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Online Lending Platform October Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in the Netherlands

October Nederland, a financing platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe, celebrated its one-year anniversary on October 31, 2019. The firm’s application to operate as a Netherlands-based lending platform was approved last year by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. October (formerly… Read More

UK Fintech Provider Sonovate Raises £110 Million in Debt & Equity Financing

Sonovate, a UK-based fintech provider, announced on Monday it raised £110 million through its latest debt and equity financing round, which was led by M&G Investments, MXB Holdings Inc, Dawn Capital, and Rocket Internet SE. Founded in 2012, Sonovate reported it has created an end-to-end… Read More

TD Bank’s Latest Survey Reveals: Stagnant Corporate Systems, Cybersecurity Continue to Plague Payments Professionals

 TD Bank announced on Tuesday its latest survey reveals cyber fraud and technological solutions are top of mind for finance and treasury professionals. According to TD Bank, 42% of respondents cited organizations’ struggles to improve legacy systems as the greatest challenge facing payments professionals. Last… Read More

OnDeck Teams Up With Upserve For Restaurant Financing

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with  Upserve, a restaurant management platform, to provide Upserve’s restaurant customers with online financing options from its website. According to OnDeck, more than 10,000 restaurants currently use… Read More

U.S. Fintech Lendbuzz Secures $150 million in Debt & Equity Financing

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Lendbuzz, a U.S.-based fintech company that aims to disrupt the existing car financing market using machine learning algorithms, announced on Monday it secured $150 million in debt and equity financing. The company reported that this latest funding round was led by 83North with significant participation from existing… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Set to Launch Consumer Installment Financing Platform

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) announced on Tuesday it is set to launch a new consumer installment financing platform, called “Hexin Installments.” According to Hexindai, the platform will offer carefully curated categories for installment financing, such as electronic products, education, and travel products… Read More

Brazilian Marketplace FinanZero Secures $11 Million Through Series B Funding Round

FinanZero, a marketplace for consumer loans in Brazil, announced on Thursday it secured $11 million through its Series B funding round. Participants of the round were Atlant Fonder, Dunross & Co, and Vostok Emerging Finance. As previously reported, FinanZero describes itself as an independent broker… Read More

OnDeck Now Offering Same Day Funding For Small Businesses

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, announced on Friday it will offer to fund and debit customer bank accounts with Same Day ACH transfers. According to OnDeck, same Day ACH transfers will provide qualified OnDeck Term Loan and Line of Credit customers… Read More

Exclusive: BlueVine CEO Eyal Lifshitz Shares Insight on New Simple Term Loan Financing (No Origination Fees)

Fresh from its new partnership with Nationwide, BlueVine, a provider of online working capital financing for small and medium-sized businesses, is adding term loan financing to its suite of online financing solutions. The BlueVine Term Loan seeks to provide small and medium-sized business owners fast… Read More

Hong Kong SME Financing Platform Qupital Secures $15 Million Through Series A Funding Round For Greater China Expansion

Qupital, a Hong Kong-based trade finance platform, announced on Wednesday it secured $15 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by CreditEase FinTech Investment Fund (CEFIF) with additional capital injections from the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs fund and MindWorks Ventures. Qupital reported that it… Read More

Nationwide Announces New Partnership With BlueVine

Nationwide announced on Thursday it has teamed up with online small business lender BlueVine to offer the fintech’s financing to small businesses through Nationwide’s Business Solution Center. According to Nationwide, small businesses may have access to the online lending platform by applying through the BlueVine… Read More

PayPal Report: Backs UK Small Businesses with More Than £1 billion of Alternative Funding Through Working Capital Program

PayPal announced on Wednesday it has provided a huge £1 billion of finance to UK small businesses through PayPal Working Capital program.  According to PayPal, the alternative finance offering allows UK small businesses to apply for, and receive, a cash advance against future sales online… Read More

Standard Chartered Signs MOU With Linklogis For Supply Chain Financing Opportunities in China

Standard Chartered Bank announced on Tuesday it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Linklogis to explore opportunities to enhance its supply chain financing proposition and deepen client relationships in China. Standard Chartered reported that it will use Linklogis’ force as a digital blockchain-enabled supply chain… Read More

Beehive Forms New Partnership With Thanachart Bank to Launch SME Financing Program in Asia

Peer to peer lender Beehive announced on Saturday it has formed a partnership with Thanachart Bank to launch a new SME value chain financing program in Asia. Beehive reported this was its first bank collaboration in Asia and the digitalized supply chain will provide improved liquidity… Read More

Alternative Small Business Finance Provider Capify Receives £75 Million Credit Facility From Goldman Sachs

Capify, a UK-based alternative small business financing provider, announced on Thursday it received a £75 million credit facility from Goldman Sachs Private Capital to support its future growth plans and provide working capital to thousands of Australian and British small businesses. Launched in 2008, Capify describes itself… Read More

OnDeck to Offer Equipment Finance Loans to Select U.S. Small Businesses

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, announced on Wednesday it is set to offer equipment finance loans to select U.S. small businesses next year, bringing its technology and digital lending expertise to what it believes has traditionally been a slow-moving, opaque, and… Read More

Malaysian P2P Financing Startup Fundaztic Secures RM3 Million in Less Than An Hour Through Crowdfunding Platform pitchIN

Fundaztic, a Malaysia-based peer-to-peer financing startup, reportedly secured RM3 million (approximately US$722,000) in 38 minutes on crowdfunding platform, pitchIN. Nearly 65 investors invested through the round, which was launched on October 17th. Founded in 2016, Fundaztic stated it is on a mission to provide insights and knowledge on crowdfunding… Read More

StreetShares Relocates Headquarters In Order to Accommodate Growth

Financing military veteran-owned small businesses lender StreetShares announced on Tuesday it has relocated its Virginia headquarters in order to accommodate the growth of its team. The lending platform’s headquarters will now be located at 1900 Campus Commons Drive #200 in Reston, Virginia. Founded in 2013, StreetShares describes itself as America’s… Read More

Deutsche Bank Partners With Allianz & Auto1 to Launch Car Financing Platform “Auto1 FinTech”

Deutsche Bank announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Allianz and Auto1 to launch a new fintech called “Auto1 FinTech,” which will offer financing and insurance products to automobile dealerships buying and selling used vehicles via Auto1. The three partners closed the deal last Friday…. Read More

Zurich Insurance Group Acquires Minority Stake in Insurtech Startup CoverWallet

On Thursday, insurtech startup CoverWallet announced that global insurance company Zurich Insurance Group (VTX: ZURN) has acquired a minority stake in the company. According to CoverWallet, the investment builds on a commercial partnership between CoverWallet and Zurich in Europe that was announced in February. CoverWallet also… Read More

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