Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

Crowdfunding platforms and other online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, marketplace lending and real estate platforms.

China Rapid Finance Debuts Up to $20 Million Share Repurchase Program

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced earlier this week the launch of its new share repurchase program, which allows the lender to authorized the repurchase of its ordinary shares in the form of American depositary shares with an aggregate… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Business Index Reveals: Strong Economy Leads to Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages at Big Banks in July 2018

Biz2Credit recently announced the results of its latest small business lending index, which revealed that small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another high point in July 2018. The index notably examines more than 1,000 credit applications made by small businesses through Biz2Credit’s online lending platform. According… Read More

Crowdcube Tops £500 Million in Pledged Crowdfunding Investment

Crowdcube, a leading UK crowdfunding platform, has topped £500 million in “pledged investment” for listed early stage and growth firms. The company reports that half a billion pounds pledged has resulted in 700 successful funding rounds which include some high profile names. Crowdcube was founded… Read More

Alarmtab Security System Gaining Ground on Companisto: Providing Security Against Intruders

Companisto continues to have successful raises on its platform.  The latest ongoing success is with Alarmtab UG. With its patented Bluetosec wireless technology, Alarmtab is looking to set global standards for security systems for intruder alarms, fire prevention and emergency calls.  In order to jump to… Read More

Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange: Binance LCX Announces Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange for Both Retail & Institutional Investors

The Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) has announced its intent to launch a portfolio of services for digital assets. The new exchange will be built in partnership with Binance to provide a fiat to crypto exchange. The new exchange, entitled Binance LCX, will also include crypto custody…. Read More

Prosper Releases 2018 Second Quarter Results

Online lender Prosper announced earlier this week the release of its 2018 second quarter results. According to Prosper, year-over-year loan originations increased 12% to $867 million, Net Loss decreased 70% to ($12.6) million and Adjusted EBITDA has also increased 31% to $8.8 million. Highlights of the… Read More

Fundrise Updates on Ongoing Reg A+ Offering: 4.4 Million Shares Sold so Far

Fundrise, an online real estate investment platform, has filed an updated Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission that provides insight into their ongoing share offering. Fundrise commenced a securities offering for “Rise Companies Corp.” back at the beginning of 2017. When first revealed,… Read More

SeedInvest Recognized in Inc. 5000 as Fast Growing Financial Service

Investment crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list as the 4th fastest growing financial services firm in the US. Coming in at number 117 overall, being recognized in the top 10 in financial services is an impressive accomplishment for the… Read More

FundedByMe Appoints Emma Leven as Group CFO

FundedByMe, a multi-national investment crowdfunding platform, has appointed Emma Levén as the new group CFO. This new role is part of FundedByMe’s ongoing expansion plans. Levén, previously CFO at Swedeltaco AB, has a background in international growth and public offerings and is described as a… Read More

StreetShares Relocates Headquarters In Order to Accommodate Growth

Financing military veteran-owned small businesses lender StreetShares announced on Tuesday it has relocated its Virginia headquarters in order to accommodate the growth of its team. The lending platform’s headquarters will now be located at 1900 Campus Commons Drive #200 in Reston, Virginia. Founded in 2013, StreetShares describes itself as America’s… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Announces Equity Stake Acquisition in Indonesian Online Lending Platform Musketeer

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX) announced on Tuesday it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a 20% equity stake in Musketeer Group Inc., an Indonesian online lending platform that offers consumption installment loans, for approximately $1.6 million, and simultaneously completed the acquisition.  As… Read More

Perspective: FCA Regulatory Shift on P2P May Help Bolster Sector & Build Trust with Investors

The Financial Conduct Authority will Update Rules for Loan Based Crowdfunding. Crowd2Fund CEO Chris Hancock Shares His Perspective. The growth and success of P2P lending, and its positive effect on the UK economy, cannot be disputed. Initially starting out as curiosity during the depths of… Read More

Smoothie Operator: PACK’D Smoothie Kits Now Overfunding on Crowdcube

Producing over two million Smoothie Kits, PACK’D is a natural nutrition brand on a mission to fuel potential. Grown from a Prince’s Trust market stall to one of the UK’s ‘Top 50 Startups’, the company now has over 1500 product listings including Sainsburys and Ocado…. Read More

Funding Societies Tops S$ 200 Million in SME Crowdfunded Loans

Singapore based Funding Societies, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform in Southeast Asia, has topped S$ 200 million mark in total crowdfunded SME loans. Funding Societies notes that this accomplishment arrives just 6 months after crossing S$ 100 million in January of this year. The… Read More

Fintech Sancus Expands Operations in Ireland with New Hires

The Sancus BMS Group has expanded their business in Ireland with two new appointments from the property finance sector. According to Sancus, Michael Mooney has joined the Group as Managing Director of Sancus BMS (Ireland) Limited and Geoff Savage as Director of Lending. Sancus CEO Andrew… Read More

Overfunding: PledgeMe Secures $500,000 Funding Target in Four Days Through Self-Running Crowdfunding Campaign

Less than a week after launching its own equity crowdfunding campaign, New Zealand-based PledgeMe has successfully secured its initial $500,000 funding target from more than 200 investors. As previously reported, PledgeMe was launched in 2012 and claims to be the first project-based crowdfunding platform in New… Read More

Ning Tang, CEO of CreditEase, Shares Insight into P2P Lending in China

Ning Tang, founder and CEO of CreditEase – a huge Chinese Fintech that started as just a peer to peer lending platform, recently spoke to Bloomberg in Asia. CreditEase is also the majority shareholder of US listed online lender Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) Tang provided an interesting… Read More

ICO Founder Claims Binance Crypto Exchange Asked $2.5 Million to List Token

The Twitterverse was aflutter over the past two days after the founder of a forked version of Ethereum called “Expanse” claimed the Binance crypto exchange asked him to pay 400 bitcoins (worth about $2.5 million) to list his crypto token there. Subsequent tweets by Franko… Read More

Aspen Coins for Sale: Templum Markets Issues First Tokenized Security with St. Regis Aspen Resort

Templum Markets is now offering Aspen Coins – a tokenized security by Aspen Digital. According to Templum, each token represents a single share of common stock in the St. Regis Aspen Resort. Offered under Reg D 506c, the security exemption utilized by most issuers of… Read More

Hexindai Further Strengthens Risk Control to Better Protect Investors

Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX), a China-based peer to peer lender, announced on Friday it has further strengthened its risk control system to better protect investors throughout the entire process of borrower acquisition, risk-based pricing, post-loan management, and default risk coverage through its new comprehensive, stable and efficient asset… Read More