Real Estate

Formerly Rich Uncles, Modiv Looks to Redefine Real Estate Investing for Individual Investors

Modiv, formerly operating as Rich Uncles, is seeking to open up real estate investing for smaller investors with unlisted REITS. Recently, the company announced the filing of a registration statement for Modiv Acquisition Corp. or “MAC SPAC” – looking to gain entry into the hot… Read More

U.S. Fintech FirstClose Announces Acquisition of HomeScout

U.S.-based fintech FirstClose announced on Tuesday it has acquired HomeScout, a real estate technology provider. According to FirstClose, HomeScout will bring together various services to the mortgage and title industries, including purchase and portfolio business solutions, lead generation, lead qualification, agent match, monitoring, and a… Read More

UK’s Prime Property Finance Platform CapitalRise Advances £2.5M Loan to Fund New Development in South West London

UK’s prime property finance platform CapitalRise has advanced a £2.5 million loan to fund a new development based in southwest London, according to a recent blog post by CapitalRise. The company – which has revealed that it had lent over £100 million to luxury property… Read More

MX Joins Forces With FormFree to Speed Up Loan Approval Process & Close More Than One Million Loans

  U.S.-based money experience company MX announced on Tuesday it has partnered with digital asset verification platform FormFree to speed up loan approval processing and close more than one million loans. According to MX, FormFree improves lenders’ ability to make more informed decisions about borrowers… Read More

Assetz Capital Looks to Boost Loan Originations with New Bridging Product

Marketplace lending platform Assetz Capital is looking to boost loan originations in 2021 with a new bridge loan product. According to the Fintech, the lending product will have a 0.65% interest rate for bridge loans from £150,000 to £5 million with LTVs to 75% and terms… Read More

Real Estate & Home Equity Lending Tech Platform LenderClose Appoints Stefanie Rupert to Board of Directors

LenderClose, a U.S.-based proprietary, real estate and home equity-focused lending platform, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Stefanie Rupert to its Board of Directors. LenderClose reported that Rupert will serve on LenderClose’s board of directors alongside Jordan and Samantha Paxson, Chief Experience Officer at CO-OP Financial Services; Nick… Read More

LendInvest Promotes Jan Gallagher

Proptech platform LendInvest has announced the promotion of Jan Gallagher from Business Development Manager to Key Account Manager for LendInvest. According to LendInvest, Gallagher joined LendInvest as a Business Development Manager in 2019 with over 30 year’s experience to source deals across the North West… Read More

SEC Concludes Fraud Case Against Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform iFunding and Co-Founder

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained final judgment concluding the fraud case against real estate crowdfunding platform iFunding and defendant William C. Skelley. iFunding was an early entrant in the real estate crowdfunding market that issued securities under Reg D 506c, a new… Read More

U.S. Fintech Obligo Announces Lease Renewal Incentive Program

Obligo, a U.S.-based fintech startup that’s focused on the real estate market, announced on Wednesday has launched a lease renewal incentive program, which is designed for residential landlords to increase retention rates, minimize the cost of concessions and provide renters with immediate cash they can… Read More

YieldStreet Launches Real Estate Opportunity Fund

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Monday the launch of the Real Estate Opportunity Fund. According to YieldStreet, the Fund will provide investors exposure to opportunistic commercial real estate investments through a relationship with Harbor Group International (HGI),… Read More

Switzerland based Proptech Properti Launches 212 New Listings in March 2021, the Most Ever for the Platform in a Month

The team at Properti,  a technology-driven real estate firm focused on modernizing residential properties in Europe, reveals that it remains focused on expanding its operations. Properti’s management noted: “As of April 1, 2021, we have expanded our team in the areas of marketing, business development,… Read More

Blend Network Says its Strategy of Funding £100-200k Flats or £200-400k Houses has Been Effective, and Might Be Even More Relevant Now

The team at UK-based Blend Network, an online P2P lender, notes that after a “short-lived” slowdown, the United Kingdom annual house price growth managed to recover with “renewed vigor” in February 2021. Blend Network writes in a blog post that January 2021 saw price growth… Read More

LendInvest Teams Up with Credit Kudos to Improve Underwriting Process via Open Banking

LendInvest has teamed up with Credit Kudos in order to improve the underwriting process via Open Banking. Through the partnership, LendInvest and Credit Kudos will aim to provide brokers and clients a more accessible and secure service. The initiative also aims to enable LendInvest with… Read More

Property Tokenization Firm RealT Selects Swiss Fintech Mt Pelerin to Support Digital Securities

RealT, a US-based real estate investment platform, has chosen Bridge Protocol, the open-source asset tokenization technology by Switzerland-based Mt Pelerin to aid in its issuance of digital securities. RealT seeks to make access to property investments via tokenization. According to RealT, investors may participate in… Read More

Blacks Solicitors Added to LendInvests BTL Legal Panel

LendInvest, a digital platform for property finance, has appointed top UK law firm Blacks Solicitors to its legal panel for its Buy-to-Let product.  Blacks Solicitors specializes in providing legal advice to owners, landlords, lenders, and tenants of commercial and residential properties. Blacks will join four… Read More

LendInvest Explains how it Leverages Open Banking, and Fintech Solutions from Equifax, Jumio to Support Business

Property finance marketplace LendInvest has published a blog post in which it’s requesting people to support the company in certain Buy-to-Let, Bridging and Development Awards. LendInvest notes that it’s a busy award season in property lending. Like most years LendInvest has been recognized for its… Read More

Mogo Launches Bitcoin Cashback Mortgage

  Canadian fintech Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO) (NASDAQ:MOGO) announced on Monday it has extended its Bitcoin cashback reward program to include MogoMortgage. Mogo reported that under the program its members who take out a new mortgage or refinance may earn up to $3,100 cashback deposited into… Read More

Andres Luts from EstateGuru Reveals how P2P Lender Leverages Tech and Human Expertise to be “Ultra-Efficient”

Andres Luts, Chief Credit Officer at EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer-to-peer lender facilitating secured loans, is responsible for managing the platform’s credit policy across several different European nations. Luts recently commented on how he approaches risk and how the platform assesses and evaluates borrowers. As noted… Read More

Digital Mortgage & Fulfillment Platform For Small to Midsize Mortgage Lenders Maxwell Raise $16.3 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Fin VC

    Maxwell, a U.S.-based digital mortgage and fulfillment platform for small to midsize mortgage lenders, announced on Thursday it raised $16.3 million Series B funding round led by Fin VC and TTV Capital with participation from Rotor Capital, The Mortgage Collaborative Emerging Technology Fund,… Read More

Global Real Estate Funding Slowed Down Significantly in Late 2020, but Brazil’s Loft Holdings Bags $425M

The global real estate fundraising activity weakened or slowed down significantly last year, according to a report from Pitchbook. Companies were, however, able to keep activity “steady” during H2 2020, but toward the end of the year, fund closings had “ground nearly to a halt,”… Read More

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