit.
        You suggested that it’s important to have good diversification in terms of geography, loan types etc. Could you elaborate on what techniques you would use to achieve that goal?
        Thank you,

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Jonathan. Following discussions with Mintos, they have confirmed that there is a guarantee from Mybucks of the obligations of Getbucks, and we have therefore updated our information and ratings to take this into account. Mintos have also agreed to provide this information about the existence of the guarantee on their site.

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  3. Mark Reply

    Hi Oscar,
    I am a Mintos investor and I found your post very useful.
    I did some research and I realized that I am not putting enough emphasis on the quality of the lender. I also did some analysis on my loans and I found that ~55% of all my loans are with Mogo. This happened because of the high guaranteed rate (13%) they were offering on car loans. After reading your post, I think I should change the allocation across the following top 7 lenders:
    Mogo, ID Finance, Credit Star, Capital Service, Banknote, Iute credit, Get bucks
    (I purposely left out 2 top lenders Aasa and Cream Finance as they don’t have any loans that meet my criteria which is buyback & 11%+)

    Right now I can change this 55% allocation to Mogo quickly by adding new funds to Mintos which I intend to do. Question: How would you allocate ~60k EUR across these 7 lenders?
    Could you tell me what amount would you allocate to each or what formula would you use to calculate the amount that should be allocated to each lender?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Mark, thanks for the question. There’s not really a right or wrong answer. However we would note that Mogo is probably one of the best Mintos lenders to be ‘overweight’ in given that they offer good returns and are currently a very profitable company. It is not important to allocate all your funds equally, and you could allocate some additional funds to lenders like Mogo or others who have better returns or loan availability. The important thing is to allocate loans to several different lenders, and if you allocate to the 7 you have identified you will definitely be on the right path. There are some other options outside of Mintos too – we published a new post about some other sites that offer buybacks today.

      • Mark Reply

        Hi Oscar,
        Thank you very much for your reply and happy new year. Yes, I figured that I am on the right path distributing among 7 “good” lenders however if I wanted to calculate the best allocation to each using “total score” how would I do that? Do you use your total score to decide how much to allocate to each lender?

        • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

          Hi Mark. There isn’t a correct way as such, but if you agree with our ratings you could allocate a higher share to the higher rated lenders such as Mogo (i.e overweight them) and less to the lower rated lenders. Also take into account what interest rates are available on the primary / secondary market for loans from each lender and whether they offer the other loan features that you are looking for (such as maturity length etc).

  4. Rui Reply

    Hi Oscar,
    When i started investing in MINTOS i didn’t carefully select the lenders that were part of my autoinvest portfolio because i was coming from TWINO where there isn’t a lender concept(I got some more love for TWINO than you do).
    After reading your post i realized that my lending distribution was completely unbalanced with around 60% of my loans being linked with Lendo which is a low scorer in your analysis. I already tweaked my autoinvest portfolio and increased my Mogo loans percentage using the long term loans promotion.
    I’m still worried though about the Lendo loans though, they are all 12%+ and under 12 months, should i try to sell them in the secondary market or you think it should be ok to hold to them until their end?

    Thank you in advance for you advice,

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Rui. 60% is quite a large allocation to any single lender. Agree that it may be prudent to diversify a little more, and sell some.

  5. Mark Reply

    By the way, what is going to happen to Eurocent investors? Are they going to get their money back, at least the principal? I am assuming the loans are still valid even though the company cannot honor the buyback guarantee?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Mark, it’s still unclear what will happen. A high percentage of the Eurocent loans have defaulted, with investors facing potential losses. Mintos have recently disclosed that Eurocent is in negotiations with an investor, which could improve the situation. We are currently trying to get more details from Mintos as the recent disclosure did not provide much detail. There’s a strong risk that investors will end up taking a loss in our view.

  6. Ve. Elanjelian Reply

    Dear Oscar – thanks for putting this together. I am a new investor in Mintos, and quite like how the site works.

    Actually, I came here while researching on Aasa, which is rated well above. I buy their loans and like the way their loans are structured.

    That said, I find the information available on the company a little patchy. Aasa claims to have operations in six countries, namely, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Chile and Indonesia. However, I managed to find only three sites, one in Poland — https://www.aasapolska.pl/ — and two in Finland — https://www.aasa.fi/ and https://yleislaina.fi/ .

    It is also unclear who founded the company. In all likelihood it is Kimmo Rytkönen, CEO of Aasa Global, although it is unclear if he was part of the company in 2010, when it was founded in Finland.

  7. Seppo Reply

    Would like to have confirmation: is “Cream” and “Cream Finance” same loan originator?

  8. Matteo Reply

    In a few months quite a lot of new lenders were added on Mintos. Is there any chance that you guys could give us an heads up about the newcomers? It would be really cool.

    Thanks and keep up with your amazing work.


    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Matteo. This Mintos lender post has been getting updated regularly (including today). Can you please try clearing your cookies and then refreshing the page? We use caches on the site to make it run faster but sometimes it can lead to problems in seeing updates to certain pages. Thanks for the feedback.

      • Matteo Reply

        Hi Oscar,
        Thank you for the rapid answer. I did not notice that the table was changing and growing in these months.

        I updated my portfolios 😉

        Thank you again for the good work you are doing and sorry for the spam

  9. Markus Reply

    Good information you have over here, bookmarking your site.
    I have one concern, tho. I noticed that 95% of my Cream Finance loans are late 16-60 days. Also to note, all loans are from 2018, tho I’ve invested in it for a year.. I checked their financials and everything seems good over there. It has your recommendation and rating of 63. Can you comment on this? Thanks and keep up the good work!

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Markus. Thank you very much. You can view the statistics for each lender by going to https://www.mintos.com/en/statistics/, and click on the + sign for personal loans. You can see that about 45% of the Creamfinance loans are 16-60 days late. That is a relatively high percentage and we’ll see if we can find out why it is higher than average. However it seems difficult to understand why your portfolio is 95% in this category, that is worth seeking answers from Mintos…

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Sami, we’ve just added ExpressCredit, with an initial score of 32. They have not provided any information about their P&L, which usually indicates a loss making business. It has also lost marks for being very small, relatively new, and with poor disclosures. We think there are better options. Another lender to join Mintos today was Credissimo, which we have rated highly, and similar interest rates can be found. Hope this helps.

  10. Sami Reply

    Thanks for reply. Yes, it helped. I’m using Mogo, Mozipo, Banknote/Money Metro, Credit Star, Lendo and Aasa. And now I’m adding Credissimo also. Only small amounts is invested via Lendo.

    I think that net return of 12% p.a. would be quite good. I don’t know if it is clever to achieve net returns of 13% or more in Mintos 🤔 Most of higher yields are from Lendo, Sebo etc. weaker companies.

    What do you think? And if I may ask, which interest rates have you set in your Auto Invest portfolios and which lenders are you using?

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  12. Miguel Reply

    Thank you very much for this awesome rank! Could you please add the following ones? Cheers, mate

    mano unija
    nord līzings
    west kredit

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Miguel. Aventus now issues loans via their PeerBerry platform (see our review). Money Metro is the same company as Banknote, which we list. We have removed the others as they are no longer active on Mintos.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Laura. You will see from our tables that we have not rated them highly. They have only very limited history and have provided very little disclosures.

  13. George Reply

    Hi Oscar, Getbucks has made a webinar and presented latest financials . You think this will affect the total score.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi George. We are constantly reviewing the new data and refreshing the scores. Following the December results, the score has been increased from 38 to 46. They broke even (before tax) which was a big improvement, and their big share price slide seems to have stopped. However they seem quite thin on the capital side (they have even mentioned being capital constrained), and they are attempting to launch in markets which we consider high risk, which is why their score is quite low still. If you like the story, it may be better to own their shares than the loans – there is more upside and similar risk in our view.

  14. Jeremy Reply

    Hi Oscar,

    You gave Creditstar a high score but I have a few concerns about this loan originator. Looking at the statistics page on Mintos (https://www.mintos.com/en/statistics/), I can see they have a lot of late loans.

    For personal loans: 60.1% are current, the rest are late with 16.7% by 31-60 days. Looking for each country, we can see Spain is the worst performer with 23.7% of loans 31-60 days late!

    The numbers are worse for short term loans with Poland 50.8% current and 21.5% 31-60 days late. Spain 53.6% current and 27.5% 31-60 days late, ouch!

    Should I be concerned? How can these numbers be sustainable in the long term?

    I know there is the buyback guarantee but I am more interested to know if a loan originator is solid enough to resist the next economic downturn, therefore honouring the guarantee. This is one of the main risk of investing on Mintos after all… it has been fantastic so far but nobody knows what is going to happen during the next crash which will come sooner or later.


    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Jeremy. We think it is very hard to use the Mintos statistics pages in this way to determine what the underlying rates of non-performing loan creation are. We have asked them to provide higher quality, cohort information that would allow investors to see what percentage of loans are being repurchased by lenders due to buyback guarantee. We understand that they are planning to make moves in this direction. As to Creditstar, they last provided data in June 2017. That presentation showed quite a good, consistent performance, with 24% net interest margins, vs 7% losses from defaults. Hopefully they will soon provide a new report and we can re-assess, but for now, there are several more lenders that are higher on our concerns list.

  15. Gaudente Reply

    about Kenya gov bond yielding 13%…yeah , it’s true , at latest auction https://www.centralbank.go.ke//uploads/historical_treasury_bond_results/712863756_RE-OPEN%20FXD1-2008-15%20&%20FXD1-2018-20%20DATED%2030-04-2018.pdf there was a bond yielding that , but it its tenure was 20 years , is taxed 10% (therefore the net yield is 12%) and is denominated in local currency .
    So any comparison with the 12% offered by Watu in EURO is a bit of unfair.
    However I would enjoy if Watu offered loans in its domestic currency , of course at a good premium to government securities.

  16. Rimvydas Reply

    Could you explain why does kredit24 has such high rating? Over 50 percent loans are late from them. There are no new loans available at all for them.
    Why do Bino, Kuki and Varks have such low ratings? Statistics page for short term loans is looking rather good for these loan originators…

  17. Sami Reply

    What do you think about Lendos latest financial report? It seems to be profitable now? Would it increase total score of Lendo?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Sami. Lendo have released their Q1 18 results but we are waiting for their audited results for 2017 before updating our ratings. We’ve always been concerned about Lendo’s FX exposure. We think this risk is well demonstrated in Q1 18. They had an FX gain of €1m in that quarter. This seems a lot to us for a company that only had €800k of equity at year end. The currency movement went their way that quarter, but we don’t understand why so much FX risk would be held when the capital base is so small. If the currency moved in the other direction it seems that the FX losses could have almost wiped out all their equity.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Gaudente. You could well be right. We just feel uncomfortable with the level of FX risk the company appears to be taking relative to a thin capital base. The shareholders have all the upside from taking this risk and Mintos investors seem to have much of the downside exposure. Our view is that Lendo should hedge much more of its FX exposure, or at a minimum make much better disclosures around this.

  18. Christian Reply

    Hi, thanks for this overview, it is really urgently needed and a great resource! The work you guys did is really appreciated! I wanted to ask the following:
    1. Will new Mintos loan originators be added to the list over time (like Placet Group) here?
    2. If new financial reports and data become available, will you also update the table? If yes, maybe indicate the changes so readers are aware of it quickly? I am checking this page regularly and it would be really great if you continue the good work…


    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Christian. Glad it is useful for you. We try to add new loan originators to our tables within a week of them coming onto the Mintos platform. We also regularly update the tables when new financial information becomes available for a lender. At the top of the page we make a note of when the tables were last updated.

  19. Christian Reply

    Perfect, thanks, that was quick and good to know the new loan originator seems to be trustworthy ;-).
    Keep up the good work!

  20. Hieschen Reply


    Do you make an analysis where you consider impairment/write off regarding their respective loanbooks and cross check this with the statistics as provided on the Mintos website? And if yes are there any where the percentage of impairments is far off the figures as disclosed on Mintos where the buyback would activate?

  21. Christian Reply

    The https://www.evoinvestor.com/mintos/ link is outdated and contains wrong information, this has been discussed in detail in p2p forums etc. You should not believe its content, although it does contain some true facts. P2p is not risk-free, of course.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Sami. Yes we have heard of them, and they have been in touch. We are approached all the time by many up and coming P2P sites that are wanting to be listed and covered on Explore P2P. However we only feel comfortable doing this if they are able to answer convincingly all of our questions, and pass our review process. This site has not come close to passing this process yet.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Armand. We’ve updated the figures and ratings. The presentation they provided Mintos investors when they joined had said that they had £0.35m of equity in December 2017, but they actually had negative equity….

  22. Gaudente Reply

    this moron above did not even understand that we are not looking for a loan but instead have money to loan

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Gaudente. Thanks for noting this. Must admit we are struggling to make sense of the new Varks figures, our Armenian language skills are not up to scratch!

  23. Nikolay Reply

    Hey, now that Mintos has launched their own originator rating, it would be great to see a comparison of their approach and yours. In particular as there is some divergence between both ratings. Cheers!

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Nikolay. We have just added the ratings provided by Mintos to our tables. We are really pleased that Mintos have provided these ratings, but it will take some extra time to do a ‘deep dive’ and fully review and assess them. Our point all along has been that the quality of lenders on the Mintos platform varies a lot, and selecting loans from the best/safest ones is important. This move from Mintos to provide a rating score is welcome and really changes the game. Up to now, every new lender to join the platform has been accompanied by a press release from Mintos saying how great each new lender is. Now, Mintos are acknowledging for the first time that lender quality varies, and quality matters….

  24. Saraph Reply

    Mintos rates Capital Service as C+, which is among the worst, but you rate them as 62 points, which seems to be very good. Any idea why there’s such a difference between these two analyses?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Many of the scores recently provided by Mintos were consistent with our views, but some lenders were rated higher, and others like Capital Service were rated lower. One reason could be methodology. Our scores are primarily financial focused, whereas Mintos are including other, more subjective assessments. Capital Service made a loss in 2017 after several years of profits, for reasons they outline in their financial report. These results resulted in us cutting their score by approximately 20 points, which seems to place them typically around a B Mintos rating level, however this loss could have been penalised more heavily by the Mintos ratings matrix. We plan to dig further into reasons for the main differences between scores, as well as the overall approach taken by Mintos, and will publish some views in the future.

  25. Marcus Reply

    Can I ask a silly question?
    So of course it is clear that Mintos portfolio should have a good mix of lenders to reduce overall risk. For example: Mogo, Banknote, Cream Finance, AASA, IFN, etc.
    (BTW, how do I come up with the best allocation? I mean % allocated to each? My criteria is EUR only and buyback only)

    However, the silly question in my mind is: So when you go buyback-only loans, the biggest risk obviously is lender defaulting on the buyback guarantee. But I am having trouble fully understanding what actually happens when a lender defaults on the buyback guarantee. You don’t lose the entire portion of the portfolio allocated to that lender, right? The loans are still good, it’s only the buyback that’s not good? So the loans are paying (with certain-probably high-level of default) and you get all of those principal&interest payments back, right? Am I thinking straight on this one? Please help me understand it.
    Thank you!

  26. Gaudente Reply

    Theoretically , you are right , but in reality if a loan originator defaults on its buyback guarantee it means it is bankrupt , and as it is up to him to confirm the payment of a loan on Mintos platform , it will probably just keep the cash for itself.
    Hopefully someone who experienced the Eurocent default will come to write what happened.

    • Marcus Reply

      Yes, I am also very curious what their ROI will be at the end on the Eurocent portion of the portfolio.
      It says online that a Temporary Judicial Supervisor is appointed. Not sure if they can do what you’re saying (keep the cash) under these circumstances.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      A Mintos investor who held Eurocent loans typically now finds that 40% of the balances are 60+ in arrears, with little to no prospect of getting much further recovery. The investor then has a claim against Eurocent for not fulfilling their buyback guarantee. This is an unsecured claim against the company. It’s unclear what, if any further recovery investors are likely to receive. It depends on many factors, such as whether any other creditors have secured claims (which reduces the potential amounts that unsecured creditors can claim), what the company is able to recover on all its assets in wind-down (and underwriting seems to have been very poor), and what the costs of liquidating all the assets, and winding down the company are. In our view, Mintos investors will likely end up with losses in the 30-40% range, although it will take a long time to confirm this.

      • Marcus Reply

        Hi Oscar,
        I guess what I am trying to figure out is whether P2P investing is still profitable when things like Eurocent default occur.
        For example, suppose I have the following portfolio (funds spread across these 8 lenders with the following allocation):

        Vizia/Banknote 19%
        Getbucks/Mybucks 17%
        Mogo 16%
        Cream Finance 16%
        Credit Star 9%
        iute Credit 8%
        Capital Service 8%
        Eurocent 7%
        (for a total of 100%)

        To simplify, suppose the total portfolio is 100K EUR with 7000 EUR in Eurocent. 30% of 7000 is 2100. So given your estimate above I would have lost only just 2100 EUR on the Eurocent insolvency. Am I looking at this correctly?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Mike, we’ve updated the table (that’s a quick upgrade for them!)

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  28. kari Reply

    What do you think about Express credit? They published results for 1H 2018 and now they are profitable

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Kari. You are right, they have just provided an update, and info on their profitability for the first time. Their score has increased from 32 to 53 as a result. The one thing that makes us nervous is that they don’t seem to have hedged their FX exposure fully. They are also African based which makes them riskier in our view than a similar lender operating within the EU. However their results for 1H 2018 were pretty strong – let’s see if they can maintain this for the full year.

  29. Ian Reply

    Hi Oscar,
    Thank you very much for all the hard work that you and your team put into the site. I have found it very helpful in selecting my portfolio on Mintos. I now have in excess of EUR100,000 spread over 14 loan originators, ranking from 83 down to 50. My question is this, what would be your advise if the BREXIT results in a hard exit. Would it be more difficult to get our money out of Europe and would there be any tax liabilities in the country of investment?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Ian thanks for the feedback. To answer your question – it is highly unlikely that you will not be able to repatriate your Mintos funds back to the UK under any scenario. There could potentially be introduction of withholding taxes on earnings, although this could be offset against your UK tax bill, and in any event we don’t expect this to take place. A hard brexit would however likely in our view lead to a depreciation of GBP against EUR. This would actually result in the value of your investment to go up in GBP terms. However predicting FX movements is very difficult and there can be no certainties around this. We definitely do see benefits in holding investments that are denominated in currencies outside the ‘home’ currency of an investor.

  30. Ian Reply

    Hi Oscar thanks very much for your reply, it’s set my mind at ease, considering the amount of investment I have on the Mintos platform.
    Keep up the good work.

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  33. Nikituska Reply

    Hi all, if Twino was Mintos lender, what would the results be in the individual categories and the overall rating? I think it is comparable and makes sense when we consider diversification not only across marketplace, but accross whole P2P industry…

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi. It’s a great question. The answer unfortunately is that we really don’t know. The last results released by Twino are for 2016. That’s one of the main reasons we have been critical of them – their financial disclosures are simply inadequate. There are no good excuses for holding this information back from Twino investors.

  34. Jake Reply

    How about comparing Peerberry lenders with Mintos? How do they fare on these scales?

  35. Peter Reply

    Hi Oscar,

    Congratulations for the good work. This is very useful.

    Can you confirm the capital for:
    ID Finance: Financials show a figure of 6.4 at December 2017
    Dozarplati: Financial Show a figure around 1,6 (122 157 RUB / 76)

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Peter, thanks very much. For ID Finance – we used the group figures rather than the subsidiary ones. ID Finance held USD$ 24.6 million of equity which we converted to Euros in our table. We agree with your Rouble equity figure for Dozarplati of 122 million. The exchange rate can move a little – we are showing EUR 1.7m vs your figure of EUR 1.6m which we agree is more accurate based on today’s exchange rate.

  36. Pietro Reply

    Hello, my name is Pietro and I would like to know why the rating for EBV FINANCE is so low, what are the motivations. I apologize for any mistake in form or writing but I do not speak English well.
    Thank you

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Pietro your English is fine. EBV has scored 63 which is higher than many other lenders. Mogo has said that their performance in the first half of 2018 was good but have not published any documents. Once we see their next results they could potentially get a higher rating. They have quite a complex product line, a limited track record and their disclosures could be higher quality. Those are the main reasons why they did not score more highly.

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  38. Diego Reply

    Hi Oscar
    What do you think about APR charged to borrowers on the loans listed on the platform mintos? In medium and long term loans (over 12 months) there are over 200% APR, and in some cases as loans listed by CreamFinance over 2000% !!!!
    Are the numbers correct?
    How is this sustainable?
    In my country (Portugal) and in near Spain, normaly the APR charged to borrowers never excedd 30-40% for mid or long-term loans.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      It’s a great question Diego. The first thing to say is that payday loans (30 days or so) can have very high calculated APRs, even though the actual amount of interest and fees paid by borrowers on a loan is not very high. That is because of the way the APR calculations work, which assumes that these fees are paid every month, and the loan remains outstanding for a whole year rather than a month. Most people are not actually paying interest of 500-2000% over a 12 month period as that is clearly not affordable. However if you look at an 18 month Creamfinance loan on the primary market right now the calculated APR is around 36%. Yes that’s quite high, but not much higher than is typical in Portugal like you said. Creamfinance only broke even last year, so they are not making a lot of profit from their lending currently. As an investor you can decide that you don’t want to support high cost lending by buying these loans. But if you look at it from a purely financial perspective, the key things to focus on are the profitability of the lender as you are really relying on their ability to do good credit scoring and their ability to buy loans back under the buyback guarantees.

  39. Christian Reply

    Hi, again, thx for updating the page and please keep doing so, many people use your evaluations to reevaluate their risks when investing, like myself… I believe the combination of the Mintos rating, your complimentary rating that is solely based on the financial reports, and the Mintos statistics can help making the overall risk considerably smaller, at least I hope so and try to convince myself :).

    The June 2018 Varks.am report is indeed only in Armenian, do you happen to know any friends who could help translating it? :). If not, I am sure that if you asked for help on the page, there’d be someone who reads & helps!

    By the way, I think you forgot adding Kredo, another new loan originator from Albania!

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Christian. You guys are really on the ball today! Thanks for reminding us about Kredo – we’ve now added them. And as for Varks – yes if there are any Armenian readers please get in touch! Failing that, we have contacts at Mintos and we will try and obtain the key figures from them. It’s surprising that Mintos felt it was sufficient to upload financial statements in Armenian given that a very, very small percentage of their investors would be able to use them….!?

  40. IGOR Reply

    Hi Oscar,

    The financials for Hipocredit are from 2016, but if you look into their presentation, you will find updated financial data on June 2018.

    Thank you for this post. It really adds value to all Mintos investors.

  41. Jakob Jensen Reply

    I have with great interest used your Mintos lender rating list, but one thing struck my mind. P2P lending is very universal. Would it not be an ide to as lenders from countries of not audited loan orinators to help get info. As a dane it is much more easy for me to get info from scandinavian companies that polish companies. Use the crowd to get info 🙂

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Jakob. It’s a good suggestion. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to help with this project. One thing we plan to do is to try and push Mintos to provide much more up to date information to its investors. It’s not satisfactory to have lenders who do not provide figures and information at least every 6 months, and it’s not satisfactory to only receive very old data and information. That may well be to try and prevent their competitors getting useful data, but most lenders who are doing well are actually the ones who provide the best quality disclosures.

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  45. Gerry Reply

    Hi Oscar,

    Can you have a look at the new lender Peachy for us and add them?


  46. Nikolay Reply

    Hey Oscar,

    your site provides an invaluable service to many mintos investors. Thanks for that! I just wonder if there’s any chance of getting insights into how you actually calculate your scores. If you don’t want to share the details, could you maybe drop a few keywords that would allow me to research the topic further?


    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Nikolay. That’s a great question. There’s a lot that goes into it – rather than answer inadequately here in the comments, it may be best that we publish something on this in the next few weeks so we can help people understand what the key things are to look out for….

  47. Christian Reply

    Thanks for the update! What are your thoughts on the additional risks for Peachy regarding the loans offered in Euro , Brexit and exchange rates from Euro to Pounds etc?

    An article that explains how you do the rating would be fantastic yes, please do so. A little Christmas present from you to the whole world 🙂

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Christian. Regarding Peachy, most loans seem to be offered in pounds, so there is no FX risk. We have bigger concerns about other lenders that operate outside the eurozone but fund in Euros. Looking at their financial statements, it seems that they are not fully hedging (and in some cases not at all) their FX exposure. Unfortunately almost none of the lenders provide any information about this in their promotional presentations uploaded to Mintos and we need to carefully review the notes of the financial statements (if there are any) to assess this. If there’s a significant currency depreciation in many cases its unclear what would happen to each lender. That’s why it’s safer to buy loans from lenders who are lending in the same currency as they are paying to investors on Mintos.

  48. Christian Reply

    Hi Oscar, thanks for the reply! Regarding Peachy, as of today, their total loan portfolio is listed as £ 3.6m, while the loans outstanding on Mintos are € 2.63 M (note the different currencies here). I do not see any loans offered in £ actually, but I guess they also offer loans in £ outside of Mintos, or why do you say “most loans”? Just curious…

    It might be worth adding a column to the table or a summary of which loan originators are exposed to a FX risk. SOme are mention throughout the text and comments, but I’d really find a summary of some sort very useful. Thanks so much for your work here, and your responsiveness!

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  50. Christoph Reply

    Hi Oscar, Capital Services from Poland had recently been downgraded here quite a lot. They published a new financial report for the first half of 2018 on their website. Does this financial update change your rating on Capital Services in a positive way? Thanks! Christoph

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  52. Bart Engelen Reply

    I was wondering if anyone has looked at the Mogo business practises carefully? I routinely see 5-6 year loans given to buy 15 to 20 year old vehicles…with a large principal to be paid off at the end of the loan term. Isn’t it common sense to realise the value of those vehicles will be pretty much 0 by the end of the loan term? Clients won’t be able to sell the vehicle for a price anywhere near the remaining principle so they will be forced to save that money before the end of the loan term…I can see that going wrong a large percentage of the time. There are huge liabilities for Mogo in that regard, as the collateral for the loans will be pretty much at 0 value with 25-35% of the principal still unpaid. I can’t see this going well long term…no company should ever lend money with that long a repayment period for vehicles that age. Am I wrong in this regard?

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  56. Nuno Reply

    29 January:
    In this new update you state that Getbucks was score droped to 29… but in the chart it is still listed as 46…

  57. Seb Reply

    Would be interested to read your comments to Mogo’s results releaser yesterday 13.2.2019.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks, we will update the figures. Mogo still looks satisfactory but the risks are higher than 12 months ago. Their balance sheet is getting a little stretched due to fast expansion, and NPL rates are increasing. Worth keeping an eye on for sure.

  58. Thomas Reply

    Hi, is it worth attention? The interest rate is nice, but I’m afraid to invest a larger amount … Has any loan company gone bankrupt yet? In Mintos ofc.

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    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Kari. The results were great. We’ve updated the tables and scores.

  60. Mark Reply

    Hi Oscar,
    I just thought of something I haven’t considered before…
    Looking at the marketplace, I see a column called “APR”.
    Personal Loan ID Finance € 963 / € 963 30.3%-(THIS IS IT!) 11.0%
    So far this has been pretty much transparent to me as I really care about the interest rate.
    For most loans, APR is 30-40 but I see one that is 60,7% (crazy,no?)
    Are the fees charged to borrowers so high that they end up paying 60% a year instead of 11%? I am having a bit of trouble visualizing that.
    So the question is, should we consider this metric in our investment strategy? (such as perhaps invest only in loans where APR is 40 or below). Furthermore, if ID Finance above defaults on the buyback guarantee, the lower the total APR charged to borrower, the more chances of repayment we have? Thanks!

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      A lot of the loans are short term (1-3 months) where the borrower may be also paying a fee. This can result in the calculated APR being much, much higher than the interest rate that is being applied on the loan. Even saying that though, many lenders will be charging high interest rates to their customers. This will reflect high risk of defaults in many cases, and it’s why it’s important to make sure lenders are strong enough to buyback defaulted loans. We also know that some investors don’t feel comfortable helping to fund loans with high rates being charged to the borrower – that’s really a judgement call rather than financial analysis.

  61. Christian Reply

    Hi, can you take a look at the new lender Akulaku that is Alibaba-backed? They have a quite good rating of B+ and I am wondering what you think of them…

    Also, Dineo Credito is yet missing in the list, this one is more mysterious to me…


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  63. Charles Reply

    Viventor already has 18 loan originators on its platform. Are you planning to assess them just like you do with Mintos’ lenders?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Charles. Funny you asked…. Check out our latest post, where we have done exactly that.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Mark. The results are a total ‘car crash’. We’ve now updated the Mintos tables and removed them from the Viventor tables as they no longer appear to operate there.

  64. Steve H Reply

    I’m sorry if this is explained already, but what do you use to award the ratings.

    Especially Track Record? Is it age of company and or defaults or, well really I don’t understand.
    I don’t altogether understand either what Size equates to, because it’s not equity, nor size of loan book I think

    I understand what Profit and Capital are, but how do you convert them into points? To take an example the company with the largest profit is LF Tech (10M€) with ID Capital just behind (9.8). But in the ratings they are joined by Credissimo, whose profit is half of theirs.


    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Steve. We will probably do a longer post at some point to provide more detail on the methodology. For profitability and capital scores we look at not just the absolute amounts, but ratios too – like ROA, ROE, capital/assets etc. We then look for companies with similar ratios and absolute amounts to try and ensure the scores are consistent. Track record is certainly a subjective score but we consider things like profit and growth history, lending performance, past capital raises and several other considerations. The reason why we provide a score for size is that many of the startup lenders appearing on Mintos are higher risk, and part of that risk is because relatively little has been invested into the companies, which means it can be harder to obtain additional equity if things are not going well. Lending is also a scale business to some extent so the bigger lenders get, the more likely they are to have a viable future.

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  67. Luciano Reply

    Dear Oscar,

    Congratulations for your analysis on Mintos lenders.
    I would like to understand better the data, therefore I have some very basic questions referring to your “Our Mintos lander ratings” table:

    Profitability: what profitability ratio did you use?
    Capitalization: do you mean the value of the company?
    Size and track record… what are them?

    Thank you for your time.

  68. MK-Lender Reply

    Super helpful! Could you also take a look at the Grupper lenders?

      • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

        Hi. Thanks for the feedback. Yes we have a lot of projects planned and adding Grupeer to our ratings universe is on the list.

  69. Peter K Reply

    What you take on the capital increase they just did? It was at a significant discount to the market share price? Maybe the “B” Mintos rating is overly generous. I sold all of my GetBucks loans last month because of this.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Peter. The founder and CEO/chairman has just been fired by his board and the shares have now fallen by over 90%. They have admitted to being impacted by devaluation in Zimbabwe (which has been happening for many years?!) and a cyclone in Mozambique. None of these events have been mentioned by Mintos and we strongly disagree with the ‘B’ rating. The capital raise you mention is effectively a debt for equity swap on distressed terms. It is typically done as a last resort to avoid an insolvency. Yes it may strengthen the balance sheet in the short term but if the business model does not work that will only give it a bit more time. We continue to hold the view that these loans could be high risk.

  70. MK-Lender Reply

    Hi, I just saw that you gave Aforti a 45 here, whereas you gave them a 50 on your Viventor lenders page: http://explorep2p.com/viventor/

    Thank you for continuously updating both pages! This page here has become quite hard to find since you created it in 2017. I’ve bookmarked it now, but I think it would be helpful to a lot of people, if you made it more visible.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks – you are absolutely right. We’ve now updated the Mintos table, it should show as 50 on both tables. Thanks for the suggestion regarding making the ratings more visible. We will take that on board – (particularly if we add lender ratings for more multi-lender platforms)

  71. The Working At Home Man Reply

    Hi Oscar,
    I find these rating much more helpful and informative than those shown on Mintos. I, like most others here, have used this tool to help me create a reinvestment plan. I look forward to future updates. Keep up the good work!

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Matt. We plan to keep them updated, as long as people find it useful.

  72. Gerben Reply

    “Mogo […] downgraded our rating further from 73 to 71”
    I think you forgot to update the list.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      You are right – we’ve now updated it, thanks.

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  75. Ömer Reply

    Hello Oscar,

    I just bumped into your website and found your great work. Would it be possible to get earlier ratings ? It would be interesting to know how individual lenders develop.

    Best Regards

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  77. Oscar Magôlo Reply


    What you have to say about Capitalia News?


    Great work, Thank you.

  78. Mark Reply

    On the Mintos website it says Kuki.pl: ” Financial statements publication date April 30″, anyone found it?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Christian & Tomas – next updates coming very soon!

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    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks John – now been resolved and updated.

  80. Pedro Pardilla Reply

    Hello Oscar.

    What do you think about Kredit PIntar??

    Excellent work, Thank you

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Pedro – we’ve updated the page today to include Kredit Pintar where you can see our comments. It seems to be doing very well and is well capitalised. It is surprising that it was able to be so profitable so early in its operations.

  81. Nuno Reply

    Hello Oscar
    How credible is the “Loan Performance Details ” table in Mintos “Statistics” page ?
    Doesn’t it scare you that some high scoring originators like Credit Star have very high rates of late loans ?
    (60% for short term loans) and Credius (54%)

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      It’s a good point but you also need to consider the business model. For example CreditStar is lending at 360% interest rates on its short term loans, so high levels of defaults are expected and built into their pricing. We also can’t see what the recoveries are once loans go 60+. The thing that would help us take a view is seeing the % of loans that are bought back each month due to late payments. We could then take a view on the expected loss on these loans and compare the loss rate to the average interest rate. Unfortunately that’s something we haven’t been able to get hold of yet. Mintos does provide a data tape for all the loans on its site but we don’t think the data around reason for buybacks is reliable enough to do further analysis like this…. That’s why we have been focused on the financial information reported by each lender.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Hi Christian. Thanks – we are looking to get the parent entity accounts for ExpressCredit and Lime before we update the figures as we think it tells a more accurate picture. But please keep pointing out any new filings we may have missed.

  82. Hans Reply

    Hi Oscar.

    In my opinion, this information is way more useful than what is to be found at Mintos own website!!

    So thank you a lot for offering some very great insights here on Explore P2P 🙂

    All the best,


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  85. Hugo Reply

    New company is going to enter the market, Dineria, their latest financials are already up, another payday loan company, this one is from Mexico.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Hugo – we’ve now updated the tables. Just look at the very bottom of the score table….!

  86. Hugo Reply

    Found Metrokredit’s 2017 results, 2018 should be coming up soon. It’s in Russian, but you can translate it. They had (as expected) a negative 19kk rub result. Their capital is non existing, only 10k rub, they’re all financed by loans, doesn’t indicate who gave them. They’re already nearly on the last spoit, I assume this only solidifies that. https://www.list-org.com/company/9677963

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  88. Petr Reply


    Sebo disclosed solid earnings for 2018 and also solid report.

    Kind regards

  89. Tomas Reply

    I see the equity of Sebo is -3 303 541MDL -> -162 355.383 euro. Why at the table is 2,3M euro?

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Tomas you are completely correct, thanks for pointing that out. We’ve updated the table.

    • Oscar Harrington Post authorReply

      Thanks Hugo we have updated for them today. Very small company!

  90. Petr Reply


    thanks for Sebo update. I have one question. Why did you decide to allocate 20 % weight to each rating? Thank you

    For me the profitability is more important than reporting quality, however I understand that with mistakes or fraudulent report, the profitability can be different.


  91. Vitek Reply

    I would like to thank you for amazing job.
    I would have a proposal, would you consider changing names in Lender column to match names on Mintos page (https://www.mintos.com/en/loan-originators/#overview) in loan originator combobox?
    In first table change:
    “Get bucks / MyBucks” –> “GetBucks”,
    “Kredo.al” –> “Kredo”,
    “Simbo.dk” –> “Simbo”,
    “Mozipo Lithuania” –> “Mozipo Group”,
    “Lime Loans” –> “Lime Zaim”,
    “Agrocredit” –> “AgroCredit”,
    “Alfakredyt” –> “AlfaKredyt”,
    “BB Finance / EGE” –> “BB Finance Group”,
    “LF Tech” –> “LF TECH”,
    “Varks.am” –> “Varks”,
    “Mikro Capital” –> “Mikro Kapital”,
    “Vizia / Banknote” –> “Banknote”,
    “Tengo.kz” –> “Tengo”,
    “Credit Star” –> “Creditstar”,
    “Dineo” –> “Dineo Credito”,
    “Acema” –> “ACEMA”,
    “Rapido” –> “Rapido Finance”,
    “FIREOF” –> “Fireof”,
    “Tigo.mk” –> “Tigo”,
    “iute credit” –> “IuteCredit”,
    “IFN Extra Finance” –> “Extra Finance”,
    “Pimpay” –> “PimPay”,
    “1pm plc” –> “1pm”,
    You can remove “Leaselink (Pragma)” no longer available among mintos loan originators.
    You can add data for “CashCredit”, “Dziesiatka Finanse”, “Eurocent”, “VIZIA”

    In the second table change:
    “Kredo.al” –> “Kredo”,
    “Simbo.dk” –> “Simbo”,
    “Mozipo Lithuania” –> “Mozipo Group”,
    “Lime Loans” –> “Lime Zaim”,
    “Agrocredit” –> “AgroCredit”,
    “Alfakredyt” –> “AlfaKredyt”,
    “BB Finance / EGE” –> “BB Finance Group”,
    “LF Tech” –> “LF TECH”,
    “Varks.am” –> “Varks”,
    “Mikro Capital” –> “Mikro Kapital”,
    “Vizia / Banknote” –> “Banknote”,
    “Tengo.kz” –> “Tengo”,
    “Credit Star” –> “Creditstar”,
    “Dineo” –> “Dineo Credito”,
    “Acema” –> “ACEMA”,
    “Rapido” –> “Rapido Finance”,
    “FIREOF” –> “Fireof”,
    “Tigo.mk” –> “Tigo”,
    “iute credit” –> “IuteCredit”,
    “IFN Extra Finance” –> “Extra Finance”,
    “Pimpay” –> “PimPay”,
    “1pm plc” –> “1pm”,
    “Get bucks / MyBucks” –> “GetBucks”,
    “Cream” –> “Creamfinance”
    You can remove “Leaselink (Pragma)” no longer available among mintos loan originators.
    You can add data for “CashCredit”, “Dziesiatka Finanse”, “Eurocent”, “VIZIA”

    This would simplify comparison Mintos and your statistics.

  92. Ian Reply

    Hi Oscar, do you have any info on Dziesiatka?, it’s not on your list.

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