Peer-to-peer finance platform for business Assetz Capital announced on Thursday it has partnered with financial account aggregator and marketplace, Bud, to expand lender base. Bud’s Market+ is described as a service that allows users to connect and interact with a host of third-party services ranging from loans, investment and foreign currency and add them to their personal dashboard for future use.
The online lender revealed that starting today Bud users will be able to add their Assetz Capital account to their Bud portfolio, which will ensure that all their investments and finances are visible on one straightforward and easy to use portal. Assetz Capital then noted that following this, there will be two further stages to the Bud and its’ partnership, leading to full API integration and offering special features.
Assetz Capital shared that the partnership will also open up a further investor base for Assetz Capital through Bud’s white label solution to banks. Bud’s features, such as its discovery engine will introduce lenders that match a specific criteria to Assetz Capital’s offerings alongside other alternative options. Stuart Law, CEO and founder of Assetz Capital commented:
“Bud has made great progress and is an innovative and forward thinking money platform, similar in several ways to Assetz Capital. We are always looking for new opportunities to partner with likeminded businesses and our collaboration with Bud will help to promote to consumers that otherwise might not have yet discovered Assetz Capital. We’re already in talks about working even closer with Bud going forward, so it’s a certainly a partnership to keep an eye on.”
Alan Walsh, Head of Network & Partnerships at Bud added:
“Assetz Capital is a very welcome addition to the Bud’s Market+. The product offerings, management team, success to date and blue-sky vision of the future all add to the strong ethos of their business, and something we believe we can help them to achieve through the Bud platform. We are excited at the plans we have discussed to date and look forward to collaborating.”
Bud is regulated by the FCA and recently won Innovation of the Year at the British Bank Awards 2017 for its on-demand and hyper-personalised service to consumers.