How to use Mintos Auto invest?
WHat is the best Mintos strategy?
Today I am going to share with you my best and effective Mintos Auto invest setup.
Time needed for the configuration: 1 minute ⏱
The best part?
It isn’t as complicated as it seems to setup Mintos with a good strategy.
In fact, once the setup is done, it will work for me without much supervision.
Table of Contents
How to use Mintos:
- Signup to Mintos
- Transfer money
- Activate the “invest & access” (≅10%)⭐️⭐️⭐️ (easiest way)
- Setup a custom autoinvest strategy (≅10%)⭐️⭐️⭐️ (safer way)
In alternative (or together) I could also buy loans manually⭐️(NERD’s way)
The main difference between the “Mintos custom strategy” and “Mintos invest & access” is:
- The custom strategy allows me to fine-tune on the loans and lenders I want
- The “Invest and access” (conservative) will buy current loans protected by buyback
The second method is totally automated.
I use both.
“Invest & Access” strategy Vs. “Custom Strategy”
Which one is the best? The Invest and Access or the Custom portfolios on Mintos?
I will make it clear for you.
Lately most investors go for the “Invest& access”.
Because it is easy, it doesn’t require any knowledge. It is enough to type in the amount I want to invest and I am done.
What do I get with “Invest and access”?
- Approximately 10% interest rate on the money invested
- Money available to be cashed in even if invested
What do I get with a “Custom strategy”?
- Fine-tune on lenders and loans
- Approximately the same interest rate (10%)
- Invested money are available only if I sell it manually on the secondary market or when loans are repaid
- Possibly a safer setup
🎥 Video on how to use Mintos YouTube
This is a video tutorial on how do I set up Mintos autoinvest:
On this video I try to setup Mintos not for the maximum return but in the safest and more conservative way.
To find out more about Mintos go to the complete Mintos review.
As always, I don’t recommend anything, I am not your consultant, but ask yourself if you are ready to have a more active role or not.
For a totally hands-free investment “Invest & Access” can be better.
In order to understand better how it works, it is good to have both.
I have most of my money in the “custom strategy”.
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Let’s start to talk about the “invest & access”…
How to setup the Mintos “invest & Access”
If I want to start with Mintos FAST I will use the 1-click automatic autoinvest called “invest & access”.
To access this autoinvest feature I will go to the “invest” menu and then click on “ADD STRATEGY”:
After clicking I will be shown the main autoinvest page.
On that page there are 4 options available.
Here is what they look like:
The 3 strategies I’ve marked red on the left are the ultra-automatic ones.
With those strategies I can invest in a few clicks and no difficult questions are answered.
After I’ve activated those type of auto-invest I don’t have to do anything else.
The system will:
- buy the loans for me
- reinvest all the money that are flowing back to my account from the paid interests
I don’t have to fear to make mistakes.
This is because I can always:
- add money
- partially cash out
with these strategies.
Minimum is 10€ and they recommend +1000€.
Don’t follow that indication. You can add little by little and get even more diversification.
One big benefit of this way of using Mintos is that a part of this loans is always ready to be sold and my invested money is kept rather liquid in this way.
How to setup a Mintos “custom” automatic strategy
I know this setup is a bit more laborious, but for me it was worth it from a safety point of view. Here’s how I did it.
To setup a custom portfolio I need to know what lenders I desire or if I want to exclude specific countries and loan types from my future portfolio.
I’ll go to the same page from the “invest” menù:
At this point I will be asked if I need an automated or manual strategy to pick my loans.
To setup my automated custom strategy I will choose “automated”:
It warns me that it is only for experienced investors, so what shall I do?
The best thing is to understand first what I am doing at this stage.
I’ve been learning by doing and since the smallest portfolio can be just some euros, I’ve decided performe more test to find out how the system behaves.
Here is how I setup my portfolio today
First things first.
- I only invest in EUROS (it’s safer if the euro is my currency)
- I will setup “primary market” ( I can repeat this process on the secondary market one day if I want to)
At this stage I will take care of two important filters:
- The buyback obligation
- The Mintos risk score
Now I am sure I only want loans protected by the buyback guarantee, so on the top left of the table I will set “YES” to the buyback obligation.
The second thing I do is to exclude lenders that are rated less than 5.
Why no lenders below 5 score?
Let’s start to say that investing in loans is dangerous.
A company rated 5 or less is considered to be at risk of not honoring the buyback obligation. So, I can do without it.
I will not filter out any specific country nor loan types.
The most important is to make sure the loan originators I allow are good beyond what’s Mintos opinion.
This is why I’ve created the best Mintos loan originators list.
Beware that I may be wrong and that things change, so do your research before any move.
If I don’t want to be so picky I can also just skip the lenders selection and get loans only from 7+ or 8+ rated lenders.
The most important is to stay away from lenders that are:
- “S” suspended
- “D” defaulted
- “SW” score withdrawn
Let’s recap now.
Mintos autoinvest custom example template:
- Currency: EUR
- Market: Primary
- Lending company: Selection of best Mintos lenders
- Mintos risk: +5 score
- Loan type: All
- Country: All
- Buyback obligation: Yes
Last steps to start the custom automation
Now we are almost done.
What we need is to tell Mintos:
- what minimum interest rate we want
- the remaining loan term
I am not greedy and I tell you why.
What is a good minimum interest rate on Mintos?
If I set a minimum return above 12% it may seems more convenient, right?
Well, it is not.
Only very few companies offer such an high interest rate.
I need more companies in my portfolio, instead.
More companies means more diversification, so if one goes burst it won’t be a big problem for me.
This is why I set minimum interest to +6% or +8% only with no cap.
Loan duration on Mintos
Remaining loan term is up to you.
Of course, same things applies. The shorter the loans the less lenders I get, more risk I have.
If my investing time horizon is 4 years I would avoid buying loans +48 months loans. As easy as this.
Warning: Short term loans are not always safer.
Activate the portfolio now
In order to activate the Mintos custom portfolio I need to follow the last 6 short steps.
I need to setup:
- strategy name
- portfolio size
- maximum investment in one loan
- do you want to reinvest?
- include loans already invested in?
- diversify across loan originators
Let’s see it step by step.
#1 Strategy name
Whatever you like. I use something that reminds me of the settings (month/primary or secondary market and so on).
#2 Portfolio size
I use to have many portfolios that I test and edit over time, so any size will do.
I’ll not have just one portfolio as big as the money I deposited. I’ll have at least 2.
#3 maximum investment in one loan
This can be anything from 10€ to whatever.
Of course the bigger the portfolio global size the bigger needs to be this value.
#4 do you want to reinvest?
Of course, yes!
This is my choice because I want compound interest.
If I just want an extra stream of revenue from my investment I will not select “yes” here. Doing so all my returns will flow to the uninvested money, ready to be cashed out.
#5 include loans already invested in?
I normally select “Yes”, but if I want more diversification I can even say “no”.
#6 diversify across loan originators
This is crucial.
Here is how it looks like:
Leave Mintos do this automatically if you are not sure of what to do.
I say “YES” and I make sure there are no lenders that have more than 20% share of the total size.
Finish, I’m done.
I have just started my personal custom autoinvest strategy on Mintos!Read the updated Mintos review
Extreme fine tune on Mintos (optional)
In case I want to fine tune even more I can go on the specific section of every lender and select the:
- investment structure
- amortization method
- pending payments
- loan status
- schedule extension
Now it is getting too complicated if you are just starting out.
I mainly care about getting “direct loans” with a “full amortization method”.
I don’t care much about “pending payments” (because it is normal loans go late) and “schedule extensions” (extensions are normal in the lending world).
What you have just read are my best set-up and one of my own Mintos auto invest strategy
One thing I like about Mintos is that I can spare it a few minutes (one-off), set-up Auto Invest, not having to worry about it for months.
Autoinvest will connect my money to new loans, cashing in interests and reinvesting in a loop. I can also intervene frequently and have a more active role if I’d like.
After some years now I still use Mintos with profit and no loss.
Screenshot from my own Mintos investment
How to start with Mintos peer-to-peer?
I started by signing up and making a deposit in Euros, my main currency.
I would not invest in other currencies for now (maybe GBP in the future).
Currencies available are: EUR-GBP-RUB-CZK-PLN-DKK-GEL-RON-SEK-KZT.
At the moment, US citizens cannot register as investors at Mintos.
US investors are also allowed to invest with Bondora and other high interest European P2P lending tools.
How to transfer money on Mintos account
I can transfer funds to my Mintos account from my bank or e-money account.
Transfers in EUR can be done using ordinary SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) transfers or the above mentioned credit cards.
Money transfer is normally very cheap ( it was free for me) since Mintos in not in some exotic country of in a fiscal paradise. Currencies other than EUR can be transferred by using money transfer service or smart methods like Payoneer.
⭕️ Mintos auto-invest in 1 minute
This is the step-by-step process to invest on Mintos:
- Register to Mintos
Make a free bank transfer to the specified account
Select the Auto Invest (custom or invest & access)
- Wait a few days and make sure everything is smooth
After completing this 4 steps I’ve started to see the cash-flow few days later.
Did it work from the beginning?
To be honest, I was surprised.
It was just few euros per day, but it was working. No tricks or misunderstandings.
- My money was invested in hundreds of loans in € and the borrowers were paying (to me) the installments.
- Principal and interests were flowing to my account and got immediately reinvested in new loans.
- After years of investing it still works for me and interests are compounding [That was my goal]
I am able to transfer the money that is not lent to my bank account just anytime. Obviously money invested is not immediately ready. If I want it I have to sell the loans first and then cash in.
My Mintos safety check
I didn’t trust Mintos at the beginning. Read what I did.
Since I know the web is full of scams, right after signing up I tried to transfer a small test amount back to my bank, just to make sure all worked fine.
All worked properly and so I made my next bigger transfer a few days later in order to get many more loans.
The borrowers pay monthly, but since I have several hundreds loans I receive daily payments from many of them (“My account” section).
That’s exactly what I did for my first Auto Invest test that is still working today.
I’ve also built some much more complex and selective setup through my proprietary algorithm. There are much more details in the newsletter and in the e-book.
Everything I do in these steps is reversible and editable in the future, so I am not afraid to make some test portfolios in order to learn.
I set a low limit to my first portfolio knowing I was able to raise it later on.
Moreover, I can create many portfolios with different characteristics and I can make them work simultaneously.
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Is Mintos risk-free?
No. Investing in loans on Mintos involves some risk.
It is natural that there is a risk is associated with such high returns, it would be naïve not to realise that, but in these days and time it is still possible to ride the wave by taking the proper precautions and by continuing to follow this blog, I will let you know in due time if anything changes.
I lately wrote about my personal Invest & access test.
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