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European Investment Fund, Invest-NL Back SME Lender October with €35 Million

October, a European marketplace lending platform providing access to capital for SMEs, has received a €35 million commitment from the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Netherlands-based Invest-NL. The capital is split between the two entities with the EIF providing €20 million and Invest-NL the rest… Read More

European Online Lender October Reveals that Connect, the New Site, Is Now Live

The team at October are pleased to announce that after months of work, the October Connect website is finally live. October’s Tech, Product, Marketing and Connect teams “have worked hard to deliver a totally restyled website.” The design “has been reviewed, each word was carefully… Read More

October Introduces More “Dynamic” Pricing for Loans

Interest is both “the cost of borrowing money for a borrower and the compensation of lending money for a lender,” the team at October notes in a recent update. As a lending platform, October explains they are “right in the middle and connect borrowers to… Read More

October, Solution Bank to Help Finance Italian Businesses

October, the European Fintech company specializing in SME financing, and Solution Bank, an innovative corporate & investment bank, have “developed a new way of financing SMEs.” Businesses that apply to October for financing will also “have Solution Bank’s resources directly available to them.” The challenger… Read More

Jorn van Duijnhoven Joins October as Head of Customer Success

Recently, Jorn van Duijnhoven was asked to take on the role of Head of Customer Success at European online lender at October. Jorn van Duijnhoven has been appointed “due to changes” within October’s organization. He stated: “I have to say that I didn’t see it… Read More

October Comments on Default Rates, and How to Boost Savings via their Platform

Last year, October had carried out a survey among their community of lenders in order to gain insights into the topics they were “eager to learn more about.” One topic came back repeatedly: their platform statistics. To answer your questions related to stats, October is… Read More

October Comments on the Ongoing Digitalization in European SMEs

The phenomenon of digitalization is becoming a vital part of our daily life, according to an update from October. So, considering digitalization in European SMEs, the team at October looks into where we currently stand. While new digital solutions are increasingly being used in the… Read More

Online Lender October Acquires Credit.fr as Competitors Consolidate

October, a top online lending platform based in France but offering credit around Europe, has acquired marketplace competitor Credit.fr, according to a company statement. Credit.fr was itself acquired by Tikehau Capital in 2017 for €12 million.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed but… Read More

European Marketplace Lender October Shares Steps Toward More Sustainable Activity

A few months ago, October co-founder and Chairman Olivier Goy went on a trip in Antarctica “to shoot a part of the documentary ‘La vie est belle’ (Life is beautiful).” A quick question for you: “what do you think was the highest temperature level ever… Read More

European Marketplace Lender October Provides Updates on French State-Guaranteed Loans

European marketplace lender October recently commented on the French state-guaranteed loans. On March 2020, the French State announced an “exceptional package of €300Bn state-guaranteed loans (PGE) to support SMEs during the Covid-19 crisis.” Since the launch of this first state-guaranteed loan via the October platform… Read More

French Fintech Sector Continues to Grow, Now a Major Part of the Tech Industry in France: Report

The 2022 list of firms making up the French Tech Next40/120 indices was recently announced by the nation’s government. As a reminder to industry participants, these initiatives provide support intended specifically for French scaleups that are capable of becoming “world-class” technological leaders. The Next40 and… Read More

European SME Lender October Reports More Projects Funded Last Year than 2018, 2019, 2020 Combined

Earlier this month, the team at marketplace lender October had shared an open letter with their community. October wrote in its open letter that last year, they had committed to working hard, “with enthusiasm and curiosity.” They had promised to lend more efficiently to businesses,… Read More

European SME Lender October Reveals that Investors are Increasingly Seeking “Safe” Investments

European SME lender October reveals that 2021 was an “intense year” for their platform. October notes that not only was it their best lending year so far on record, with more initiatives financed than the past 3 years combined, but also “the one of multiple… Read More

European Lender October Funded a Record 840 Projects in 2021

The CEOs and team at European online lender October have thanked all their retail lenders and institutional investors, as they closed out 2021. The company has been focused on lending everyday to European SMEs. October writes in a blog post that in 2021, platform users… Read More

European Lender October Receives €30M Investment from Invest-NL and EIF

European marketplace lender October has reportedly acquired a €30 million commitment from the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Dutch impact investor Invest-NL in the context of the European Guarantee Fund (EGF) and the Dutch Alternative Credit Instrument mandates. As noted in an update from… Read More

October CEO Olivier Goy Says that as A Fintech Platform, they Welcome State Guaranteed Loans in Certain Jurisdictions

Online marketplace lender October is currently active in five European nations. October CEO and Founder Olivier Goy recently noted that he launched October 7 years ago in France. While commenting on the financing landscape 7 years back and now and the challenges and opportunities this… Read More

Bpifrance Leverages October Connect Tech to Streamline its Digital Risk Analysis

European online marketplace lender October notes in a recent blog post that as part of the economic support plan following the Covid-19 outbreak, Bpifrance introduced the digital Prêt Rebond (Rebound Loan) back in in April 2020, in partnership with the French Regions, allowing SMEs of… Read More

Small Business Owner Reveals How they Borrowed €465K from 3,000+ Lenders via October to Maintain Operations

The team at European online lender October recently revealed that Lot61 had borrowed €465,000 in order to finance an acquisition of part of their business. As mentioned in a blog post, October spoke to the company’s Australian founder Adam Craig about entrepreneurship, growth and “the… Read More

European Asset Managers are Expected to Deploy Capital at Accelerated Pace, October Reveals

Asset managers are set to deploy capital at an accelerated rate, according to an update from European online lender October. Despite the global 2020 Covid-19 outbreak and resulting socioeconomic uncertainty, the asset management sector is going strong, if not stronger, the team at October reveals…. Read More

October is a Welcome €650 Million Lifeline for Grateful European SMEs

European SME lender October began by building a product for internal use, but the industry needed it too, so they branched out, COO Patrick de Nonneville said. October was founded in 2015 after de Nonneville had been looking at some Fintech investments in Europe. It… Read More

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