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22 April 2022

How is an investment affected when a payment gets missed on a Squirrel loan?

If you’ve invested through the Squirrel peer-to-peer lending platform, you’ll be aware that on the other side of these investments are loans taken on by other Kiwis, borrowing through Squirrel. When these borrowers apply for a loan, they’re put under the microscope before our credit team push go, but what happens if a loan payment gets missed?

29 March 2022

Squirrel rate increase delivers even higher returns for investors

We come bearing good news, investors! As of the 21st March 2022, the rate of return across two of our Investment Classes – Home Loans and Construction Loans – has increased by 0.25%.

08 February 2022

Guest post: Using peer-to-peer investments to grow a house deposit

In this article I am going to talk about my personal experience using Squirrel’s P2P lending investments as a reasonably secure short-term investment vehicle to grow my family’s first home deposit.

13 December 2021

Squirrel's secondary market performs for investors

When I’m chatting with new investors, I always make a point of talking through the secondary market. At a high level, it performs incredibly well for investors who are looking to cash out some or all of their investments.

24 June 2021

Investing in Residential Mortgages

At Squirrel, we're known as one of the largest mortgage brokers in New Zealand. But what you might not know is that we are also a lender, which means we can make a portion of those loans available as investments for retail investors. This gives investors better opportunities for their cash funds.

19 February 2021

Investing in Business Property Loans: two case studies

We haven’t published a case study for a while, so here are two that will provide an overview of the borrowers and loans you’re investing in.

18 November 2020

An update on our Investor platform - November 2020

There’s been a lot happening here at the Squirrel garage and lots of movement in the financial world, so here’s an update on quite a few things.

26 October 2020

How to earn better returns by investing in residential mortgages

Earlier this year we launched our P2P Home Loans and Business Property Loans that give investors access to residential first mortgage investments with returns of up to 5% p.a. As interest rates have fallen, investors are looking for better returns.

14 October 2020

An update on our Investor platform - October 2020

An update on Investor activity, new loans soon to be available for snapping up, how our borrowers are tracking with the current economy plus a handy tip.

17 September 2020

An update on our Investor platform - September 2020

An update on Investor activity, interest rates, how our borrowers are tracking with the current economy and a general overview of our platform.

29 July 2020

Regular income is easy with auto withdrawal

Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned investor, using your investments on our P2P platform is an easy way to generate a regular income for yourself.

28 July 2020

Making your money work harder with recurring investment orders

One of the common things we’ve heard from our Investors is that they want to keep their money working as hard as possible at all times. One of the features we offer that helps with this is Recurring Investment Orders which is like a 'set and forget' auto-investing function.

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