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European Investment Platform Lendermarket Triples Platform Growth, Welcomes Second Lending Group

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Lendermarket, which claims to be one of Europe’s fastest growing P2P investment platforms, recently announced that it is becoming “a multi-lender platform after signing an agreement with Credory, an Estonian SME-financing company.” The partnership “enables Lendermarket to appeal to investors looking for lower-risk loans and… Read More

EstateGuru Returns to Crowdfunding, Quickly Tops Funding Target on Seedrs

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EstateGuru, a European investment platform providing access to short-term property-backed loans, has returned to Seedrs once again to raise additional growth capital. According to the offering page, EstateGuru has cruised past its €500,000 initial target, having raised almost €1.2 million as of this writing. EstateGuru… Read More

EstateGuru Financed €16.7M in Loans in March, Despite Macroeconomic Changes: Report

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As the EstateGuru team claims to have predicted, the total funded amount in March was “similar to February.” EstateGuru‘s management writes in a blog post that investors “financed €16.7M worth of loans and, despite macroeconomic changes, investor and borrower behavior remains stable.” During March, Estonia… Read More

LHV Group to Invest in Fintech Modular Technologies

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LHV Group will reportedly be making an investment worth €1 million in the Estonian financial tech company Modular Technologies OÜ, trademark ‘Tuum’. The firm is developing a new generation banking platform that “offers the core system also to LHV UK Limited, a subsidiary of LHV… Read More

UK Fintech Lightyear Introduces Limit Orders, Auto Conversions, Exportable Activity Statements

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Fintech firm Lightyear, which launched in the UK last year, recently announced the addition of new features: limit orders, auto conversions and exportable activity statements. Lightyear has also “formally appointed two of its seed investors as advisors, Wander Rutgers and Joe Cross.” Lightyear, founded by… Read More

European Lender Bondora Introduces New App for its Go and Grow Account

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European lender Bondora notes that if you are looking to invest while you’re on the move, then they have an app just for that. The investment platform is introducing the Go & Grow app by Bondora. With the app, users have all they need at… Read More

European Lender Bondora Reports New Highs for Collections, Recoveries in 2022

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European lender Bondora notes that the collection and recovery efforts in March 2022 set new “record highs” for 2022. The cash collected increased by 61.6% from February 2022, “totaling €1,249,637.” And 77,471 missed payments “were recovered, which is the highest number in Bondora’s history:” The… Read More

Tallinn based Montonio Secures €11M to Enhance Payment, Post-checkout Experiences

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Montonio, which claims to be the all-in-one platform for online merchants to accept payments, provide financing and handle the entire post-checkout experience from shipping to returns and refunds, has secured €11 million in a Series A funding round led by Index Ventures. The firm has… Read More

US Department of Treasury Sanctions Hydra Market, Garantex, Along with 100 Crypto Wallets Associated with Dark Web Marketplace: $25 Million in Bitcoin Seized

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned dark web marketplace Hydra Market, labeling it a pernicious site for malicious cybercrime services, dangerous drugs, ransomware, and other illicit activity. Hydra Market is said to be based in Russia. Also sanctioned, Garantex is a crypto exchange… Read More

European Lender Bondora Expecting to Set New Record for Q1 Originations

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Even though working hard is their motto, Bondora also loves celebrating “big” moments, “small wins,” and all the “good stuff in between.” In March 2022, Bondora had celebrated 14 years of launching operations. They thank their clients and everyone who has been part of their… Read More

BitMEX Enlists Mercuryo for Fiat to Crypto Purchases

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BitMEX, a crypto derivatives exchange and aspiring spot marketplace, has signed up Mercuryo, a  crypto payments company, for fiat-to-crypto purchases. According to a corporate statement, the integration means 21 more fiat currencies can be used to purchase Bitcoin, Ether, and Tether (ERC-20) on BitMEX. The… Read More

FT Partners Advises Swedish Acct-to-Acct Payment Provider Zimpler on Equity Funding from Nordstjernan Growth

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Zimpler, a Swedish Fintech within the payments space, has secured new equity funding from Nordstjernan Growth, an arm of an established Swedish investment house “focused on long-term quality growth.” FT Partners advises leading Swedish account-to-account payment provider Zimpler (@zimplers) on its new equity funding round… Read More

European Lender Bondora has Now Returned €64M to Investors with €571M Invested

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European lender Bondora recently celebrated its 14th year of launching operations. The team at Bondora has thanked all their customers who have chosen to work with them, supported them, and grown with them over all these years. The online lending platform’s management is also thankful… Read More

Fintech Income Closes Seed Round Raising €1.3 Million, Aided by Crowdfunding Platforms

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Estonia-based Fintech Income has closed on a securities crowdfunding round raising €1.3 Million from investors on Seedrs and Seedblink, according to a note from the company. Income is a platform that offers secured investments in loans at getincome.com. The company reports that it has partnered… Read More

European Lender Bondora Reports Over €773K in Recoveries in Feb 2022

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After a very “ambitious” January 2922, the collection and recovery numbers “settled more” in February on Bondora. The Bondora team revealed that the number of payments and the cash collected “declined by 0.6% and 16%, respectively.” This is the first time in 6 months that… Read More

European Lender Bondora Reports that Estonian and Spanish Originations Grew in Feb 2022

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For the most part, February 2022 had “similar figures” to January, making for quite a stable start to the year, the team at European lender Bondora noted. The firm added that during a time when life can “feel uncertain,” they aim to be “a constant… Read More

Investment Marketplace Estateguru to Launch Fund for Institutional Investors, Gains Backing of European Investment Fund

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Estateguru, an online investment platform matching SMEs in need of capital with individual investors, will lunch a fund targeting institutional investors in a move that should significantly scale the firm’s operations. Importantly, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has committed to be an anchor investor in… Read More

Estateguru Launches in the UK, Opens Office in Manchester

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European investment platform, Estateguru has announced the launch of its services in the UK while opening an office in Manchester. Estateguru is based in Estonia but has long operated across Europe including Germany, Spain, Portugal, Finland, and, of course, Estonia. The company is known for… Read More

Bondora Confirms it Has No Operations in Russia or Belarus, so Crisis Might Have No Direct Impact on Online Lender

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Pärtel Tomberg, CEO at European lender Bondora, notes that the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “sent shock waves around the world.” Bondora‘s CEO writes in a blog post that their thoughts “go out to everyone who is affected, and [they’re] committed to… Read More

Secured Lending Platform EstateGuru Partners with Raisin Bank, Goal is to Provide Over €200 Million in Loans

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EstateGuru, a marketplace lending platform that provides secured loans pairing investors with borrowers, has signed a partnership with Raisin Bank – a banking as a service provider operated by global Fintech Raisin. According to EstateGuru, the Frankfort-based Raisin Bank will provide services to Estate Guru’s… Read More

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