Tagged: online lending

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Takes Strict Control Over Consumer Credit, Forbidding it to Enter the Real Estate Market It is reported on September 20th that the Guangzhou branches of PBOC and CBRC have jointly issued a statement about consumer credit regulation, forbidding it to enter the real-estate market…. Read More

Elevate Report: Too Many Gen-Xers Lack Financial Stability

Elevate (NYSE: ELVT) is out with a report stating that members of Generation-X, the rapidly aging population that followed the Boomers, born between 1965 and 1980, are facing economic challenges that constantly keep them off balance. Yes, Baby Boomers do suck. They Hoovered up all of… Read More

Prosper Secures $50 Million Series G Investment

Prosper announced on Thursday it has secured a $50 million Series G investment from an investment fund co-managed by FinEX Asia. The online lender revealed that the investment brings its total equity raised to $410 million to date and it will be used to make strategic investments in… Read More

Lending Works Announces Increase of Five-Year Lender Rate

On Wednesday, Lending Works announced as of Monday, it five-year lender rate has increased to 5.5%, which is considered the highest level it has reached since August 2016. The company revealed that the reason for the rate increase is due to the fact that it has… Read More

LendInvest Appoints Ex-Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages Ian Boden As New Sales Director

LendInvest announced on Thursday it has appointed former Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages, Ian Boden, as its new Sales Director. According to the online lender, Boden joins its team with more than 35 years of experience in financial services, buy-to-let, and commercial mortgages.  Prior… Read More

CCAF Asia-Pacific Report Shows Dramatic Rise for Alternative Finance in Australia

China is the biggest kid on the block when it comes to the emerging alternative finance market in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, China has the largest alternative finance market in the world driven by a fast growing economy, a highly connected population via… Read More

LendUp Appoints Jotaka Eaddy As New VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement & Impact

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Jotaka Eaddy as its new Vice President of Policy, Strategic Engagement, and Impact. Eaddy previously served as LendUp’s Head of Government Affairs…. Read More

Pan-European P2P Lender Younited Credit Raises €40 million from Historical Investors & the French Public Investment Bank

Younited Credit, the Paris-headquartered consumer lender announced a capital increase of €40 million subscribed by a panel of the top of the crop growth investors in France. Next to its historical shareholders, Eurazeo, Crédit Mutuel Arkema, AG2R La Mondiale and Weber Investissements which are already… Read More

Funding Circle New Lending Options Go Into Effect

Less than a month after Funding Circle announced the new versions of its existing Autobid and Autosell lending tools, the online lender revealed the new changes have officially gone into effect. It was revealed in a blog post on Monday: “Last month we announced plans… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Tops €100 Million in Lending

In a recent post on Bondora, the Estonian peer to peer lender, the company announced that it had surpassed €100 million in loan originations. As Bondora states, the platform has now lent €102 million, paying out €15 million in interest to 28,541 investors. Bondora has also reached cash… Read More

Lock ‘Em Up: Ezubao Fraudsters Sent to Prison for Largest P2P Lending Scam Ever

Ezubao executives are looking at doing some hard time following the conclusion of proceedings at Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Peoples Court. Ezubao maintains the ignominious record of the largest peer to peer lending fraud ever. The Ponzi scheme has been estimated at pilfering over $7.7… Read More

Assetz Capital Reports “Development Funding Boom” with 175% Increase

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is reporting it has seen a year-on-year increase of 175% in the number of property development projects funded around the UK. The online lender says this rise comes following sustained growth in the funding pool for property developments, as investors… Read More

NYT Reports Details on SoFi CEO Cagney’s Impending Departure from Fintech Firm

Additional details have been reported surrounding the planned departure of one of the most prominent Fintech CEOs in the world. NYT.com has published a report on the “Frat House” like environment that existed at SoFi with CEO Mike Cagney reportedly being a prime offender. The… Read More

Wish Finance Introduces Blockchain-Based Lending for SMEs, Schedules ICO

Wish Finance, based in Singapore, has announced the launch of its blockchain-based lending platform for small and medium businesses. The company has reportedly issued 100+ loans in 2017 during a soft launch with every loan successfully repaid and 0% default rate. Wish Finance plans to… Read More

Shocker: SoFi CEO Mike Cagney to Step Down End of Year

SoFi co-founder and CEO Mike Cagney has announced he will resign from SoFi at the end of this year. In a message to SoFi employees last night, Cagney said it was with “heavy heart” he will depart the iconic firm he founded. The announcement comes… Read More

Orchard Launches New Platform: Orchard Deals Matches Global Investors & Originators to Boost Online Lending Market

  Orchard Platform has rolled out Deals, operated by Orchard Platform Markets, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary, SEC-registered broker-dealer, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Deals is a global market where loan originators may discover low cost financing and institutional investors can connect, evaluate, and move… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Online Marketplace Lenders Banned from Lending to College Students in China On September 6th, Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the Department of Finance at Ministry of Education, announced at a press conference that online marketplace lenders are banned from lending to college students in China…. Read More

Mintos Reports Topping €300 Million Milestone in Online Lending

Latvia based Mintos has reached a new milestone having now topped  €300 million in online loans since platform launch two years ago. Mintos reports that more than €200 million has been invested in 2017 alone, making Mintos a market leader in continental Europe claiming a… Read More

New Online Lender Upgrade Hires Former Western Union Exec as General Counsel

Upgrade, Inc., the new consumer online lender launched by LendingClub founder Renaud Laplanche, has announced the appointment of John Dye as General Counsel. Dye migrates over to the Fintech firm from Western Union where he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the… Read More

Assetz Capital Receives Full FCA Authorization, Now Second Largest UK P2P Lender

Assetz Capital, one of the largest peer-to-peer lending platforms in the UK, has announced it has received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  Additionally, Assetz Capital has claimed second place in the ranking of UK’s largest P2P lenders as it reports lending in excess… Read More