Tagged: online lending

Trend: Harmoney Winds Down Peer to Peer Lending Platform to “Free Up Resources”

Harmoney a leading online lender operating in New Zealand is winding down its peer to peer lending business. This means retail investors will no longer be able to invest in loans originated on the platform. The news was revealed earlier this month in a blog… Read More

BNY Mellon Insight Investment Commits €100 Million to iwoca to Boost Lending in Germany

iwoca, an online lender serving SMEs, has received significant backing from BNY Mellon Insight Investment. According to multiple reports, iwoca has received €100 million to provide funding for small businesses in Germany. Last year, iwoca expressed its intent to boost its presence in Germany, a… Read More

Online Lender Prospa Has originated over $1.4 billion in loans to date across Australia and New Zealand

Leading SME online lender Prospa Group Limited (ASX:PGL) has published results for the six months ended 31 December 2019 (HY20). According to the Fintech, total loan originations for the 6 month period were $306.8 million, bringing originations for the calendar year (CY19) to $583.0 million,… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz-backed DeFi Platform Compound Introduces New Project to Decentralize Governance for its Non-Custodial Lending Protocol

Compound, an open finance solution provider, has launched a new project that aims to decentralize the governance process for its non-custodial lending protocol and platform. The lending solutions’ developers noted that the platform’s governance token, COMP, will let its holders suggest, discuss, and make changes… Read More

Online Lender Lendified Raises Capital on FrontFundr & DealSquare, Seeks $4 Million

Lendified, a Canadian online lending platform, is cross-listing a securities offering on crowdfunding platform FrontFundr and DealSquare.  Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, founder and CEO of Silver Maple Ventures, labeled the offering a “ground-breaking development for the private markets.” DealSquare is a new platform created by NEO… Read More

LendingPoint Closes on $246 Million Securitizations

LendingPoint, a platform that enables the origination of unsecured personal loans, has closed on $246 million in securitizations. LendingPoint said that two securitizations, one for direct to consumer loans – LendingPoint Receivables Trust 2020-1 (LDPT 2020-1) issued $200 million of rated notes backed by a… Read More

Funding Societies Partners with SGeBIZ to Help Finance Asian SMEs

Singapore based peer to peer finance platform Funding Societies has announced a new partnership with Singapore E-Business Pte Ltd (SGeBIZ). The arrangement seeks to “provide quick financing solutions to local SME suppliers and their buyers.” Funding Societies offers a diverse range of loan products, that… Read More

Lenderclose Secures Investment From Ascentra Credit Union

LenderClose, a U.S.-based proprietary, technology-focused lending platform, announced on Thursday that Ascentra Credit Union has offered up an undisclosed investment through LenderClose’s latest funding round. Founded in 2015, LenderClose stated it was established with the key belief that innovative technology would empower community credit unions… Read More

A New Era in Fintech? LendingClub Reports Profitable Q4, Announces Acquisition of Digital Bank – Radius

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest online lending marketplace in the United States, has simultaneously announced a GAAP profitable Q4 while revealing it has purchased a federally chartered bank, Radius Bank, thus immediately vaulting the Fintech into the hot digital banking realm. According to a release distributed… Read More

U.S. Fintech Numerate Announces Addition of Digital Account Opening, Credit Card Decision & More Features to Provide Banks With Digital Front End of Banking

Small business lending platform and fintech Numerated announced this week an expansion of its platform to support banks’ full suite of business banking products. The platform will now be offering pre-filled digital applications across business banking products, and a range of digital lending and account… Read More

Figure Technologies Introduces New “Blockchain” Character Who Explains Benefits of DLT in Order to Help Firm Compete with Financial Giants

Lending firm Figure Technologies is betting on an animated character, called “Blockchain,” which the firm is hoping will allow it to become more competitive against large financial institutions which currently control most of the businesses that the startup is planning to transform. As explained via… Read More

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reach New Record in January 2020

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index revealed the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) rose one-tenth of a percent to reach 28.3% in January 2020. According to the Index, the approval rate at… Read More

Marketplace Lending: Fitch Upgrades Prosper Notes

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the rates on several notes that are backed by loans from marketplace lending platform Prosper. According to Fitch, the ratings on the Class B and Class C Series 2018-1 (PMIT 2018-1) notes have improved due to the “growth in hard credit… Read More

OnDeck Appoints Linda Tan as New Head of Internal Audit

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, recently announced he has appointed Linda Tan as its new Head of Internal Audit. OnDeck reported that Tan will oversee its Internal Audit team and deliver independent, objective assurance and advisory audit services that align with… Read More

Funding Circle Offering Support to Business Loan Transparency Law in California

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) is reportedly supporting a U.S. business loan transparency law. According to P2PFinanceNews, the online lender is backing the California introduced law, which will require certain data to be disclosed in commercial credit agreements much like consumer loans. Head… Read More

Online Lenders Twino and Via SMS Partner to Enter Asia Pacific Market

Twino and Via SMS, two Latvia based online lending platforms, are joining forces to enter the Asia-Pacific market, according to a release. The two companies are launching a consumer lending platform names Vamo in Vietnam as their first step in the new venture. The two… Read More

Online Lender Kabbage Launches Access to Custom Loans for Kabbage Payment Customers

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Tuesday it has launched access to custom loans for Kabbage Payments customers. Kabbage reported the new lending product offers U.S. small businesses more control over short-term funding needs. Kabbage also revealed that with custom loans, Kabbage Payments customers choose any… Read More

Two-Thirds of Indian Fintech Consumers Applied for Online Credit and Made Digital Payments in 2019: Survey

Digital payments and online lending are becoming increasingly popular in Asian countries. According to a new survey, a large number of Asia-based users are conducting internet-based transactions, instead of visiting physical bank locations. The recent survey of Fintech customers by Robocash Group revealed that nearly… Read More

India-based Fintech Industry Firm U GRO Capital Reports Profits in Just One Year of Operations

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital is notably among the few digital lending players that has taken a serious approach towards business development. The listed firm offers credit to small businesses and has managed to achieve profitability in just the first year of its… Read More

Overfunding: Peer-to-Peer Lending Startup Elfin Market Quickly Secures £400,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Less than a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based peer-to-peer lending startup Elfin Market successfully secured its initial 400,000 funding target. The campaign so far has attracted more than 125 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Elfin claims to be the world’s… Read More

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