Tagged: lending

EstateGuru Saw €183M Worth of Loans Issued on their Platform in 2022, 10% Less Than 2021

In 2022, EstateGuru reportedly saw €183.0M worth of loans on ther platform (10% less than in 2021), with €11.8M produced in December. Estonia was “the best performing market in terms of volume, in December (€5,3M), and also in 2022 overall (€69.2).” Finland followed “with €2.2M… Read More

Fintech Firm Milo Launches Crypto Loans

Milo, a financial technology company that is reimagining the way crypto and global consumers access financial solutions, announced the launch of its new crypto loan product. This launch means that digital asset-holders will now have the opportunity “to use their cryptocurrency as collateral to access… Read More

DeFi Integrates Technical, Financial, Socio-Economic Complexity in Unprecedented Way: Report

Decentralized finance (DeFi) builds on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) “to offer services such as trading, lending and investing without using a traditional centralized intermediary,” according to finding shared by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The fact that DeFi components can be programmed “may open… Read More

UK’s Alternative Lending Platform ThinCats Provided Over £300M of Funding to Firms

The team at ThinCats are pleased to announce that they provided £302 million of funding to businesses in 2022. In total, ThinCats has “lent more than £1.3bn to businesses across the UK while assets under management stand at a record £675m.” Despite a challenging economic… Read More

Latvia’s Eleving Group Repays All Outstanding Belarus Investments

Eleving Group has shared its operational and financial updates. Eleving Group continues “to reduce its portfolio exposure in Belarus.” The portfolio “has substantially decreased during last year and continues to further amortize.” The impact of the portfolio reduction “has been minimal on the Group’s financials…. Read More

Societe Generale-FORGE Completes 7 Million DAI Drawdown from MakerDAO Protocol

MakerDAO, which claims to be the longest-standing DeFi lending protocol and creator of DAI, the original, decentralized stablecoin, announces Societe Generale-FORGE, a subsidiary of French multinational investment bank Societe Generale, has “completed an initial DAI drawdown from the MakerDAO protocol of 7 million DAI. SG-FORGE… Read More

Investment Platform RoboCash Shares Performance of Loan Originators in 2022

The past year has been “challenging,” according to an update from Robo.cash. However, Robocash says it’s time to take stock and start 2023 “with new goals and plans.” The Robo.cash team is pleased to share the results of their creditors for 2022. RC Riga Kazakhstan… Read More

European Investment Platform Mintos Comments on Key Updates from Past Year

  2022 was a year of challenges, but also “huge wins” for Mintos and their investors, the company claims. During 2022, Mintos launched a new financial instrument, Notes, “benefiting our investors with investor protection mechanisms.” They also celebrated “reaching a milestone of 500 000 registered… Read More

Digital Lender and Non-Bank Challenger MONEYME Introduces Credit Score

Digital lender and non-bank challenger MONEYME (ASX: MME) has officially launched a new credit score product that has already “seen over 37,000 new customers swarming to discover their score during a Beta Trial, despite zero marketing of the product so far.” The MONEYME Credit Score… Read More

Bondora Reports Highest Loan Originations, Investment Figures for December 2022

The team at Bondora notes that 2022 ended strong “with impressive numbers across [their] portfolios.” December reportedly had “the highest loan originations and investment figures, over €1M in recoveries, and more.” In December, 1,500 new investors joined Bondora. Investors have “earned more than €88M in… Read More

Indian Lending Fintech KreditBee Finalizes Second Tranche of $200M Round

Bengaluru-headquartered Fintech lending platform KreditBee has reportedly extended its Series D funding round with a $100 million investment from private equity firm Advent International. The Advent funding has now topped up the first tranche of the Series D investment round, which also netted $100 million… Read More

Bondora Sells Batch of Defaulted Loans to Enhance Operations, Firm Recognized as One of Estonia’s Top Tech Firms

Bondora notes that they aim to keep their portfolio in “top shape’ and generate continuous positive returns for investors. That’s why they’ve sold yet another batch of old defaulted loans in Estonia. However, the system update after this sale “caused a temporary reporting hitch that… Read More

EstateGuru Reports that Estonian Market Issued €5.4M Worth of Loans Last Month, Followed by Lithuania with €3.2M

EstateGuru reports that in November 2022, the Estonian market “produced €5.4M worth of loans, followed by Lithuania with €3,2M and Finland with €2.1M.” In November of this year, the total financed amount “was €13.2M.” EstateGuru’s core markets “performed as expected, despite the holiday season having… Read More

Investment Platform PeerBerry Reports that its Portfolio Exceeded €100M

PeerBerry moves to the new year with a “solid” portfolio – the current portfolio of investments in the platform “exceeded EUR 100 million.” This year, PeerBerry’s investors have already “funded over EUR 500 million of loans listed on the platform.” On average, PeerBerry investors “invest… Read More

UK’s Recognise Bank Secures £25M Investment

The latest funding comes from the bank’s largest investor and will be “used to increase loan book and develop new products for SMEs.” Digital SME lender and savings provider Recognise Bank has conditionally “raised a further £25 million in investment from its group’s largest shareholder.”… Read More

European Investment Platform Bondora Reports Slight Decline in Origination Numbers

Investment figures and origination numbers dipped “slightly” in November, according to an update from Bondora. Investors added just shy of €14M to their accounts, Bondora revealed. And a total of just over €14M was “originated in loans across all [their] active markets.” Although they decreased,… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Borrowing, Lending to Be Supported via Finterest Protocol After $1.5M Raise

Finterest, which claims to be the “first” crypto lending protocol available on the Internet Computer (ICP) built to support native Bitcoin borrowing and lending, announced the close of its $1.5 million seed round. Investors reportedly “include Polychain Capital via the Beacon Fund, an Internet Computer-focused… Read More

Founded by Citi, JPM, Bank and Others, Versana Launches Syndicated Loan Platform

Versana has launched a syndicated loan platform, connecting banks, institutional lenders, and service providers to the $5 trillion market. Founding investors in Versana include, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Citi, and Credit Suisse. Versana was originally created to address intrinsic inefficiencies in the US leveraged… Read More

Broadridge, IntraFi to Offer Securities-Based Lending

Amid an increased demand for wealth lending generally and securities-based lending (SBL) specifically, global Fintech, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) announced a partnership with IntraFi to offer “a streamlined securities-based lending service for banks, brokerage firms, and wealth management firms.” Through this partnership, IntraFi… Read More

Bondora Reports Slower Investment and Origination Stats for November 2022

As the colder weather settled in, Bondora platform originations and investment figures are also “cooling.” With “a 6.4% decline in loan originations, as well as a 5.8% decline in investments.” Spain, however, continues “to increase its origination standing.” There was also “a substantial increase in… Read More