The global peer-to-peer lending (P2P) market has been growing year on year at an impressive rate since the asset class was created in 2005. Last year, $50.7bn was lent globally, according to Statista data. While the US has the major market share by lending volumes, Europe hosts a multitude of P2P platforms, with rich and diverse offerings, catering to varied investor-bases.
Below we have created an infographic to illustrate the European landscape and its diverse mix of P2P offerings.
19 countries offer P2P
79 P2P platforms in operation
€16.8bn cumulatively lent all-time
European P2P landscape points of interest:
- UK is largest country by lending volume and number of platforms, with €12.5bn (cumulative lent all-time) and 23 platforms in operation.
- Germany is 2nd largest with €900m lent all-time which is approximately 5% share of the European market.
- France is 3rd with €700m lent all-time and 4% market share.
- UK has most platforms with 23, while France and Spain are joint 2nd with 6 each.
- Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) have 13 platforms between them and €850m lent all-time.
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