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Biz2Credit Reports SME Loan Approval Hits Record in December

The approval percentage for small business loans has hit a new “post-recession record high,” according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. The company said approvals inched up by one tenth of a percent to reach 28.2%. Biz2Credit monitors small business lending from banks with… Read More

Fintech and Traditional Bank Collaborations and Open Banking Are Becoming More Prevalent Globally

Traditional bank and Fintech collaboration and Open Banking are becoming quite common for financial institutions throughout the world that are planning to update their product offerings for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). India-based private lending institution SBM Bank recently teamed up with PayNearby to introduce… Read More

Germany-based Lender Commerzbank Finalizes Agreement to Increase Stake in Online Lending Fintech Comdirect

Germany-based lending company Commerzbank has reportedly finalized an agreement with activist investor Petrus Advisers, in order to increase its stake in online lending Fintech firm Comdirect. Commerzbank is planning to take over Comdirect’s business operations and aims to help the company reduce costs. The takeover… Read More

OnDeck: Cloud Banking Platform Mambu Chosen to Offer Servicing Tech for ODX’s Online Lending Platform

Mambu, a cloud-based banking solution, revealed on December 12 that it had been chosen by ODX, an established provider of digital lending products for small businesses and a subsidiary of OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK), in order to provide servicing technology for ODX’s digital lending platform. The steady… Read More

Alternative Lending Marketplace October Reveals New $110 Million Commitment from European Investment Fund and Others to Finance European SMEs

The European Investment Fund (EIF) will reportedly be renewing its support to European SME, under the “Private Credit Tailored for SMEs” program. Support will also be extended by other established institutional investors such as Bbifrance, CNP Assurances, and Zencap. A new €100 million (appr. $110… Read More

Celsius Network is Using Fireblocks’ Enterprise Platform to Secure Over $400 Million in Digital Assets

Fireblocks, an enterprise platform for securing crypto-assets “in transit,” revealed on November 19 that, Celsius Network, an established provider of interest income and cryptocurrency-based loans in more than 150 jurisdictions, is using Fireblocks, in order to safeguard more than $400 million in assets and 49,000… Read More

Business Loans Marketplace Funding Xchange Raises $10.4 Million via Round Led By Downing Ventures, Gresham House Ventures

Funding Xchange (FXE), a company that helps people and organizations find suitable business loans and funding options from its marketplace of more than 45 established lenders, has raised £8 million (appr. $10.4 million) through an investment round. FXE’s decisioning platform is used by UK-based Monzo, a… Read More

New Zealand’s Online Lending Platform Harmoney Raises $29.6 Million to Expand Company’s Operations

Auckland, New Zealand-based Harmoney, an online lending platform that connects borrowers with lenders, recently raised NZ$25 million ($15.8 million) through a Series C investment round led by two Australasia-based investors. Established in 2014, Harmoney has acquired funding from Australia-based private equity company Kirwood Capital and… Read More

Providing Loans to “Working Families” Aura Receives $130 Million Credit Facility

Aura, a lender seeking to provide access to credit to “working families in America” has received $130 million asset-backed revolving credit facility with Varadero Capital. This brings total lending capacity to $259 million. Aura reports that the new capital comes at a time of high… Read More

CrowdProperty Announces Lending Product For New Construction Methods

Peer to peer property lender CrowdProperty has unveiled a new lending product specially for new construction methods.  According to P2PFinanceNews, the lending platform is offering a new product, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Finance, which will cover building with alternative materials including modular, structural insulated… 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

Groundfloor Initiates Public Offering Using Reg A+ to Accelerate Growth

Groundfloor, a direct real estate investment platform, has launched an online public offering enabling any Groundfloor account holder to purchase stock directly from the company. The platform indicated that the online public offering aims to “level the cap table” so members of the public can… Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Welcomes Coinbase Ventures & Able Partners to List of Investors

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Tuesday it has added Coinbase Ventures and Able Partners to its list of investors. This news comes just a little over a month after BlockFi secured $4 million in convertible debt investments led by Akuna Capital with participation from Susquehanna Government Products, LLLP,… Read More

Lending Express Celebrates $100M Lending Milestone & California’s Golden Opportunities

Lending Express, an Israeli tech company dedicated to creating a better world of funding for SMBs, has surpassed $100 million in financing facilitated between small and medium business owners and online lenders. Lending Express also obtained state permission to open for business in California. The… Read More

Fintech Business Lender MarketInvoice Nabs £26M in Series-B Round Led by Barclays & Santander InnoVentures

UK fintech business lender MarketInvoice has raised £26M in new equity funding during a Series-B funding round led by Barclays and Santander’s $200M fintech fund InnoVentures with significant participation from European venture fund Northzone, an existing investor in the company. Technology credit fund Viola Credit, who… Read More

INSIKT Raises $210 Million Through Its Social Bond Securitization Program in 2018

INSIKT (pronounced “in-seekt”), a Lending as a Service (LaaS) company, announced on Monday it has raised $210 million through its social bond securitization program in 2018, which was backed by 174,447 of its responsible, credit-building consumer loans.  According to INSIKT, this has propelled the total securitization volume… Read More

Kabbage Shares Research & Celebrates Milestone: Daily $10M Access for SMEs

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving SMEs, is now extending access to more than $10 million per day to small businesses via its automated lending platform. The milestone is underscored by the addition of nearly 30,000 new customers in 2018,… Read More

Robo.cash Founder Sergey Sedov: 26M Euro Loan Milestone, New Research P2P Lending & Peer-to-Portfolio Update

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Over 26 million euro loans were financed through the European P2P platform Robo.cash in first eight months in 2018, notably 223% more than in the same period a year earlier. Operating according to the ‘peer-to-portfolio’ model, Robo.cash seeks to bring together private investors and legal… Read More

CrowdOut Provides Multi-Million Dollar Term Loan to Shale Support

Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced on Wednesday the completion of a multi-million dollar term loan to Shale Support, a provider of frac sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market. According to CrowdOut, the loan will support the acquisition of two… Read More

Canadian Fintech Progressa Secures $84 Million Through Latest Equity Funding Round Led By Canaccord Genuity & Gravitas

Progressa, a Vancouver-based financial technology company focused on helping sub-prime and near-prime Canadians seeking to improve their financial health, announced on Tuesday it secured $84 million through its latest equity funding round, which was led by Canaccord Genuity and Gravitas with participation from Eight Capital and Paradigm… Read More

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