Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

Online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, investment crowdfunding, security token platforms and more.

Lithuania based Debitum, which Provides Borderless Small Business Financing, Reports that it Now Offers Profitable Investment Tools

Lithuania-based Debitum, which offers borderless small business financing, notes that December 2020 was the month that “concluded a great year” for the platform. During 2020, Debitum managed to reach several key milestones: more than 3 million EUR outstanding portfolio, more than 20 million EUR of… Read More

New York AG: Bitfinex to Stop Trading with New York Residents, Pay Penalty and Add Disclosure. Bitfinex Thanks AG’s Office for their Cooperation and Professionalism

Letitia James, Attorney General of New York, says that Bitfinex must stop allowing trading for New York investors. The AG says that Bitfinex’s activities are “illegal” in New York.  The agreement requires Bitfinex and Tether to discontinue any trading activity with New Yorkers while paying… Read More

EstateGuru Financed €14M in Loans in Jan 2021, Borrowers Repaid 61 Loans worth €11.3M, Defaults Up 6%

EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer-to-peer lender facilitating secured loans, notes that the first month of this year was a “successful” one for the platform’s borrowers and investors. EstateGuru revealed that they’ve financed a total of €14 million worth of loans. The P2P lender also confirmed that… Read More

European Online Lending Marketplace Mintos Reveals that Many More Women Investors Joined Platform in 2020

Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos reveals that women now help make up 15% of the total number of investors on their platform, with a 43% year-over-year (YoY) growth during 2020. Mintos noted in a blog post that in total, women on the platform have managed to… Read More

Multiple Funding Portals Enlist Vertalo as Digital Transfer Agent as Improvements to Reg CF Near

Vertalo, a digital transfer agent has signed agreements with multiple FINRA regulated funding portals that issue securities under Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding). According to a statement from Vertalo, Netshares, Fundopolis, FundersUSA, Infrashares, and Raise Green have each agreed to use the Vertalo service. The agreements… Read More

Broadridge Unveils Wealth Lending Network Marketplace

U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) announced on Monday the launch of its new wealth lending network marketplace. According to Broadridge, the marketplace will connect wealth managers to banks and other financial institutions as well as enable wealth manager of all sizes to offer securities-based… Read More

Assetz Capital Originates £5 Million Development Loan via CBILS for Forge Care said to Create 80 New Jobs

Assetz Capital says it has originated a loan via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to a specialist residential childcare development that has created 80 jobs in Warwickshire. According to the peer-to-peer lender, a £5 million development loan has been provided to Forge Care,… Read More

UK’s CBILS Scheme has Become Viable Investment Opportunity for Credit Funds and Specialty Lenders

An article from Global Capital notes that more securitizations of United Kingdom government-backed SME loans are being carried out in private. Last month, Funding Circle had reportedly finalized a deal with Sixth Street and Barclays. Since the UK’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was… Read More

Chris Macklin from Assetz Capital Explains how P2P Lender Managed the Platform Loan Book During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chris Macklin, Chief Risk Officer at Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, has provided a loan book update. As noted in a blog post by Assetz Capital, Macklin explained how the platform managed the loan book during the COVID-19 pandemic and shared… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Explains how Long-Term Net Return Is Most Appropriate Way to Measure their Performance for Investors

Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” notes that it’s hard to imagine a single person or industry who may have been left untouched by the unprecedented events of 2020 (following the COVD-19 outbreak). Fundrise is… Read More

SME Lender October Confirms that French Government has Extended State-Guaranteed Loans Program to June 2021

European online lender October notes that in March 2020, the French State had announced a package of €300 billion in State-guaranteed loans (PGE) in order to support small and medium-sized enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the amendment voted on in April 2020, lending marketplaces… Read More

Latvian P2P Lender Grupeer Reports that they’ve Prepared Most of the Paperwork to Begin Legal Enforcement of Collecting Loans

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer noted on February 19, 2021 that last year, they had informed everyone that they were planning to “aggressively” pursue claims against the Loan Originators that were in default. Grupeer confirmed that they had prepared “most of the necessary… Read More

Zoe Adamovicz, CEO at Neufund, Reveals how Blockchain or DLT enabled Crowdfunding Platforms can Streamline Investment Process

Zoe Adamovicz, CEO and Co-founder of Neufund, recently explained how a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered fundraising platform actually works. Neufnd was established in 2016 and its main value proposition involves democratizing access to funding for  entrepreneurs and also to make it more convenient… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Funding Societies, an Online Capital Formation Platform, Reports S$2 Billion in Business Financing Disbursals

Southeast Asia-based Funding Societies, a digital financing platform, has revealed that it has made S$2 billion (appr. $1.5 billion) in disbursals of business financing to SMEs across the region as the company enters its sixth year of offering loans. Funding Societies’ management noted that the… Read More

Brickowner Launches Secondary Market for Property Investments

Brickowner, a property investment platform, has launched a secondary market for securities purchased on their site. Investors may now buy and sell their securities for properties funded on the Brickowner platform. The London-based investment site said this brings liquidity to investments that originated on their… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Explains how Platform Users Can Successfully Complete Digital Identity Verification Process on Platform

Bondora, a European peer to peer lender, notes that if you’re new to their platform and haven’t had the chance to verify your identity yet, then you should know that your (true) identity is “vital” to the authentication process, as the information you provide helps… Read More

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube Celebrates Tenth Birthday

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube celebrated its tenth birthday on Tuesday.  As previously reported, Crowdcube describes itself as a leading equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs of startups and growing businesses to connect with potential investors. The portal notably is dedicated to helping UK entrepreneurs raise funds… Read More

First Digital Securities Issuance Platform Simetria Receives No Action Letter from Israel Securities Authority

Simetria has received a no-action letter from the Israel Securities Authority. Simetria says it will launch the first digital securities offering platform at some point in May 2021. Simetria added that it has also requested a permit that would allow it to settle digital securities… Read More

Silicon Prairie Moves Forward with ATS

Silicon Prairie, a funding portal as well as a broker-dealer, has noted that it has filed for an Alternative Trading System (ATS) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The intent is to provide liquidity for traditionally illiquid securities like securities issued under Reg CF in… Read More

FundedByMe Co-Founder Daniel Daboczy Appointed CEO of Technicorum, Creator of KingSwap

Technicorum Holdings has announced that Daniel Daboczy, c0-founder of international crowdfunding platform FundedByMe, has been selected as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Daboczy announced that he was stepping down as CEO of FundedByMe back in November of 2020. Technicorum Holdings, based in Singapore, is… Read More

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