Tagged: alternative lending

Blend Network CEO: 2020 Will Be Known as Year Seeing a Decade of Digital Transformation

We recently connected with Yann Murciano, CEO at UK-based Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) lender. Murciano talked extensively about the “unbundling” of banking and FinTech, and how now we are witnessing the “rebundling” of banking and FinTech again. He pointed out that… Read More

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

Assetz Capital Reveals that Typical Capital Raise, even During COVID, Hasn’t Been Significantly Impacted

UK-based Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, notes that even during the COVID-19 pandemic, typical capital raise has not been impacted in a “seemingly” large way. According to a blog post from Assetz Capital, businesses are currently looking for funding and there… Read More

UK’s Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Reports Reaching Profitablity, Kicks Off 2021 with Considerable Increase in Lending

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has reported reaching profitability as it returns a record start to the year. The Fintech business lender has reportedly started the year off with a considerable increase in lending volumes. MarketFinance has disbursed… Read More

Fintech Lenders: Boston’s Forward Financing has Now Provided $1B in SME Funding, as Capital On Tap Enters US Markets

Forward Financing, a Fintech firm that aims to offer “flexible” and revenue-based financing to SMBs, revealed recently that it has provided $1 billion in funding since its inception back in 2012. According to Forward Financing, the majority of this funding has been allocated towards  “underserved”… 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

Netherlands based Digital Bank Bunq Saw its Mortgages Portfolio Expand by 400% in 6 Months

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly managed to grow its mortgage portfolio by 400% within six months. Bunq began offering mortgages to Dutch clients in July 2020. The digital bank has teamed up with third-party broker, asset manager NN IP, in order to provide these… Read More

Fintech Lender iwoca to Lend More than £200 Million to UK’s Small Businesses before the CBILS Applications Close in January 2021

iwoca, a European alternative lender for small businesses, is reportedly planning to lend more than £200 million to small businesses before the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) applications close in January 2021. iwoca recently surpassed £100 million in CBILS lending. The platform now plans… Read More

Standard Chartered Exec Tracy Clarke to Join Alternative Lender Greensill as Non-Executive Director in 2021

Alternative lending platform Greensill has reportedly hired Tracy Clarke, who has been serving as CEO of Europe, the Americas, and Global at Standard Chartered, as a non-executive director. Clarke will be joining Greensill’s board of directors in 2021 after her planned retirement from Standard Chartered… Read More

Goldman Sachs backed Fintech Lender Capify to Begin Issuing New Loans Again, After Securing $14 Million in Equity Capital

David Goldin, CEO and founder at Capify, a small business lender backed by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), believes that the demand for new loans will rise again after the Australian government announced changes to lending laws and requirements. Capify confirmed that it will start issuing more… 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

Online P2P Lender Robo.cash Claims Alternative Lending Platforms have Improved Investment Offering During COVID-19

Robo.cash has revealed that peer-to-peer (P2P) investors on its platform have increased the size of their initial investments despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic challenges. The European P2P lending platform has reported that the first investment made by investors increased from £822 to €909… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Business Index Reveals: Strong Economy Leads to Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages at Big Banks in July 2018

Biz2Credit recently announced the results of its latest small business lending index, which revealed that small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another high point in July 2018. The index notably examines more than 1,000 credit applications made by small businesses through Biz2Credit’s online lending platform. According… Read More

Brief: UK Alternative Lender Growth Street Taps Millennial Investors

UK alternative lender Growth Street has revealed that 37.4% of its investors are under the age of 35, contradicting public figures who have chastised millennials for not thinking about saving and investment. Growth Street’s news follows comments made by property mogul Tim Gurner earlier this month…. Read More

UK Fintecher Platform Black Rebrands as Sancus Finance Limited

UK-headquartered Platform Black Limited announced that it has rebranded as Sancus Finance Limited with immediate effect. The move comes as part of a strategic review of operations by Platform Black’s owners, GLI Finance Limited. The strategic review, designed to simplify GLI’s structure, included a transfer of its holdings… Read More

Biz2Credit Small Business Index: Good News for Small Banks, Negative Trend Continues for Alternative Lenders (Infographic)

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and institutional lenders finished the year strong, improving to post-recession highs in December 2016, according to the most recent Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™, the monthly analysis of more than 1,000 small business loan applications on… Read More

Biz2Credit Reports: Loan Approval Rates Drop at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders in July 2016

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit unveiled the findings of its recent small business lending index, which revealed that loan approval rates at big banks (over $10 billion in assets), alternative lenders, and credit union dipped in July 2016. CEO of Biz2Credit and who oversaw the research, Rohit… Read More

About Face: Chinese Insurer Ping An Introduces Face Recognition Tech

China’s Ping An group has its eye on becoming the fasting lending platform in China, planning to incorporate face recognition technology into its wealth management and other services which would require only six minutes to complete a loan application, according to a statement. The inhouse-developed technology… Read More

LendKey Deploys $1 Billion in Lending Capital to Borrowers

LendKey, a leading fintech company in the lending ecosystem, announced today the successful underwriting, origination, and deployment of more than $1 billion in lender capital to borrowers.  Private student loan and student refinancing opportunities contributed the lion’s share of deployment to LendKey, as borrowers accessed… Read More

DriverUp Auto Financing Platform Revved Up & Ready to Go: Secures $20 Million in Series B Funding

DriverUp, an online marketplace for automotive financing, announced its $20 million Series B round closing. The DriverUp marketplace gives accredited investors an opportunity to enter the $1 trillion auto lending industry and provides dealers with an expedited, streamlined credit process.  New investor SF Capital Group led the round joined by… Read More

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