Real Estate

George Whitridge from ARK Invest Discusses Key Fintech Developments in Real Estate, Mobile Payments, and ETFs

George Whitridge, an analyst at ARK Invest, said during a recently held webcast, called The Future of Finance: How Fintech Could Disrupt Everything, that the future of finance will increasingly involve digital transactions and lending. He noted that back in 2005, there were around 7… Read More

P2P Property Lender Blend Network Repays £2.282 Million to Lenders who had Invested in Six Different Loans

Blend Network, a peer to peer (P2P) property lender, has reportedly repaid £2.282 million to lenders who had made strategic investments in six different loans. These loans included the Charterhouse loan, the Image House loan, and the four Crown House loans. Lenders were able to… Read More

LendInvest Joins Sesame and PMS Lender Panel For Buy-to-Let & Bridging Production Distribution

LendInvest a UK-based marketplace for property financing, announced on Wednesday it has joined Sesame and PMS’s lender panel to ramp up distribution of its Buy-to-Let and Bridging products. According to LendInvest, the network and mortgage club’s member firms will now be able to register with… Read More

CrowdProperty Milestones: £75 Million Lent & Funding of 1000 homes Worth £170 Million

Property investment platform CrowdProperty announced on Tuesday it has lent more than £75 million to SME property professionals and has now funded the development of 1,000 homes that were worth almost £170 million, enabling over £60 million of spend on labor, materials, and services in… Read More

Republic Moves Further into Real Estate with Acquisition of Compound Launching Republic Real Estate Vertical

Republic, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, is expanding its investment offerings with the acquisition of Compound. While starting as an early stage offering platform, Republic is now providing property investment options with Republic Real Estate. Announced today, Republic has issued the following statement: “We’re excited… Read More

Prime Property Lending and Investing Platform CapitalRise Receives Significantly More Funding Requests from Real Estate Developers

CapitalRise, an online platform for prime property lending and investing, has reportedly facilitated 37.5% more loan volumes during the first five months of 2020, when compared to its overall lending during its initial 18 months of operation. CapitalRise is a Fintech that previously raised growth… Read More

Shariah-Compliant Canadian Fintech Manzil to Give Public a Chance to Invest in its Operations via Crowdfunding Platform FrontFundr

Toronto-based Manzil, a Fintech firm that provides halal (permissible for Muslims) financial services and solutions including mortgages, wants to give the public an opportunity to invest in the firm via a private placement conducted on FrontFundr, a Canada based crowdfunding platform. Manzil’s management noted that… Read More

QuantmRE Raises Capital on Republic, Start-up Offers Home Equity Agreements to Generate Funds from Your Home

QuantmRE, a real estate finance platform that originates and funds Home Equity Agreements, is raising growth capital on Republic. According to the offering page, QuantmRE is seeking up to $1.07 million under Reg CF for a Crowd SAFE at an $8 million valuation cap with… Read More

Supply & Demand? Fewer Homes Sold for Higher Prices in the £1M + Category in England

The housing market is always a key metric for the economy. Robust demand can be indicative of thriving market. Of course, the COVID-19 crisis sucked the wind of the housing market around the world. In the UK, once the hottest property market in the world,… Read More

As Lockdown Eases, LendInvest Loosens Bridge Finance Lending

LendInvest, a top Fintech providing property finance in the UK, has updated its bridge financing product suite with higher LTVs [loan to value] of up to 75% as the UK’s national lockdown eases.  In a release, LendInvest said residential bridging rates are starting at 0.55%… Read More

Mumbai based Fintech Home Capital Acquires Seed Funding from Varanium NextGen Fund, Others

Mumbai-based Home Capital, a Fintech firm focused on supporting housing initiatives for younger people, has acquired seed funding via a round led by the Varanium NextGen Fund. Shalin Shah, Singapore Angel Network, JITO Incubation and Innovation Foundation, Venture Catalysts, and Venture Gurukool also took part… Read More

Reg A+: Groundfloor Seeks Up to $10 Million in Series B Funding Round

  Groundfloor is turning to SeedInvest to raise additional growth capital.  Groundfloor has posted an offering page for indications of interest and, as of today, the “amount reserved” stands at $280,700. Indications of interest are non-binding. Groundfloor is seeking up to $10 million in a… Read More

SoFi Expands Partnership With Ladder to Include Estate Planning

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it is expanding its partnership with life insurance platform Ladder to include estate planning. SoFi reported that through the partnership expansion, its members may now have the ability to draft their will for free and can also access legal services… Read More

LendInvest Announces BTL Product Updates: Rates Starting From 2.99% & Max 75% LTV

LendInvest, a UK-based marketplace for property financing, announced on Wednesday it has made some updates to its Buy to Let (BTL) products as valuations are permitted to go ahead. As previously reported, the BTL Plus product is designed for landlords who are currently on a… Read More

ArborCrowd Announces Exit Sioux Falls Multifamily Portfolio Investment; Exceeds Initially Targeted Internal Rate of Return

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd announced on Monday it has exited its investment in the Sioux Falls Multifamily Portfolio, a collection of Class B apartment communities located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. ArborCrowd reported the decision generated a net internal rate of return (IRR)… Read More

Overfunding: Brickowner Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Secures £150,000 Funding Target

Just a little over six months after raising £282,015 through its recent funding round on Seedrs, prop-tech startup Brickowner has launched a new campaign on the equity crowdfunding platform and has already surpassed its initial £150,000 funding target. Founded in 2016, Brickowner stated it was… Read More

Tavant Debuts Artificial Intelligence Powered Instant Refinance Advisor

Tavant, a U.S-based AI-powered digital lending technologies provider, announced on Thursday it has launched its Instant Refi Advisor (IRA) product to assist lenders that are facing an increased volume of refinancing applications. According to Tavant, the IRA is a plug-in for mortgage lenders and is… Read More

dv01 Announces Integration With Risk Analytics & Consulting For Residential Loans/MBS Provider Andrew Davidson & Co.

dv01, a platform that connects online lenders and investors with data management, announced on Tuesday it has integrated with Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. (AD&Co), a provider of risk analytics and consulting for residential loans and MBS. dv01 reported that through the collaboration, MBS investors… Read More

LendInvest Now Offers Fixed Rate BTL Loan

LendInvest, a marketplace for property financing, has launched a new one year fixed rate product labeled “BTL Plus,” to a “select panel of key intermediary partners and packagers.” According to LendInvest, a one year fixed rate of 3.45% is available up to 65% LTV, and… Read More

Former Westpac Executives Secure $33 Million For Home Loan Fintech Startup Verteva

Former Westpac executives, Andrew Walker and Chris Lumby, has reportedly raised $33 million for their new home loan fintech startup, Verteva. Verteva is described as an ambitious financial technology start-up building a transformative digital alternative for customers in the home lending space. The Australia-based startup… Read More

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