Tagged: loans

Zopa Announces Loan Sale Pricing Update Following Loan Glitch

On Friday, online lender Zopa announced an update on its loan sale pricing. The lending platform reported that it has made some changes to how it works out the value of loans for more accurate pricing. But, due to technical issues, some investors may have paid… Read More

Lendio Milestone: Surpasses $500 Million in Business Loans

Lendio announced on Thursday it surpassed $500 million in business loans to over 21,000 small businesses across the U.S. through its marketplace lending platform.The growth milestone comes after a 141 percent increase in loans originated through the lender in the last fiscal year. The marketplace… Read More

Funding Circle Teams Up With Just Eat to Offer Discounted Business Loans to Takeaway Restaurants

Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle has reportedly joined forces with UK-based Just Eat to provide takeaway restaurants with discounted business loans. Funding Circle will now offer nearly 30,000 restaurants that use Just Eat the discounted loans. The takeaway businesses will now be able to borrow up to £60,000… Read More

Medici Ventures Invests in Symbiont, Aims to Lead Delaware Blockchain Form Registration

Medici Ventures, a major blockchain tech investor, completed its strategic investment in Symbiont. As part of the new relationship, the two companies will collaborate on strategic projects involving both Medici Ventures and its parent company, Overstock.com Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ t0 platform… Read More

New Milestone: Peer-to-Peer Lender Flender Celebrates First Wave of Successfully Funded SME Loans

The recently launched peer-to-peer lending platform, Flender, announced on Thursday it is celebrating the successful funding of its first batch of SME loans. According to the online lender, companies that received their requested funding include one of Europe’s fastest growing lingerie retailers, a café, and… Read More

India Fintech Startup Kissht Secures $2 Million From Endiya Partners & Ventureast

Mumbai-based fintech startup Kissht announced this week that it has secured $2 million from early-stage venture capital firm Endiya Partners and Ventureast. Launched in 2015, Kissht’s app now allows users to purchase items on EMI without using a credit card through collateral-free loans. The service… Read More

SoFi Teams Up With JetBlue to Help Customers Manage Student Loans While Earning Travel Rewards

Online lending platform SoFi recently announced it has formed a partnership with airline company JetBlue to help customers manage their student loans while also earning travel rewards. The companies claimed this is the first partnership between a direct lender for student loans and an airliner…. Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reports: Big Bank Loan Approvals Rates Improves Following Setback Month

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index which revealed loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion-plus in assets) rebounded in April 2017 after a setback month. The company reported that small business loan approval rates at big banks increased by two-tenths of… Read More

YieldStreet Hits $100 Million Loan Origination Milestone in Less Than Eight Quarters

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Wednesday it surpassed $100 million in loan originations in less than eight quarters from accredited investors and single family offices. The online lender also reported it had a strong 2016, growing its monthly investor… Read More

Gaining Traction: Singapore P2P Lender Silver Bullion Hits 1000 Loan Milestone, Over S$27M Lent

Launched only 19 months ago, Silver Bullion Pte Ltd‘s bullion has secured P2P loan platform has matched 1000 loans. While it took roughly 13 months to match its first500 loans, it took only another 6 months for Silver Bullion to reach 1000 loans. One of… Read More

Promontory Interfinancial Teams Up With SoFi For Super-Prime Student Loan Program

Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with SoFi for a new program to enable community banks to purchase super-prime student loans originated by the online lender. According to Promontory, the program will help community banks gain access to SoFi’s high quality… Read More

Biz2Credit Small Business Index: Good News for Small Banks, Negative Trend Continues for Alternative Lenders (Infographic)

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and institutional lenders finished the year strong, improving to post-recession highs in December 2016, according to the most recent Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™, the monthly analysis of more than 1,000 small business loan applications on… Read More

SoFi’s Mike Cagney Discusses Future Plans & Competition on “Bloomberg Technology” (Video)

Earlier this week, CEO of online lender SoFi, Mike Cagney, sat down with Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Technology” to discuss the platform’s plans for 2017 along with revealing details about the lender’s competitors. SoFi, which was founded in 2011, currently offers various types of lending options…. Read More

SmartBiz Announces New Online SBA Commercial Real Estate Loan

SmartBiz Loans, an online SBA marketplace and bank-enabling technology platform, announced on Wednesday it will now offer SBA 7(a) Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Loans up to $5 million to eligible business owners based in the U.S. According to the company, the CRE loans are now available… Read More

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Banks & Institutional Lenders Reach New Heights in November 2016

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index, which reportedly revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders continued their recent surge and improved to new highs last month (November 2016). The monthly analysis was conducted on over 1,000 small… Read More

Even Financial Milestone: Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Loan Requests & Increases Online Loan Originations by 205%

On Tuesday, fintech firm Even Financial announced it increased loan originations by 205% quarter over quarter since the beginning of 2016. The company reported that, with more than $1.5 billion in loan requests, its platform has grown to serve over one million customers with its… Read More

PwC Studies German Risk Management, Utilizes Auxmoney to Determine Private Lending Market Potential

Credit marketplaces such as auxmoney ensure that up to 4.3 million more people get access to credit, as would be the case via conventional lenders like banks, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study. PwC investigated the effects of new forms of risk assessment with its complementary, digital… Read More

Funding Circle Lends More than £95M in October & Breaks UK Record For Monthly Origination Volume

Marketplace lender Funding Circle reportedly lent out more just a little over £95 million for the month of October and broke the UK’s monthly origination volume record. AltFi revealed that according to its data, Funding Circle has officially lent more than £1.6 billion for over… Read More

Brief: Prosper Announces Loan Rate Price Changes

Earlier this week, leading marketplace lending platform Prosper announced modifications in its rate pricing. The company stated that the changes were a direct result of a few factors, which includes the forward-looking credit market, interest rate expectation, the U.S. credit environment, and the competitive environment in… Read More

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks & Institutional Lenders Continued to Surge in September

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index that revealed loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have improved to all-time highs in September 2016. Sharing details about the index, Rohit Arora, CEO and co-founder of Biz2Credit, stated: “The Federal Reserve… Read More