A record to be proud of - 100%+ recovery on defaulted loans

Remember that your capital is at risk with no FSCS protection. Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns and we cannot guarantee that the security on the loan will cover full capital and interest.

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Performance Summary (as at 31.10.2019)

  • Over 2800 loans with a cumulative loan amount of £17.4 million have been repaid or renewed.
  • Another 293 loans with a cumulative loan amount of £950,000 have defaulted. This equates to a default rate of 10.4% by number and 5.5% by value.
  • Of these defaulted loans, recovery has been completed on 253 loans with a recovery rate of approximately 117% to lenders. The actual sale proceeds are much higher with surplus returned to the borrower in many cases.
  • Many more loans, although not defaulted, have been repaid through the sale of assets under the instruction of the borrower. For example, loans made as pre-auction advance have been repaid from auction proceeds and some high-value loans have been repaid through organised sales to dealers.
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Performance Tables (as at 31.10.2019)

For explanation of the loan types see further below.


by number Active and performing Repaid or Renewed Defaulted and recovered Defaulted and awaiting recovery Default rate (by %)
Consumers Loans against Gold 184 843 59 3 7.4%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 377 1814 194 37 12.7%
HNW and Business Loans 18 68 - - 0.0%
Watch Dealer Loans 19 82 - - 0.0%
Total 598 2807 253 40 10.4%

by value (£) Active and performing Repaid or Renewed Defaulted and recovered Defaulted and awaiting recovery Default rate (by %)
Consumers Loans against Gold 597,721 3,054,841 259,637 7,650 8.7%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 1,638,473 7,579,830 474,494 208,837 9.0%
HNW and Business Loans 1,009,937 3,896,869 - - 0.0%
Watch Dealer Loans 1,055,364 2,865,070 - - 0.0%
Total 4,301,495 17,396,610 734,131 216,487 5.5%
Default and recovery statistics
by number All recovered Full recovery Interest shortfall only Principal shortfall
Consumers Loans against Gold 59 59
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 194 151 16 27

by value (£) Principal amount defaulted Repaid to lenders from sale Interest shortfall Principal shortfall* Recovery rate (%)
Consumers Loans against Gold 259,637 296,338 114%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 474,494 559,633 4,735 8,349 118%
Total 734,131 855,971 4,735 8,349 117%

*Repaid by platform - so no loss to investors.

Loan classifications
  • Consumer loans made against gold

    These are the easiest to value and dispose in default. They are also the easiest for risk management purposes as the value of the underlying collateral can be hedged.
  • Consumer loans against non-gold assets

    These loans are typically lower value and risk on these loans is managed through a combination of diversification and careful underwriting.
  • Loans made to business and high net worth customers

    These are typically higher-value loans and are carefully underwritten, with additional due-diligence conducted on value and ownership of assets. From a risk perspective we consider these loans to be lower risk than equivalent consumer loans, as all such loans also benefit from full recourse to the borrower as well as regular monthly interest payments.
  • Loans made to watch dealers

    These are longer-term loans provided to dealers of second-hand watches against a part of their stock, valued at trade disposal prices and held in our possession. By now, we have an established trading history with all our watch-dealer borrowers. You can read more about watch-dealer loans here.