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Lendio Milestone: Tops $1 Billion in Business Loans Facilitated Through Online Marketplace

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Online small business lender Lendio announced on Monday it has facilitated $1 billion in financing to more than 51,000 small businesses across the U.S. since its inception in 2011. The lending platform reported that its small business clients have burgeoned, generating an estimated $3.8 billion in… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Big Banks Hit Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages in September 2018

Biz2Credit recently announced the results of its latest small business lending index, which revealed small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another high point in September 2018. According to the index, September 2018’s approval percentage for big banks (assets of $10 billion+) rose two-tenths of… Read More

LendInvest Update: Accelerates BTL Production Application Volume Thanks to Rate Reductions

UK-based online lender LendInvest announced last week it has reduced rates and product fees across its Buy-to-Let product range. According to LendInvest, the pay rate for its five year fixed rate product has dropped to 3.60%, with the ICR calculation at a pay rate of 3.60%…. Read More

The FCA Rebukes PayDay Lenders in Dear CEO Letter

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sent a “Dear CEO letter” to lenders of high-cost, short term credit, aka payday loans, admonishing these platforms for an increase in “complaints about affordable lending.” The complaints also reference problematic “chain of loans,” or stacking, that may… Read More

LendingTree Set to Acquire Insurance Comparison Marketplace QuoteWizard

Online lending exchange LendingTree(NASDAQ: TREE) announced last week it is now set to acquire insurance comparison marketplace, QuoteWizard. According to LendingTree, QuoteWizard has helped nearly 40 million consumers find their ideal insurance policy with top-tier insurance carriers across key insurance markets, which are auto, home, and health…. Read More

ThinCats Appoints Kevin Steven New Director of Regional Business Development for South Yorkshire

Online lender ThinCats announced on Thursday it has appointed Kevin Steven as its new Director of Regional Business Development for South Yorkshire. According to ThinCats, Steven has more than 15 years’ experience in banking and corporate finance providing advice and access to innovative funding solutions to SMEs and… Read More

Roostify Now Offers Integration With Ellie Mae’s Encompass Digital Mortgage Lending Platform

Roostify, a U.S.-based digital lending platform provider, announced on Tuesday its platform now offers a bidirectional integration with Ellie Mae’s Encompass digital mortgage lending platform. According to Roostify, the integration allows lenders to easily pass information between the two systems, driving quality and efficiency in the loan origination… Read More

Fellow Finance IPO Oversubscribed, Fintech to Trade on Nasdaq First North Finland

Fellow Finance, a peer to peer lending platform, has announced that their initial public offering (IPO) will trade on the Nasdaq First North Finland marketplace. The offering was said to be 2.2 times over-subscribed. Fellow Finance will issue a total of 1,300,000 new shares in addition to… Read More

P2P: Bondora Reports Record Month for Loan Originations

Bondora, a peer to peer lending platform based in Estonia, has reported a record number of loan originations for September. According to a short note from the P2P lender, Bondora saw originations rise to € 5,527,855 in September – a 4.7% increase versus the prior… Read More

CrowdProperty Milestone: Funds 50th Project

Peer to peer property lender CrowdProperty announced on  Thursday it has funded its 50th project. The latest milestone comes just a little over a month after CrowdProperty surpassed £20 million in funding for property projects. The 50th project raised £867,000 for a 24-bedroom House of Multiple Occupation… Read More

LendInvest Update: Lender Cuts Bridging Rates & Debuts Bridge to Term Product Transition Service

UK-based online lender LendInvest announced on Tuesday it has reduced its rates across its Bridging product range and introduced a new Bridge to Term transition service. LendInvest reported it has cut rates on its Residential and Commercial Bridging, Development Exit and Auction Finance products. The lender… Read More

First Circle, a Philippine-based Fintech, Preps to Launch New SME Targeted Credit Facility with Support of Government

First Circle, a Philippine Fintech, is expected to announce a new credit facility for SMEs nationwide. This new facility has gained the support of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). First Circle is an online lender… Read More

China Fintech Samoyed Files for NYSE IPO

Samoyed Holding Limited, a China based Fintech, has filed to trade shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Samoyed is one of a growing number of Chinese Fintechs seeking a listing on a US exchange. The Form F-1 has been filed with the Securities and… Read More

SEC Charges Former LendingClub Execs, including Founder Renaud Laplanche, with Misleading Investors, Breach of Fiduciary Responsibilities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged LendingClub Asset Management LLC, and former President Renaud Laplanche with fraud for improperly using fund money to benefit LendingClub.  LendingClub Asset Management, Laplanche, and former CFO Carrie Dolan, also were charged with improperly adjusting fund returns. The… Read More

Funding Circle Sets Share Price at Low End of Range, Raises Gross Proceeds of £300 Million

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Funding Circle has set the share offer price at the low end of the range, according to a note published by the company. Previously, Funding Circle had announced it would offer up to 136,039,416 shares at a price between 420 pence to 530 pence per share…. Read More

UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Loans Tops Net Lending to SMEs by Banks in Q2

UK Peer to Peer Lending Hurdles £1 Billion During 2nd Quarter The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published their second quarter 2018 numbers from member platforms.  According to their data, the peer-to-peer lending industry contributed more than £1 billion to the UK… Read More

Thincats Adds £300 Million to Fund UK SMEs

Online lender ThinCats has announced a new £300 million program with global asset manager Insight Investment to fund UK SMEs. The announcement was shared on a ThinCats blogpost that indicated they now have the potential to loan up to £600 million. ThinCats is a UK based peer to… Read More

X Financial on IPO: We Have Built One of the Strongest Fintech Businesses in China

Earlier today, China based X Financial (NYSE:FXE) traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in its initial public offering raising approximately $104.5 million as 11 million shares were floated at $9.50/share. The shares quickly jumped higher in early trading and eventually closed about 25%… Read More

Overfunding: Crowdstacker Surpasses £800,000 Funding Target During the Final Days on Seedrs

Just days before its latest Seedrs funding round is set to close, Crowdstacker, a UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform, has successfully secured its initial 800,000 funding target from nearly 350 investors. As previously reported, Crowdstacker was founded in 2014 and describes itself as an award-winning FCA regulated online… Read More

SocietyOne Milestone: Aussie P2P Lender Hits $500 Million in Lending

Australia-based marketplace lender SocietyOne announced on Tuesday it has reached $500 million in loan originations across its personal loan, agri lending, and marketplace business, and is now setting its sights on reaching $1 billion by the end of 2019. The news comes less than a month after… Read More

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