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Coronavirus: LendingClub 8K Outlines Initiatives Taken to Navigate COVID-19 Crisis, Withdraws Q1 Guidance

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the leading marketplace lending platform in the US, has issued another 8K outlining moves the company has taken to gird its platform during the Coronavirus pandemic. Last week, LendingClub issued a similar 8K outlining moves it had taken as interest rates and credit… Read More

Covid-19 Crisis Response: Investors of European SME Lending Marketplace October Approve 3-month Freeze on Loan Capital Repayment

The management of October, the Paris-headquartered European SME lending marketplace, announced today a three-month freeze on capital repayment in order to support the business continuity of its SME borrowers during the coronavirus crisis. A Capital Reimbursement Freeze The moratorium concerns loans granted by October to… Read More

Overfunding: Online Service Marketplace Bidvine Quickly Surpasses £2.75 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

Bidvine, a UK-based online service marketplace, has successfully secured its initial £2.75 million funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2014, Bidvine claims to be the fast, free way to get competing quotes for local services from interested, available professionals. “[The… Read More

Limiting Credit: LendingClub Looks to Enhance Resiliency of Portfolio as Coronavirus Rattles Financial Markets

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has issued an 8-K this morning reacting to the highly volatile macroeconomic environment fueled by the Coronavirs, or COVID-19, pandemic. LendingClub said they “have not observed changes in application trends, deterioration in loan performance or significant shifts in investor demand.” But in light… Read More

P2P Lender Assetz Capital Tops £1 Billion in Lending

Assetz Capital, a UK based peer to peer lender, has topped £1 billion in online lending. Assetz Capital surpassed £500 million in lending in June of 2o18 so the platform is picking up steam. Launched in 2013, Assetz Capital provides access to credit for SMEs,… Read More

Funding Societies Partners with SGeBIZ to Help Finance Asian SMEs

Singapore based peer to peer finance platform Funding Societies has announced a new partnership with Singapore E-Business Pte Ltd (SGeBIZ). The arrangement seeks to “provide quick financing solutions to local SME suppliers and their buyers.” Funding Societies offers a diverse range of loan products, that… Read More

International Investment Marketplace BrikkApp Secures €500,000 in Seed Funding

BrikkApp, an international investment marketplace, announced on Thursday it has successfully raised more than €500,000 from a consortium of private investors through its seed funding round. The investment was led by František Novotný and Aleš Hudeček. Founded in 2018, BrikkApp claims it brings users trustworthy… Read More

A New Era in Fintech? LendingClub Reports Profitable Q4, Announces Acquisition of Digital Bank – Radius

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest online lending marketplace in the United States, has simultaneously announced a GAAP profitable Q4 while revealing it has purchased a federally chartered bank, Radius Bank, thus immediately vaulting the Fintech into the hot digital banking realm. According to a release distributed… Read More

Fintech October Reflects on Past 12 Months Performance as Loan Originations Accelerate

October, a leading European online lender, recently published a blog post reviewing last years’ performance. While October was not the first marketplace lender out of the gate in continental Europe it has emerged as one of the leaders. According to the October website, since platform… Read More

Starling Bank Adds First Legal Services Partner to Business Marketplace

UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank announced on Monday it has added its first legal services partner, Sparqa Legal, to its business marketplace. According to Starling, the partnership will bring affordable legal services to the marketplace’s 88,000 small business customers. “Starling Business Account holders can… Read More

Online Lender October Signs United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investing

October, a European marketplace lending platform for SMEs has signed the United Nation’s “Principles for Responsible Investing.” October claims to be one of the first online lenders to agree to the “UN PRI.” The UN PRI defines responsible investment as a “strategy and practice to… Read More

Alternative Lending Marketplace October Reveals New $110 Million Commitment from European Investment Fund and Others to Finance European SMEs

The European Investment Fund (EIF) will reportedly be renewing its support to European SME, under the “Private Credit Tailored for SMEs” program. Support will also be extended by other established institutional investors such as Bbifrance, CNP Assurances, and Zencap. A new €100 million (appr. $110… Read More

October and 5 Confidi Launch Direct Lending Fund for Italian SMEs

Leading European marketplace lending platform October has joined with 5 Confidi entities belonging to Federconfidi and Rete Fidi Italia and with the European Investment Fund (EIF), to launch a €30 million fund to back Italian SMEs. Confidi are cooperative, non-profit guarantee consortia that facilitate access… Read More

LendingClub Fills Board of Directors Slot with former Alibaba Executive Michael Zeisser

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), has filled a vacant board of directors position with Michael Zeisser – a former executive with Alibaba. According to a release, Zeisser will serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Zeisser has an interesting resume. Until April… Read More

College Ave Student Loans Completes $300 Million Securitization of Private Student Loans

Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Tuesday it has completed a $300 million securitization of private student loans, its third securitization and largest to date. According to College Ave, the transaction was oversubscribed attracting a broad and diverse group of repeat investors and… Read More

Funding Circle Has Now Lent $10 Billion Since Platform Launch

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) is out with a release announcing the platform has now lent over $10 billion since launch in 2010. Funding Circle operates in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the US. The London based company is the first peer to… Read More

Funding Circle Shares Rise on Positive Report

Funding Circle lobby

Last week, online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) released its 6-month report and the shares have responded positively to the numbers. Six-month Revenue was reported at £81.4 million versus H1 2018 at £63.0 million – up 29%. Loans under management rose 37% to £3.54 billion and… Read More

LendingClub Q2 Results, Revenue Rises, Loss Declines. Launches New “Select Plus Platform” for Sophisticated Credit Investors. Will Pursue National Bank Charter

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), an online lending platform for both borrowers and investors, has posted second-quarter results. While still generating a loss, LendingClub said it was on track to be net income profitable (Adjusted) by Q3. LendingClub took years to originate its first $1 billion. Today,… Read More

LendingClub Issues More Than $2 Billion in CLUB Certificates

Online marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE: LC) announced on Monday it has issued over $2 Billion in CLUB Certificates since the program’s launch less than a year and a half ago. LendingClub reported that it took a year for the lender to issue its first… Read More

LendingClub’s Reverse Split Kicks in on July 8th

As anticipated, LendingClub (NYSE: LC) has scheduled the date on which its shares will trade reflecting a reverse split. LendingClub announced earlier this year its intent to complete a 1 for 5 reverse stock split. The decision was made to lower shareholder management. The reverse… Read More

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