Tagged: online lending

LendingClub to Issue 30 Million New Shares as Part of Equity Incentive / Employee Stock Purchase Plan

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) issued a Form S-8 today which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing is related to a registration statement for the issuance of up to 30,365,114 shares of common stock in the online lending firm. According to LendingClub, the issuance… Read More

Prosper Releases 2018 Second Quarter Results

Online lender Prosper announced earlier this week the release of its 2018 second quarter results. According to Prosper, year-over-year loan originations increased 12% to $867 million, Net Loss decreased 70% to ($12.6) million and Adjusted EBITDA has also increased 31% to $8.8 million. Highlights of the… Read More

P2P Lender Welendus Returns to Seedrs to Raise £850,000

Short-term peer-to-peer lending platform Welendus has returned to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise £850,000 in funding. The lender’s latest initiative comes less than one year after it secured £208,898 through the funding portal.   As previously reported, Welendus was founded in 2015 and aims to re-define the short-term lending market by… Read More

StreetShares Relocates Headquarters In Order to Accommodate Growth

Financing military veteran-owned small businesses lender StreetShares announced on Tuesday it has relocated its Virginia headquarters in order to accommodate the growth of its team. The lending platform’s headquarters will now be located at 1900 Campus Commons Drive #200 in Reston, Virginia. Founded in 2013, StreetShares describes itself as America’s… Read More

Funding Societies Tops S$ 200 Million in SME Crowdfunded Loans

Singapore based Funding Societies, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform in Southeast Asia, has topped S$ 200 million mark in total crowdfunded SME loans. Funding Societies notes that this accomplishment arrives just 6 months after crossing S$ 100 million in January of this year. The… Read More

Ning Tang, CEO of CreditEase, Shares Insight into P2P Lending in China

Ning Tang, founder and CEO of CreditEase – a huge Chinese Fintech that started as just a peer to peer lending platform, recently spoke to Bloomberg in Asia. CreditEase is also the majority shareholder of US listed online lender Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) Tang provided an interesting… Read More

Hexindai Further Strengthens Risk Control to Better Protect Investors

Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX), a China-based peer to peer lender, announced on Friday it has further strengthened its risk control system to better protect investors throughout the entire process of borrower acquisition, risk-based pricing, post-loan management, and default risk coverage through its new comprehensive, stable and efficient asset… Read More

OnDeck Closes a $175 Million Asset-Backed Revolving Credit Facility

Online lending platform OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) announced on Wednesday it closed a $175 million asset-backed revolving credit facility that consisted of funds provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and certain of its affiliates, as well as funds managed by affiliates of Ares Management L.P. (NYSE: ARES). According to OnDeck,… Read More

Research: Marketplace Lending DOES Benefit Borrowers but Improving Credit Scores May Mean More Debt

There has been an ongoing debate regarding the benefits of marketplace lending when it comes to consumer loans.  A Federal Reserve study hammered peer to peer lending (ie marketplace lending) in late 2017 only to see the study pulled as industry advocates highlighted shortcomings in… Read More

LendingClub Q2 Earnings: Originations Increase 31% YoY, Net Revenue Rises 27%

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) is out with numbers for the second quarter of 2018 ending in June. According to a release, LendingClub delivered the following results: Record net revenue of $177.0 million, up 27% year-over-year Record originations of $2.8 billion, up 31% year-over-year Improved Contribution Margin to… Read More

LendInvest Product Changes: Removes Debenture & Reduces ICR Assessment Rates For Buy-to-Let Loans

UK-based marketplace platform for mortgages LendInvest recently announced it has removed its debenture and floating charge to its Buy-to-Let (BTL) loan product. The online lender reported that it will no longer require a debenture or floating charge on limited company applications. According to LendInvest, as part of its… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Hit €10 Million Loans Record During Second Quarter 2018

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending platform, recently announced it facilitated more than €10.1 million to Irish SMEs during the second quarter of 2018, which ended in June. The lender reported the second quarter success follows a strong start to the year, with totaling lending for… Read More

Online Lender Prospa Receives Recognition as Best Employer

Prospa, a leading online lender to small businesses in Australia, has been named a Best Employer in the AON Hewitt Best Employers program for the second year running. Prospa has scaled from startup to medium-sized high-growth business, while maintaining a culture that “nurtures talent, fosters… Read More

Online Lender CommonBond Issues 2nd AAA Rated Securitization

Online lender CommonBond has issued its second AAA rated securitization from Moody’s and DBRS. This is the largest securitization for CommonBond yet at $292 million of total collateral. This was the second securitization for 2018 and the 7th overall bringing the total to $1.5 billion…. Read More

Crowd2Fund Incorporates AI to Minimize Loan Defaults in Partnership with InDebted

UK based Crowd2Fund, a peer-to-peer crowdfunding platforms, has added artificial technology (AI) to its platform to help mitigate loan default risk, according to a note from the company. Earlier this year, Crowd2Fund began working with InDebted, an Australia-based Fintech company to provide advanced collection strategies… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Validus Capital Tops S$100 Million in Loans

Singapore based online lender Validus is reporting a milestone of having originated over S$ 100 million in loans to SMEs. Validus is claiming to the be Southeast Asia’s fastest growing SME lender. Validus is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and is also… Read More

BlueVine Receives Additional $12 Million Investment From Microsoft’s Venture Fund M12 & Nationwide; Brings Series E Total Funding to $72 Million

Online lender BlueVine announced on Tuesday it secured $12 million from new investors, M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and the venture arm of insurance and financial services provider, Nationwide. According to BlueVine, the additional funding announcement comes eight weeks after the lender reported it had raised $60 million… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana Welcomes FCA Regulatory Review of P2P Lending

This past Friday, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) finally released their review of the crowdfunding industry regulations. While the investment crowdfunding sector (equity crowdfunding) came away mostly unscathed the loan based sector (or peer to peer lending) took a bit of a lashing. The… Read More

Libra Credit, Co-Founded by Ex-PayPal Execs Lu Hua and Dan Schatt Receives Investment from Binance Labs

Libra Credit, an online lender in the cryptocurrency space, has received an investment from Binance Labs – the tech incubator and VC portion of Binance – one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. According to a post on Medium, the agreement enables BNB… Read More

Milestone: Marketplace Lender Prosper Tops One Million Loans

Online lender Prosper announced a new milestone yesterday. The marketplace lending platform topped one million loans this past week representing over $13 billion in originations. The news, shared via a blog post, stated; “Since we launched in 2006 as the first peer-to-peer lending company in… Read More