Tagged: online lending

WiseAlpha Set to Complete Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.1 Million in Funding

WiseAlpha, a UK online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to high yield institutional bond and loan investments, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1.1 million secured from nearly 1,000 investors. As previously reported, WiseAlpha’s online lending platform aims… Read More

Online Lender Prospa Appoints Damon Pezaro as Chief Product Officer

Prospa, an Australian online lender for small businesses, has appointed Damon Pezaro as its first Chief Product Officer. The online lender described appointment as part of an expansion to its product offering to help more small business owners access finance. Pezaro joins Prospa from Domain,… Read More

Following DepositAccounts Acquisition: LendingTree Subsidiary Purchases MagnifyMoney

LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) announced on Tuesday its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC, has acquired the company behind consumer-facing media property platform, MagnifyMoney. This news comes just days after LendingTree announced it acquired DepositAccounts.com. According to LendingTree, the acquisition purchase has a possible total consideration of $29.5… Read More

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Marlette Funding Trust 2017-2

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced on Monday it has assigned preliminary ratings to three classes of notes issued by Marlette Funding Trust 2017-2. This is a $322.7 million consumer loan ABS transaction that is expected to close on June 29th. Marlette, which was founded… Read More

Zopa Announcement: IFISA Is Now Available to Existing Customers

Zopa announced on Thursday its IFISA is now available for all existing Zopa customers. Along with the IFISA, the online lender unveiled its latest peer-to-peer investment product, Zopa Core. While sharing details about the IFISA, Zopa revealed: “It’s here! From today, existing investors can subscribe… Read More

Bloomberg Report is Critical of Online Lenders

A report from Bloomberg this week takes certain online lending platforms to task regarding the fact that some online lenders are not verifying income status.  The report also says that even if there are errors in loan applications the loan may still be approved. More… Read More

4finance Receives Five Star Trustpilot Rating in Denmark & Poland; Achieves Average Score of 9.4 Across Four Products

Riga-based 4finance Holding S.A., a large online and mobile consumer lending group, announced on Thursday it has achieved a five star Trustpilot rating and an average 9.4 rating from nearly 4,000 reviewers from Denmark and Poland. According to 4finance, which recently reported that its online customer base has… Read More

High Yield: WiseAlpha Nears £1M on Crowdcube Campaign

WiseAlpha, a UK online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to high yield institutional bond and loan investments, has raised over £909K on its Crowdcube, 180% over its original target, with days remaining. Originally offering 8.92% equity, WiseAlpha has taken it up a notch, offering 12.43%.  The… Read More

Flipkart to Add Online Loans to its Marketplace

Flipkart, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in India sales topping $2 billion each year, is getting into Fintech. Just like all other e-commerce platforms the combination of providing credit to customers is just too compelling of a business to pass up. Flipkart states that… Read More

At $3 Billion in Loans, Amazon is Quickly Becoming a Huge SME Lender

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced today that it had originated over $3 billion in loans to more than 20,000 small businesses since 2011. One billion of those loans came in the past 12 months. Peyush Nahar, VP for Amazon Marketplace, released a statement on the milestone; “We… Read More

Kuber’s Fluid App that Allows Students to Borrow Money Interest Free Now Live on iTunes

Kuber Inc, a Southern California based Fintech company, has launched it’s personal finance product targeting the more than 22 million university students in United States. Fluid App is now live on Apple iTunes store and free to download. This is first of its kind finance… Read More

P2P Lender Wellesley Retrenches After Departure of CFO Alasdair Lenman

Wellesley has entered a period of retrenchment as CFO Alasdair Lenman has departed the company after less than a year on the job. The Wellesley Group consists of Wellesley & Co Ltd, Wellesley Finance Plc and Wellesley Group Investors Ltd. The peer to peer lender made several announcement’s last… Read More

Lendix’s Multilocal Expansion and its Raison d’être: An Interview with Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of Lendix Spain

Gregoire de Lestapis has left traditional banking, most recently the direction of BBVA France, for the world of fintech entrepreneurship. In 2016, he joined Lendix, the French SME lending group, as head of its Spanish subsidiary and member of the executive team. In this interview,… Read More

Elevate Credit Tops $200 Million in Outstanding Loans

Elevate Credit, Inc. (NYSE: ELVT), a provider of online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, has announced their Elastic product has surpassed $200 million in total principal outstanding, with more than 120,000 open accounts. Elevate has originated $4 billion in non-prime credit to more than 1.6 million… Read More

Banco BNI Europa Partners with P2P Lender Raize with €10 Million Lending for SMEs

Banco BNI Europa, a Lisbon based digital only banking group, has announced a strategic agreement with Raize, Portugals largest peer to peer lender. Banco BNI Europa will invest €10 million to boost SME lending via Raize over the next two years. The announcement by the… Read More

Earnest Prices $175 Million Securitization Rated by DBRS

Online lender Earnest has closed $175 million in refinanced student loans. The offering received a AA rating on the senior notes by DBRS which is one notch below the highest attainable rating of AAA. Earnest said the transaction was oversubscribed by 3X and traded at… Read More

Orchard: Consumer Unsecured Lending Down 44% from 2015 High but Increases from Previous Quarter

Orchard is out with their quarterly report and it is pretty interesting. As most people in the online lending industry know, this sector of finance has been going through a bit of a transition in recent months. Orchard has direct access to origination volume to… Read More

cashpresso Recognized as Best Fintech Startup 2017

Austrian Fintech startup Credi2 GmbH, operating under the brand cashpresso, has received recognition as the Best Fintech Startup 2017 as part of the Banking and Insurance Summit held in Berlin, Germany this week. According to cashpresso, this year approximately 120,000 customers evaluated the 184 participating… Read More

Earnest Not for Sale. Securitization is Moving Forward

Last week, Crowdfund Insider referenced a report in Bloomberg that Earnest was looking for buyers as it struggled to raise new funds. A company representative has now stated that Earnest is not looking to sell the company. The spokesperson said; “The securitization effort isn’t shelved…. Read More

Payoff Partners with Alliant Credit Union

Payoff has formed a partnership with Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union to help consumers eliminate high interest rate credit card debt. Payoff is an online consumer lender that claims some pretty high profile investors including; Anthemis Group, Tencent, Mohamed El-Erian, and Joe Saunders, former Visa chief executive…. Read More