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Lemonway to Provide Payment Services for EstateGuru

  Payment Fintech Lemonway has been enlisted by EstateGuru to facilitate its expansion across Europe. EstateGuru is a marketplace matching property-backed loans with individual investors. EstateGuru is working on “developing a digital and borderless ecosystem for real estate financing and investing in Europe and beyond.”… Read More

Online P2P Lender Robo.cash Claims Alternative Lending Platforms have Improved Investment Offering During COVID-19

Robo.cash has revealed that peer-to-peer (P2P) investors on its platform have increased the size of their initial investments despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic challenges. The European P2P lending platform has reported that the first investment made by investors increased from £822 to €909… Read More

LendingPoint Announces Launch of SDKn Technology to Simplify Consumer Credit Approval for E-Commerce & Point of Sale Purchases

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LendingPoint, a data and technology platform dedicated to democratizing credit and accelerating commerce,  announced on Wednesday the launch of its Lending Operating System (LOS), SDKn, which creates an instant consumer credit pre-approval platform for businesses of all sizes offering affordable financing options to the widest… Read More

Fintech Lender and Digital Bank Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana Claims it’s been “Business as Usual” Despite COVID-19 Outbreak

The peer to peer lending (P2P) sector in the UK is currently going through one of its biggest challenges ever, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Jaidev Janardana, CEO at Zopa, believes a large number of Fintech businesses will be forced to shut down during the… Read More

EstateGuru Reports 65% Increase in Revenues During First 6 Months of 2020 Driven by Strong First Quarter

EstateGuru is reporting strong results during the first 6 months of 2020. According to a release, the pan-European P2P marketplace for asset-backed loans saw significant year over year growth in revenue of 65% even during the COVID-19 lockdown. Marek Pärtel, co-founder and CEO at EstateGuru,… Read More

Celsius Network Reaches Extended Funding Goal of $17 Million Through Investment Round on BnkToTheFuture

  Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Wednesday it reached its extended fundraising goal of $17,000,000 in partnership with BnkToTheFuture. According to Celsius Network, more than 700 qualified investors from all over the world have already participated in the round since June…. Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebound in June 2020

  Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index revealed the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) rebounded from just 11.5% in May to 13.5% in June. According to the Index,… Read More

Update: Assetz Capital Set to Close Latest Seedrs Round With Nearly £700,000 Raised

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital is set to close its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £700,000 raised from close to 600 Seedrs investors. The funding round was launched last month to raise a minimum of £500,000.  As previously reported, Assetz Capital… Read More

Fintech Insider Says Online Lenders are Struggling Due to US Government Programs Supporting Businesses During COVID-19

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider reported on layoffs at OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK) – an SME focused online lender. Like many online lenders, COVID-19 has hit this sector of Fintech hard. Looking for additional insight into the challenges the industry CI reached out to an industry insider for their perspective… Read More

OnDeck Laying Off Employees – Report

OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK), an online lender serving SMEs, is said to be laying off employees in the midst of a challenging market due largely to the COVID-19 crisis. There have been multiple reports regarding OnDeck’s struggle to keep the Fintech afloat. Last June, OnDeck received a… Read More

Online Lender Lendio Announces Winners of $200,000 in Small Business Grants

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Friday the winners of a $200,000 grant program aimed at helping its small business customers recover from economic hardship caused to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Lendio reported that Through the program, 23 small business owners have been selected to… Read More

Renaud Laplanche Plans Upgrade Banking, Comments on Fintech’s Performance During COVID-19 Challenge

Upgrade is a consumer online lender and emerging digital bank that recently announced a significant funding round that gave the Fintech a $1 billion valuation. Founded by Renaud Laplanche, this is the second Fintech he has founded that moved into the unicorn realm the first… Read More

Tide Pauses “Bounce Back Loan” Lending & Closes Waiting List

UK-based challenger bank Tide announced this week it has paused its bounce back loan lending and closed its waiting list. In April 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the lending scheme, which added to the existing support of small businesses that are affected by the COVID-19… Read More

UK Stamp Duty Cut by HM Treasury, CEO of Assetz Capital Stuart Law Comments on Move

In a speech today entitled “Plan for Jobs” by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, he announced the elimination of the Stamp Duty at a certain threshold in a move to improve the UK housing market. The Chancellor explained: “… to catalyse the housing… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Posts Update on UK COVID-19 Support Schemes, US PPP Loans

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) has posted an update on its participation and support of COVID-19 relief programs. Funding Circle is facilitating programs in both the US and UK. The SME online lender is participating in the British Business Bank’s (BBB) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS) and… Read More

InstaReM Launches “BizPay” Solution for SMEs in Australia

InstaReM, a payments Fintech that is part of Nium, has launched BizPay in Australia. The service is designed to assist SMEs by converting credit cards into working capital. The announcement comes soon after the same product launched in Singapore in June. InstaReM believes that SMEs… Read More

Weidai, a Chinese Peer to Peer Lender Listed on the NYSE, Said to be Under Investigation by Police

China’s crackdown of the peer to peer lending industry appears to be ongoing with a report today that Weidai, (NYSE:WEI) a P2P platform that raised $45 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, is said to be under investigation…. Read More

Survey from Fintech Lender and Digital Bank Zopa Reveals UK Millennials Aim to Save More than Senior Citizens for Emergencies After COVID-19

Nearly a third or 33% of UK residents say they were financially unprepared for the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting challenges. Around 38% of UK residents responding to a survey conducted by Fintech Zopa said they’re now preparing their savings for another potential emergency situation that… Read More

European Online Lender October has Now Closed Financing for its 100th Spanish Company

October, a leading European online lender, notes that it was launched after the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 with the goal of providing more financing options or alternatives to European SMEs. The October team wrote in a blog post published on July 1, 2020: “We… Read More

India based Online Lenders U GRO Capital, SOLV, Instamojo, Sanjeevani Platform Continue to Issue Loans to SMEs during COVID-19

The Indian government has been asking local banks to work cooperatively with SMEs by providing much-needed liquidity during the COVID-19 crisis. Several local digital lenders and non-bank finance companies (NBFCs) will be offering credit solutions to Indian businesses. U GRO Capital, a Bombay Stock Exchange… Read More

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