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Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Observes: Small Business Loan Approval Drops to Record Lows in April 2020

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reveals that the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) plummeted below double digits to just 8.9%, down from 15.4% in March and an… Read More

Fintech Firm GoBear Acquires AsiaKredit, a Singapore-based Online Lending Platform

Fintech firm GoBear, which offers a financial products comparison website, confirmed on May 4, 2020, that it has acquired AsiaKredit, a Singapore-based digital lender. The amount paid for the acquisition has not been shared publicly. GoBear’s acquisition has come after the Fintech company secured $80… Read More

Lendio Joins Forces With Mindbody to Expedite COVID-19 Relief Funding to Small Business Customers

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with wellness industry technology platform, Mindbody, to expedite relief funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to small businesses that are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Lendio, Mindbody’s software solution links hundreds… Read More

Indian Fintech Aye Finance Secures $23.8 Million in Debt Funding within 15 Days from Major Local and International Investors

Capital G-backed Aye Finance, a leading Fintech lender, has reportedly secured INR 180 crore (appr. $23.8 million) in debt funding in the past 15 days from several major firms in India and investors located abroad. Aye’s management noted that it managed to acquire these funds… Read More

RateSetter Completes Two Sales Of Non-Performing Loans With Combined Proceeds of £4.65 Million Added Into the Provision Fund

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Tuesday it completed two sales of non-performing loans, with the combined proceeds of £4.65m added into the Provision Fund. According to RateSetter, the debt sale process started in December 2019 and the lender was not needing to reduce its… Read More

Kabbage Forms Partnership With SBA Authorized Lender to Deliver Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Tuesday it has partnered with a technology-enabled bank and authorized lender of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to deliver billions of dollars of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to American small businesses. Kabbage claims its program has received more… Read More

India-based PayU, a Leading Payment Gateway, Introduces Initiatives to Help Merchants and SMEs Deal with COVID-19 Crisis

India-based PayU, a leading payment gateway, has introduced several projects and measures,  in order to assist local vendors, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and business owners in dealing with the disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The initiatives launched by PayU will help businesses… Read More

Funding Circle Launches Pre-Application System for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

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Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Friday it launched a pre-application system for small business owners interested in funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, which is offered by the U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA). Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)… Read More

COVID-19 Financial Relief: Standard Chartered to Provide $1 Billion in Capital to Companies Fighting Coronavirus

London-based Standard Chartered, a British multinational banking and financial services company with over $700 billion in total assets, has reportedly committed $1 billion in capital to companies that are helping to address the economic challenges due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are now many companies… Read More

NYMBUS to Help US-based Financial Institutions with Effectively Responding to Economic Instability Following Coronavirus Outbreak

NYMBUS is planning to help US-based financial institutions with effectively responding to the economic instability resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. NYMBUS is a core banking modernization firm. It helps financial service providers with their digital transformation strategies. The company is offering a new program… Read More

UK-based Capitalise.com Is Offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Applications to Allow Firms to Obtain Government-backed Loans

UK-headquartered Capitalise.com is offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) applications, which will allow small business owners to obtain government-backed loans (if approved). Capitalise.com noted that it aims to assist businesses by giving them access to funding which  they may require to “confidently navigate this… Read More

Reg CF Platform Honeycomb Credit Is Now Offering Small Business Relief Loans During Coronavirus Pandemic

Bank replacement platform Honeycomb Credit announced on Wednesday it is now offering loans to small businesses that are in need of working capital during the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 18th, there are 7,038 cases of the virus with 97 total deaths. According to Honeycomb… Read More

Myanmar’s Online Lending App Mother Finance Partners NearMe Digital Services to Offer Credit to NearMe’s Partner Network

Mother Finance Co Ltd, the developer of the first digital lending app in Myanmar, and NearMe Digital Services, a local online services platform for retailers, have teamed up to offer credit to NearMe’s agent and partner network. Mother Finance is incorporated in the Republic of… Read More

Brazilian Fintech IOUU, which Offers a P2P Lending Marketplace, Secures $1.3 Million in Funding

Brazilian Fintech firm IOUU, which offers a peer to peer (P2P) marketplace solution, has managed to secure funding from several venture capital firms. IOUU has acquired R$6 million (appr.$1.3 million) in funding from DOMO, which led the firm’s latest investment round. Indicator Capital and Devas… Read More

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reach New Record in January 2020

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index revealed the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) rose one-tenth of a percent to reach 28.3% in January 2020. According to the Index, the approval rate at… Read More

DeFi: Decentralized Finance Platform Compound’s Developers Reveal Results of Stress Tests Under Extreme Market Conditions

The developers of Compound, a decentralized Ethereum-based lending protocol that forms part of the nearly $1 billion (at current valuations) DeFi ecosystem, had commissioned a stress test, which now reveals that the platform will be able to scale its total borrowed ETH value by 10x… Read More

India-based Fintech Industry Firm U GRO Capital Reports Profits in Just One Year of Operations

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital is notably among the few digital lending players that has taken a serious approach towards business development. The listed firm offers credit to small businesses and has managed to achieve profitability in just the first year of its… Read More

LendUp Milestone: Surpasses $2 Billion in Consumer Loans

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Thursday it has surpassed $2 billion in consumer loans through its digital lending platform. The company reported that since 2012 it has provided more than… Read More

India-based Consumer Lending Firm MoneyTap Secures $7 Million via Series B Equity and Debt Financing Round

India-based consumer lending firm MoneyTap has secured around $7.14 million through a  Series B equity and debt financing round from investors, including Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG), RTP Global and Sequoia India. Additionally, several Korea and Japan-based investors took part in the round. Existing investors Prime… Read More

Brazil’s Third Largest Bank, Banco de Brasil, Partners Fintech Firm Bom pra Crédito, a Platform that Compares Personal Credit Options

Banco de Brasil (BB), the third largest bank in Brazil, has teamed up with local Fintech firm Bom pra Crédito (BPC) (an acronym in Portuguese for “Good for Credit”). BPC provides a marketplace that displays and compares the different conditions for personal credit among 36… Read More

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