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 of 1 Aug 2021)

  • 4663 loans with a cumulative loan amount of £31.7 million have been repaid or renewed.
  • Another 429 loans with a cumulative loan amount of £1.4 million have defaulted. This equates to a default rate of 7.7% by number and 3.8% by value.
  • Of these defaulted loans, recovery has been completed on 381 loans with a recovery rate of approximately 123.8% 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 of 1 Aug 2021)

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 179 1381 103 7 6.6%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 285 3083 278 40 8.6%
HNW and Business Loans 26 89 - 1 0.9%
Watch Dealer Loans 8 110 - - 0.0%
Total 498 4663 381 48 7.7%

by value (£) Active and performing Repaid or Renewed Defaulted and recovered Defaulted and awaiting recovery Default rate (by %)
Consumers Loans against Gold 685,087 4,816,725 437,492 13,541 7.6%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 1,684,285 14,990,499 699,613 237,480 5.3%
HNW and Business Loans 1,173,914 6,946,114 - 15,000 0.2%
Watch Dealer Loans 580,428 4,919,608 - - 0.0%
Total 4,123,713 31,672,946 1,137,105 266,021 3.8%
Default and recovery statistics
by number All recovered Full recovery Interest shortfall only Principal shortfall
Consumers Loans against Gold 103 96 4 3
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 278 224 14 40

by value (£) Net amount due to lenders1 Net sale proceeds received Gross interest shortfall Gross principal shortfall 2 Recovery rate (%)
Consumers Loans against Gold 456,499 529,004 423 29 115.9%
Consumers Loans against Non-Gold 744,257 957,613 7,022 12,119 128.7%
Total 1,200,756 1,486,617 7,445 12,149 123.8%

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.