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Digital Lending Platform creditshelf Reports Double Digital Growth in 2020, Anticipates Solid 2021

creditshelf, a digital lending platform serving SMEs in Germany, says it has grown by “double-digits” in 2020 despite the ongoing COVID health crisis. While complete financials will be published at the end of March 2021, creditshelf has distributed certain highlights of 2020. Requested loans totaling… Read More

Overfunding: Borrow a Boat Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target

  Less than a year after securing £1.33 million through its previous equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, self-proclaimed Airbnb for boats, Borrow A Boat, has launched a new funding round on Seedrs and has quickly surpassed its initial £250,000 funding target.  As previously reported, the… Read More

Samsung Invests in Funding Societies, a Marketplace Lending Platform

Funding Societies has received an investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, according to a note from the Fintech.  Details on the investment were not disclosed. Samsung Venture is an investment arm of the South Korean conglomerate, Samsung Group, and has been an active investor in… Read More

LendingClub Recognized as Top Workplace in Utah

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) has received a nice recognition from the Salt Lake Tribune. A relatively recent presence in Utah, LendingClub has been rccognized as a Top Workplace for 2020. According to a note from LendingClub,  the list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through… Read More

How New P2P Regulations Make the Industry Safer for Investors in Southeast Asia

Digital lending platforms have made strong inroads in Southeast Asia over the past few years. In 2016 alone, peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending generated US$115.01 million—more than half of Southeast Asia’s total alternative financing market that year.  This growth can be attributed to a combination of… Read More

Marketplace Loan Investment Firm Smart Lenders Says Portfolio Has Been Resilient in 2020, Sees Better 2021

The online lending sector has been hammered by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis as consumers struggled to pay personal loans and SMEs backed away from debt. Many Fintech lenders worked diligently with borrowers to mitigate the impact of the pandemic with loan extensions and deferred… Read More

Nutmeg Joins Starling Bank’s Marketplace

  Digital bank Starling Bank announced on Thursday it has welcomed Nutmeg, a UK-based digital wealth manager, to its Marketplace.  Starling reported that the new service will help its personal and sole tracker consumers connect their banking to their investment accounts and pensions. “Starling customers with… Read More

Australian Marketplace Trade Credit Platform Marketlend Announces Expansion of Asia Division with New Appointment of Andrew Ross

Australia’s marketplace trade credit platform Marketlend recently announced it has expanded its Asian division by appointing Andrew Ross to lead origination and insurance endeavors for Marketlend throughout Asia. Ross will notably assist Marketlend to expand its presence in trade commodities, insured backed discounted trade credit… Read More

EstateGuru Works with Varengold Bank to Offer Property Backed Loans in Germany

EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer to peer lender facilitating secured loans, has announced a partnership with Varengold Bank in Germany. According to a note from EstateGuru, the term sheet provides for a fronting agreement where Varengold will provide a regulatory umbrella for EstateGuru to provide an… Read More

Auxmoney: BNP Paribas Invests in €500 Million Worth of Loans

auxmoney, a marketplace lending platform that serves both private and institutional investors, is leveraging €500 Million from BNP Paribas to invest in loans originated on the marketplace. auxmoney said it is taking the next big step on its way to becoming one of the leading… Read More

Update: Open Banking Marketplace Platform Upside Saving Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With More Than £330,000 Raised

Upside Saving, a UK-based open-banking-marketing-platform connects Brands with consumers by offering frictionless cashback, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £330,000 raised. The funding round was launched earlier this month and has attracted over 315 Seedrs investors. As previously… Read More

Online Lender October Is Expecting its Lenders’ Returns to be Impacted Negatively due to COVID-19 Crisis

Marc Sebag, the Chief Risk Officer at October, a top European online lender, had answered important questions last year (in June 2019) about defaults and the continuous improvements that the platform makes to its scoring model. The October team acknowledges that the COVID-19 outbreak has… Read More

Overfunding: Open Banking Marketplace Platform Upside Saving Surpasses £300,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Upside Saving, a UK-based open-banking-marketing-platform connects Brands with consumers by offering frictionless cashback, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Upside Saving’s campaign has already attracted more than 200 Seedrs investors. Founded in earlier this year, Upside Saving is… Read More

P2P Finance in Post COVID-19 France

How did the pandemic impact the P2P crowdfunding sector, the part of alternative fundraising financed exclusively by individual contributors and retail investors? To answer this question, the French crowdfunding association Financement Participatif France (FPF) together with the state bank, Banque des territoires commissioned a study…. Read More

Paxful Teams Up With Transfero to Introduce BRZ Token to P2P Bitcoin Marketplace

Paxful, a leading peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin (BTC) marketplace, recently announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Transfero Swiss AG, the largest digital asset management firm in Latin America and the owner of Brazilian Digital Token (BRZ), a stablecoin pegged to Brazilian Real. According to Paxful,BRZ’s price… Read More

LendingClub Files 8-K Indicating It Will Cease Offering and Selling Retail Notes [u]

Closing an Important Chapter LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the leading marketplace lender in the US, has filed an 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission stating it will cease offering Retail Notes as of the end of 2020. In an email distributed to LendingClub retail investors, the… Read More

Funding Circle Founder and CEO Purchases 163,017 Shares in the Company as Online Lender Reports Loss

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) founder and CEO Samir Desai has purchased 163,017 shares in his company at an average per-share price of £0.6201696 according to a filing with the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Funding Circle went public in 2018 at a price per share of 440… Read More

Online Lender October Raises €258 Million to Support European SMEs

October, a top European online lender, has raised €258 million to lend to European SMEs, according to a note from the company. The additional financing was provided by institutional investors including Intesa Sanpaolo, CDC, FFA and six major insurance firms. “These investors were all attracted… Read More

EstateGuru Expands into Finland

EstateGuru, a European marketplace for property-backed loans, has announced an expansion into Finland beginning in October. EstateGuru is based in Tallinn, Estonia, but currently operates in multiple European countries including Latvia Lithuania, Germany, UK, Spain, and Portugal. Established in 2013, EstateGuru has originated loans for… Read More

Younited Credit Has Originated More than €10 Million in Germany in 7 Months Since Launch

Younited Credit Germany, an expansion by France based Younited Credit, reports having originated over €10 million in loans since launch in February of 2020. Younited Credit is a European online credit platform, certified by the French authority in charge of financial stability and customer protection (ACPR)…. Read More

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