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U.S. Digital Lending Platform Roostify Appoints Roger Fendelman As First Chief Compliance Officer

Roostify, a U.S.-based digital lending platform, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Roger Fendelman as its first ever Chief Compliance Officer. According to Roosify, Fendelman has nearly 25 years of experience at the intersection of compliance and technology.  He will oversee the company’s governance, risk,… Read More

All Non-Essential UK Retail Businesses May Reopen from April 12, 2021, Funding Circle Confirms while Sharing Other Small Business Tips

Online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) recently noted in blog to its small business customers what the roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown means for small businesses. On February 22, 2021, the UK government announced its “highly anticipated” four-phase roadmap out of the Coronavirus-related lockdown —… Read More

LendingUSA Opens Second Round Paycheck Protection Program Applications For Small Business Owners

  LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, recently announced it has teamed up with Cross River Bank to open second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications for small businesses. LendingUSA reported that small business… Read More

Harmoney Update: Exceeds Loan Origination Prospectus Forecasts For Six Months to December 2020; New Zealand Loan Origination Increased by 44% to NZ$89 Million

Australasia’s peer-to-peer lending marketplace Harmoney announced this week it has exceeded its loan origination forecasts for the six months to 31 December 2020 (on an unaudited basis), delivering total loan originations of NZ$194m for the period, 2% ahead of Prospectus forecasts. The marketplace also revealed… Read More

UK’s SME Lender Nucleus Commercial Finance Acquires £200 Million Funding Line

Online balance sheet lender, Nucleus Commercial Finance, reports that it has secured a £200 million funding line, which should help with increasing the platform’s capacity or ability to support more UK-based businesses. The new funding line should help ensure that the lender is well-positioned to… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reports Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in December 2020, Are Down More Than 50% from One Year Ago

  Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reported small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.2% in November to 13.1% in December, an indication that the challenges for small business owners in need of… Read More

RateSetter to Reportedly No Longer Process New Transfer-in ISAs Requests From Other Providers; No New IFISA Accounts Will be Opened for Existing Customers

  RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, is reportedly telling investors that starting at the end of January 2021, it will no longer process any new transfer-in ISAs requests from other providers. According to P2PFinance News, the online lender stated it will… Read More

Lendio Announces Plans to Hire 190 Full-Time Temporary-to-Hire Employees

  Online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday its plans to hire a total of 500 employees by the end of January 2021. The online lender is set to hire 190 full-time temporary-to-hire employees by January 7th, with the help of recruiting firm, PrincePereison. “During… Read More

Online Lender October Launches Fast Track Projects in the Netherlands which can Increase Dutch State Guaranteed Loans Offered

Online lender October, which is one of Europe’s leading business financing platforms, has issued over €479 million worth of loans to 1097 different projects since it began offering services around 6 years ago. October has attracted 22,813 investors, which reportedly includes tier-one institutions as well…. Read More

LendingUSA Names Narine Yenovkian As New Vice President of Compliance

LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, announced on Monday it has appointed Narine Yenovkian as its new Vice President of Compliance. LendingUSA reported that in her new role, Yenovkian will lead the Compliance Department in… Read More

Biz2Credit Small Business’ Latest Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in October 2020

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest lending index revealed that small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.5% in September to 13.3% in October. Biz2Credit reported that during the month of October small… Read More

Brazilian SME Online Lender BizCapital Announces Additional $3 Million Investment Through Series B Funding Round

BizCapital, a Brazil-based SME online lending platform, announced on Friday it secured an additional $3 million through its Series B, bringing the investment round’s total amount to $15 million. The new funds come from Netherlands-based social impact investor Oikocredit. As previously reported, BizCapital provides online… Read More

Online Lender October Is Expecting its Lenders’ Returns to be Impacted Negatively due to COVID-19 Crisis

Marc Sebag, the Chief Risk Officer at October, a top European online lender, had answered important questions last year (in June 2019) about defaults and the continuous improvements that the platform makes to its scoring model. The October team acknowledges that the COVID-19 outbreak has… Read More

Enova Announces Completion of OnDeck Acquisition

    Enova (NYSE:ENVA) announced on Tuesday it has officially completed the acquisition of online lender OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK). Enova revealed in July 2020 it had purchased OnDeck for $1.38 a share, including $0.12 in cash. As previously reported, Enova is a provider of online financial… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Comments on CBILS Deadline Extension, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was originally scheduled to end on September 30, 2020. But the UK government has confirmed that the CBILS… Read More

P2P Lender Robo.cash Claims it’s Been Successful During Current Crisis Because of Profits from 2019 and Working with Affiliated Loan Originators

A study recently performed by the European peer to peer (P2P) lending platform Robo.cash reveals that the main factors for its success during COVID were the profits it generated in 2019 and “work with affiliated loan originators.” Robo.cash claims that “remarkably, interest rates, funding volumes… Read More

Solar & Home Improvement Contractor Point-Of-Sale Lender Dividend Finance Announces New Lending Platform & Broader Loan Product Suite

  Dividend Finance Inc., a U.S.-based fintech that specializes in point-of-sale lending to solar and home improvement contractors, announced on Wednesday the launch of a new technology platform. Founded in 2013, Dividend claims it is a leading national provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient financing… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates At Banks Fell Again in September 2020

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index has been released and revealed small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.6% in August to 13.5% in September, indicative of the struggles… Read More

LendInvest Update: Raises LTVs to 80% and Launches Funding for Student Lets/ First-Time Landlords

LendInvest a UK-based marketplace for property financing, announced earlier this week it has introduced updates to its Buy-to-Let product range; including raising its LTV and maximum loan limits, and broadening its lending criteria to include first-time landlords and student lets. LendInvest reported it is now… Read More

Fintech Veteran Ron Suber Joins Yieldstreet’s Board of Directors

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Wednesday it appointed Ron Suber, President Emeritus of Prosper Marketplace, and a leading fintech investor, to the Yieldstreet Board of Directors. As previously reported, Ron Suber is one of the better-known names… Read More

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