Real Estate

Yann Murciano, CEO at Blend Network, Reveals Why He Launched UK-based P2P Online Lending Platform

The team at UK-based Blend Network, an online P2P lender, notes that today’s “online” or digital world has made it easy for us to engage in e-commerce, work online or remotely, and even make investments via Internet-based platforms. Blend Network confirms that they’ll be conducting… Read More

SPACs and Real Estate Crowdfunding: Berlin’s iFunded, Klickown are Partnering Investunity AG so they Can Soon be Listed

Crowdinvesting or crowdfunding for real estate has long been considered a major potential market. However, there are a number of platforms that have downsized during the past year, even some established players like Exporo. Notably, the first Germany-based firm that’s set to go public through… Read More

EstateGuru Reports €320.2M in Total Financed Loans Since 2014, 7.7% Default Rate but No Expected Capital Loss

EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer-to-peer lender facilitating secured loans, has released its loan portfolio overview report for the month of February 2021. EstateGuru reports that in February, they continued to apply their “proactive” business model, and this led to the financed loan amount exceeding €10M (again),… Read More

LendInvest Enlists Jumio to Speed Up Lending with New Identification Verification Process

Property finance marketplace LendInvest has enlisted Jumio to streamline LendInvest’s digital application process for its Buy-to-Let (BTL) product.  According to a note from LendInvest, the company will now incorporate Jumio’s biometric ID verification technology to speed up the lending process. LendInvest says this partnership makes… Read More

VC Firm Thomvest Talks Fintech: “Increasingly Complex Financial Transactions Are Moving Online”

Thomvest is a VC firm that is heavy into Fintech with investments in firms like SoFi and Figure or Kabbage and Creditjusto. Several investments (IE Kabbage and SoFi) have been successfully exited, while others remain portfolio companies. Overall, Thomvest touts 9 investments in unicorns and… Read More

Tokenizing Real Estate: tZERO Partners with Earn.re

tZERO has partnered with Earn.re a digital asset issuance platform for real estate securities. According to a release, tZERO ATS and Earn.re will work together on commercial real estate tokenization. Earn’s network of U.S.-based commercial property issuers will now be able to elect to provide… Read More

tZERO Joins with ROI to Tokenize Dubai Real Estate

tZERO has partnered with ROI Group, a real estate development company, to digitize up to $50 million of preferred equity in a luxury hotel and residential development located in downtown Dubai, according to a release. The tokenization will utilize the Tezos Blockchain. This is said… Read More

Property Finance Platform LendInvest Confirms that Supporting Limited Company Buy-to-Let Clients is one of their “Specialties”

Property finance platform LendInvest notes that supporting Limited Company Buy-to-Let clients is one of their “specialties,” with criteria tailored to support professional and portfolio landlords to “get the most out of our product range.” At LendInvest’s recently-held 2021 Broker Kick Off Event, their expert BDM… Read More

Online P2P Lender Blend Network Reports Strong Performance, Reveals it has Record Number of Lenders Active on Platform

Online peer-to-peer lender Blend Network notes that the UK was the world’s first country to authorize and begin administering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on December 8, 2020. The vaccine had been on track to immunize 15 million individuals by February 15, 2020. The immunization efforts have… Read More

LendInvest Selects 35 Brokers as Strategic Partners

Property finance platform LendInvest has announced Strategic Partners for 2021 with 35 broker firms joining the program.  LendInvest explains that they recognize key broker firms as those that submit a high level of consistent business to LendInvest. Strategic Partners may access dedicated staff to service… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Now Over $27 Million, Up 5.45% Month-over-Month, Over $172,000 in Monthly Trading Volume: Report

The Security Token Group (STG), which aims to reinvent capital markets with blockchain-based security tokens, has published its January’s edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate report. The report, which was released on February 22, 2021, notes that their security token market tracking site… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Platform for Real Estate, Ubitquity, Is Partnering LavaTrust to Streamline Closing Operations

Ubitquity LLC, an enterprise-grade blockchain-enabled platform for real estate and title recordkeeping, is teaming up with LavaTrust Consultancy in order to gain key insights into the US real estate closing sector. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, LavaTrust Consultancy aims to bring its industry expertise and… Read More

OakNorth Bank Reports £5.6 Million Loan to Convert Vacant Pub and Hotel to Mixed Use

OakNorth Bank says it has completed a £5.6 million loan to convert vacant pub and hotel, Antigallican Hotel, in Charlton into a mixed-use building with 60 studio apartments. The loan was made to Gallican Investments Limited, which is led by the team behind Dandi founded… Read More

Chris Macklin from Assetz Capital Explains how P2P Lender Managed the Platform Loan Book During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chris Macklin, Chief Risk Officer at Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, has provided a loan book update. As noted in a blog post by Assetz Capital, Macklin explained how the platform managed the loan book during the COVID-19 pandemic and shared… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Fundrise Explains how Long-Term Net Return Is Most Appropriate Way to Measure their Performance for Investors

Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds,” notes that it’s hard to imagine a single person or industry who may have been left untouched by the unprecedented events of 2020 (following the COVD-19 outbreak). Fundrise is… Read More

Brickowner Launches Secondary Market for Property Investments

Brickowner, a property investment platform, has launched a secondary market for securities purchased on their site. Investors may now buy and sell their securities for properties funded on the Brickowner platform. The London-based investment site said this brings liquidity to investments that originated on their… Read More

LendInvest Offers New 5 Year Fixed BTL Product with Lower Rates

LendInvest, a digital property finance platform, has issued a new range of Buy-to-Let products. The Fintech says it has reduced rates across its five-year fixed rate BTL range, with its 65% LTV product now available at 3.29% with a maximum loan of £1.5 million. Additionally,… Read More

loanDepot Reports Q4 Record Revenue of $4.3 Billion, Net Income of $2 Billion

Following its initial public offering, online mortgage lender loanDepot (NYSE:LDI) is out with Q4 earnings. According to a company statement, loanDepot generated record revenue, as well as earnings as top-line numbers, came in at $4.3 billion generating $2 billion of net income. Shares in loanDepot… Read More

Real Estate Software Provider Propertybase Announces Acquisition of Mortgage Business Unify

  Propertybase, a U.S.-based real estate software provider, announced on Tuesday it has acquired Cross Media, LLC, producer of Unify, a full suite mortgage-specific business growth platform. According to Propertybase, Unify offers a “turnkey platform with the richest” set of tools to identify and concert… Read More

Tech-Enabled Mortgage Platform UpEquity Secures $25 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Next Coast Ventures

    UpEquity, a U.S.-based tech-enabled mortgage platform creating a better way to buy a home, announced on Thursday it raised $25 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Next Coast Ventures. According to UpEquity, the funding consists of $7.5 million… Read More

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