Tagged: peer to peer

Reserve Bank of India Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending (Document)

India Money

Embedded below is the consultation paper crafted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in anticipation of creating a regulatory regime for peer to peer lending.  The document sets out to review the various legal frameworks in place around the world for peer to peer… Read More

China: A Fast Growing but Chaotic Internet Finance Industry

Chinese Peer to Peer Lending

China’s internet finance industry continues to grow while encountering ongoing challenges as fraud remains prevalent in the loosely regulated sector of the finance industry. Dominated by peer to peer lending (the largest in the world), as of March over 3900 platforms were counted by WDZJ (other… Read More

PledgeMe Receives FMA Approval For Upcoming Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform

PledgeMe

On Thursday, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the New Zealand-based crowdfunding portal has received approved by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to launch its very own peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, PledgeMe. L Guenther stated: “We’re very excited to have completed this important step towards… Read More

LendInvest Acquires £40 Million Warehouse Facility from Macquarie

Christian Faes & Ian Thomas - LendInvest - March2016

LendInvest, the leading property marketplace lending platform, has received a £40 million warehouse facility from Macquarie.  The funding will be dedicated to bridge  and buy-to-let loans. The financing from Macquarie brings institutional investment for LendInvest to £230 million.  Macquarie, based in Sydney Australia, is a… Read More

Brief: China Rapid Finance Appoints Joe Zhang As Non-Executive Director to the Board

Joe Zhang

Peer-to-peer lender, China Rapid Finance, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Huaqiao (Joe) Zhang an independent non-executive director to its board. Previously, Zhang had served as an advisor to the website since August 2013. According to the lender, Zhang brings industry knowledge and experience after having spent more than… Read More

Crowd2Fund Debuts Savers & Investors’ Finance ISA App

Chris Hancock

Crowd2Fund announced last week that it has launched a finance ISA app for savers and investors. According to the UK peer-to-peer lending platform, the iOS powered app allows savers and investors to build their ISA portfolio and manage existing investments more quickly and more efficiently than… Read More

Goldman Sachs – GSBank May Use Deposits to Support Mosaic P2P Lending Platform

Goldman Sachs Born to Change

Last year Goldman Sachs revealed its intent to push into the marketplace / peer to peer lending sector. While a growing number of traditional financial firms are partnering with more agile, fintech startups – Goldman decided to strike out on their own. This past week,… Read More

Germany’s Second Largest Bank, Commerzbank, Said to Launch P2P Platform this Year

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Commerzbank, the  second largest bank in Germany, is intending on launching their own peer to peer lending platform. While many traditional banks are seeking partnerships with disruptive financial firms, it appears that Commerzbank has decided to take a path less traveled and strike out on… Read More

What the First Consolidation Among French Lending Marketplaces, Lendix’s Acquisition of Finsquare, Tells Us

Lendix team  Olivier Goy Pascal Ouvrard Patrick de Nonneville

Lendix, the lending marketplace that recently become number 1 in SME marketplace lending in France, announced that it has acquired crowdlending platform Finsquare. This first instance of consolidation in the French market certainly is not the last. This acquisition illustrates four trends and issues in… Read More

Brief: China Rapid Finance Announces Broadline Capital’s Investment Honored As “Technology Deal of the Year” at International M&A Awards

China Rapid Finance

On Wednesday, China Rapid Finance Limited announced that an investment by global private equity firm Broadline Capital in the company was honored as “Technology Deal of the Year” at the 2016 International Financial Forum’s 8th Annual International M&A Awards. This event recognizes excellence in deal-making and celebrate the… Read More

Data From P2P Lender Crowdstacker Suggests: Government Reforms Should Disrupt How Brits Should Save & Invest

Karteek Patel, CEO of Crowdstacker

On Wednesday, peer-to-peer lending platform, Crowdstacker, released data that suggested government reforms how British consumers should save and invest. Crowdstacker offers P2P investment opportunities backed by British businesses that are said to have a good track record or are able to offer security. Crowdstacker assures that… Read More

DBS Forms Partnership with Two P2P Lenders in Singapore: Funding Societies & MoolahSense

Singapore Skyline

The largest bank in South East Asia, DBS, has signed an agreement with two peer to peer lending platforms to refer small business loans the bank turns away.  MoolahSense and Funding Societies will now become a service provider for the far larger bank. Simultaneously, both… Read More

Finsquare Acquired by SME Marketplace Lender Lendix

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Marketplace lender Lendix has acquired short term loan specialist Finsquare. Lendix, the largest marketplace lending platform in France, said that Finsquare’s product addressed a “real demand for lenders and borrowers alike.”  The acquisition was viewed as highly complementary to the Lendix platform – an online lender… Read More

ArchOver Points to Independent Report Labeling their P2P Platform as Industry Best Practice

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In an independent report conducted by Equity Development, peer to peer lender ArchOver has received a nice affirmation of their secured lending approach. The publication entitled, “How to Make a Relatively Safe 5% PA Return” (registration required), labeled their business model as perhaps the best practice… Read More

Three US Senators Ask the GAO to Research Fintech & Peer to Peer Lending

US Sentors Merkley Brown Shaheen

In a letter addressed to the General Accounting Office (GAO), signed by Democratic Senators Jeff Merkley, Sherrod Brown, and Jeanne Shaheen, a request was made to research and make recommendations regarding Fintech and Peer to Peer / Marketplace Lending. The letter, dated April 18, 2016,… Read More

SocietyOne Tops $100 Million in Loans, Closes $25 Million Funding Round

Jason Yetton

SocietyOne, has now originated over $100 million in loans according to a release by the company this week.  SocietyOne is the largest Aussie marketplace / P2P lending platform. Australia’s “first” marketplace lending platform has also closed a $25 million funding round, according to a report… Read More

Ron Suber of Prosper: It’s About Building a Business that Lasts.

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  This past week, Lendit occurred as the annual gathering of online lending platforms and other affiliated companies from around the world. The meeting took place in San Francisco this year – the epicenter of tech innovation. In 2013, a mere three years ago, Lendit… Read More

Marketplace Lending Survey: Institutional Investors Show Increasing Optimism

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Despite a recent slowdown in the marketplace lending sector, a report authored by Wharton FinTech and Richards Kibbe & Orbe states that institutional investors remain optimistic. This optimism has been matched by increasing investment. The report based on a survey of 300 institutional investors states… Read More