Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports that Originations Keep Rising for 6th Straight Month

European peer-to-peer lender Bondora reports that originations on their platform keep on rolling in 2021. Last month, originations on the Bondora platform totaled €11,036,285—which represents a 5.9% growth rate when compared to figures from May of this year. This is reportedly the sixth straight month… Read More

Real Estate Report: Northern Ireland was Best-Performing UK Region, with Scotland, West Midlands Housing Prices Also Rising

According to the Nationwide House Price Index in the UK, the price of the average house in the country surged by 13.4% YoY in June 2021, which is the largest increase seen in more than 17 years – since November 2004, the Blend Network team… Read More

Legal Proceedings Brought by P2P Lending Platform Mintos have Recovered Investors’ Funds from Aforti Finance

Legal proceedings brought by European P2P lending platform Mintos have reportedly managed to recover investors’ money from Aforti “in full.” The Mintos team confirmed in an update, dated July 23, 2021, that all of Aforti’s outstanding investments and pending payments have “now been recovered in… Read More

Wefunder Indicates Accelerating Number of Investments

In a Tweet by Wefunder VP of Fundraising Jonny Price, the crowdfunding platform indicates it is experiencing accelerating investments on the platform. It appears that during the first 6 months of 2021, the number of investments has already topped all of the activity in the… Read More

CrowdProperty Easily Tops £800K on Seedrs in Crowdfunding Round

CrowdProperty, a leading UK-based property investment platform, looks like it may double its targeted raise on Seedrs. With a couple of weeks left on the securities offering, CrowdProperty has raised over £1.4 million on a funding goal of £800,000. According to the offering page, CrowdProperty… Read More

P2P Lender Robo.cash Shares Key Investment Strategies to Maximize Profitability

The team at Robo.cash, a Croatian peer-to-peer lender, has shared key strategies for maximizing profitability when using their platform. Robo.cash notes in a blog post that when you are selecting the best investment strategy, it is important to understand how it may benefit others and… Read More

CoinList to Allow Users to Stake Casper (CSPR) Tokens on Platform and Earn Rewards up to 14% APY

This April, over 34,000 CoinList users reportedly bought $33M in Casper (CSPR) tokens during the Casper Token Sale that was carried out on the digital asset platform. The CoinList team noted in a recent update that they are humbled by “the size and commitment of… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Reports Investing Over $264M into a Diversified Portfolio this Year

At the beginning of 2021, the team at Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” had introduced an updated version of their proprietary fund infrastructure that “enabled the creation of a unified flagship product, which aims… Read More

Assetz Capital Now Accredited as a Recovery Loan Scheme Lender

Assetz Capital has now been accredited as a recovery loan scheme lender. The team at Assetz Capital, which serves as a marketplace lending platform, notes that the lender will be delivering property-secured loans “between £250,000 and £10m” to SMEs across the United Kingdom, covering commercial… Read More

Lisa Fall, CEO of BOX Digital Markets, Waits on SEC for Regulatory Approval of Blockchain Based BSTX

  In 2018, BOX Digital Markets and tZERO entered into a joint venture that was predicted to become the world’s first regulated exchange for trading security tokens.  At the time of the announcement, it was reported that tZERO would manage the tech stack, maintenance, and… Read More

FTX Raises $900 Million at $18 Billion Valuation

Fast-growing crypto exchange FTX has raised $900 million in funding at an $18 billion valuation according to multiple reports. Investors in the company include SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, and Third Point. According to WSJ.com, other investors included Israel Englander, Alan Howard; the family of Paul Tudor… Read More

Nasdaq and Banks Join to Allow Trading in Private Company Securities

Nasdaq has joined with several large banks to create Nasdaq Private Market, an independent company that will facilitate secondary trading in private securities. As the market for initial public offerings has slowed, largely due to the excessive cost and compliance demands, more and more companies… Read More

UK based P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how to Use AutoLend Feature to Automate Lending Process

The team at UK-based P2P lender Blend Network notes that many investors active on their platform will know that they have an AutoLend feature that enables lenders to make automatic investments. Blend Network explains in a blog post that these auto investments can be made… Read More

Canada: Crypto Trading Platform CoinSquare Appoints New CEO

Coinsquare, a cryptocurrency trading platform, has announced a new CEO.  Former Tradelogiq executive Martin Piszel will succeed Stacey Hoisak who will assume a new role as President and Chief Legal Officer. Piszel will also join the Coinsquare Board of Directors. Based in Toronto, Coinsquare is registered… Read More

Bondora Platform Investors have Earned €54M to Date, while Cash Recoveries Remain Solid at Nearly €1M in June

The team at European P2P lending platform Bondora reveals that it has been another solid month of growth for recoveries. Bondora, which has seen nearly 170,000 people invest more than €455 million and have reportedly earned €54 million to date, reports that the amount of… Read More

UK’s P2P Investment Platform Kuflink Reveals it’s Working on Open Banking Updates

Kuflink Group, a platform that connects borrowers with lenders, by providing a steady flow of accessible finance and competitive interest rates, notes that their tech team has worked hard to bring new features. Kuflink‘s management writers in a blog post that together, with users’ feedback,… Read More

UK’s Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Introduces New and Improved Accounts

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, acknowledges that they understand the “stresses” and “frustrations” that small businesses go through on daily basis. Although they cannot fix everything, the company explains that they can provide you the financial “firepower” you… Read More

Lithuania based Debiitum, a Borderless Financing Platform, Reports 7,000+ Users, $8M in Deposits

The team at Lithuania-based financing platform Debitum recently published their platform statistics update for June 2021. As noted in a blog post by Debitum, the month of June was a relatively calm or quiet month for the platform. However, their team continued working hard to… Read More

European P2P Lending Platform Mintos Changes Status for E-Cash, Dziesiatka

European peer-to-peer lending platform Mintos has reportedly changed the status for E-Cash and Dziesiatka on its platform. The Mintos team writes in a blog post: “Along with proceeding with the recovery of funds from E-Cash and Dziesiatka, we are changing the status for both lending… Read More

Reg CF: The Number of FINRA Regulated Funding Portals Plateaus

  The number of FINRA regulated funding portals has plateaued in the past few months. Periodically Crowdfund Insider reviews the roster of funding portals, a new type of financial entity created by the JOBS Act of 2012. Under the Act, approved platforms may raise capital… Read More

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