Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

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

LendInvest Completes £259 Million Securitization Transaction

LendInvest, a UK-based online marketplace for mortgages, announced on Monday it has securitized £259 million of UK prime Buy-to-Let mortgage loans in an oversubscribed RMBS transaction. LendInvest claims it is the UK’s first marketplace platform to securitise its own assets and the securitization received an… Read More

Bitmex Partners with Cryptocompare on Futures Data

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Crypto exchange Bitmex has formed a partnership with CryptoCompare, a provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, to provide real-time cryptocurrency futures dataset to institutional investors via the Refinitiv Eikon terminal. BitMex has always targeted professional traders and institutions. The exchange claims to be the “world’s… Read More

Kabbage Forms New Partnership with BTEA to Fuel Access to Funding for Women & Minority-Owned Businesses

Kabbage announced on Friday it has teamed up with the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA), to provide access to fast and flexible small business funding for BTEA members through its global financial service platform. According to Kabbage, the collaboration will support women and minority-owned business… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Approves Three Digital Asset Exchanges

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has approved three digital asset exchanges as “Recognized Market Operators” (RMOs) to establish and operate digital asset exchanges (DAX) in Malaysia. Malaysia is known for its support of Fintech innovation in general and recently updated online capital formation rules to… Read More

LendingClub Re-Elects Board Members, Approves Reverse Stock Split

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) held its annual meeting this week. On the list of matters requiring shareholder approval were several important items. First, two Directors were re-elected. The election of Susan Athey and John C. (Hans) Morris was approved. Both will serve until 2022 unless events change…. Read More

STO: Invest Fiat or Crypto in Shares of Real Estate Debt on OpenLTV [u]

OpenLTV is a new platform that seeks to offer investors access to secured real estate debt in tokenized form. Investors may participate in the offering either with fiat or crypto via a partnership with Paxos. According to a release from OpenLTV, qualified investors can earn… Read More

Fintech Younited Credit Completes First Securitization, Rated by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s

Online lender Younited Credit has completed its first public securitization transaction: Youni 2019-1, listed on Euronext, Paris. Youni 2019-1 is the first public securitization carried out by a Fintech in continental Europe. Younited Credit claims to be the first Fintech in the world to earn,… Read More

Assetz Capital Reportedly Surpasses Bridging & SME Lending Milestones

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital has reportedly surpassed both bridging and SME lending milestones. According to Bridging and Commercial, the online lender has provided more than £100 million in bridging finance and £50 million in SME funding.  Speaking about the latest milestone, Damien Druce,… Read More

Chainalysis Partners with Lendingblock on AML/KYC in Advance of FATF Guidance

Crypto forensics firm Chainalysis has partnered with Lendingblock, the institutional lending exchange for digital assets. Chainalysis will provide AML/KYC technology to Lendingblock. Lendingblock allows hedge funds, exchanges, asset managers, etc. to find liquidity and facilitate strategies, in the digital asset sector. Lendingblock is regulated by… Read More

Report: Former Bitmain CEO Working to Create “Biggest OTC (Crypto) Desk…Overnight”

Jihan Wu, departed CEO and co-founder of the world’s largest crypto-mining hardware producer, Bitmain, will launch an OTC cryptocurrency custody and trading desk called Matrix within a month, sources to  The Block report. The unnamed commenters also believe the exchange will have a tremendous advantage in… Read More

Lendio Appoints Denada Ramnishta As New Senior Vice President of Lender & Partner Strategy

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday it has appointed Denada Ramnishta as its new Senior Vice President of Lender and Partner Strategy. Prior to being promoted to this position, Ramnishta was formerly Head of Business Development and Partnerships. In her new role, she… Read More

Following VC round Standard Tokenization Protocol to Issue IEO on Bittrexx

Following a recent VC round where they raised a reported $7 million,  Standard Tokenization Protocol Partner is now pursuing an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) by partnering with Malta-based Bittrex International. Bill Shihara of Bittrex International said that every action they take is guided by their… Read More

BlockState to Raise Capital via Self Hosted STO

Security tokenization platform BlockState will raise capital via its own website, according to a note from the firm. BlockState, a Switzerland-based blockchain focused company, will commence the sale for equity tokens beginning June 18, 2019. BlockState said its intent was to showcase the entire security… Read More

Israeli Supreme Court Orders Bank Leumi to Restore Banking to Bits of Gold Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Israeli Supreme Court has ordered Bank Leumi to restore services to cryptocurrency exchange platform Bits of Gold, according to a blog post. Bank Leumi had been previously ordered to restore banking to Bits of Gold last February, but that order was only temporary and Bank… Read More

LendingClub Hires New Chief Marketing Officer to Boost Consumer Brand

Marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has appointed Alexandra Shapiro as their new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). This will be LendingClub’s first CMO since current CEO Scott Sanborn was elevated from that role to manage the Fintech lender. According to a note from LendingClub, Shapiro will… Read More

RealCrowd Says HNW Investors Poised to Boost Real Estate Investments in 2019

Real estate crowdfunding platform RealCrowd reports that High Net Worth (HNW) investors are looking to increase their portfolio of real estate investments during 2019. According to a survey by the Fintech platform, 53% of surveyed HNW individuals expect to make “two-to-four direct real estate investments… Read More

Crypto Custody Platform Paxos Hires Former NYDFS Manager as GC and Chief Compliance Officer

Paxos, a regulated crypto custody and investment platform, has selected Daniel Burstein as its General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Burstein previously served as Executive Deputy Superintendent and Acting Chief of Staff for the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), so he has… Read More

LendInvest Announces Fifth Consecutive Year of Profitability as Growth Continues: More than £2 Billion in Cumulative Originations

LendInvest, an online marketplace for mortgages, announced on Tuesday it has reported a period of strong growth and significant operational and strategic progress for the year, ending on March 31st. The online lender revealed the following: Financial highlights: Platform revenue increased 36% to £72.7m (FY18:… Read More

FBI Seeking Information from Investors Harmed in Collapse of QuadrigaCX

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information from investors who lost money when the Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform QuadrigaCX fell apart late last year. Individuals with questions or concerns about the failed exchange or who believe they were a victim in the… Read More

Biz2Credit Secures $52 million Through Series B Funding Round Led By WestBridge Capital

Online lending platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it secured $52 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by WestBridge Capital. Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit is on a mission to provide small businesses with lending solutions throughout their lifecycle in a flexible and… Read More

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