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 01.04.2020)

  • 3278 loans with a cumulative loan amount of £21.3 million have been repaid or renewed.
  • Another 335 loans with a cumulative loan amount of £1.1 million have defaulted. This equates to a default rate of 9.3% by number and 5.1% by value.
  • Of these defaulted loans, recovery has been completed on 284 loans with a recovery rate of approximately 121% of net amount due to lenders.
  • 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 01.04.2020)

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 195 987 61 9 6.6%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 382 2135 223 40 11.0%
HNW and Business Loans 10 62 - 2 3.1%
Watch Dealer Loans 17 94 - - 0.0%
Total 604 3278 284 51 9.3%

by value (£) Active and performing Repaid or Renewed Defaulted and recovered Defaulted and awaiting recovery Default rate (by %)
Consumers Loans against Gold 649,597 3,543,530 261,223 31,713 7.6%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 1,660,855 9,777,831 568,251 234,534 7.6%
HNW and Business Loans 933,567 4,461,245 - 54,075 1.2%
Watch Dealer Loans 1,008,772 3,529,600 - - 0.0%
Total 4,252,792 21,312,206 829,474 320,322 5.1%
Default and recovery statistics
by number All recovered Full recovery Interest shortfall only Principal shortfall
Consumers Loans against Gold 61 61
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 223 172 13 38

by value (£) Net amount due to lenders1 Net sale proceeds received Gross interest shortfall Gross principal shortfall 2 Recovery rate (%)
Consumers Loans against Gold 269,395 307,978 114%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 603,240 745,737 6,918 11,821 124%
Total 872,635 1,053,715 6,918 11,821 121%

1. Net of any payments made by the borrower.

2. Repaid by platform - so zero net 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.