Tagged: marketplace

Online Lender October Officially Launches in the Netherlands

Online lender October (formerly Lendix) has launched in the Netherlands. Alongside this expansion, the Paris based October is providing SME financing in France, Spain, and Italy. According to a note from October, SMEs may apply for loans ranging from €30,000 and up to €3.5 million. The marketplace… Read More

Starling Bank Launches In-App Marketplace For Small Businesses

UK challenger bank Starling Bank announced last week it launched its in-app Marketplace for small businesses. According to Starling Bank, the new wave of Marketplace partners includes the launch of accounting software platform Xero and the latter will enable the bank’s 20,000 business banking customers to automatically… Read More

LendingClub Quickly Tops $1 Billion in New Club Certificates

Announced less than a year ago, LendingClub’s (NYSE:LC) new Club Certificates have topped the $1 billion mark, according to a release by the marketplace lending platform. The Club Certificates is an entirely new pass through security designed to make it easier for institutional investors to participate… Read More

Kaleido Partners Launches New Blockchain Marketplace

Kaleido, a ConsenSys company, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, is now launching a new blockchain marketplace. According to Kaleido, the Kaleido Marketplace extends its Blockchain Business Cloud to become what it claims to be the first full-stack enterprise platform. The new marketplace includes trusted tools… Read More

LendingClub Q3 Reports Increase in Net Revenue As Originations Rise, Net Loss Stands at $22.7 Million

Marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE: LC) has reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. According to the company, net revenue rose 20% year over year to a “record” $184.6 million. Loan originations came in higher too at $2.9 billion, up 18% year… Read More

European Marketplace Lender Lendix Changes its Name to October

The news was leaked last week. Now it’s official. From its Paris headquarters, Olivier Goy, founder and CEO, announced that the European lending marketplace formerly known as Lendix is changing its name into October. With this name change the company reasserts its ambition to expand… Read More

Former Intuit & Google Exec Tiffani McCoy Joins Digital Currency Marketplace HBUS As New General Counsel

HBUS, a U.S.-based digital currency marketplace, announced on Tuesday it has appointed formed Intuit and Google executive, Tiffani McCoy, and its new General Counsel. According to HBUS, McCoy previously served as the Assistant General Counsel at Intuit, where she drove new business initiatives while helping… Read More

Online Lender Funding Circle Updates on US Loans in Form D Filed with SEC

Funding Circle lobby

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH), the now publicly traded peer to peer lending company based in the UK, has long operated a US subsidiary providing access to credit for SMEs. While the UK iteration is more about P2P in the US, due to antiquated securities regulations, it… Read More

Coinbase Announces EU Expansion: Opens New Office in Dublin

Crypto marketplace Coinbase announced on Tuesday it has continued its European expansion by opening its new office in Dublin. According to Coinbase, the expansion will create new jobs and grow the burgeoning Irish crypto economy. The marketplace then confirmed that the number of its customers in the… Read More

QuantmRE Teams Up With Securrency For New Globally Compliant Stablecoin & Blockchain-Based Real Estate Marketplace

Blockchain-based real estate marketplace QuantmRE announced on Thursday it has teamed up with global financial services technology Securrency to create the infrastructure to support its real estate trading platform and launch globally compliant stablecoin and cryptocurrency ecosystem EQRE. Founded in 2017, QuantmRE is seeking to become the… Read More

SEC Charges Former LendingClub Execs, including Founder Renaud Laplanche, with Misleading Investors, Breach of Fiduciary Responsibilities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged LendingClub Asset Management LLC, and former President Renaud Laplanche with fraud for improperly using fund money to benefit LendingClub.  LendingClub Asset Management, Laplanche, and former CFO Carrie Dolan, also were charged with improperly adjusting fund returns. The… Read More

ILA Capital Partners with Swiss Firm Woodman on Marketplace Lending Fund

Boston based funding manager, ILA Capital, has partnered with Switzerland based Woodman Group to launch a machine learning, marketplace lending fund. ILA said the fund has an initial commitment of $100 million. The Fund will have a short duration, high yield strategy that primarily invests… Read More

P2P Lending: Funding Circle Moves Forward with Initial Public Offering

The long rumored initial public offering (IPO) of UK based Funding Circle appears to be on track and moving forward with a listing on the London Stock Exchange later this year. In a blog post today, Funding Circle stated; “Today we have announced the next… Read More

LendingClub COO Sameer Gulati Resigns

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has announced the resignation of Chief Operations Officer Sameer Gulati in an 8-K filing with the SEC today. Gulati was said to have resigned yesterday (August 27) but the departure will become effective on December 31, 2018. The company said that Gulati will “focus on… Read More

Pan-European Marketplace Raisin Launches New Savings Platform in the Netherlands

Raisin UK, a successful European Fintech that provides a marketplace for consumers to earn more money on their savings, announced on Wednesday it has launched a new savings platform in the Netherlands. The company reported that it expanded its reach in the Netherlands after introducing… Read More

Funding Societies Tops S$ 200 Million in SME Crowdfunded Loans

Singapore based Funding Societies, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform in Southeast Asia, has topped S$ 200 million mark in total crowdfunded SME loans. Funding Societies notes that this accomplishment arrives just 6 months after crossing S$ 100 million in January of this year. The… Read More

Research: Marketplace Lending DOES Benefit Borrowers but Improving Credit Scores May Mean More Debt

There has been an ongoing debate regarding the benefits of marketplace lending when it comes to consumer loans.  A Federal Reserve study hammered peer to peer lending (ie marketplace lending) in late 2017 only to see the study pulled as industry advocates highlighted shortcomings in… Read More

LendingClub Q2 Earnings: Originations Increase 31% YoY, Net Revenue Rises 27%

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) is out with numbers for the second quarter of 2018 ending in June. According to a release, LendingClub delivered the following results: Record net revenue of $177.0 million, up 27% year-over-year Record originations of $2.8 billion, up 31% year-over-year Improved Contribution Margin to… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Validus Capital Tops S$100 Million in Loans

Singapore based online lender Validus is reporting a milestone of having originated over S$ 100 million in loans to SMEs. Validus is claiming to the be Southeast Asia’s fastest growing SME lender. Validus is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and is also… Read More

Milestone: Marketplace Lender Prosper Tops One Million Loans

Online lender Prosper announced a new milestone yesterday. The marketplace lending platform topped one million loans this past week representing over $13 billion in originations. The news, shared via a blog post, stated; “Since we launched in 2006 as the first peer-to-peer lending company in… Read More

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