Real Estate

Legaltech Monax Uses Blockchain to Help SMEs, Targets Real Estate Industry & More

Monax is a blockchain based platform that seeks to lead the sector regarding “digital legal infrastructure.” While finance may be the immediate focus for much of the blockchain industry, other early-stage firms are using the tech to improve a diverse sector of businesses. Edinburgh-based Monax… Read More

Kuflink Reports £50 Million in Bridge & Development Loans

Peer to peer lender Kuflink has reported surpassing £50 million worth of bridging and development loans. Kuflink is a UK based P2P lender serving the property market. All loans are said to be secured by UK property. According to the website, investors may earn up… Read More

Smartlands Claims to be First UK Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform to Tokenize Property

Blockchain-based Smartlands is claiming to be the first crowdfunding platform in the UK to tokenize property investments. Based in London, Smartlands describes itself as a “worldwide security token issuance platform.” Smartlands is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). A quick visit to the… Read More

CrowdProperty Funds 600th Home, Tops £40 Million in Lending

Peer to peer property lender CrowdProperty has funded its 92nd project. In doing so, CrowdProperty funded its 600th home having lent over £40 million. In total, CrowdProperty pegs the aggregate value of the property at over £100 million CrowdProperty highlights the fact that, to date,… 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

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

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

Property Lending Platform EstateGuru Receives Investment from Speedinvest f

EstateGuru, an Estonian lending marketplace dedicated to cross-border property finance, has received the backing of Speedinvest f – a fund launched by Speedinvest, targeting Fintech investments across Europe. In a release, EstateGuru said that Speedinvest will support its geographic expansion across Europe. The amount of… Read More

Real Estate Finance Marketplace to Watch: Exporo’s CEO Simon Brunke Extols Retail Investors’ Virtues and Discusses Expansion Plans

In its 3rd edition, Viva Technology, the Paris technology innovation show gathered more than 124,000 attendees from 125 nationalities, a 24% increase over last year. French President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Alibaba’s founder and CEO Jack Ma were among the 450… Read More

MetaProp Opens Applications For 2019-2020 Proptech Accelerator Class At Columbia University

MetaProp recently announced the opening of applications for the 2019-2020 MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University, which is a PropTech accelerator program based in New York City. According to MetaProp, the 22-week boot camp connects up to eight PropTech startups from around the world to award-winning… Read More

Institutional Money is Coming: Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform PeerStreet Hires Wall Street Veteran to Manage “Substantial Institutional Growth”

PeerStreet, a leading crowdfunding platform serving the real estate marketplace, is expecting “substantial institutional growth.” In the online capital formation world, institutional money is needed for a platform to effectively scale. Since platform launch, PeerStreet has done a pretty effective job as loan facilitations have… Read More

Assure Services Claims to be the Largest SPV Service in the World and it Has Many Fintech Platforms as Clients

Recently Crowdfund Insider encountered a successful service that is not exactly a high profile business in the Fintech world. Back office fund management provided by Assure Services. What we did not realize is that many Fintech platforms are outsourcing their fund management so they may… Read More

CrowdStreet Appoints Donna Wells to Advisory Board

Real estate crowdfunding platform CrowdStreet announced on Wednesday it has appointed Donna Wells to its advisory board. The appointment comes just days after sponsor J.Jeffers & Co. raised $10 million on CrowdStreet in just 80 minutes. In total, $14 million was raised in a day… Read More

CapitalRise Adds £30 Million Institutional Credit Line fo Boost Lending for Residential Developers

CapitalRise, a lender for prime residential developers, has secured a £30 million institutional funding line from an unnamed “major financial institution.” The additional capital will help fuel the loan book growth funding prime residential developers. CapitalRise reports that, to date, it has lent £300 million…. Read More

Online Mortgage Marketplace LendInvest Lowers Fees and Interest Rates for Fixed BTL Remortgage Product

LendInvest, an online marketplace for mortgages, says it has dropped its product fees and lowered interest rates for both of its five year fixed rate BTL remortgage products for a limited time. In a move to boost demand, LendInvest states that its five year fixed… Read More

Brickowner Reports Topping £10 Million in UK Property Investments

Brickowner, a UK based online property investment platform, is reporting topping £10 million in investment within just over a year of announcing the first £1 million invested through its platform. Brickowner’s business model is one of partnering with established property developers to provide a better,… Read More

PeerStreet Reports Accelerating Growth as the Real Estate Platform Tops $2 Billion in Property Lending

This past March, PeerStreet, a real estate crowdfunding platform, announced that it had topped $2 billion in transactions and over $1 billion in Assets Under Management. Three months early in January, that transaction number stood at $1.7 billion. If that pace holds, PeerStreet should be… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding: iintoo Acquires RealtyShares Assets

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform iintoo has stepped up and acquired the assets of defunct platform RealtyShares. Deal terms were not disclosed. The news was revealed in a release from iintoo. RealtyShares, previously a leader in the real estate crowdfunding sector, shocked the market when… Read More

New Tokenization Platform RealT Targets Real Estate Investments, Starts with Detroit

New real estate investment platform RealT has launched seeking to tokenize real estate assets. The company said in a release they intend to start with residential property in Detroit with plans to expand into other cities during the year. RealT states that it will also… Read More

Following Series C Funding Round, Better.com Announces Expansion Into Five Additional Markets

Better.com announced on Thursday it has expanded into several new markets, including Montana, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The digital mortgage disruptor reported that the expansion follows an $85 million Series C capital raise. Backed by Ally, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, American Express Ventures,… Read More

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