Tagged: online lending

CFPB Sues Four Online Lenders Operated by a California Indian Tribe

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has sued four online lenders for collecting debt from consumers they allegedly did not owe. The four lenders include: Golden Valley Lending, Inc., Silver Cloud Financial, Inc., Mountain Summit Financial, Inc., and Majestic Lake Financial, Inc. – The suit… Read More

Kudimoney Capital Now Offering Uncollateralized Loans in Nigeria

Nigerian Kudi Capital Management Ltd announced the public launch of Kudimoney, a fully licensed online lending platform offering unsecured personal loans to consumers in Nigeria. Kudimoney aims to differentiate itself from OneFinance, Kiakia, C24, Snapcredit and QuickCheck by offering uncollateralizedloans to individuals within one hour. The company platform counts over 5,000 registered… Read More

CommonBond Now Offers Student Loans to All Undergraduate & Graduate Students

CommonBond, a student loan provider that previously offered financing only to MBA students, has pushed into student loans for both current undergraduates and graduate students. The online lender said it is the first and only company in the US to offer a full suite of student… Read More

Growth Street Reports Rapid Growth as 600 Investors Sign Up in Just 5 Months

Peer to peer lender Growth Street is reporting solid growth. The online lender said it has captured over 600 investors since platform launch at the end of 2016. Growth Street is a platform that provides online financing options for UK SMEs. The company also touted its… Read More

On 4 Year Anniversary Assetz Capital Has Lent £240 Million & Expects to Double That in the Next Year

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is celebrating four years in operation. The platform reports that during these past years, it has originated £240 million in lands. Assetz Capital plans to double the figure within the next 12 months. “We’ve seen the company go from… Read More

Fintech: Data Standardization is Your Next Competitive Advantage

When I took my first computer science courses in college, my professor often cited the old adage “Garbage in, Garbage out”. Most of the students in the classroom chuckled. For most of us, that was the first time we heard that expression. What he meant… Read More

Lendix Now Offering Loans to Italian SMEs

European marketplace lending platform Lendix has opened its platform to Italian SMEs. As of today, Italian businesses may borrow from €30,000 to €2 million directly financed by international investors. Lendix called the operation “a new step towards a true European credit market.” For Italian businesses to list a… Read More

Goldman Sachs Shares Few Details on Marcus Progress During Quarterly Call

During a “period of recalibration” for Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), the diversified financial firm announced Q1 2017 financial results today. Goldman reported net revenues of $8.03 billion and net earnings of $2.26 billion for the first quarter ended March 31st. Diluted earnings per common share… Read More

Alfa Finance Launches New P2P Lender DoFinance

Latvia based Alfa Finance Group has launched a new peer to peer lending platform named DoFinance.  The company stated it had invested €2 million to get the P2P lender up and running. The online lender is said to be available in all EU and EEA countries…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Wecash Nails Down Series C Funding with $ 80 million Big Data Company Wecash raised $ 80 million in series C funding led by China Merchants Capital, Fore Bright Capital and SIG. Two new investors – Dongfang Hongdao Asset Management and Lingfeng Capital joined the existing… Read More

Assetz Capital Temporarily Increases Interest Rate on 30-Day Access Account

Assetz Capital, a UK-based peer-to-peer finance platforms, has raised the interest rate on its 30 Day Access Account (30DAA) by 0.5% to 4.75% for a limited time.  The 30DAA allows peer-to-peer lenders to invest automatically in loans and features automatic diversification to spread risk. The… Read More

Online Lender 4finance Prices $325 Million Over-Subscribed Bond Issue

  Riga-based 4finance Holding S.A., a large online and mobile consumer lending group, has placed and priced $325 million of senior unsecured 5 year fixed rate notes. These notes mature in 2022 and were issued with a 10.75% yield, at par. 4finance reports that net… Read More

Australian Property Lending Platform LendEx Appoints Two New Board Members

LendEx, a leading Australian peer-to-peer lending platform for direct commercial property lending, has appointed two new prominent board members as non-executive directors. LendEx has added Brian Benger and Kim Jenkins to help guide the growing online lender. Benger said he was delighted to join the LendEx… Read More

Kreditech Appoints Senior Global Bankers to Advisory Board

Online lender Kreditech has appointed two senior bankers to its advisory board. Former CEO of Vanquis Bank, Michael Lenora and CEO of OneSavings Bank, Andy Golding will now help provide guidance to the Hamburg-based Fintech tirm. Kreditech, a consumer lender and “Credit as a Service”… Read More

LendingRobot Gives Investors a “One Stop Solution” for Alternative Lending Investing

LendingRobot Says Strong Demand Takes Robo-fund Beyond Individual Investors LendingRobot and its relatively new offering “LendingRobot Series“, has announced a product specifically for institutional investors labeled, “LendingRobot Professional”. The new Robo-fund for alternative lending was created “based on significant interest” from wealth managers and family… Read More

Back in the Game: Renaud Laplanche Launches Upgrade, a Consumer Credit Platform [u]

Renaud Laplanche, the founding CEO of Lending Club, has announced the launch of a new consumer credit platform aptly entitled Upgrade.  The online lender was described as a new iteration of online lending that combines the best of marketplace lending and consumer services such as… Read More

Kreditbörsen Launches Peer-to-Peer Lending Service in Sweden

Kreditbörsen (the credit exchange), a part of Sweden-based LendyTech , has launched a peer-to-peer lending service for borrowers and investors. The LendyTech group is described as a Fintech group with a global focus. LendyTech currently operates Kreditbörsen, SCG and LendySoft.  Each of the platforms forcuses on the credit… Read More

RateSetter Business Finance Adds Relationship Manager Amanda Sharp

  RateSetter has appointed Amanda Sharp as Regional Relationship Manager for London and the South East. Sharp previously spent 35 years with RBS Group. While at RBS, Sharp spent 20 years in the Business and Commercial division working with SMEs. Sharp has joined RateSetter to… Read More

Loan Validation Firm Global Debt Registry Adds Prosper to Network

Global Debt Registry (GDR), a loan validation platform for institutional investors, has added leading online lending platform, Prosper Marketplace to its verification network. GDR says the partnership will enable Prosper investors access to their due diligence tools to ensure loan data integrity. Prosper successfully piloted… Read More

Greg Carter Replaces James Sherwin-Smith as Growth Street CEO

Growth Street,  an online lender focusing on SME loans, has announced that founder Greg Carter has assumed the CEO position at the platform replacing James Sherwin-Smith. Carter has been Growth Street’s Chief Risk Officer since its launch. Carter founded Growth Street while working at Arts… Read More