One of the goals of the Swiss Marketplace Lending Association is to increase the transparency of the market for private and professional investors. Understanding the risks and returns of investments in marketplace lending is essential for the evolution of the Swiss market. The SMLA therefore established common definitions for risk and return figures (see Code of Conduct). Our complete dataset is available as .XLSX file here.

Volumes and number of loans (all crowdlending platforms in Switzerland)

The total market volume in Switzerland is slightly higher than that of the SMLA members. The data for the years 2008 to 2020 can be found in the annual market study by the Lucerne School of Business (Source: Crowdfunding Monitor).
Number of Loans Volume in Million CHF
2022 2,938 497.5
2021 3,055 607.0
2020 2,323 448.0
2019 2,781 418.4
2018 3,290 261.9
2017 2,086 186.7
2016 840 55.1
2015 266 7.9
2014 214 3.5
2013 116 1.8
2012 61 0.9
2011 85 1.1
2010 74 1.3
2009 28 0.2
2008 17 0.1

Volumes and number of loans (all SMLA members)

The evolution of the loan volumes (monthly) and number of loans (quarterly) issued by SMLA members from 2018 to 2021 can be seen below.

Volume issued in CHF (monthly)


Number of loans issued (quarterly)


Risk / Return data (SMLA members)

Below, you can find default rates and returns of loans issued by SMLA members. The data is aggregated according to the respective vintage (year, in which the loan was paid out) and calculated as of 31 December 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. See Marketplace Lending Report 2022, for a definition and discussion of the figures. The data can be downloaded here as .XLSX file.