Tagged: lending

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

Citi Report: Continue to Watch China & FinTech in 2017

Citi’s latest report, “Digital Disruption – Revisited: What FinTech VC Investments Tell Us About a Changing Industry”, explores the evolving fintech industry.  In exploring different regions around the world, the report concludes: China’s rapid digitalization and rise of the middle class — combined with declining… Read More

Lending Platform iBAN Now Seeking £100,000 on Seedrs to Create Crowdlending App iBAN Wallet

Online lending platform, iBAN, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with a mission to raise £100,000 to create its new crowdlending app, iBAN Wallet. iBAN, which was founded last year, stated its team focuses on lending well while making credit decisions based on significant due diligence… Read More

Zopa’s 2016 Recap: We Lent Over £680 Million

Less than a week after ringing in the new year, online lender Zopa took a look back at 2016 and the success it received during the past twelve months. The lending platform revealed it lent over £680 million to help 20,000 customers improve their home and… Read More

Fintech Investment in India Picks Up After Demonetization Move

Over 25 startups in the online lending space have rapidly emerged over the past two years, according to TechCircle analysis.  Despite signs that global fintech investment was slowing in 2016, VCCircle‘s analysis for 2017 suggests that such investment may pick up again. Arti Singh and… Read More

Bizfi Announces Partnership With InterNex Capital

On Wednesday, Bizfi announced it has expanded its business lending capabilities with a new funding partnership with InterNex Capital, an asset-based digital lender. According to the company, this partnership will allow small to mid-sized businesses in manufacturing, wholesale, trucking, business and consulting services to apply for and… Read More

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Continued to Surge in October

On Thursday, Biz2Credit announced its recent Small Business Lending Index report revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders improved to all-time highs in October 2016. The report stated that small business loan approval rates at big banks improved to 23.5% during… Read More