Tagged: online lending

France: Micro-Lender Mansa Raises €6 Million in Equity

Mansa, a micro-lender based in France that targets the self-employed or gig-economy workers, has raised €6 million in equity in a Series A Funding The round brings its 12-month funding total to €20 million.  €12 million of the funding is reported to be for lending…. Read More

All Non-Essential UK Retail Businesses May Reopen from April 12, 2021, Funding Circle Confirms while Sharing Other Small Business Tips

Online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) recently noted in blog to its small business customers what the roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown means for small businesses. On February 22, 2021, the UK government announced its “highly anticipated” four-phase roadmap out of the Coronavirus-related lockdown —… Read More

Overfunding: UK P2P Lender JustUs Secures Over £1.3M in Capital to Disrupt Lending with Better Crowdfunded Financial Products

UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender JustUs says it aims to “disrupt” the lending landscape and become an established provider of crowdfunded financial products for consumers with the JustUs ISA. To undertake Peoples Mortgages, JustUs noted that it will be “required to gain regulatory approval which is… Read More

Fintech Blend Explains how its Digital Lending Platform Supports Data Connectivity so Borrowers can Connect to Asset, Payroll, Tax Accounts

San Francisco-based Blend, which claims to offer market-leading digital lending technology that makes the process of acquiring a loan simpler, faster, and safer, notes that in the increasingly competitive lending sector, it’s now more important than ever to work with technology that provides your clients… Read More

New Record for Lenders on October Platform: 5,672 Private Investors from France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands lent to Sandaya Initiative

Camille David from European online lender October reveals that 5,672 private investors from all across Europe have reportedly financed the Sandaya project via the October platform – which is notably a new record. Claire Juliard, who leads October Connect, confirmed that this is in fact… Read More

Indonesia: Crowdo Launches Incorporates Digital Banking with SME Services

Crowdo has announced the launch of a new platform in Indonesia that is described as the first “SME digitalization platform powered by Neobank technology.” According to Crowdo, the platform seeks to help businesses digitalize their operations that improve supply chain operations with financial and banking… Read More

SME Lender October Confirms that French Government has Extended State-Guaranteed Loans Program to June 2021

European online lender October notes that in March 2020, the French State had announced a package of €300 billion in State-guaranteed loans (PGE) in order to support small and medium-sized enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the amendment voted on in April 2020, lending marketplaces… Read More

Bengaluru based Fintech Lending Firm KreditBee Finalizes $75 Million Series C Equity Round

Bengaluru-based Fintech lending firm KreditBee has finalized a $75 million Series C equity round which included participation from Premji Invest, Mirae Asset Naver Asia Growth Fund, Alpine Capital and Arkam Ventures (consisting of both primary and secondary investment). Madhusudan E, Co-Founder & CEO of KreditBee,… Read More

Saudi P2P Lending Platform Raqamyah Raises $2.3 million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Impact46

      Raqamyah, a Saudi-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform operating under Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Sandbox environment, has reportedly raised $2.3 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Impact46 with participation from Vision Ventures, Mad’a Investment, Alyusur Company, Fadeed Investment,… Read More

European Online Lender October Makes it on French Tech Next40 Ranking 2021 which lists Most Promising Startups and Unicorns

European online lender October notes that on February 8, 2020, they got a very good surprise when they found out that they had been ranked in the French Tech Next40 2021 ranking. October had also been recognized for its services in 2020, but claims it… Read More

Fintech Firm Blend Explains how Relationship Banking can be “Reframed” for an “Increasingly Digital” Environment following COVID Outbreak

San Francisco-based Blend, which claims to offer market-leading digital lending technology that makes the process of acquiring a loan simpler, faster, and safer, recently shared key insights on “reframing relationship banking for an increasingly digital world.” Fintech firm Blend, which recently acquired $300 million in… Read More

Strong Rebound Predicted for Online Lending in 2021

After a difficult 2020 when COVID-19 pummeled the online lending market, loan originations are predicted to bounce back strongly in 2021, according to research by S&P Global. The report states that from January to September, online lending tanked 36%. Loan originations began to recover in… Read More

LendingUSA Opens Second Round Paycheck Protection Program Applications For Small Business Owners

  LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, recently announced it has teamed up with Cross River Bank to open second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications for small businesses. LendingUSA reported that small business… Read More

European Online Lending Marketplace Mintos Releases First Update of its Risk Scores based on Q3 2020 Data

Peer to peer lending marketplace Mintos has confirmed that the first update of its Mintos Risk Scores is now live and accessible. The European loan marketplace provider notes that it’s sharing the first quarterly Mintos Risk Score update “since this numerical model for evaluating risk… Read More

U.S. Digital Banking & Lending Startup Milo Attracts $6 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By QED Investors

  Milo, a U.S.-based digital banking and lending startup, announced on Wednesday it secured $6 million through its seed funding round, which was led by QED Investors with participation from MetaProp and 10X Capital.  Founded in 2018, Milo describes itself as a fintech company that… Read More

U.S. Digital Lending Platform Roostify Raises $32 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Ten Coves Capital

Roostify, a U.S.-based digital lending platform, announced on Tuesday it raised $32 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Ten Coves Capital with participation from Cota Capital, Mouro Capital, Colchis Capital, Point72 Ventures, and JPMorgan Chase. As previously reported, Roostify describes… Read More

Italy: Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Invests €20 Million in October SME IV Fund

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA (CDP) an Italian investment bank founded in 1850 in Turin that is largely owned by the Italian government, has decided to invest in digital lender October’s SME fund. According to a statement by CDP, the bank has committed €20 million… Read More

Harmoney Update: Exceeds Loan Origination Prospectus Forecasts For Six Months to December 2020; New Zealand Loan Origination Increased by 44% to NZ$89 Million

Australasia’s peer-to-peer lending marketplace Harmoney announced this week it has exceeded its loan origination forecasts for the six months to 31 December 2020 (on an unaudited basis), delivering total loan originations of NZ$194m for the period, 2% ahead of Prospectus forecasts. The marketplace also revealed… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Blend Explains how their Software Facilitates Better Online Lending Processes

San Francisco-based Blend, which claims to offer market-leading digital lending technology that makes the process of acquiring a loan simpler, faster, and safer, has shared insights on how to unlock better online lending development with their products. Blend acknowledges that creating useful financial products can… Read More

UK’s SME Lender Nucleus Commercial Finance Acquires £200 Million Funding Line

Online balance sheet lender, Nucleus Commercial Finance, reports that it has secured a £200 million funding line, which should help with increasing the platform’s capacity or ability to support more UK-based businesses. The new funding line should help ensure that the lender is well-positioned to… Read More

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