Almost half of investors are maintaining their peer-to-peer investment strategies amid the coronavirus outbreak.
A poll of more than 2,000 investors by European P2P lending platform Mintos found 43 per cent are not changing their investment strategies, with those with larger portfolios most likely to be selling out.
A third of investors surveyed said they are reallocating their investments to other asset classes and four per cent are reallocating within the sector.
More than half, 56 per cent of investors, with investments of up to €5,000 (£4,300) said they were keeping their portfolios stable, while 22 per cent were increasing and the remaining were decreasing.
Of those with between €5,000 and €50,000 invested, 41 per cent are keeping their portfolio the same, 15 per cent are increasing their investments and 44 per cent are decreasing.
There was also similar behaviour among those with between €50,000 and €250,000 invested and €250,000 to €1m.
A third are keeping their portfolio stable in both brackets, 12 per cent and 11 per cent are increasing their investments, and 44 per cent and 56 per cent are decreasing their investments, respectively.
The poll also found the majority, 65 per cent of those surveyed, backed the need for moratoriums for borrowers.
“Optimistically increasing, cautiously decreasing, or pragmatically re-allocating their investments, investors have shown they are serious about the crowdlending market,” Martins Sulte (pictured), chief executive of Mintos, said.