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UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

Rise of Fintech May be Small Business Ecosystem’s Biggest Game-Changer, According to Industry Veteran

Sadie Williamson, founder of Williamson Fintech Consulting, notes that the rise of Fintech may be considered the small business ecosystem’s “biggest game-changing” developments of the past several years. Williamson acknowledges that Fintech products aren’t yet mature enough to fully replace legacy banking systems. However, she… Read More

Authorities Order Latvian P2P Lender Grupeer to Stop Issuing Statements About Its Business, After it Paused Activity in April due to COVID

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer noted on August 31, 2020, that it had provided an update regarding the current status with the repayments and debt collection processes on its platform. The Grupeer team had confirmed that, as its clients already know, since April… Read More

Kava Blockchain Devs Claim they’ll Offer a “Curated” Apple Store Experience where DeFi Apps will be Carefully Vetted

The Kava (KAVA) blockchain platform community members noted recently that they had initially compared their platform to MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum based lending system, and its CDP functionality. The Kava team now claims that being compared to MakerDAO “doesn’t really do justice” to what their… Read More

Online Lender October Financed 100 Projects during July and August 2020, On Track to Finance 1000th Project by Next Month

October, a leading European online lender, notes that in the past 5 years, it has issued over 450 million euros in loans to different companies. The marketplace lender reveals that 100 projects, or 10% of all projects that have received loans through its platform, were… Read More

US Online Lending Sector May Have Performed Better than Expected, with Many Borrowers Making Timely Repayments

The online or digital lending sector has been criticized for its inability to scale effectively or to be able to endure challenging environments like those created due to COVID-19. However, it now appears that overall credit quality, through online lenders, has performed better than some… Read More

Risky DeFi Token Yearn.Finance (YFI) to Launch on Coinbase Pro, the Platform for Professional Crypto Traders

On September 14, 2020, Coinbase Pro (for professional traders) users will be able to transfer  yearn.finance (YFI) tokens into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. The San Francisco-based crypto exchange noted that support for YFI tokens will be available in all of its supported jurisdictions,… Read More

Band Protocol Token Holders May Now Stake Digital Assets on DeFi Platform MANTRA DAO

MANTRA DAO (distributed autonomous organization), a community-governed decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that aims to make staking, lending, and governance more accessible to traders and investors, has announced its first Cosmos ecosystem partnership. MANTRA DAO has teamed up with Band Protocol, a cross-chain data oracle platform… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Fell in August 2020

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index has been released and revealed small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and small banks dropped slightly in August 2020, an indication that the upward trend… Read More

Consumer Lender Plenti, which Rebranded from RateSetter Australia, Reportedly Planning to Raise AUD 55 Million via IPO

Plenti, a consumer lending platform (previously known as RateSetter Australia), has announced that it will carry out an initial public offering (IPO), in order to secure AUD 55 million in capital. Plenti’s management noted that they’ll offer 33.1 million shares at the rate of $1.66… 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

UK based P2P Lender RateSetter Wins Award for “Best Loan Provider,” After it Struggled to Maintain Operations and was Acquired by Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer (P2P) lender that was recently acquired by Metro Bank, has confirmed that it won the award for “Best Loan Provider” for loans of £2,500 or more at the Consumer Credit Awards for 2020. The Consumer Credit Awards… Read More

Latvia’s P2P Lender Grupeer Provides Update Regarding Current Repayment Status and Debt Collection Processes

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer has provided an update regarding the current status with the repayments and debt collection processes on its platform. The Grupeer team noted that, as its clients already know, since April 2020, the lender had suspended its “economic activity.”… 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

DeFi Protocol Maker Upgrades its Liquidations System so that it Can Handle Emergencies like Historic March 12, 2020 Market Crash

The Liquidations System of the Maker Protocol, which supports a leading Ethereum (ETH) based lending system, is a key element that has been developed to ensure that the stablecoin Dai generated in Maker Vaults “remains adequately collateralized.” The Maker Protocol is central or key 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

OKEx and Bitrue to Offer Decentralized and Centralized Finance Services, but Celsius Network May Already have Similar Products

Digital currency exchanges Bitrue and OKEx claim that they’ll be offering both decentralized finance (DeFi) and centralized (CeFi) services. Jay Hao, CEO at OKEx, says that the leading crypto exchange, which regularly handles billions of dollars in daily trading volume (but has also been accused… 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

Complaints Regarding P2P Lending Platforms in the UK Declined during Q1 2020, According to Financial Ombudsman Service

Peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms in the UK received significantly fewer complaints during Q1 2020, according to the Financial Ombudsman. As explained on its official website, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FSO) is “a free and easy to use service that [aims to] settle complaints… Read More

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