Tagged: alternative lenders

Gregoire de Lestapis, CEO at Online SME Lender October’s Spanish Division, Shares Latest Market Insights

Gregoire de Lestapis, CEO of October (Spain), a European online lender, recently noted that Spain is a country with many SMEs. Gregoire revealed during a recent interview that Spanish SMEs “account for 99% of the total companies in the country, and 70% of employment and… Read More

Overfunding: UK P2P Lender JustUs Secures Over £1.3M in Capital to Disrupt Lending with Better Crowdfunded Financial Products

UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender JustUs says it aims to “disrupt” the lending landscape and become an established provider of crowdfunded financial products for consumers with the JustUs ISA. To undertake Peoples Mortgages, JustUs noted that it will be “required to gain regulatory approval which is… Read More

Linked Finance Becomes Ireland’s First Non-Bank Lender to be Added to Country’s COVID Credit Guarantee Scheme

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer to peer lender, has reportedly been added to the country’s COVID-19 credit guarantee scheme. Notably, the P2P platform is the country’s first non-bank lender to be included. Linked Finance, which is one of Ireland’s largest P2P lending platforms, is now… Read More

India’s Consumer Lending Platform ZestMoney CEO Reveals Country’s Severe Lockdowns led to “Almost Complete Cessation” of Economic Activity

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and co-founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of the largest and fastest-growing Fintech firms in India, recently discussed what she considers the future of lending in a post COVID world. She acknowledges that this has been one of the most… Read More

UK Fintech iwoca, which focuses on Lending to SMEs, Is Asking for Closer Collaboration between Banks and Alternative Lenders for Supporting CBILS during COVID-19

UK-based Fintech iwoca, a company focused on lending to SMEs, is calling for closer collaboration between the country’s largest financial institutions, after securing £100 million to support the operations of small businesses looking for financing via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The COVID-19… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Lending Index Reveals: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks & Institutional Investors Improve in May 2016

Online resource for small business finance, Biz2Credit, released its monthly lending index that revealed loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and institutional lenders increased while small banks, alternative lenders and credit unions experienced a drop in their loan approval rates in the last… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Confirms: Loan Approvals at Big Banks Continue to Climb

On Tuesday, a small business financial technology platform, Biz2Credit, released its latest Small Business Lending Index, which revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have hit new highs in March 2016. According to the report, big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) approved 23% of funding… Read More

Funding Circle Plans London-listed Fund, Aims to Raise £150 Million

British peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle announced its plan to raise £150 million ($229 million) through the launch of a new London-listed fund that will provide loans to small businesses. Once launched, With its eyes set on listing on the London Stock Exchange, Funding Circle would become the… Read More

Biz2Credit’s July Small Business Lending Index Reveals Institutional Investors Dominating Market

Small business loan approval rates through institutional investors and alternative lenders remained higher than any other category in July 2015, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, the monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications on Biz2Credit.com. Both categories approved approximately 61% of Biz2Credit’s total… Read More

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