Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

China Rapid Finance Regains Compliance With New York Stock Exchange’s Continued Listing Requirements

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced on Thursday two developments that mark significant progress in regaining compliance with the New York Stock Exchange’s Continued Listing requirements. China Rapid Finance reported that it completed its 2018 financial statement audit… Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Wefunder Shares List of Funded Companies that Offer Perfect Gifts

Wefunder is the largest Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) portal in the US. While having completed Reg D offerings in the past and the occasional Reg A+ offering, Wefunder is mainly a CF portal. A Wefunder spokesperson recently shared the below comment with Crowdfund Insider: “Wefunder… Read More

Online Lending Platform October Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in the Netherlands

October Nederland, a financing platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe, celebrated its one-year anniversary on October 31, 2019. The firm’s application to operate as a Netherlands-based lending platform was approved last year by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. October (formerly… Read More

Robocash Tops $500 Million Loans Issued

Robocash Group is reporting that during Q3 of 2019 cumulative loan volume across their lending platforms amounted to $500 million. According to Robocash, in Q3 2019 Russia had 63% of all loans issued, Kazakhstan – 15% and Spain – 4%. At the same time, the… Read More

LendInvest Expands Into Scotland with Buy-to-Let Offering

Online property finance platform LendInvest has announced the expansion of its services into Scotland. LendInvest will offer Buy-to-Let property financing as the “Scottish property market booms.” LendInvest states that recent research shows that property prices in Scotland have soared to an 11 year high, with… Read More

RBC Confirms It Has Filed Patent Regarding Possible Crypto Trading Platform

A spokesperson for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has confirmed that the top 5 Canadian bank has filed patents for crypto trading platform technology. The spokesperson would not confirm plans to launch, however. “(L)ike many other organizations,” Jean Francois Thibault told The Logic Monday, “(RBC) files patent… Read More

BnkToTheFuture Invests in Broker Dealer BMI Capital

BnkToTheFuture alongside Coinstreet Partners has invested in US Broker-Dealer BMI Capital, according to a company release. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. BnkToTheFuture said it plans to bring security tokens to institutional investors in both the US and Asia facilitated by the BMI Capital…. Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Touts Performance Over Past 5 Years

Fundrise, a digital marketplace for real estate investments, is distributing an email touting platform returns. Fundrise started as a single property investment crowdfunding platform that has since migrated over to an unlisted REIT platform offering a diverse group of “eREITs” or funds targeting different sectors… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Boosts Fintech Cooperation with Canada, Tightens Relationship with Banque de France

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the leading financial regulator and central bank of Singapore, has announced renewed cooperation on Fintech with Canadian Securities Regulators while simultaneously announcing a tighter relationship with the Banque de France. The announcements were released during Singapore’s annual Fintech Week… Read More

Bittrex Crypto Exchange to Release Funds of Customers Living in Sanctioned Regions

Bittrex, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Seattle, has sent a letter to customers who had funds frozen in 2017 because they were trading from sanctioned regions stating that affected parties may now withdraw their funds to another exchange. “It’s been a few years that @BittrexExchange disabled… Read More

LendingClub Shifts More Employees Away from San Francisco, Gains Recognition as Top Utah Workplace

The Salt Lake Tribune has named LendingClub (NYSE: LC) as the number one top workplace in Utah for mid-sized companies. The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage. Additionally, LendingClub was recognized with a special award:… Read More

ICYMI – The Sunday Times Removes Inaccurate Article about Seedrs, Posts Clarification

In case you missed it, the Sunday Times has removed a questionable article published about Seedrs this past August. In August, the Times covered the fact that Seedrs was in “advanced stages in a fundraising discussion”  as did Crowdfund Insider on the same day. The… Read More

Property Investment Platform CapitalRise Receives Backing of Revolt Ventures

CapitalRise has received the backing of Revolt Ventures, the VC portion of the multi-billion dollar real estate investment company Meyer Bergman. According to a note from CapitalRise, Revolut Ventures has provided £1 million in equity funding for the early stage Fintech. The investment from Revolut Ventures… Read More

Long Known for its Nominee Structure, Seedrs Adds Direct Investment Option for Issuers, Investors

Leading investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced a new feature – the ability to offer a direct investment in a company raising capital online. Seedrs has long been known for its “Nominee” structure, a type of special purpose vehicle (SPV) that benefits both issuers and… Read More

San Francisco-based AngelList Launches New India-Focused Venture Capital and Angel Fund

San Francisco-based AngelList, a platform facilitating online capital formation and job-seekers interested in working at startups, has launched a new India-focused venture capital and angel fund, according to a report in the Economic Times. The newly launched fund will allow individuals to raise relatively small… Read More

Report: P2P Lender Zopa Nears Launch of Digital Bank Offshoot in the United Kingdom

Zopa, a peer-to-peer (P2P) money lending platform that allows borrowers and lenders to deal directly with each other (cutting out the banks who serve as intermediaries), is nearing the launch of its new digital bank offshoot in the United Kingdom. The company will conduct a… Read More

Five Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Registered to Operate in Finland

Five virtual currency service providers (VASPS) have now been authorized by Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) to provide cryptocurrency services in the region. The five firms must also comply with EU anti-money laundering laws and will be subject to inspection. As well, in announcing the registered… Read More

Equisafe and Masteos Plan Rental Investment Platform Facilitated by Blockchain

Tokenization platform Equisafe and Masteos will soon launch a marketplace for pooling rental investments between individuals via the blockchain, according to a note from Equisafe. The platform named RENT was created by Equisafe and by Masteos, a consulting and rental property management company.  Equisafe explained… Read More

Seedrs Updates Secondary Market Platform for Crowdfunded Securities

Seedrs, a leading UK based investment crowdfunding platform, has updated its secondary marketplace for crowdfunded securities. Seedrs is unique in the fact that it is providing an effective liquidity path for private securities that have raised capital on its platform.  Crowdfunded securities are typically an… Read More

CrowdStreet Raises $12 Million in Series C Funding: CEO Tore Steen Plans Thoughtful Expansion

CrowdStreet, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has raised $12 million in a Series C funding round from its “community of individual  investors and commercial real estate sponsors.” CrowdStreet leveraged its own platform to raise the growth capital. CrowdStreet also reported that it is on track… Read More

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