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Funding Circle Lends $235 Million in Q2, Adds to Executive Staff to Manage Lending Growth

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Funding Circle has declared approximately $235 million in lending for Q2, boosted in part by a solid June that saw $100 million in loans alone. Funding Circle stakes the claim as the “world’s leading online marketplace for business loans”. Funding Circle stated the US market grew a… Read More

Funding Circle Lends $100 Million in June

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Funding Circle is on a trajectory to originate around $1 billion in loans for 2015. The direct lender facilitated $100 million in loans in both the US and UK combined for the month of June, according to CEO and founder Samir Desai. The marketplace lending… Read More

Leaders of Innovative Finance Respond to UK Budget Policy, Embrace ISA Approach

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  The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s summer budget was said to put economic security first and was a plan for “working people”. But incorporated in the policy statement was also aspects that should benefit disruptive financial firms on both the debt and equity side of… Read More

To Win Long Term, Goldman’s Online Lending Effort Will Need to Win Over Millennials

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By now, you’ve more than likely heard about Goldman Sachs’ plans to launch an online consumer lending unit as early as next year. Yes, Goldman Sachs, the 146-year-old Wall Street giant best known for focusing on the 1%, is making a bet on Main Street with plans… Read More

Interview with Property Partner CEO & Founder Daniel Gandesha: Highlights Team Synergy, Real Estate & Internet Finance

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  UK-based Property Partner, the residential real estate crowdfunding investment platform, allows people to invest in individual residential properties at the click of a button. Investors receive a monthly rental income and benefit from any capital growth, in direct proportion to their ownership.  Identifying locations and individual properties that are likely to be… Read More

Consumer Review Site Which? Rates P2P Lenders

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The largest consumer review site in the UK Which? has reviewed several peer to peer lending platforms. Which?, in operation since 1957,  now claims over 680,000 print subscribers and 335,000 online readers.  The non-profit entity tests and reviews a wide range of products and services,… Read More

Mercator Advisory Group’s Research Reveals: Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms Revolutionizing Traditional Practices

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Mercator Advisory Group’s latest research, An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Lending: A European Perspective analyzes the new and fast growing payments segment peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and the business models underpinning it. The report focuses on P2P lending providers in the European market, in particular the U.K., profiling the leaders… Read More

P2P-Banking Posts Loan Volumes for May 2015: Zopa, Ratesetter, Funding Circle and LendInvest Top List

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P2P-Banking.com posted original research of loan originations for May on its site.  Zopa tops the list with 57M € in new loans, Ratesetter comes in second with 50.1 M €, Funding Circle in third with 47.3M € and LendInvest in a close fourth with 44.5 M €. Note the remarkable growth of new P2P… Read More

Funding Circle Launches Short-Term Bridging Product Targeting Property Developers

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Funding Circle is pushing further into the real estate lending space by offering a new short term bridge loan tagging property developers.  According to the peer to peer lender, over the last 12 months Funding Circle has lent over £60 million for property loans creating… Read More

Interview: Funding Circle Co-Founder Sam Hodges Talks Regulations, Factors Driving P2P Lending In The US

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  Skim the peer-to-peer lending headlines over the last few months, and Funding Circle is a regular part of the news cycle. This year alone, the 5-year-old company received a capital boost to the tune of $150 million (the equity funding round was led by DST Global with participation from Baillie Gifford,… Read More

Assetz Capital CEO Stuart Law Talks Record £3M+ Seedrs, Competitive Loans, Interests Rates & Fintech’s Future

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Fresh from celebrating its two year birthday, Assetz Capital made another announcement: Assetz Capital, a British peer-to-peer lending platform exceeded its fundraising target of £2 million by raising funds from 731 investors through investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The firm, which specializes in providing loans to SMEs… Read More

Cherry Picking of P2P Loans? Not So Fast

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As Crowdfund Insider covered recently, the FT wrote up an article that inferred that “Cherry Picking” of peer to peer loans presently posed an issue in allowing a level playing field between retail and institutional investors. Following the article, we had an enlightening conversation with representatives of… Read More

No ‘Cherry-picking,’ Says The UK’s Peer-to-Peer Finance Association

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2015 may be the year of the great British cherry, according to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, but the trade body overseeing the UK peer-to-peer lending industry is getting ready to introduce a rule against allowing institutions to “cherry-pick” the most desirable loans at the expense… Read More

Watch: House Committee on Small Business Discusses Peer to Peer Lending

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The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing this past week to discuss peer to peer lending.  With the influx of institutional funds into P2P lending platforms, many direct lenders are taking up the banner of “Marketplace Lending”.  This does not mean small investors… Read More

Funding Circle’s Sam Hodges Presents at the House Committee on Small Business​ Hearing

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In a Wednesday hearing titled “Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer-to-Peer Lending,” Funding Circle‘s co-founder and managing director Sam Hodges presented to the House Committee on Small Business​. According to the committee’s website, “The purpose of the hearing was to examine the rise of peer-to-peer lending platforms… Read More

Congressional Committee on Small Business to Discuss Peer to Peer Lending

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The Committee on Small Business, in the US House of Representatives, will discuss peer to peer lending on Wednesday, May 13th, at the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer to Peer Lending. According to a notice from… Read More

Funding Circle, National Small Business Association, Form Partnership

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Peer to peer lending platform Funding Circle has formed a new partnership with the National Small Business Association (NSBA). The new arrangement is designed to “help Main Street get better access to growth capital”.  The NSBA has an active membership of 65,000 businesses.  Their members… Read More

Funding Circle Gets $150 Million in Funding. P2P Lender is Now Over $1 Billion in Originations.

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Funding Circle has just received another capital boost in the amount of $150 million.  The equity funding round was lead by DST Global with participation from Baillie Gifford, a fund managed by Blackrock, Sands Capital Ventures and Temasek. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement agent… Read More

Funding Circle In Talks With Singaporean Fund Temasek To Raise Capital For Expansion

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Funding Circle, which claims to be the “world’s leading online marketplace lender exclusively focused on small business,” is in advanced talks with Temasek Holdings, a Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, to sell a stake in itself, according to Sky News. The move is part of a fundraising effort–to… Read More

BlackRock & Singapore’s Temasek to Buy Stakes in Funding Circle

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Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek and money manager BlackRock are set to buy stakes in Funding Circle in deals that could value the British peer-to-peer lending platform at more than $1 billion, reported Sky News today. Temasek plans to invest about 30 million pounds ($44.4 million)… Read More