P2P-Banking.com posted original research of loan originations for May on its site. Zopa tops the list with 57M € in new loans, Ratesetter comes in second with 50.1 M €, Funding Circle in third with 47.3M € and LendInvest in a close fourth with 44.5 M €. Note the remarkable growth of new P2P… Read More
Germany-based peer-to-peer platform, smava, recently announced that it has captured $16 million during a funding round that was led by Phenomen Ventures. According to Tech Crunch, Phenomena Ventures worked along side existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners for the funding round and the investment takes the total raised… Read More
In recent weeks The University of Cambridge has teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in… Read More
Crowdfunders generally fall into different categories: equity, donation, reward, and debt. The last is also known as microfinancing — and commonly referred to in Europe as “peer-to-peer lending.” Here are the top 10 up-and-coming peer-to-peer lenders e making financial waves in Europe: 1. Zopa –… Read More
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