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Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform, Linked Finance, Asks Government to Extend Nation’s €2 Billion Credit Guarantee Scheme to Non-Bank Lenders

Ireland-based Linked Finance, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, has asked the Irish government to extend the nation’s €2 billion (appr. $2.35 billion) credit guarantee scheme to P2P and non-banking lending platforms. The UK has introduced the COVID-19 loan scheme, however, Ireland’s alternative lending solution… Read More

The clock is ticking for Irish SMEs: Linked Finance CEO Tells Irish PM to Look Towards Fintechs for Help

Earlier today the Irish government outlined additional plans to help support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a special Cabinet meeting, a series of measures to further support small, medium, and larger businesses were revealed. The new initiatives included: a €10,000 restart grant for… Read More

COVID-19: Linked Finance Now Offers Deferred Start Loans to Businesses

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer to peer lender, has announced a new product for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The online lender is now offering a “Deferred Start Loan” that includes no payments for the first three months of the security. The 15-month loan… Read More

Coronavirus: P2P Lender Linked Finance Offers Range of Support for Impacted Borrowers

Linked Finance a leading peer to peer lender in Ireland, has announced a range of actions to assist borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Linked Finance said that an automatic 2-month payment brake will be applied to all loans to the hospitality trade…. Read More

Ireland: Linked Finance Now Offers 5 Year Unsecured Business Loans

Linked Finance, a peer-to-peer lending platform based in Ireland, has launched five-year unsecured business loans for Irish SMEs, according to a company release. Linked Finance will now offer unsecured loans of up to €300,000 to Irish companies “with more complex funding requirements.” The company describes… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Linked Finance Tops €100 Million in Lending

Linked Finance, an Ireland based peer to peer lender serving SMEs, has topped €100 million in lending, according to a note from the company. Management states that this milestone indicates that P2P lending is a proven funding option which is being recognized by Irish SMEs…. Read More

Banco BNI Europa Commits to €50 Million to Linked Finance to Lend to Irish SMEs

Marketplace lending platform Linked Finance has secured a commitment from Portugal’s Banco BNI Europa, who will provide up to €50 million over a 2-year period, to lend to Irish SMEs. Niall Dorrian, CEO of Linked Finance, called the decision by Banco BNI Europa to deploy… Read More

Linked Finance Secures €2 Million Equity Investment

Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending company Linked Finance announced on Thursday it secured €2m in equity funding to support its plans for expansion. The funding round was led by the company’s original venture capital backers, Frontline Ventures. The platform has now lent over €34.5 million to Irish SMEs since… Read More

Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform Linked Finance Launches Pension Investment Product

Linked Finance, Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending company, announced on Monday the launch of its new type of pension account. The account allows holders of self-managed pensions to make P2P lending to Irish SMEs part of their pension investment portfolio. According to Linked Finance, the accounts have… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Funds One Thousandth Loan

On Thursday, Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance announced it has funded its one one thousandth loan. The platform was launched in 2013 and is seeking to lend more than £350 million to SMEs by the end of 2019.  This news comes less than two months… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Secures More Than €1 Million for Waterford-Based Businesses

Irish peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance has successfully secured more than €1 million for Waterford-based businesses. According to the Muster Express, over 30 businesses in Waterford have raised funds through the lending platform to facilitate their business growth. Mark Bergin, Founder, Coffee House Lane and who has sought… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Receives FCA Authorization, Ready for UK Expansion

Linked Finance, an Irish P2P lending platform, has received full authorization by the UK Financial Conduct Authority which will enable the platform to actuate growth into the UK market, according to multiple Irish news sources. In late April, the Ireland government announced a Public Consultation on the Regulation… Read More

P2P Lender Linked Finance Receives Backing from Eiffel Investment Group

Linked Finance, an Irish peer to peer lending platform, has signed an agreement with Eiffel Investment Group to back Irish SME loans.  The partnership was spawned in part by Linked Finance’s rapid growth of 132% over the past 6 months. Eiffel Investment Group will contribute… Read More

Linked Finance Shifts to Fixed-Rate Lending: Quicker Process Aims to Accelerate Platform’s Growth

In order to accelerate growth, the Irish P2P lending platform Linked Finance — Ireland’s first — has moved from a model where lenders “bid” the interest rate they would offer to a company seeking funds, to one where a fixed-rate is set at the beginning… Read More

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