Lenders to Earn S$1 Million in Interest on Silver Bullion’s Gold & Silver Secured Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending Platform

Posted by Vincent Tie on 25 May 2017


PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
25 May 2017

Lenders to Earn S$1 Million in Interest on Silver Bullion’s Gold & Silver Secured Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending Platform

  • S$30 million lent across 1,200 loans, zero loan defaults to date
  • All loans are fully collateralized with physical precious metals

 

Gold and Silver Secured P2P Lending

SINGAPORE: Lenders will earn more than S$1 million in interest with Silver Bullion’s (www.silverbullion.com.sg) gold and silver secured Peer to Peer (P2P) online loan platform as existing loans reach maturity.

Lenders have lent more than S$30 million (USD 21.6m) to date on the platform, getting an average return of 3.83% p.a for SGD loans and 4.1% p.a for USD loans. Tenures of loans range from 1 month to 24 months. There have been zero defaults to date.

The borrowers are owners of physical gold and silver bullion who have used their precious metals as collateral to obtain loans. Silver Bullion’s P2P lending platform has provided liquidity for bullion owners through 1,200 loans.

Unlike unsecured P2P lending platforms, loans matched by Silver Bullion’s P2P loan platform are backed by 200% of borrowers’ physical gold and silver held at its vault, The Safe House. Should the value of the collateral fall to 110%, loans are closed and lenders receive their capital with interests from the sale of the collateral.

Borrowers’ gold and silver are fully insured with a comprehensive insurance underwritten by Chubb Insurance Singapore which also covers infidelity of employees, mysterious disappearance, sabotage and terrorism.

Silver Bullion’s CEO, Gregor Gregersen, commented: “It is common for unsecured P2P lending platforms to offer lenders interest rates in excess of 10 per cent. Our lending platform is different – we offer a lower return with the peace of mind knowing that the chances of default are virtually zero. Despite the lower returns, it is a great achievement for our platform to be returning S$1 million in interests to lenders when the existing loans reach maturity.”

Launched in August 2015, Silver Bullion’s innovative bullion secured P2P loan platform was nominated as one of the top 40 finalists in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Fintech Awards in 2016. It is one of the few secured P2P lending platforms in the world that allows owners of precious metals to unlock capital from their vaulted assets.
 

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