Peer-to-peer investors are ready to increase their portfolios as economies begin to reopen, research claims.
A survey conducted by European P2P lending platform Robo.cash found 68 per are ready to increase their P2P portfolios in what it describes as the post-crisis period in the aftermath of the coronavirus crunch.
Another 37 per cent of respondents said they will explore new platforms to further extend their portfolios.
It comes despite fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections on the continent and the possibility of new lockdown restrictions.
Almost half of investors are anticipating a decline in P2P rates, with 77 per cent expecting a one to two per cent cut.
Only 15 per cent of investors are of the opinion that the interest rates on P2P platforms will grow once the market is stable, by between one and two per cent.
“It is likely that the demand for investment products on the P2P lending market will grow in the post-crisis period,” Robo.cash said in its analysis of the results.
“Consequently, if the demand outgrows the supply, a decrease in interest rates on P2P platforms may follow.”