Tagged: Olivier Goy

Online Lender Lendix Launches Flexible SME Bridge Loans in France, Spain & Italy

Lendix, online lender for SMEs in continental Europe, has announced the launch of a new financing product: the Flexible Bridge Loan. This product is designed to will allow a greater number of French, Spanish and Italian SMEs to benefit from the speed of execution of… Read More

The European Investment Bank Pledges €18.5 million to Finance Continental European SMEs through Lendix

The European Investment Bank Group (EIB) through the European Investment Fund (EIF) has announced that it will provide €18.5 million to back a joint investment fund designed to lend money to SMEs through crowdlending platform Lendix. The EIB is the European Union’s bank, owned by… 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

Bpifrance Joins Lendix: Subscribes to Co-Financing Fund Associated with the Online Lender

Online lender Lendix announced on Monday that Bpifrance has joined its lending platform through a co-financing fund. Along with Bpifrance, Lendix has reported attracted other leading investors to the fund, including CNP Assurances, Groupama, Zencap AM (OFI group), Matmut or the “Prêtons Ensemble” fund managed by Eiffel… Read More

French Retail Investors Elect Their Favorite SME Lending Marketplaces

In what is probably a worldwide premiere, the French SME lending aggregator site crowdlending.fr organized an online competition enabling retail investors to elect their favorite lending marketplaces. The members of crowdlending.fr’s community of lenders lend on average €4,500 through 3,2 platforms. The 600 voters, who… Read More

Big Ticket Borrowing: Midsized Companies Turn to Marketplace Lending at Lendix & Creditshelf

At the onset of the marketplace lending market, lending to businesses was equated with lending to small and very small businesses: businesses at the low end of the small and medium-size enterprise (SME) market who were borrowing on average under €100,000.  However, as the alternative lending… Read More

SME Lender Lendix Launches First Spanish Project, Lenders Across Europe May Invest

Just as Funding Circle is pulling out of Spain, peer to peer lender Lendix is moving in and announcing its first Spanish project. Following approval by the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), Lendix has posted an opportunity to lend to JIZ Operaciones SL,… Read More

Ciao Italia! Lendix Expands into Italy

Marketplace lending platform Lendix has landed in Italy. The Paris-based operation has announced the appointment of Sergio Zocchi as CEO.  Lendix said that Zocchi has over 20 years experience in high-tech and finance as he leads the local Lendix team based in Milan. Lendix said… 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

French Marketplace Lender Lendix Receives Spanish Regulator Approval

Lendix, a top SME marketplace lending platform in France, has received regulatory approval from the CNMV and is now ready to set up shop and operate in Spain. The announcement was not unexpected as Lendix had raised € 12 million earlier this year for their international… Read More

The Lending Club Predicament & The Lessons Learned

When Lending Club, as the worldwide leader in P2P/marketplace lending and, for that matter, in the entire global crowdfunding market, runs into trouble, it is bound to send ripples way beyond its home market, the United States. And it does. The fast emerging French crowdlending… Read More

Partech Ventures Commits €3 Million in New €12 Million Funding Round for Lendix

The leading French marketplace lending platform, Lendix, is closing a new funding round and longtime investor Partech Ventures has committed €3 million confirming its support of the online lender. The additional funding will be used to financeLendix’s expansion into the Spanish and Italian markets. Lendix also… Read More

Finsquare Acquired by SME Marketplace Lender Lendix

Marketplace lender Lendix has acquired short term loan specialist Finsquare. Lendix, the largest marketplace lending platform in France, said that Finsquare’s product addressed a “real demand for lenders and borrowers alike.”  The acquisition was viewed as highly complementary to the Lendix platform – an online lender… Read More

Lendix Passes €15 Million in Lending to SMEs in France

Since originating its first loan in 2015, Lendix has grown quickly to become a dominant player in the online lending sector in France.  At the beginning of the year, Lendix had raised €11 million in loans to finance 57 SME projects. As of last week,… Read More

Small Business Loan Platform Lendix Appoints Former AXA Banque Executive & eBay Europe Director of Strategy to Team

Lendix, a France-based small business loans platform, is gearing up for its international expansion by appointing new members to its growing team. Former Head of Daily Banking and Savings at online bank AXA Banque Pascal Ouvrard joins the company as International Development Director, reporting to… Read More

Seen and Heard at #LenditEurope

A random collection of people met and statements heard at the LendIt Europe conference, day 1, October 20th, 2015. Samir Desai, Cofounder and Director, Funding Circle: “We’re a marketplace, we don’t hold inventory, we don’t take any balance sheet risk, yet our interest is truly… Read More

French Crowdfunding Platform Lendix Raises €1M For Building Company Orexim

Just one year after France passed legislation permitting crowdsourced loans for small businesses, peer-to-peer platform Lendix has become the first to raise €1m in France for a company in a single transaction, according to the Financial Times. €1m, the maximum the new law permits, was raised for… Read More