A good book can be a great way to relax and unwind as you enjoy the summer and here are some of the top-rated ways to read about peer-to-peer lending.
Whether you are jetting off abroad or having a staycation, you can still get your fix of information on P2P lending interest rates, defaults and secondary markets.
Here are the top-rated P2P lending books on Amazon.
Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding: A Guide to the New Capital Markets for Job Creators, Investors, and Entrepreneurs
Published in 2017, this book describes how crowdfunding works and also explains different investment approaches, secondary markets, governance and compliance, transparency, and risk models.
The book, which has five starts on Amazon, also reveals how to raise capital and invest using digital finance
It is written by Kim Wales, who runs US P2P data analyst CrowdBureau and costs £20.19 for a Kindle copy or £21.25 for a hardback.
Peer-To-Peer: P2P Lending For Beginners! How To Profit & Build Wealth With Small Loans
This is another five-star rated book on Amazon.
It was published in 2016 written by Charles Zone, who is a regular P2P investor.
The book addresses P2P lending from an investor and borrower point of view.
You can get a Kindle edition for £2.29 or a paperback for £8.05.
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Invest in P2P Lending: What you should know, how to avoid mistakes and invest successfully
Online entrepreneurs and private investors Kolja Barghoorn and Lars Wrobbel use their experience of P2P lending to explain how the sector works in Europe.
The book, published in 2019, delves into platforms such as Mintos, EstateGuru and Twino and addresses issues such as whether P2P lending is sustainable.
It has a four-and-a-half star rating and costs £9.99 on the Kindle or £10.99 for a paperback.
The Ultimate Guide to P2P Lending: How to Get Your Peer-to-Peer Investments
This is another European-focused P2P lending book and has a four-star rating.
It was published in 2020 by financial bloggers and P2P investors Sebastian Worner and Vincent Willkomm.
The examines the risks and rewards of P2p lending and discusses the authors’ own experiences and investment strategies.
It costs £5.87 for a Kindle or paperback version.
The 2021-2026 World Outlook for Peer-to-Peer Lending
This is a pretty hefty tome in terms of price at £795.
The book, published in February 2020, is written by professor Philip Parker.
His study covers the world outlook for P2P lending across more than 190 countries.
He has provided estimates of demand and potential earnings for each country and how much this could grow.
If books aren’t your thing, a digital-only individual Peer2Peer Finance News subscription costs just £1.95 per week, which is cheaper than a round of summer beers or sangria.