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LendingRobot CEO Emmanuel Marot Shares Views on P2P/Marketplace Lending Industry

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  Co-founded by CEO Emmanuel Marot, LendingRobot is a Fintech company that provides powerful tools for the smaller investor interested in investing in Lending Club, Prosper and Funding Circle loans. Peer to peer lending has morphed into marketplace lending as institutional money poured in. Meanwhile LendingRobot… Read More

European Investment Fund & KfW Invest in Securitized P2P Loans

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The European Investment Fund, which is part of the European Investment Bank, along with KfW, a German government supported bank, have jointly invested in securitized loans from peer to peer lending platform Funding Circle.  The initiative is part of a broader objective of supporting SME… Read More

#LenditUSA Bigger than Ever as Online Lending Begins to Mature

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  LenditUSA 2016 was bigger than ever. If you look back just three years the venue and the organizers have scaled what was once a relatively small gathering of 375 industry participants in 2013 to one that is truly a global event with over 3,500… Read More

Finally, Marketplace Lending Leaders Form Industry Association to Support Sector Growth

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As had been rumored for quite some time, marketplace lending leaders Lending Club (NYSE:LC), Prosper and Funding Circle, have announced the creation of an industry association to represent their interests and advocate on behalf of sector growth.  Formed as a not for profit membership organization,… Read More

The Many Faces of Marketplace Lending : Auxmoney, Funding Circle, FundingXChange & CrossLend 

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  Execfintech, the German fintech event that took place March 8 in Frankfurt dedicated a couple of panel presentations to marketplace lending. The companies represented included the two most successful lending platforms in Germany, P2P lending site Auxmoney and P2B lending marketplace Funding Circle, along… Read More

Brief: Funding Circle Dedicates Entire Floor of Its London Office to Startups & Small Businesses

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Funding Circle, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, announced this week that it has dedicated an entire floor of its London office to startups and small businesses. This news comes nearly six months after the company moved into 71 Queen Victoria Street in Mansion House. During… Read More

Brief: Funding Circle SME Income Fund is Lending to Business in Europe

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The Funding Circle SME Fund was listed on the London Stock Exchange in the fall of 2015 having raised £150 million. The permanent capital vehicle is now lending to small business in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.  The fund had previously commenced lending to UK… Read More

$13.8B for Global Funding for VC-Backed Fintech Firms; Payments, Lending & Blockchain Lead Way

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2015 was the year that financial technology entered the mainstream, claims the new report “Pulse of Fintech” from KPMG and CB Insights (see also the University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance  seminal benchmarking surveys last year), which estimates that VC-backed fintech firms around the world secured $13.8 billion in… Read More

Funding Circle Appoints Jörg Asmussen as New Board Member

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Funding Circle announced on Wednesday that former executive board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jörg Asmussen, will join its board. This announcement reportedly marks another important step for the company as it strengthens its leadership position in marketplace lending globally Jörg Asmussen is… Read More

Brief: Investment In UK FinTech Soared In 2015 By 35% To $901M, Reveals Innovate Finance

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UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35 percent to $901M across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding… Read More

CEO & Co-founders of Seedrs, Crowdcube & Funding Circle Among the 100 Coolest People in UK Tech

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On Thursday, Business Insider UK announced its 100 Coolest People in UK Tech list. Among those who were named were CEO of Funding Circle Samir Desai, CEO/co-founder of Seedrs Jeff Lynn and Crowdcube co-founders Luke Lang and Darren Westlake. Sharing details about the list, the media outlet revealed:… Read More

Index Venture Update: New Partners Shardul Shah & Dick Costolo Added to Team & Eighth Venture Fund Closes

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During the past two years, eight companies in Index Ventures’ portfolio went public, including Pure Storage, King, Just Eat and Hortonworks, while many others expanded significantly, including Funding Circle,Adyen, BlaBlaCar, Deliveroo, Slack and Sonos. Seven out of 10 Index’s investments originated at Seed or Series… Read More

Bank of England cites Decline in SME Lending. Funding Circle Says Non-Bank Lending Saves the Day

Bank of England Results for December 2015

The Bank of England has published its periodic update on lending and, according to their to numbers, loans to non-financial businesses decreased by £3.7 billion in December 2015. This is compared to an average monthly decrease of £0.3 billion over the previous six months. The… Read More

The Regulatory Risk for Marketplace Lending is Rising

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  As marketplace lending grows and matures it is natural, even expected, for policy makers and regulators to stand up and take notice. While in the overall world of finance direct online lenders are still relatively small, more and more frequently amounts are measured in… Read More

P2P ISA Challenge: “We Recognize that We as an Industry Need to Work to Persuade Advisers to Embrace P2P Lending”

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The Innovative Finance ISA is a huge opportunity for the peer to peer lending industry.  Yet the introduction of the new ISA also highlights an ongoing issue for P2P platforms: The profound need to inform and educate potential investors and advisors of their services. Sure… Read More

Lendix Takes the Lead in France’s SME Crowdlending

Olivier Goy and Patrick Nonneville

Lendix, one of the 60 companies who joined the fray of crowdlending platforms in 2015 has quickly taken the leadership position by designing a marketplace that meets the needs of institutional investors. Marketplace lending to small and medium size enterprise (SMEs) is taking off in… Read More

UK Fintech Stars Giles Andrews & Samir Desai Receive Recognition from the Queen’s New Year Honours List

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In a sign that Fintech has entered the realm of the establishment two leading entrepreneurs have been recognized by the Queen of England in the annual Honours List which was published yesterday. Samir Desai, co-founder and CEO of Funding Circle, has been honoured as a… Read More

AlliedCrowds Unveils New “Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurship” Report

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AlliedCrowds, has published a new Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurship report as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  The data analysis company stated: “Crowdfunding is no longer just a niche form of financing for creative projects. In 2015, transactions across donations, lending, reward, and equity crowdfunding is expected to cross $34… Read More