Tagged: digital lending

US Fintech Yendo Bags $165m in Latest Funding Round

Yendo, the creator of the first vehicle-secured credit card, announced that it has closed a significant financing round, totaling $165 million. This includes $150 million in debt financing led by i80 Group, with an additional $15 million in equity from undisclosed strategic investors. The funds… Read More

Philippines: Digital Lender Maya Bank and WeFund Ink $48m Loan Deal

Digital lender Maya Bank and WeFund Lending Corp., through Lightning Financing Co., have signed a P2.75-billion ($48 million) loan channeling agreement aimed at enhancing credit accessibility for unbanked and underserved communities in the Philippines. “We are proud to work with WeFund, and this initiative is… Read More

India’s Central Bank Lifts Restrictions on Bajaj Finance’s Digital Lending Products

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has officially lifted restrictions on two digital lending products of Bajaj Finance, nearly six months after imposing curbs due to non-compliance with its digital lending guidelines. The announcement, made in a regulatory filing by Bajaj Finance, noted that effective… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Clarifies Guidelines for Default Loss Guarantee in Digital Lending

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to elucidate its guidelines on Default Loss Guarantee (DLG) in the burgeoning field of digital lending. This release aims to provide detailed clarifications on the operational aspects of DLG, a… Read More

Microlending Platform Baubap Secures $120m to Expand Services in Mexico

Baubap, a pioneering consumer microlending platform based in Mexico, has announced a significant boost to its operations with $120 million in debt financing obtained in a pre-Series A round. The round was led by SixPoint Capital Management, a U.S.-based fintech capital partner, marking a major… Read More

Helicap, Danamon Forge Strategic Partnership to Boost FinTech, Alternative Lending in Indonesia

Fintech player Helicap Pte Ltd has partnered with PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk (Danamon) to establish the duo as a pivotal source of non-dilutive growth capital for fintech companies, alternative lending firms, and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across various sectors, including supply chain,… Read More

Digital Lending Platform Vivifi India Raises $75m to Further Extend Loans

Digital lending platform Vivifi India Finance has raise $75 million in a Series B funding round to further extend loans to the salaried class as well as small businesses in India. This latest infusion of capital comprises $15 million in equity and $60 million in… Read More

Pakistan’s SECP Proposes Amendments to NBFC Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has initiated a significant step towards refining the regulatory framework for Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) by proposing amendments to the NBFC (Establishment & Regulations) Rules of 2003. This move, aiming to modernize and streamline the sector, invites… Read More

Sri Lanka Experiences Explosive Growth in Digital Lending, Report Says

Sri Lanka has seen an exponential increase in the use of online loan applications across the country, according to a report by online lender Robocash said. The user base for these digital lending services has seen a dramatic rise, skyrocketing from 10,600 in August 2021… Read More

Digital Legal Lending Platform LawFi Scores $1.5m in Pre-Seed Funding

LawFi, a mobile-first digital lending and payments platform for the legal profession, has announced raising $1.5 million in its pre-Seed funding round. The round, which will help finance the startup’s expansion, was backed by investment firm Capital Q Ventures and its fund CAPQ BDC. LawFi… Read More

Indians Embrace Digital Lending Amid Privacy Concerns, Survey Reveals

A new survey has highlighted a growing trend among Indian consumers towards using digital services for loans and financial transactions, coupled with a significant lack of awareness about data privacy. According to Home Credit India’s ‘How India Borrows Survey 2023’, only 18% of borrowers surveyed… Read More

Digital Lending Software Firm Blend’s Mortgage Suite Saves Resources with Product Automation and Streamlined Application Flows – Report

Blend has shared the 2023 Mortgage Suite ROI Study. Jordan Brown, CEO of MarketWise Advisors LLC, has distributed the third annual Blend return on investment (ROI) impact analysis “conducted by MarketWise Advisors.” The study reportedly provides “an independent evaluation of Blend’s mortgage technology and its… Read More

India: Digital Loan Disbursements Surge, Reflecting Confidence in Fintech Lending

The online lending sector in India is witnessing a significant upswing, as highlighted in a recent report by the Fintech Association for Consumer Empowerment (FACE). The report details a notable annual growth of 39% in digital loan disbursement volumes and a 43% increase in value,… Read More

Digital Lending in the Philippines Forecast to Hit $488.8m This Year

The digital lending market in the Philippines is poised for a significant expansion, with expectations to grow by 45.4%, reaching $488.8 million this year, from just $336 million a year earlier. This forecast, as per the latest report by PayNEXT360, a research and consulting firm… Read More

India: Micro-lender Arohan Financial To Expand Digital Lending Operations

India-based micro-lender Arohan Financial Services is reportedly planning to expand its digital lending operations as part of its overall goal of revolutionizing microfinance with digital push. Arohan said it will leverage its ‘Apna Arohan’ app for more efficient loan disbursements and improved repayment compliance. Launched… Read More

Scottish Digital Bank Alba to Migrate to Mambu’s Cloud Banking Platform to Manage SME Lending Services

Scottish digital bank Alba Bank announced that it will migrate to Mambu’s cloud banking platform to manage its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lending services, as well as its retail and business deposits. Alba bank has been approved for a UK banking licence. Alba Bank… Read More

Tarabut, MENA’s Open Banking Fintech, Partners with FLOOSS, a Bahrain-based Digital Lending Platform

Tarabut, MENA’s leading open banking platform, has announced a new partnership with FLOOSS, a Bahrain-based digital lending platform. FLOOSS is reportedly the “first” and fastest digital loan app in Bahrain “offering consumer loans of up to BHD 750 with a repayment period of up to… Read More

UK’s Funding Circle Appoints Kanthi Muthiah As US Chief Product Officer

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), which claims to be a leading online lending platform for small business borrowers, recently announced that Kanthi Muthiah has joined the company as U.S. Chief Product Officer. Kanthi, a former FICO, PayPal, and JP Morgan executive, will “support overall product strategy and… Read More

Comerica Bank’s Digital Lending Platform Enables Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Comerica Bank announced the launch of Comerica Small Business Convenient Capital, its first “fully digital,” end-to-end new lending platform “to provide convenient access to capital and innovative value-added benefits for Comerica small business customers.” Built in collaboration with Amount, a digitally enabled lender and credit… Read More

Digital Banking: Grasshopper Bank Leverages AI to Streamline Commercial Lending Operations

Grasshopper, the client-first digital bank built for the business and innovation economy, today announced a partnership with Numerated, an innovative provider of digital business lending solutions, “to integrate a financial spreading tool for the bank’s credit team to automate the process of aggregating and analyzing… Read More