Tagged: peer to peer

ThinCats Chairman Lauds BoE “Safe Pair of Hands”, Predicted Lower Rates Bad for Savers

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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, stated in a speech on the Brexit yesterday that while the “result of the referendum is clear. Its full implications for the economy are not”, he also affirmed it was something the UK economy can handle. EPTSD:… Read More

JustUs Sets Ambitious Plan to Disrupt Peer to Peer Lending

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JustUs, a new peer to peer lending platform focusing on the IF ISA space, is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £1 million. According to the company, this is part of a larger “ambitious” funding round to raise a total £5.35… Read More

Ferratum Launches Peer to Peer Lending Platform

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Ferratum has launched peer-to-peer lending in the Czech Republic – Attractive opportunity for investors to participate in credit portfolios Ferratum, a mobile consumer loan and small business lender, has launched its new peer-to-peer lending platform FerratumP2P. Ferratum announced in 2015 it had selected Mambu to power… Read More

Lending Club Annual Meeting is Today, Announces Reduction of 179 Employees on Lower Loan Volume

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Lending Club (NYSE:LC) will be holding its annual meeting today.  Originally the meeting was scheduled for June 7th, the annual meeting was rescheduled for today (June 28, 2016) as it was not yet in a position to provide its shareholders a complete report on the… Read More

It’s Official: Scott Sanborn is Named CEO of Lending Club

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Scott Sanborn, previously named “Temporary” Chief Executive Officer of Lending Club (NYSE:LC), may now remove the temporary portion of his title.  Sanborn is now the CEO of Lending Club following a decision by the Board of Directors.  The Board has tasked Sanborn with transforming the… Read More

LendInvest Receives Highest Credit Rating from ARC

Christian Faes

Commercial mortgage marketplace lender LendInvest saw its ARC Ratings affirmed receiving a Limited SQ1 Servicer Quality rating, with stable outlook. Revealed last Friday, ARC stated; “LendInvest, the mortgage marketplace lender, was previously accorded a public SQ1 Servicer Quality rating on 23rd June 2015. Over the past… Read More

Assetz Capital Says Brexit is Big Opportunity for Investors

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Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is “optimistic” following the decision by UK citizens to depart the EU.  The leave vote has, in their opinion, created an opportunity; “Brexit will create a big opportunity for Assetz Capital’s investors as bank interest rates on business loan… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender auxmoney Points to P2P Loans as Safe Harbor During Brexit Uncertainty

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In a public statement referencing the Brexit, the CEO and founder of auxmoney, the largest German P2P lender, pointed to the current environment of high-volatility in markets and the contrasting, relative stability of investing in P2P loans. Reflecting the Brexit,Raffael Johnen stated; “Especially in this environment, P2P loans… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Deeper into Real Estate with Five New Property Investment Products

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Assetz Capital has formed a strategic relationship with FundBay, a deal matching platform.  As part of the relationship, Assetz Capital has created some new commercial mortgage products. According to Assetz Capital, the company has been collaborating with the Fundbay team in the development these new loan products for… Read More

Zopa Teams Up With Sphonic to Detect Real-Time Fraud

Jaidev Janardana

On Monday, peer-to-peer lending platform, Zopa, announced it has teamed up with risk management business, Sphonic, to launch the Workflow Manager (WFM) solution for real-time fraud detection. Zopa reported that WFM’s software acts as a context-broker that leverages data points from over 50 of the… Read More

LendInvest Said to Be Moving Towards an IPO

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This past week LendInvest appointed  Stephen Wilcke as a Senior Advisor.  Wilcke has a long track in finance including being  CEO of HM Treasury’s Asset Protection Agency.  He was also head of OneSavings Bank where he positioned the firm for an IPO back in 2014.  Now… Read More

Eat My Lunch Quickly Secures Over $100,000 Through First P2P Campaign on PledgeMe.Lend

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Earlier this week, New Zealand social enterprise, Eat My Lunch, launched the first campaign on PledgeMe’s new peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, PledgeMe.Lend. Setting out to raise $500,000, the initiative has already raised over 20% ($100,000) of its initial goal. Earlier this spring, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna… Read More

LendInvest Hires Former OneSavings Bank Executive

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LendInvest, the leading online lender of commercial mortgages in the UK, has appointed Stephen Wilcke as a Senior Advisor.  Wilcke is the former Executive Chairman of OneSavings Bank – a FTSE 250 specialty lender.  According to LendInvest, Wilcke led OneSavings Bank on an extensive turnaround,… Read More

Milken Report Profiles Dramatic Growth of Online “Non-Bank” Finance

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In 2011, an average of 8,000 small and micro businesses were denied funding each day from traditional banks. This statement is not from some fanatical Fintech entrepreneur but our current Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew.  It is this profound gap between demand, and supply,… Read More

FTC Holds Forum on Marketplace Lending (Deck)

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its first in a series of forums on Fintech this past week.  At the top of the list was the marketplace lending sector. Marketplace lending, originally labeled Peer to Peer lending, has been a hot topic within the financial… Read More

Zopa Dubbed Moneywise Customer Service Awards’ Most Trusted Loan Provider Seventh Year in a Row

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Peer to peer lending platform Zopa announced on Friday that it was named Moneywise Customer Service Awards’ Most Trust Loan Provider for the seventh year in a row. The awards event is described as the “authoritative stamp of approval by the UK consumer,” recognition is given… Read More

Lending Works Named Moneywise Customer Service Awards Best Peer-to-Peer Platform for Savers Winner

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Lending Works, a UK-based peer to peer lender, announced this week that it has been named Best Peer-to-Peer Platform for Savers Winner at the 2016 Moneywise Customer Service Awards, which is described as the “authoritative stamp of approval by the UK consumer,” recognition is given to… Read More

Brief: P2P Skeptic Lord Adair Turner to Speak at Lendit Europe

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Lord Adair Turner, former FSA Chair and pointed critic of the UK peer to peer lending industry is scheduled to speak at Lendit Europe in London this fall.  Turner, speaking with the BBC earlier this year, made the statement; “The losses which will emerge from… Read More

P2P Lending in Singapore: MAS FAQ

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This week the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) revealed their approach to “securities crowdfunding” announcing that platforms may raise up to S$5 million (USD $3.7million) from both sophisticated and retail investors.  The approach is more in line with the UK than the US providing a… Read More