Real Estate

Without Papers? Yes! LendInvest Partners with Onfido to Confirm Identity Online

Who are you? LendInvest, a UK marketplace platform for mortgages, and Onfido, an identity verification provider, have partnered to streamline LendInvest’s digital application process for its Buy-to-Let (BTL) product to determine identity. In November 2017, LendInvest launched its first BTL product with a digital application process; the… Read More

On the CapitalRise: Online Property Finance Marketplace Doubles Investor Base & Closes Largest Deal to Date

Launched in the UK 19 months ago, online property finance marketplace CapitalRise seeks to enable individual and corporate investors to provide finance for Prime Central London property developers with a minimum investment of just £1,000, earning returns of 8-12% per annum through its Innovative Finance ISA…. Read More

Real Estate Platform Crowdvilla to List Tokens on Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange

Singapore-based Crowdvilla, a Real Estate Platform, will list its token on the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) becoming the third token to do so. GBX is a subsidiary of the EU-regulated Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) and has positioned itself to be a jurisdiction of preference for blockchain based… Read More

Kuflink Reports Topping £20 Million in Peer to Peer Property Investment Since 2016

Kuflink, a peer-to-peer property investment platform, says it has topped £20 million invested since platform launch in 2016.    Kuflink provides buy to let borrowers quick access to short-term finance that may not be available from a high street bank. Retail investors gain access to a… Read More

German SME Crowdfunding Passes the €500 Million Mark

Early-days monitor of the German crowdfunding market, Crowdfunding.de announced in its latest quarterly report that Germany passed the half billion-euro mark in cumulated in SME crowdfunding at the end of June 2018. The report monitors only equity crowdfunding and crowdlending on marketplaces open to German… Read More

LendInvest’s 2017 Financial Year Results Report Strong Growth & Remains Profitable

UK marketplace platform for mortgages, LendInvest, announced on Tuesday its 2017 financial results, with the year ending on March 31st. The platform reported that the results revealed strong growth across all key metrics. LendInvest revealed that it currently manages more than  £820 million ($1.1 billion) on… Read More

Jointer Targets Real Estate Market with New Securities ICO Platform for Property

Jointer is claiming to be the first security token platform for the real estate market. Currently, there is a lot of talk about blockchain enabling the securitization of real estate offerings making it simpler for issuers and simpler for investors to participate in the asset… Read More

Real Estate Platform StraightUp Merges with Slice – a Blockchain based Cross Border Investment Site

This may be a harbinger of things to come. StraightUp,  an online real estate investment platform, has merged with Slice. The is to combine real estate investment opportunities via a blockchain enabled platform thus boosting transparency, liquidity, and efficacy of transactions. The two companies said… Read More

Unison Closes on $40 Million Series B, Reports 4X Growth

Unison Home Ownership Investors has closed on a $40 million Series B led by F-Prime Capital, with participation from Citi Ventures and Royal Bank of Canada. Unison said that as part of the funding, David Jegen, of F-Prime Capital, will join Unison’s board of directors…. Read More

RealtyMogul Files New Reg A+ for Blind Pool REIT

It appears that RealtyMogul, an online real estate investment platform, is preparing a new fund for investors. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, RealtyMogul is looking to offer a new “blind pool” REIT under Reg A+. The offering is seeking up… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Newchip Secures $2 Million in Seed Funding & Surpasses 50,000 Users

Newchip, a platform that connects new and experienced investors to business and real estate investment opportunities, announced on Thursday it secured $2 million through its latest seed funding round. Along with the funding news, the company declared it has surpassed 50,000 in users. Newchip also welcomed institutional investments… Read More

Fintech LendInvest Increases Fees Paid to NACFB Registered Brokers

LendInvest, an online property lending platform, is now offering NACFB-registered brokers an increased fee for NACFB registered brokers. LendInvest is increasing the fee paid from 1% to 1.2%. LendInvest describes this initiative as part of a series of measures implemented by LendInvest to support raising… Read More

LendInvest’s Buy to Let Product Propels Boom in Hiring as Demand Surges

  Online mortgage lender LendInvest reports it is scrambling to hire new employees due to the demand of its Buy-to-Let (BTL) product. The LendInvest team has now grown to 15 people in the short period since the  BTL product was launched in November 2017. Antonia… Read More

London Fintech MoloFinance Secures £3.7 Million in Seed Funding For The Development of Fully Digital Mortgage Solution

MoloFinance, a UK-based fintech that is aiming to revolutionize mortgages, announced on Wednesday it secured £3.7 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Ubon Partners. Founded in 2017, the company reported it is developing what it thinks is the first true fully… Read More

U.S. Fintech Obligo Secures $5 million in Financing; Seeks to Launch Next-Generation Security Deposit Alternative in Real Estate

Obligo, a fintech startup that’s focused on the real estate market, announced on Tuesday it has raised $5 million through its latest financing round to launch its next-generation security deposit alternative. The funding round was led by 83 North (formerly Greylock IL) and included investments from Entrée Capital and HFZ… Read More

PeerStreet’s Nia Patel Named One of HousingWire’s 2018 Rising Stars

PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Friday that one its managers, Nia Patel, has been named to HousingWire’s 2018 Rising Stars list of young leaders to watch in the housing industry. According to PeerStreet, HousingWire’s 2018 Rising Stars list… Read More

LendInvest Debuts First Official BTL Legal Panel Six Months After Product Launch

LendInvest announced on Thursday it has named firms JMW Solicitors LLP and Lightfoots Solicitors as its first official panel of solicitors for its Buy-to-Let product. According to the online lender, JMW Solicitors is one of the North West’s leading full-service law firms, with significant experience in handling… Read More

PeerStreet Milestone: Funds One Billion in Loans

PeerStreet, an online platform for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Wednesday that one billion in loans have been funded through its marketplace since launch. This announcement comes after the investment portal announced the close of its $30 million Series B last month. PeerStreet reported that… Read More

Fundrise Filing Updates on Equity eREIT Progress

Fundrise, an online real estate investment platform, has just filed a Reg A+ update with the Securities and Exchange Commission that updates on their equity eREIT offering. Several years old now, the eREIT offering circular indicates the company has sold approximately $73 million in shares… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Small Change Lists Side by Side Reg CF – Reg D 506c Offer

Small Change was the first real estate crowdfunding platform in the US to use the Reg CF exemption to offer non accredited investors the option to invest in property online. Recently, Small Change has listed their first side-by-side Reg D 506c / Reg CF offering… Read More