Tagged: marketplace

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

Marketplace SaaS Platform Mirakl Secures $300 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Permira

Mirakl, a marketplace SaaS platform that empowers both B2B and B2C organizations to launch and grow an enterprise marketplace at scale, announced earlier this week it secured $300 million through its latest investment round, which was led by  Permira, with participation from long term investors… Read More

LendingClub: Research Indicates Consumers Pay Personal Loans Before Credit Cards, Reports that Repayment Rates are High

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), a top marketplace lender serving consumers, says two recent studies indicate that personal loan payments take priority over paying off credit cards. Of course, this is good news for LendingClub – a long time advocate of cheaper personal loans versus expensive credit card… Read More

Germany: SME Lender Creditshelf on Track for Substantial Growth During 2020

creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a marketplace lender serving German SMEs, reports that growth remains robust for its platform even during the ongoing COVID-19 challenge. According to creditshelf, a solid Q2 led to significant revenue growth of 41.6% during the first six months of 2020 when compared to… Read More

Fitch Launches Marketplace Loan Monitor, Cautions that Delinquencies May Rise

Fitch Ratings has announced a new service – the US Marketplace Loan Monitor.  Fitch reports that marketplace loan performance has been “relatively stable” but posits this could change in the coming months as “borrowers focus on priority loan payments.” As has been previously reported, marketplace… Read More

Smart Lenders AM Receives Equity Investment from Matmut

Smart Lenders AM, a firm that invests in marketplace lending, has received an equity investment from Matmut, according to a company release. Matmut is said to have been an investor in the Moonstone Lending Fund, the main investment vehicle managed by Smart Lenders. Matmut reportedly… Read More

Financial Services Marketplace For Online Platform Workers Cachet Secures €1.1 Million Through Latest Seed Round to Launch in New Markets

Cachet, the financial services marketplace for online platform workers, announced on Thursday it secured €1.1 million through its seed funding round, which was led by Icebreaker.vc with participation from previous pre-seed stage investors like Techstars (in a follow-on investment), Barclays and Lemonade Stand as well… Read More

Marketplace Lender auxmoney Receives €150 Million Equity Investment led by Centerbridge

Largest Fintech Funding Round in Eurozone for 2020 auxmoney, a Germany based marketplace lender, has raised € 150 million led by Centerbridge. In a note from the Fintech, auxmoney stated that existing VCs, including Foundation Capital, Index Ventures, and Union Square Ventures remain fully invested…. Read More

LendingClub CEO Scott Sanborn: We have been preparing for an adverse environment for the past several years

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) is the leading online consumer lender in the US and the first big Fintech lender to go public on the NYSE. Over $50 billion in lending has been originated on the platform that claims more than 3 million customers. The last few years… Read More

UK Money Transfer Marketplace Platform RemitRadar Now Seeking £400,000 Through Seedrs Campaign

RemitRadar, a UK-based money transfer marketplace, is now seeking £400,000 through its recently launched equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2014, RemitRadar describes itself as a money transfer marketplace aggregating major money transfer systems to provide consumers with a “​one-stop “​ money transfer and… Read More

Online Insurance Marketplace Policygenius Launches Mobile App

Policygenius, a U.S.-based online insurance marketplace, announced on Tuesday the launch of its mobile app, which enables consumers to create wills and trusts conveniently on their phones. Consumers may also shop for life and home insurance from the app, creating a mobile one-stop-shop for key… Read More

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