Tagged: nicolas lesur

French Lending Platforms Adopt Common Performance Indicators

On 8 November 2017, the French Crowdfunding Association Financement Participatif France released the common set of performance indicators that member platforms specializing in loans, mini-bonds (a debt instrument specific to SME lending marketplaces) and bonds are invited to publish. Wishing to go beyond the legally… Read More

Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency Raises Great Hopes & High Expectations: Taxation Viewed as Major Issue by Crowdfunding Leaders

On Monday, Emmanuel Macron was officially inaugurated as President of France. He is France’s youngest President ever, and the youngest democratically elected head of State worldwide. He is also a known proponent of Fintech and crowdfunding. To give a bit of background to those who… Read More

France’s Online Alternative Finance Doubles in Size – Crowdfunding Grows 40%

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) released today the 3rd edition of its annual industry Barometer. For the first time, the data was compiled by auditing and consulting firm KPMG, which lends to the Barometer additional weight. The association was represented, among other board… Read More

French Crowdfunding Leaders Predict Strong Market Growth & Call for Better Investor Tax Incentives in 2017

France is the second largest European crowdfunding market after the UK. We asked the CEOs of France’s leading crowdlending and crowdinvesting platforms to share their hopes, wishes and predictions for the sector in 2017. They expressed their confidence in the sustained growth of their market…. Read More

France’s 2nd Regulatory Reform Enlarges the Scope of Crowdinvesting & Crowdlending

The second reform of France’s crowdfunding regulation has officially come into force. Resulting from tight cooperation between industry professionals, regulators and government authorities, the new measures expand the scope of both crowdlending and crowdinvesting. The first French regulation of crowdfunding was issued in October 2014…. Read More

French Crowdlending Platform Unilend Receives a €2.5 million Investment from NewAlpha’s FinTech fund 

Unilend, a pioneer in SME crowdlending in France, announced on September 7 that it has received a €2,5 million investment from NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha). This is the third investment coming from the venture capital fund dedicated to FinTech and Assurtech that NewAlpha launched in… Read More

France’s Crowdfunding Sector Doubles in Size – But is Still Dwarfed by the UK

Financement Participatif France (FPF), the French national association of crowdfunding platforms has released the sector’s market numbers for the first semester of 2015: a 100% increase from the same period last year. Results were said to be “encouraging” as France is still a very long way… Read More

French Peer to Peer Lender Unilend Raises € 8 Million in Funding Round

Peer to peer lending platform Unilend has announced a significant investment in the amount of € 8 million from BPI France, a state government investment fund, Ventech and 360 Capital Partners.  The direct lender was launched in 2013 prior to formal regulations which were finalized in… Read More

Nicolas Lesur of Unilend Talks Peer to Peer Partnership with Banks

Following up on the recent announcement of the partnership between French Groupama Bank and peer-to-business lender Unilend, we spoke with Nicolas Lesur, founder and CEO of Unilend, about what makes this deal unique and how it will accelerate Unilend’s rapid growth. Peer-to-business lending platform Unilend… Read More