Secured P2P Lender Silver Bullion Reports Topping S$30 Million in Loans

Silver Bullion reports it has now facilitated S$30 million in peer to peer loans secured by precious metals like gold and silver. The Singapore-based platform expects to pay out S$1 million in interest as the loans mature. Lenders are receiving an average return of 3.83%… Read More

Earnest Prices $175 Million Securitization Rated by DBRS

Online lender Earnest has closed $175 million in refinanced student loans. The offering received a AA rating on the senior notes by DBRS which is one notch below the highest attainable rating of AAA. Earnest said the transaction was oversubscribed by 3X and traded at… Read More

Michigan Looks to Expand Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption

Michigan enacted an intrastate investment crowdfunding exemption back in 2013 with broad bipartisan support. But legislators are looking to expand the reach of the current rule by updating the law. According to the Michigan House Republicans, State Representative Bronna Kahle’s new legislation (HB 4305) will broaden… Read More

Facebook Expands Donations Based Crowdfunding

Facebook is ratcheting up the competition with JustGiving and GoFundMe with its own donations-based crowdfunding vertical. According to information posted on the Facebook press page, the social media platform is adding two new categories: Community and Sports. Now users in the US can raise money… Read More

Research: Americas Alternative Finance Grows to $35.2 Billion in 2016

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Booth School of Business Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago have revisited the alternative finance market once again with a benchmark study. The research which covers… Read More

SE Asia Blockchain Mobile Payments Platform Coins Raises $5 Million from Naspers

Coins, a Philippines-based blockchain mobile payments platform that services Southeast Asia, announced it had secured US $5 million in funding from Naspers, according to an article on Techcrunch. Naspers, which is based in South Africa, is one of the world’s largest investors in tech. The… Read More

Zopa to Launch Innovative Finance ISA in June. Other Investment Options Updated

Zopa has announced that it will launch its Innovative Finance ISAs or IFSA in June pending HMRC approval. Zopa believes demand for the new ISA will be high and said it will give priority access to existing customers. In advance of the IFISA, Zopa is… Read More

Go TRIBE! Nearing £1.4M with 15 Days Remaining on Crowdcube Campaign

With 15 days remaining on its Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign, the UK-based sports nutrition brand TRIBE, has raised nearly £1.4M with the confidence of over 1558 investors for 20.28% equity offered.  Funding from the campaign will be used to help aid product development (more info due in late 2017), improve… Read More

P2P Business Lender ArchOver Receives Full FCA Authorization

ArchOver, a UK P2P business lending platform, has secured full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority to operate as a P2P lending platform (Article 36H). Since launching in September 2014, ArchOver has facilitated over £35 million of investment over its platform, operating under interim permissions granted by… Read More


Stash Hires Giff Carter as Chief Revenue Officer as Growth Becomes Exponential

Stash, a digital investment advisor, has appointed Giff Carter as Chief Revenue Officer. The new hire was said to coincide with “exponential user growth and rapid expansion.” The company reported topping 500,000 users in March. Today, Stash has over 675,000 users. Prior to joining Stash, Carter… Read More

Venus, Mars & LendingHome: Can Your Relationship Handle Buying a Home? (Infographic)

How deep is your love? LendingHome, a leading US mortgage marketplace lender, released new survey data showing that 60 percent of millennial and Gen X couples disagreed occasionally, frequently, or “a lot” when buying a house with their partner or spouse yet logically may be able to better navigate… Read More

Manchester Evening News Has Raised Over £1.2 Million for Victims of the Manchester Arena Attack

The Manchester Evening News, a daily circulation publication with circulation of 52,000, has launched a donations campaign on JustGiving to raise £2 million to support the families of the victims killed and wounded in the tragic Manchester Arena attack. The campaign, operated in partnership with… Read More

Orchard: Consumer Unsecured Lending Down 44% from 2015 High but Increases from Previous Quarter

Orchard is out with their quarterly report and it is pretty interesting. As most people in the online lending industry know, this sector of finance has been going through a bit of a transition in recent months. Orchard has direct access to origination volume to… Read More

FinTech Australia Announces Winners of Finnie Awards

The winners of the inaugural Finnie awards were announced earlier today at a ceremony attended by more than 200 guests at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, according to FinTech Australia. The winners of 29 awards were chosen by 39 local and international judges from 158 entries. The… Read More

Brief: FundedByMe Sees Record Number of Investments

FundedByMe, says they have broken their internal record for the most number of investments on the platform. The Sweden-based crowdfunding platform said it had launched 12 new campaigns in the past 10 days driving investor interest. FundedByMe did not disclose details on the activity but… Read More

Here is the GAO Report on Fintech that was Delivered to Congress

This one falls under recently discovered. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on Financial Technology, or Fintech, for Congress this past April.  The report, subtitled Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight, was at the behest of several members of Congress including; Senator Sherrod… Read More

MW Eaglewood & Pollen Street Capital Merge. Will Jointly Manage P2P Global Investments

MW Eaglewood and Pollen Street Capital have agreed to merge subject to regulatory approval. The combination of the two companies was described as creating one of the largest investment managers focusing on “specialist lending assets”. Simon Champ, CEO of Eaglewood Europe, said market dynamics had… Read More

Will Banks Soon Be Offering Cryptocurrency Services?

More and more banks might soon be adopting cryptocurrencies into the services they offer, according to an article published on CoinDesk this week. A Controversial Technology Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ether, have been a contentious topic lately. Because of the relative lack of regulations covering cryptocurrencies, many… Read More