Real Estate

Prop-Tech Startup Brickowner Now Seeking £225,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

Just a little over six months after raising nearly 275,000 through its previous Seedrs campaign, Prop-tech startup Brickowner has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £225,000. Brickowner reported investment through its platform has grown from £347k in 2017 to £1m by February 2018,… Read More

BTG Pactual: REITBZ an STO for a Real Estate Fund, Raises $3.3 Million, Switches to Tezos, Uses Jumio for ID Verification & Plans Secondary Transactions

BTG Pactual, a large South American investment bank, recently launched a successful security token offering for a real estate fund.  REITBZ was the first-ever tokenized investment fund in South America. Until recently BTG Pactual only offered services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth… Read More

LendInvest Boosts Loan Cap to £750,000

Online mortgage lender LendInvest has increased its maximum loan amount to £750,000. This cap applies to its five year fixed buy-to-let loans. On standard residential loans, borrowers are now offered a reduced valuation fee of £150, along with free title insurance. Free title insurance is… Read More

P2P Property Lender Landbay Signs £1 Billion Funding Agreement

A “leading financial institution” has committed to funding £1 billion in buy to let mortgages originated on the Landbay platform, according to a post by CEO John Goodall. The company did not disclose the name of the institution. Landbay is also a member of the… Read More

Property Platform EstateGuru Added to Bank of Lithuania List of Approved Crowdfunding Operators

Short term real estate financing platform EstateGuru has been added to the list of approved crowdfunding platforms by the Bank of Lithuania, according to a release. The company has been operating since 2014, connecting an international group of investors and businesses to real estate backed… Read More

P2P Lender Initiative Ireland Appoints Aisling Healey as Director of Finance & Treasury

Peer to peer lender Initiative Ireland has announced the appointment of Aisling Healey, as the company’s new Director of Finance & Treasury. Healy is said to bring over 30 years’ experience in financial management to the role. She will be responsible for all aspects of… Read More

Ethis Group of Crowdfunding Platforms to Participate in Dubai Property Development

Ethis Dubai, part of the Ethis Group of crowdfunding platforms headquartered in Singapore, has announced its participation in the Dubai “Real Estate Investment Opportunities” (REIOs) launched by Dubai Land Development. Ethis said the initiatives came at a time when the Dubai property market is at… Read More

Property Investment Platform Yielders Secures £500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Yielders, a property investment platform based in the UK, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The funding round comes less than a year after Yielders closed on a pre-series A funding round. The platform is offering 4.76% of… Read More

France: First Tokenized Real Estate Transaction Completed by Equisafe

Equisafe has completed the very first real estate transaction facilitated by blockchain in France, according to a report. Equisafe is described as a “neo investment bank” for digital security issuance. Equisafe can provide a variety of services including security token issuance and a secondary market… Read More

U.S. Mortgage Tech Blend Secures $130 Million Through Series E Funding Round

Blend, a U.S.-based mortgage tech company, announced on Monday it secured $130 million through its Series E funding round, which was led by Temasek and General Atlantic. Founded in 2012, Blend claims it works with banks and lenders to power frictionless, compliant, and more accessible… Read More

Security Token Platform Smartlands Joins European Crowdfunding Network

UK based Smartlands has joined the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN). Smartlands is a blockchain based crowdfunding platform that tokenizes real estate investments. Earlier this month, Smartlands announced their first tokenized property investment while staking claim to being the first platform in the UK to accomplish… Read More

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

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