Real Estate

Brickowner, a Property Investment Platform, Hires Former Barclays Executive

Brickowner, a property investment platform, has selected Kenneth Green as Head of Compliance, according to a note from the Proptech. Green is a former Barclays executive with over 10 years of experience providing compliance and risk advice to financial services firms. Green said he is… Read More

UAE’s Real Estate focused Fintech Stake to Allow Investors to Begin Investing with Only 2,000 Dirhams

A Dubai-based real estate-focused Fintech firm is planning to offer local investors an opportunity to invest in the property market with as little as 2,000 AED (appr. $544). UAE-headquartered Stake, which is supported by a Saudi national, is currently based in the Fintech Hive which… Read More

NextSeed and Republic Discuss Acquisition: See Opportunity in Blockchain, Plan for Global Expansion

  Last month Republic, a leading investment platform and crowdfunding marketplace, announced it had acquired the assets of NextSeed small business investment platform for an undisclosed amount. NextSeed co-founder and CEO Youngro Lee became Chief Operating Officer of Republic while remaining CEO of NextSeed Securities… Read More

Digital Mortgage Exchange MAXEX Launches ESG Loan Programs Specifically For Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Lenders

  MAXEX, a U.S.-based digital mortgage exchange, announced on Monday the launch of the first two programs in its new Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) business line. According to MAXEX, the initial programs are designed to support the growth of minority, women, and veteran-owned… Read More

NatWest Acquires Metro Bank’s Mortgage Portfolio

  UK banking group NatWest announced on Monday it has entered into an agreement with Metro Bank to acquire a £3 billion portfolio of prime UK mortgages. According to NatWest, the portfolio consists of owner-occupied residential mortgages with a weighted average current loan to value of… Read More

Securitize – Stonegate Selected by Liberty Equity Management for Digital Asset Services for Token Fund

Liberty Equity Management LLC has chosen Stonegate Global Fund Services in partnership with Securitize to provide tokenization services for the World’s First Net Lease Security Token FundTM. Michael Flight, CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund, said they had vetted numerous fund administration and digitization service… Read More

HomeAdvisor Teams Up With Affirm to Offer Flexible Pay-Over-Time Financing Options to Homeowners

  HomeAdvisor, a digital home services marketplace operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI) announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Affirm, a flexible and transparent alternative to credit cards, to offer easy to understand flexible payment options for HomeAdvisor customers. HomeAdvisor is claimed to… Read More

Fintech Firm Fraxtor Secures Over $6.7 Million in the Past 9 Months from its Community of Real Estate Co-Investors

Fraxtor Private Limited, a company that operates an online real estate co-investment platform, has reportedly acquired over S$9 million (appr. $6.74 million) on its platform from its community of Accredited Investors (AIs), despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a release, the… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Cap Stood at $25 Million+ with $188,000+ in Trading Volume for Nov 2020: Report

The Security Token Group (STG), a team of professionals focused on re-inventing capital markets with blockchain-enabled security tokens, have published their very first Security Token Market Real Estate Report. The security token market, as tracked on stomarket.com, hosts live-trading data from 26 different security token… Read More

U.S. Fintech Xspaced New Feature “FlexRent” to Allow Tenants to Split Rental Payments Into Smaller Payments Over the Month

  Xspaced, a U.S.-fintech startup that specializes in rental payments, announced on Thursday the launch of its new feature, FlexRent. According to Xspaced, FlexRent allows tenants to split their rent payments into smaller payments over the month to align their monthly rent with their income… Read More

Landbay Launches Another Round on Seedrs

Landbay, an online finance platform for buy to let mortgages, has recently launched another securities offering on Seedrs in a follow on round. Last year, Landbay raised £2.2 million from 214 investors at a valuation of £40 million. Currently, Landbay has raised £5.48 million backed… Read More

LendingHome Appoints Michel Bourque as New CEO; Secures $75 Million Through Series E Investment Round

Mortgage marketplace lender LendingHome announced on Thursday it has appointed Michel Bourque as its new CEO and has secured $75 million through its Series E investment round, which was led by Benefit Street Partners. According to LendingHome,  Bourque will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and… Read More

SPAC PropTech Investment Corporation II Raises Gross Proceeds of $230,000,000 in IPO

PropTech Investment Corporation II (NASDAQ:PTICU) has completed an initial public offering (IPO) of 23,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit, including 3,000,000 units issued for an over-allotment option. The IPO booked gross proceeds of $230,000,000. Each unit consists of one share of the company’s Class A… Read More

Republic Real Estate Adds First Reg A+ Offering to its Platform with Streitwise REIT

  Republic is quickly morphing into an investment crowdfunding platform for every type of vertical. Launched as an early-stage investment platform, Republic now operates verticals for gaming, digital assets, real estate, and more. Today, Republic Real Estate is listing its first Reg A+ offering in… Read More

Overfunding: Property Crowdfunding Platform Assetz Exchange Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target

  Just a little over a year after raising £690,453 through its previous Seedrs campaign, UK property crowdfunding platform Assetz Exchange has returned to the investment platform and has already surpassed its initial £250,000 funding target. As previously reported, Assetz Exchange describes itself to be… Read More

Digital Property Finance Platform Landbay CEO Says He Won’t be Surprised if UK’s Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline Is Extended

John Goodall, CEO at Landbay, a UK-based digital buy-to-let finance platform, has noted that the property market may have benefited from the stamp duty holiday. Goodall, an Imperial College London and Durham University graduate, says that he won’t be too surprised if the tax break… Read More

Proptee, a New UK based Property Investment Platform, to Launch Operations in January 2021

Proptee, a new property investment platform, is planning to launch operations in the UK in January 2021. The platform will aim to connect potential investors with buy-to-let landlords. Proptee will let landlords list various properties on its platform. Investors will be able to acquire shares… Read More

Engel & Völkers Says Following €2 Million Raised in Less than Two Days for Development in Spain, Investing Platform to List Additional Offerings

Investment crowdfunding platform Engel & Völkers says that following its first project in Spain, the investment platform will expand its partnership with the logistics park in the Villaverde district of Madrid. In September, Engel & Völkers reports that in just 30 hours it raised €2… Read More

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Fintech Incubator’s Xccelerate2020 Awards $150,000 to OwnHome, which Makes it Easier to Own Property

OwnHome, the recent winner of Xccelerate2020, the startup competition that’s managed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Fintech incubation division X15ventures, has reportedly received $150,000 in capital after grabbing the number one spot in the contest. Over 80 different startups had applied to take part… Read More

Digital Finance Provider LendInvest Recognized as BTL Lender of the Year

LendInvest, a property finance platform, has been recognized as the BTL [Buy to Let] Lender of the Year at the 2020 National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) awards for the second year in a row. The NACFB is the UK’s trade body for commercial… Read More

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