Tagged: claus lehmann

Funding Circle Germany Takes a Fresh Start

  Germany is a huge SME and VSME (very small business) credit market. But it is not as mature a market for online marketplace lending as the UK, the US, or even the Netherlands. This partly explains why Funding Circle Germany’s early loan book underperformed…. Read More

Brief: P2P-Banking Publisher Claus Lehmann Introduces New IFISA Provider Database

Today P2P-Banking launched a new IFISA database which offers investors an easier way to compare IFISA providers offers. UK taxpayers can invest up to 20,000 GBP per year tax-free in ISAs; a person may invest 20,000 GBP this tax year and invest 20,000 GBP in a different ISA next year. The… Read More

P2P-Banking’s Lehmann: Predictions for 2017 (Infographic)

The following table from P2P-Banking.com shows loan originations in P2P lending marketplaces during December 2016, with Funding Circle (114.1M) significantly leading Ratesetter (68.2M euro), Zopa (60.2 M euro) and LendInvest (24.9M euro). Lendix reports an all time record month at 7.7 million euros in loan origination…. Read More

Brief: Lendico Halts New Consumer Loans Origination in German Market

Lendico has refrained from originating new consumer loans in Germany, according to P2P-Banking, directly linking consumers instead to Finanzcheck, a loan application tool. While new consumer loans origination has been halted, Lendico is continuing its business loan origination within Germany. In the last months Lendico has also stopped issuing consumer loans in the Netherlands,… Read More

P2P-Banking Interviews Disruptive Fintecher Alejandro Cosentino, CEO of Afluenta

P2P-Banking.com’s Claus Lehmann posted a comprehensive interview this morning with Alejandro Cosentino, the CEO of Afluenta.  Afluenta, a leading marketplace lending company in Latin America (LatAm) that connects creditworthy borrowers with investors, to create more convenient loans and better investment opportunities, provides an innovative investment alternative for individuals… Read More

Laimonas Noreika, CEO of Lithuanian P2P Startup FinBee; We are About Borrowing for Less & Earning More When Investing

Last week, CEO Laimonas Noreika led the launch of Finbee, the second peer-to-peer lending platform to launch in Lithuania.  Lithuanian and British-owned, Finbee opened its P2P lending service to international investors today. Lithuania is a country that is aggressively courting businesses as a country that is… Read More

P2P-Banking Posts Loan Volumes for May 2015: Zopa, Ratesetter, Funding Circle and LendInvest Top List

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

Latvian P2P Lender Mintos Expands into Lithuania

The Latvian P2P lending marketplace Mintos announced its both its expansion and new offering of  P2P loans, secured by cars as collateral to borrowers in Lithuania,  the third country Mintos operates in addition to Latvia and Estonia. Mintos is open to international investors from Europe.  The platform’s website… Read More

Oliver Gajda, Co-Founder & Executive Board Chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network, Creates Transparency and Accountability in EU Crowdfunding Market

As many Crowdfund Insiders know, when The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey, the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe was initiated. This benchmarking survey, which closed on 6 January 2015,  seeks to capture the size,… Read More

Tommaso D’Onofrio, CEO of Assiteca Crowd & President of European Equity Crowdfunding Association Incites Change in Alternative Finance in Italy and Abroad

European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey UPDATE Since late November, the University of Cambridge 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. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on crowdfunding,… Read More

Interview: P2P Banking.com and P2P Kredite.com Publisher Claus Lehmann Talks Alternative Finance in Germany

Since late November, The University of Cambridge 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. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative… Read More

Interview: Financement Participatif France President & Unilend Founder/CEO Nicolas Lesur Analyzes Alternative Finance in France & Europe

The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey deadline is today, 6 January 2015. Since late November, The University of Cambridge 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. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on… Read More