Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

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

Lending Works Selects Credit Kudos to Power New Open Banking Initiative

On Monday, Credit Kudos, a challenger credit bureau, and Lending Works, a fast-growing peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, announced they were teaming up to launch a new Open Banking initiative, which is described as a secure way for banking customers to take control of their financial data. According… Read More

Sharein Reports Year-End Revenue of £700,000 to October 2017, More than 3 Times the Previous Year

ShareIn, a SaaS platform for the crowdfunding sector, announced on Tuesday it has seen revenues triple in the past 12 months and has matured from a startup to become a profitable scale up. The company reported it is going from strength to strength with the announcement… Read More

Assetz Capital Announces Appointments of Jason Roper, David Hardman, & Karl Kent

On Tuesday, Assetz Capital announced the appointment of three new members of its team. Jason Roper was named Relationship Director for the North West; David Hardman was appointed Credit Manager, and Karl Kent was named Remote Relationship Director for South Yorkshire. According to Assetz Capital, Kent joined… Read More

LendInvest Announces Launch of Buy-to-Let Online Calculator for Intermediaries

On Tuesday, LendInvest announced the launch of its new buy-to-let (BTL) online calculator for intermediaries. According to LendInvest, the calculator is considered the latest in a series of ongoing improvements to the lender’s online calculators, aimed at making the loan application process as easy and straightforward… Read More

Finnest Expands Online Financing to Larger Corporations, Adds Institutional Investors

Debt based crowdinvesting platform Finnest is expanding its offering to large corporates and institutional investors. Finnest is an interesting online lender operating in the DACH countries. The peer to peer platform was launched to provide SME funding supported by individual investors but the company is… Read More

Hasbro Unveils New Crowdfunding Platform & Launches Campaign For Star Wars Toy

Toy brand Hasbro recently announced the launch of its new crowdfunding platform, HasLab. According to the company, HASLAB is a platform that hopes to bring dream products into the hands of fans. It was reported: “With your support, our goal is to make products that are… Read More

StartEngine Index: Slow January follows Robust December as Reg CF Tops $90 Million

StartEngine, one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, produces a monthly index focusing on Reg CF – the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions. The snapshot is an interesting perspective on sector progress. The most recent Index, published last week, indicates $90.7… Read More

Fundrise Reports 2017 Performance. Total Return for the Year Stands at 11.44%

Fundrise, a leading online real estate investment platform, has just sent out an email sharing their 2017 aggregate performance. In brief, this is what Fundrise reported; “In 2017, Fundrise investments earned an 11.44%* total return on investment, including over $16 million in dividends paid out… Read More

CrowdProperty Announces IFISA Launch Date

CrowdProperty, a UK-based specialist property peer to peer (P2P) lending platform, announces it is set to launch its IFISA on February 23rd. According to the lender, existing lenders will be able to take advantage of this year’s ISA allowance of up to £20k and transfer existing ISA… Read More

Better Mortgage Milestone: Hits $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans Funded Since January 2016 Launch

Better Mortgage, a digital mortgage company working to improve access to home financing through transparency, honest guidance, and zero loan officer commissions, announced on Friday it has funded more than $1 billion dollars in mortgage loans to date. The platform, which launched in January 2016, claims… Read More

EnergyFunders Announces Plans For Upcoming Blockchain Technology Platform

EnergyFunders, an online marketplace connecting investors to oil and gas projects, announced on Friday it will unveil its very own version of a blockchain technology platform by the end of February 2018, with a later planned secondary market. According to EnergyFunders, the new blockchain technology is claimed to be the… Read More

SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership

After France, Spain and Italy, Lendix is launching operations in Germany and the Netherlands. The company reaffirms its strategy to be first to market with a pan-European strategy, leveraging its marketplace business model through the addition of local teams. “We’re not pivoting. We’re remaining true… Read More

Disrupting Goldman Sachs: Polymath Wants to Create a New Investment Banking Paradigm with Initial Coin Offerings

Investment banking is a highly profitable business. Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most prominent investment bank in the world, raked in $32 billion during fiscal 2017 with the majority of this revenue driven specifically by investment banking. Yet arguably, much of the value that is provided… Read More

Jinglz All the Way: Mobile Advertiser Closes in on StartEngine Reg CF Campaign Goal

With 13 days remaining on its campaign, Jinglz has nabbed more than $728K from over 878 investors on its StartEngine Reg CF equity crowdfunding campaign. Jinglz builds products that aim to create measurable, positive change in the mobile advertising space. The startup’s new technology uses mobile device… Read More

P2P Lender Lendy Releases Financial Results: Pretax Profits Rise to £3.3 Million

Peer to peer lending platform Lendy has released its audited accounts for 2016, showing profits before tax rising to £3.3 million compared to £53,000 in 2015. The company reports that since launch in 2012, Lendy has originated over £376 million in secured loans generating £36… Read More

​Innovate Finance Announces Finalists for 2018 FinTech Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the membership organization that represents the UK’s global FinTech community, announced on Thursday the finalists for the 2018 FinTech Pitch 360 Competition, which is sponsored by Intel and hosted by Chris Denson of Innovation Crush. The event is set to take place on… Read More

University of Huddersfield Lends to More Than 2,000 UK Small Businesses through Funding Circle Partnership

On Tuesday, Funding Circle announced the University of Huddersfield has reportedly led to more than 2,000 UK small businesses through its partnership with the online lending platform that allowed the University to became the first to lend directly to businesses through a lending platform. According… Read More

Target Teams Up With HoneyFund to Add Cash Gifts to Wedding Registries

Earlier this week, retail giant Target reportedly announced it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform for honeymoons, HoneyFund, to integrate the funding portal’s registry services to the retailer’s wedding registries. According to TechCrunch, Target decided to partner with HoneyFund because the funding portal is looking… Read More

Crowdcube Update: 500,000 Users & £400 Million Invested on the UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform

On Wednesday, Crowdcube announced half a million users have pledged over £400 million, of which £310 million has been successfully invested through its equity crowdfunding platform. the funding portal went on to list key stats about the crowd: The average investment size from an individual… Read More

Huge: Mintos Online Lending Marketplace Surpasses $500 Million in Just Three Years

Mintos, an online marketplace that provides individuals with a simplified way to invest in loans originated by a variety of alternative lending companies around the world, has announced a new milestone having topped the half a billion euro mark in cumulative investments by investors. Reportedly,… Read More