Tagged: marketplace

Report: Funding Circle Has Topped £2 Billion in Lending

SME lender Funding Circle has reportedly topped £2 billion in lending. The SME marketplace lender is closing in on UK’s largest online lender Zopa that announced in January it had surpassed the £2 billion mark. Of course Funding Circle is an international operation with lending… Read More

Bitbond Raises $1.2 million to Fuel Global Expansion of SME Lending

Bitbond has raised $1.2 million in equity capital to help boost global expansion. The Berlin-based online lending platform has now raised total funding of $2.3 million. The funding round was led by mobilike founder Şekip Can Gökalp, plus several angels investors including, Fyber founders Janis Zech… Read More

RateSetter Borrowers Have Paid Back £1 Billion, Investors Have Earned £63 Million

Online lender RateSetter has said it has now collected £1 billion in capital repayments from borrowers since its first loan back in 2010. Overall, RateSetter has originated approximately £1.75 billion in loans while paying out £63 million in interest.  The average interest rate ranged between… Read More

Big Ticket Borrowing: Midsized Companies Turn to Marketplace Lending at Lendix & Creditshelf

At the onset of the marketplace lending market, lending to businesses was equated with lending to small and very small businesses: businesses at the low end of the small and medium-size enterprise (SME) market who were borrowing on average under €100,000.  However, as the alternative lending… Read More

Here is Lending Club’s Q4 Earnings Presentation (Deck)

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) has reported Q4 2016 earnings along with forward-looking statements for 2017. Lending Club reported that loan originations in Q4 of 2016 were $1.99 billion, or 1% higher compared to the $1.97 billion reported in Q3 of 2016 and down 23% compared to $2.58 billion in the… Read More

Lending Club Reports Q4 & Full Year Results as Originations Dip: “We Are Entering 2017 in a Stronger Position”

Lending Club (NYSE:LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the US, has reported Q4 results alongside full year numbers. Loan originations in Q4 of 2016 were $1.99 billion, up 1% compared to the $1.97 billion reported in Q3 of 2016 and down 23% compared to $2.58 billion in the… Read More

Ram Ahluwalia of PeerIQ Shares the Future of Online Lending

In the online lending world, there are a handful of people that know everything that is going on. From the good to the not so good, their vantage point is unique. Ram Ahluwalia, CEO and co-founder of PeerIQ, is one of these individuals. Ahluwalia launched PeerIQ in… Read More

The Potential of “Crowdlending” (Video)

Therese Torris, Senior Contributing Editor for Crowdfund Insider, recently visited the offices of Misys to discuss alternative finance. Misys is a large UK based financial services software provider offering solutions for retail and corporate banking along with capital markets applications.  Misys claims more than 2000… Read More

Lending Works Launches Innovative Finance ISA

Lending Works has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). The peer to peer lender says it is the “first: major UK platform to offer the IFISA. The IFISA is a new category of ISA set up exclusively for peer to peer lending investment. The IFISA… Read More

Peer to Peer Lending Said to be on “Right Path” as Wealth Managers Seek Quality Investments

Bond Mason: Over half of wealth managers would now recommend direct lending as an alternative to mainstream cash products. BondMason has published its Market Report 2017 reviewing the trends in the UK peer to peer lending market.  BondMason is a platform that provides investors a… Read More

Stuart Law of Assetz Capital Predicts Big Demand for New Investment in Housing

The UK government is expected to publish soon a White Paper on the UK housing challenge. Housing starts are at an all time high but hurdles remain as demand continues to outstrip supply. Expectations are for “radical plans” to be outlined to help the government… Read More

SME Lender Lendix Launches First Spanish Project, Lenders Across Europe May Invest

Just as Funding Circle is pulling out of Spain, peer to peer lender Lendix is moving in and announcing its first Spanish project. Following approval by the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), Lendix has posted an opportunity to lend to JIZ Operaciones SL,… Read More

auxmoney Adds Fully Digital Application for Online Borrowers

German peer to peer lending auxmoney is now offering its customers the ability to borrow legally by using an internet video ID and digital signature. Germany’s largest online lender has partnered with IDnow eSigning to update their process. Germany maintains a very strict application process so incorporating… Read More

Change at Prosper as Online Lender Selects Usama Ashraf as New CFO

Formerly with USAA and CIT Group, Ashraf Will Manage Capital Markets and Finance Functions at Prosper Marketplace Prosper Marketplace has appointed Usama Ashraf as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ashraf will be overseeing the online lenders capital markets function, as well as all of the… Read More

PeerIQ Inks Agreement with Freedom Financial Network

Fintech firm PeerIQ Analytics has announced that Freedom Financial has integrated their PeerIQ Analytics Platform.  PeerIQ is a top provider of data and analytics for the emerging online lending industry. Freedom Financial Asset Management, a subsidiary of Freedom Financial Network, is described as one of… Read More

Journey is Only Just Getting Started: P2P Lender Zopa Tops £2 Billion in Lending

  Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, has topped £2 billion in lending.  According to information provided by the online lending platform, as of today, Zopa has matched over 246,000 borrowers to 75,000 investors to provide access to capital in the… Read More

Insurer Aegon Pledges €1.5 billion to German P2P Lender Auxmoney

On January 25, Raffael Johnen, the CEO and co-founder of auxmoney, was on stage at the Paris Fintech Forum as the news was still under embargo: Dutch insurer Aegon has agreed to lend €1.5 billion euros over the next 3 years through the auxmoney lending… Read More

LendingRobot Launches Robo Hedge Fund for Online Lending: We Have Wanted to do this for a Very Long Time

LendingRobot has officially launched their next big vertical: a Robo-Hedge Fund for alternative lending. Crowdfund Insider initially wrote about the forthcoming Robo-fund when we uncovered an SEC filing for a pooled investment vehicle last November. While the filing became public at that moment, the “LendingRobot… Read More

Funding Circle Stops Originating Loans in Spain

Following big news of a $100 million funding round, Funding Circle has announced it will stop issuing new loans in Spain. The announcement was posted on the Spanish version site of the SME peer to peer lender noting that it has not offered new loans… Read More

Credible Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding

Credible, a multi-lender marketplace for student and personal loans, has closed on a $10 million Series B funding round.  The newest round brings total funding to $23 million to date for the young Fintech firm. The series B funding round was led by Regal Funds… Read More