Peer to Peer Platforms Put on Notice: FCA Sends Out Dear CEO Letter to Online Lenders

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This morning every P2P platform received a Dear CEO letter from the FCA, stating that platforms should not facilitate loans to a party who lends those monies onwards, unless that party is authorised for accepting deposits.  The issue here is really with the underlying lenders… Read More

LandBay, Proplend, & FundingSecure Named Top Three UK Property P2P Lending Platforms

On Tuesday, 4thWay writer, Matthew Howard released his very own assessment on the top three property P2P lending platforms are in the UK. The three he selected were LandBay, Proplend, and FundingSecure. In his selection, Howard ranked the lenders based on their features and opportunities… Read More

InvestCloud Opens Innovation Center for Financial Startups & Institutions in Los Angeles

Global fintech firm InvestCloud announced on Wednesday the launch of its innovation center for financial startups and institutions, which is located at its Pacific Design Center headquarters in Los Angeles. According to InvestCloud, the center will now enable teams from banks, wealth managers, and other financial services… Read More

Lendio Unveils New Marketplace Lending Franchise Program

Marketplace for small business loans, Lendio, on Tuesday it is expanding the reach and availability of its small business lending options with the launch of its new franchise program. The lender claims that this is an industry “first of its kind” program. Lendio stated that… Read More

Funding Circle Receives Additional $100 Million From CIM Through U.S. Business Multi-Year Agreement

SME lender Funding Circle announced on Wednesday that Community Investment Management (CIM), an investment firm focused on marketplace lending, will finance an additional $100 million in loans to businesses originated through Funding Circle in the U.S. According to the online lending platform, the multi-year agreement… Read More

Prominent Fintech Investor & Prosper President Ron Suber Invests in Money360, Joins as Strategic Advisor

Ron Suber, Prosper Marketplace President and prominent Fintech investor, has taken a stake in Money360 – a fast growing real estate investment marketplace.  Suber will also play an active role as a Strategic Advisor to Money360 to help boost platform growth. Money360 has grown exponentially…. Read More

CoAssets Announces Board & Management Shakeup

CoAssets Limited (ASX: CA8), a crowdfunding platform specializing in facilitating funding for real estate and small to medium-sized enterprises, announced on Wednesday board and management changes as the company plans for its next phase of growth. According to CoAssets, Nicholas Ong will be stepping down as… Read More

SyndicateRoom CEO Comments on FCA Announcement on IPO Reform

SyndicateRoom, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, has been championing IPO reform for some time now.  Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, CEO and co-founder of SyndicateRoom, welcomed the announcement earlier today that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a consultation paper addressing existing shortcomings in the IPO… Read More

FCA Publishes Consultation Paper Seeking to Improve the IPO Process

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a consultation paper on the initial public offering (IPO) process. The paper is part of an initiative designed to reform the UK IPO ecosystem by improving the quality of information provided to market participants. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director… Read More

BCN Biotech News: Bionure Overfunding & Nearing 1M€ on Capital Cell

Valued at 9,400,000€, Bionure is overfunding on Capital Cell, raising more than 975,422€ from over 210 investors for 9.27% equity for its neuroprotector and myelin regenerator drug which treat Multiple Sclerosis. Bionure is a biotech-based company that is developing a new drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, a… Read More

Irish Biotech Hibergene Diagnostics Links with SyndicateRoom for Series B Round

Hibergene Diagnostics has linked with SyndicateRoom for its Series B round alongside key institutional investor, Cantor Fitzgerald. Hibergene, an Irish medical diagnostics company that specialises in the urgent diagnosis of potentially fatal human infectious diseases, has developed what it believes to be a simple, easy to use and low… Read More


P2P Bitcoin Marketplace Remitano Expanding Globally

Vietnam-based peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace platform Remitano is continuing its global expansion into the English-speaking market. Remitano is already operating in the U.S., Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. Cryptocoins News reported that CEO and Co-Founder Dung Huynh who is also the company’s Lead Product… Read More

TLC Manager Confirms Kickstarter-Funded Album is Tentatively Scheduled For June 2017 Release

Bill Diggins, the manager of TLC, announced on Monday an update about the all-girl group’s Kickstarter-funded album, which is tentatively scheduled to be released at the end of June 2017. TLC hit the crowdfunding platform in 2015 to raise $150,000 for their fifth and final album. The group, which originally… Read More

CommonBond Launches New Scholarship Program to Fund Education

CommonBond, an online lender that provides student loan refinancing as well as personal loans, has launched a new scholarship program. CommonBond has now lent almost a billion dollars to fund education and they see an opportunity to help make student loans more affordable by launching a… Read More

Monzo Opens Pre-Registration For New Crowdcube Campaign & Quickly Attracts £5.8 Million in Interest

App-only bank Monzo (formally know as Mondo) announced on Tuesday it opened pre-registration for its new equity crowdfunding campaign. Originally seeking £2.5 million, the company has attracted more than £5.8 million in interest so far. As previously reported, Monzo launched its first crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and raised… Read More

Overfunding: Fashion Brand ME+EM Quickly Raises £700,000 on Crowdcube

UK-based fashion brand ME+EM recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £700,000. Within a matter of days, the initiative has successfully secured its funding target from more than 300 investors. ME+EM describes itself as a UK fashion in the direct-to-consumer movement. It… Read More

Kickstarter Alum IAMRUNBOX Successfully Secures €100,000 Funding Target on FundedByMe

IAMRUNBOX, an active lifestyle brand that has created light backpack and carriers for active commuters, has successfully secured its initial €100,000 through its crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe. The company raised SEK 260,079 during its Kickstarter initiative last fall.  The company, which launched its first product online in January 2015,… Read More

Symbid Forms New Partnership With Knab Crowdfunding

On Tuesday, Symbid announced it formed a partnership with Knab Crowdfunding. This news comes just a few days after the crowdfunding platform revealed its collaboration with PortXL-World Port Accelerator. The Symbid team shared that both their platform and Knab Crowdfunding offer crowdfunding, both focus on… Read More

Biz2Credit Announces Partnership with Payment Processor BluePay to Expand Clients’ Access to Capital

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with BluePay, a provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions for merchants and suppliers in North America. According to Biz2Credit, the partnership will create a new co-branded landing page hosted by BluePay will provide its clients with access to Biz2Credit’s… Read More

Crowdcube Announces Winners of the 2017 Funded Club Awards

On Tuesday, Crowdcube announced the winners of the 2017 Funded Club Awards. This event celebrates businesses that have successfully secured their minimum funding targets through the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform. While sharing details about the Funded Club awards, the Crowdcube team stated: “We celebrated our 6th… Read More