Tagged: lending

Marketplace Lending Platform Avant Continues Global Expansion with Canada Launch; Reaches 300,000 Customers

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Avant, a fast-growing marketplace lending platform, announced on Thursday that it is expanding to Canada, the company’s newest international market. Headquartered in Chicago, Avant has empowered more than 300,000 consumers in the United States and United Kingdom. The recent launch of AvantCredit in Canada will bring… Read More

Intuit Teams Up With OnDeck to Launch $100M Small Business Lending Fund

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Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) is partnering with OnDeck  (NYSE: ONDK), a leading platform for small business loans, to launch the new QuickBooks Financing Line of Credit to provide faster access to lower-rate small business loans. This first-of-its-kind financing solution enables small businesses to use their QuickBooks… Read More

Biz2Credit’s July Small Business Lending Index Reveals Institutional Investors Dominating Market

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Small business loan approval rates through institutional investors and alternative lenders remained higher than any other category in July 2015, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, the monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications on Biz2Credit.com. Both categories approved approximately 61% of Biz2Credit’s total… Read More

Ablrate Partners with The Just Loans Group PLC: Offers Instant P2P Lending Diversification


  Ablrate, a UK peer-to-peer lending platform that offers investors access to asset-backed loans against aircraft transactions, has announced a partnership with The Just Loans Group PLC to provide commercial property-backed investment options on the Ablrate platform. “This collaboration represents a fantastic way for Ablrate’s… Read More

Capify: AUSvance Rebrands, Forms Partnership with Alibaba.com, Lends Capital to Australian SMEs


Capify, formerly AUSvance, will serve as an international conglomerate provider of unsecured alternative finance solutions to SMEs. Capify,  powered by a proprietary technology and analytics platform, today announced its global rebrand aiming to become the most diverse, worldwide alternative SME financing platform. Headquartered in the… Read More

Brief: RateSetter & Zopa Take Top Customer Service Awards

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The Moneywise Custome Service Awards 2015 took place this week.  Described as the “authoritative stamp of approval by the UK consumer” recognition is given to financial service firms for providing exemplary service to their customers.  In recent years as finance has altered direction and moved… Read More

LendKey Announces $8M Venture Debt Line from Silicon Valley Bank & $125M Commitment from Credit Union Network


LendKey Grand Slam: Hits 35,000 Customers, Expands Management Team, $8M venture debt line from Silicon Valley Bank and Raises Additional $125M Commitment From Network of Credit Unions LendKey, the Lending-as-a-Service platform that connects borrowers with credit unions and banks, today announced several key growth milestones. The… Read More

RateSetter CEO Rhydian Lewis Celebrates Nearly £122M in Q1 Loans & Reflects on “Watershed” Regulation

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Regulation has provided the injection the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) industry needed to take off, according to RateSetter CEO, Rhydian Lewis. As the P2P platform celebrates almost £122 million in loans during Q1 and a year as “number one,” RateSetter cites regulation as a crucial turning point for… Read More

Research and Markets’ Unveils Lending Market Report on Peer-to-Peer and Online Platform-based Business Lending

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “US Alternative Lending Market Report: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Online Platform-based Business (OPB) Lending” report to their offering. The future of alternative lending is looking bright in the US. Non-traditional alternative lending has grown rapidly in the last few… Read More

Hold My Mercedes McLaren, Would You? Luxury Asset Lender Borro Crowdfunds on OurCrowd

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A “last-minute business opportunity” is why an 18-karat white gold bracelet, diamond weight approximately 19 carats, was taken off its owner’s wrist and housed in a highly secure vault or with Citibank or Malca-Amit—temporarily. But jewelry and diamonds are only one type of high-class goods… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Peer Lender RateSetter Hits £400M Milestone


RateSetter is celebrating yet another huge milestone! The UK-based peer to peer lender announced this week that it has officially hit £400M. The platform, which launched in September 2010, enables lenders to get fair returns while cutting the cost of borrowing. Capital is at risk. Lenders and… Read More

Miami Firm Launches Platform for Banks to Access and Manage Investments With Online Peer Lending Partners

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Miami-based advisory firm, Ethos Private Wealth, announced that it has partnered with online peer lending platforms and industry executives to launch the Treasury Income Strategy. This turnkey marketplace lending platform is built for banks seeking low duration instruments with attractive yields for their excess treasury cash…. Read More

Lending Club CEO: “Our Goal Is To Transform The Banking System”

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Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche spoke with The Street recently about Lending Club’s growth and long-term goals as a platform. He didn’t shy away from the platform’s ultimate goal, which is to disrupt and bring increased efficiency to the banking sector. He also spoke briefly… Read More

Brief: Lending Club Ceases Daily Platform-Wide Loan Origination Data Updates


Lending Club will make a change to their platform that will result in the removal of daily loan origination data across the platform. They’ll instead opt to share data on a quarterly basis. The announcement came via Lending Club’s blog… Instead of posting new issuance… Read More

Prosper Becomes Latest Billion-Dollar Platform, Underscores Peer Lending Dominance


$1 billion in loans 3,000% growth in eight years 118,000 personal loans issued Over 75,000 investors Over 93,000 borrowers 47 states Its been a long road since the first loan in 2006. Since then the $1 billion dollars issued through Prosper went towards helping people… Read More

Lending Club To Crack Down On Screen Scrapers, Automatic Investment


According to Lending Memo’s Simon Cunningham, Lending Club is planning to crack down on third party tools making use of screen scrapers. More specifically, Cunningham points to tools that automatically invest on behalf of the user by faking that user’s actions. Note that screen scraping… Read More

Wells Fargo Backpedals On P2P Lending Ban For Employees


Wells Fargo has reversed a ban on employees participating in the peer-to-peer lending arena after the announcement of the measure garnered international attention. Related – Wells Fargo To Employees: No Peer-To-Peer Loans According to the San Francisco Business Times, Wells Fargo spokesman Ruben Pulido clarified that “The original… Read More

WATCH: Google And Facebook As Giants In Financial Services?


In this video Motley Fool analysts David Hanson, Tyler Riggs, and Matt Koppenheffer debate peer-to-peer lending. Interestingly, about halfway through the video the trio begins to discuss Google and Facebook getting into the peer-to-peer lending space. Will they? It bears mentioning that Google Capital is an… Read More

Lend Academy’s Peter Renton To Launch Managed Fund For P2P Loans

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Peter Renton has been informing the world about the peer-to-peer lending space for some time now. Lend Academy is a great source of deep information on P2P lending and stalwart platforms like Lending Club and Prosper. Renton is now taking his place in the space to the… Read More

FCA Publishes Final Rules For Crowdfunding In UK

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They’re here. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published rules governing equity and lending-based crowdfunding in the UK. They are set to take effect on April 1 with a review scheduled for 2016. Christopher Woolard, director of policy, risk and research at the FCA, said, ”We… Read More