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Bengaluru based Fintech Lending Firm KreditBee Finalizes $75 Million Series C Equity Round

Bengaluru-based Fintech lending firm KreditBee has finalized a $75 million Series C equity round which included participation from Premji Invest, Mirae Asset Naver Asia Growth Fund, Alpine Capital and Arkam Ventures (consisting of both primary and secondary investment). Madhusudan E, Co-Founder & CEO of KreditBee,… Read More

Fintech Lending in India has Streamlined the Approach of Credit Delivery, but Consumer Loans have Decreased in Size: Report

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Equifax (NYSE: EFX) have released the second edition of “Fintech Pulse,” a quarterly publication that covers major trends in the fast-growing NBFC (Non- Banking Financial Company) Fintech segment. “Fintech Pulse” plans to offer key insights on… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Blend Explains how their Software Facilitates Better Online Lending Processes

San Francisco-based Blend, which claims to offer market-leading digital lending technology that makes the process of acquiring a loan simpler, faster, and safer, has shared insights on how to unlock better online lending development with their products. Blend acknowledges that creating useful financial products can… Read More

Fintech Lending Is on the Rise Globally but Policymakers Must Watch the Space Closely to Protect Consumers: Report

Demand for Fintech services and loans have surged in India this year, according to local news outlet Live Mint. The credit flows of Fintechs and Big-tech firms have increased significantly during the past few years in highly developed countries. Commercial banks have emerged as leaders… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank and Online Lender Zopa Aims to Generate Profits in 2021, will Compete with Revolut, Monzo, Other European Challengers

Zopa, formerly a peer to peer lender and now a regulated digital bank, is planning to generate sizable profits in 2021. Jaidev Janardana, CEO at Zopa, will aim to leverage his 15 years+ of experience working in the lending sector to give the platform a… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Reports Over $2 Million in Net Profit for Current FY

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an online lending platform for SMEs, has released its Q2 FY21 financial results and posted a (profit after tax) PAT of INR 17.2 Crores (appr. $2.28 million). The BSE (formerly called Bombay Stock Exchange) stock exchange-listed, technology-focused platform noted that… Read More

Fintech Lending in Indonesia Might Not be Able to Fully Support Participation from Retail Investors

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) recently filed an 8-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to stop offering retail notes by the end of the year. The leading marketplace lender in the US started as a peer to peer lender but over the… Read More

Fintech Firms in India are Expecting to Make a Recovery from COVID within 6 Months: Report

Fintech companies in India are now expecting to make a recovery within the next six months, after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to many people losing their jobs and businesses shutting down. Indian Fintech firms including payments, lending and neobanking… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association Establishes Task Force to Help P2P Lending Firms Deal with Rising Number of Bad Loans

The Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has reportedly decided to establish a special task force to assist peer-to-peer (P2P) Fintech companies with the significant increase in bad loans – which may have resulted from the socioeconomic challenges created due to the Coronavirus crisis. Adrian Gunadi,… Read More

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Obtains $58.8 Million Credit Line to Help Mexican Women Access Financing Options

For the first time ever (in September 2019), giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) structured finance division provided a $100 million secured credit facility to Mexico-based Fintech startup Konfio Ltd. As reported last year, the funds were to be directed toward Konfio’s business… Read More

India’s Consumer Lending Platform ZestMoney CEO Reveals Country’s Severe Lockdowns led to “Almost Complete Cessation” of Economic Activity

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and co-founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of the largest and fastest-growing Fintech firms in India, recently discussed what she considers the future of lending in a post COVID world. She acknowledges that this has been one of the most… Read More

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association Offers to Assist with Disbursing Funds Allocated to COVID-19 related National Economic Recovery Program

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has reportedly offered to help with disbursing funds that have been allocated to the country’s national economic recovery program (PEN). As first reported by the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian government has been struggling to obtain the data required to provide… Read More

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

Online Lender October Explains how Investors can Help Businesses Cope with COVID-19 with French Government Guaranteed Loans

October, a leading European online lender, confirms that State guaranteed loans were recently introduced in France by the nation’s government in order to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they might be struggling to maintain operations. October explains that the French government aims to… Read More

Around 55 to 75% of Loans Issued in India by 2025 Will be Through Digital Onboarding Processes, Fintech Exec Predicts

Online or digital onboarding for obtaining loans in India is expected to increase to 55-75% of the total credit disbursement by 2025, according to Akhil Handa, head of Fintech, partnerships and mobile banking and digital lending department, Bank of Baroda. Handa revealed that, between 2015… Read More

Over 75% of Malaysian Businesses are Now Using Fintech Products, including Mobile Payments, Digital Wallets: Survey

More than 75% of Malaysia based businesses are now using at least one Fintech-related product or service since the past year, according to a recent survey released by CPA Australia, an established accounting firm. Mobile payments and digital or online wallets are the most widely-used… Read More

Indonesia’s Rapidly Expanding Fintech Sector May Create New Opportunities for Switzerland based Businesses: Report

Indonesia has a population of around 270 million residents, and most of these people are underbanked or financially underserved. Businesses in the fast-growing economy also don’t yet have access to modern financial services, like the kind we’d typically find in many of the developed Western… Read More

UK Fintech iwoca, which focuses on Lending to SMEs, Is Asking for Closer Collaboration between Banks and Alternative Lenders for Supporting CBILS during COVID-19

UK-based Fintech iwoca, a company focused on lending to SMEs, is calling for closer collaboration between the country’s largest financial institutions, after securing £100 million to support the operations of small businesses looking for financing via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The COVID-19… Read More

Billionaire Tech Entrepreneur Sachin Bansal Claims his Indian Startup Navi Technologies has become a Leading Fintech Lender

Indian startup Navi Technologies, a company that aims to make financial services simple, affordable, and more accessible, has become one of the leading Fintech lending applications in the country in just a few months after its launch, according to Sachin Bansal, the company’s co-founder. Bansal,… Read More

P2P Lenders in Indonesia Report Slowdown in Loan Disbursement via Fintech Platforms due to COVID-19

Indonesia’s Fintech lending platforms have reported slowing growth in total loan disbursements due to the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic challenges. The pandemic has caused many Indonesian startups to become more careful when channeling their credit. The Asian country’s Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) deputy chairman… Read More

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