Tagged: online lending

LendUp Milestone: Surpasses $2 Billion in Consumer Loans

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Thursday it has surpassed $2 billion in consumer loans through its digital lending platform. The company reported that since 2012 it has provided more than… Read More

goPeer Claims First Regulatory Approval to Operate Peer to Peer Lending Platform

goPeer, a peer to peer lending platform, has received regulatory approval as an exempt market dealer in both Quebec and Ontario. In Canada, financial services are regulated at the provincial level and thus most aspiring Fintechs must receive approval to operate in each province.  goPeer… Read More

India-based Consumer Lending Firm MoneyTap Secures $7 Million via Series B Equity and Debt Financing Round

India-based consumer lending firm MoneyTap has secured around $7.14 million through a  Series B equity and debt financing round from investors, including Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG), RTP Global and Sequoia India. Additionally, several Korea and Japan-based investors took part in the round. Existing investors Prime… Read More

Online Lender Funding Circle Securitizes $252 Million in US SME Loans

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH), an online lender servicing SMEs in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, has securitized $252 million in US business loans, according to a note from the platform. This is Funding Circle’s 7th securitization and the second to take place in the… Read More

Funding Circle Names Oliver White As New CFO

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Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Monday it has appointed Oliver White as its new Chief Financial Officer, following Sean Glithero’s decision to step down from his CFO role and from the Board. White will be joining Funding Circle from Vanquis Bank,… Read More

Ireland: Linked Finance Now Offers 5 Year Unsecured Business Loans

Linked Finance, a peer-to-peer lending platform based in Ireland, has launched five-year unsecured business loans for Irish SMEs, according to a company release. Linked Finance will now offer unsecured loans of up to €300,000 to Irish companies “with more complex funding requirements.” The company describes… Read More

Funding Circle Updates on Projected Returns, Says No Change For Now

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) posted an update on investor returns earlier today. Currently, the online lender offers two different investment opportunities for investors: Conservative or Balanced. The update effectively included no new news as projected rates remained the same as previously expected: Balanced: 4.5% to 6.5%… Read More

SoFi Joins Forces With Mastercard to Offer Suite of Products & In-Person Experiences to Nearly One Million Members

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with offer a suite of products and in-person experiences to its nearly one million SoFi members. According to SoFi, the partnership will initially focus on the SoFi Money debit card, for which Mastercard… Read More

LendingClub Announces as One of 325 Companies Included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) announced on Tuesday it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). According to LendingClub, the GEI expanded in 2020 to represent 42 countries and regions, including companies headquartered in the Czech Republic, New… Read More

Applied Data Finance Appoints Capital One & JP Morgan Chase Vet Jimmy Cannon As First President

Applied Data Finance, LLC (ADF), a “technology-enabled lender” and asset manager, recently announced it has appointed Jimmy Cannon as its new/first President. According to ADF, Cannon has extensive senior management experience with a focus on leading organizations through transformational change and delivering P&L improvement, most… Read More

Australian Neo Lender Wisr Secures $33.5 Million Through Placement Round

Wiser (ASX: WZR), an Australia-based neo lending platform, announced on it has secured commitments to raise $33.5 million through a placement of approximately 181 million ordinary shares. According to Wisr, the placement was supposed and allocated to new and existing institutional investors. “The issue price… Read More

Fintech October Reflects on Past 12 Months Performance as Loan Originations Accelerate

October, a leading European online lender, recently published a blog post reviewing last years’ performance. While October was not the first marketplace lender out of the gate in continental Europe it has emerged as one of the leaders. According to the October website, since platform… Read More

NatWest Joins Forces With Soldo to Boost SME Lending

UK banking group NatWest announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Soldo, a pre-paid company card provider for small businesses, to expand its SME lending capabilities. NatWest reported that the partnership will allow two of its ventures, Esme Loans and Rapid Cash, to be… Read More

LendInvest Announces Expansion of BTL Lending Capacity For HMOs & MUFBs; Introduces Cashback on Legal Fees

LendInvest, a UK-based online marketplace for mortgages, announced on Wednesday it has made key changes to its BTL product range, which includes increasing the maximum loan size for all property types and introducing a new cashback contribution towards legal fees. The lender then revealed that… Read More

ThinCats Milestone: Online Lender’s New Loan Number Doubles Almost to £200 Million

ThinCats, a UK-based lending platform, has reportedly hit a new company milestone. According to P2P Finance News, the platform’s 2019 was record-breaking, with its new loan number doubling to nearly 200 million. It was also noted that ThinCats’ loan book is now over 580 million…. Read More

Germany: Online Lender creditshelf Reports 59% Increase in Revenue in Q3

Creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft (CSQ.DE), an online lender targeting SMEs in Germany, has released its Q3 2019 numbers. According to the Fintech, topline revenue for the first 9 months of 2019 rose to €2.46 million versus €1.57 million during year prior. The increase in revenue was said… Read More

Provenance Blockchain: A One-Stop Shop for Token Issuance and Compliance?

As the “public blockchain” space is being tempered now by market forces, regulation and reality, companies running or looking to set up an investing platform or manage token issuance may want to take a look at the Provenance Blockchain, a privately-developed DLT (distributed ledger technology… Read More

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Announces Monthly Distributions of $0.18 Per Share

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation, an established and currently operating as a closed-end interval fund dedicated to the marketplace lending asset class, announced on Monday the declaration of monthly distributions of $0.18 per common share for the months of January, February and March 2020. It was… Read More

Philippine Securities Commission Revokes Robocash Finance License for Operating without Certificate of Authority

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines has stripped Robocash Finance Corp.’s authority to operate as a financing company for running several branches without the necessary license. According to the SEC, the Corporate Governance and Finance Department (CGFD) issued the order of revocation… Read More

U.S.-Based Small & Medium-Sized Business Financing Provider Kapitus Closes Second Asset-Backed Securitization For $160 Million

Kapitus, a U.S.-based small and medium-sized business financing provider, announced on Tuesday it closed its second asset-backed securitization (ABS) for $160 million. Kapitus reported that the facility, which has a 3-year revolving period, a 5-year legal final, and is expandable to $500 million, was issued in… Read More

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