Tagged: lending

LendInvest Grows 104% in 2017, Tops $1 Billion in Lending Capital & Looks Ahead to 2018

LendInvest, a leading UK online marketplace platform for property finance, has reported a record-breaking year of capital raising. Since the start of 2017, LendInvest’s lending capital base has grown by 104% to £765 million ($1.03 billion). LendInvest’s diversified investor base includes global banks, pension and infrastructure… Read More

BFS Capital’s Into Money: Extends Over $1.7 Billion to SMEs Since 2002

Marking its 15th anniversary year, BFS Capital, a small business financing platform, has extended over $1.7 billion in financing since funding its first deal in 2002. The company also reported that over 75 percent of its originations have occurred in the last five years and more… Read More

Orchard Platform Initiates Analysis: Severe Weather’s Effect on U.S. Unsecured Consumer Lending Industry

That this past hurricane season wreaked economic havoc on metropolitan Houston, southern Texas, Louisiana, southern Georgia and Florida is not surprising (Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico were not covered in this analysis); in a recent blog, Orchard Platform posted initial research how much Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

PeerStreet Launches Lender Platform Powered By HouseCanary Data

Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerStreet announced on Monday the launch of its new lender platform. According to the company, lenders may now access detailed Property Valuation Reports that allow them to analyze property data and adjust property details to generate highly accurate valuations that reflect current or… Read More

Canadian Small Business Lender Lendified Secures $60 Million Credit Facility From ClearFlow

Lendified, a Canada-based lender who provides small business loans online has entered into an agreement with ClearFlow Commercial Finance to increase its lending capacity. According to the lending platform, through the agreement, ClearFlow is providing it with a $60 million credit facility to fund loans… Read More

Kabbage & ING Extend Strategic Partnership to Italy & France

Kabbage Inc., a global financial services, tech and data platform serving small businesses, and ING, a leading global bank, are expanding their strategic partnership into France and Italy to provide small businesses with real-time access to working capital. Building on ING’s successful launch in Spain… Read More

Student Lender Climb Credit Enters in $130 Million Loan Purchase Agreements

Online student lending platform, Climb Credit, announced this week it has entered into agreements with investors to purchase $130 million of student loans originated on its website. According to the lender, this new transaction will enable it to continue expanding its student loan programs beyond its current network… Read More

LendingHome Expands: Opens New Office in Pittsburgh

Marketplace lending platform LendingHome announced on Wednesday it has expanded operations by opening its new office in Pittsburgh. The online lender revealed it plans to bring a total of 50 well-paying financial technology jobs to Pittsburgh over the next year.  Co-Founder and CEO Matt Humphrey, who is Pittsburgh native… Read More

MarketInvoice Celebrates New Varengold Partnership & £1.5B Funding Milestone

Big news for business finance company MarketInvoice who not only is celebrating a £1.5b funding milestone but has also signed an agreement with Varengold Bank AG to provide £45m funding annually on its invoice finance platform, funding working capital solutions for businesses across the UK. “Institutions… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached New Post-Recession High in July 2017

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit announced the release of its latest monthly analysis, which revealed that loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion-plus in assets) increased to a new post-recession high in July 2017 and the loan approval percentages of institutional investors also set a new… Read More

LendKey’s Very Big Day: $13M Series C Funding, $8M Equity & $5M Debt Financing

LendKey, a leading lending-as-a-service solution for banks and credit unions, raked in $13 million in Series C funding, $8 million in equity and $5 million in debt financing. North Atlantic Capital, based in Portland, ME, led the round with participation from each of LendKey’s existing… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Revealed: Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks in June 2017

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit announced its latest Small Business Lending Index revealed that loan approval rates at big banks, $10 billion-plus in assets, increased to post-recession highs in June 2017 while small banks, alternative lenders, and credit unions experienced a decline in the percent of funding… Read More

UK Alternative Lender Growth Street Celebrates 1,000+ Investors and Counting

Founded in late 2016, UK alternative lender Growth Street has announced that over 1000 investors have signed up to lend to profitable UK small businesses through its platform. Independent P2P rating service 4thWay has ranked Growth Street as one of the lowest-risk platforms in the UK… Read More

Online Lender iBAN Completes Seedrs Funding Round With More Than £110,000 in Funds

On Tuesday, iBAN completed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with over £110,00 in funds.  The online lender was founded last year and launched the initiative in early January with a mission to raise £100,000 for its new crowdlending app, iBAN Wallet. According to the London-based lender,… Read More

Troubled: Canadian Mortgage Lender Home Trust Obtains $2B Loan Facility

Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) announced that its subsidiary, Home Trust, has reached a non-binding agreement in principle with a non-disclosed institutional investor for a credit line in the amount of $2 billion. It is expected that a firm commitment will be agreed to later… Read More

LendKey Releases Student Loan Refinance Report: Delinquency Rates Dropped

LendKey, a leading lending-as-a-service provider for banks and credit unions, released its Student Loan Refinance Report, its second in a series that highlights borrower trends across banks and credit unions. This latest report focuses on the state of student refinancing including the borrower demographic, their… Read More

Overfunding: iBAN Surpasses £100,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Online lending platform, iBAN, has successfully secured its initial £100,000 funding target through Seedrs. The lender, which was founded last year, launched the initiative in early January, seeking to raise funds for its new crowdlending app, iBAN Wallet. As previously reported, the London-based company stated its… Read More

Latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index February 2017 Reports: Small Biz Lending Approval Rates Surge at Big Banks, Institutional Investors

On Wednesday, Biz2Credit announced its latest small business lending index revealed that loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) improved to new post-recession highs in February 2017. The index also reported small banks and institutional investors also experienced an uptick in their loan approval… Read More

Landbay, Proplend, & FundingSecure Named Top Three UK Property P2P Lending Platforms

On Tuesday, 4thWay writer, Matthew Howard released his very own assessment on the top three property P2P lending platforms are in the UK. The three he selected were Landbay, Proplend, and FundingSecure. In his selection, Howard ranked the lenders based on their features and opportunities… Read More

Kiva Announces International Women’s Day Campaign “Be Bold For Change, Invest in Her”

Kiva, the crowdfunding platform dedicated to connecting people through lending, announced the launch of its International Women’s Day campaign, Invest in Her. While sharing details about the new campaign, the funding portal revealed it is looking to raise $3 million in loans to women by… Read More