Tagged: online lending

North Carolina’s nCino and Sweden’s Small Business Lender Yourban to Launch Digital Banking Platform to Support SME Lending

US-headquartered nCino, an established cloud banking provider, has teamed up Sweden’s small business lender, Yourban, in order to support SME lending via the nCino Bank Operating System. Through the partnership, Yourban will be using a system that has been configured to meet the bank’s requirements…. Read More

Publicly Listed Indian Fintech 5paisa Introduces Peer to Peer Lending Platform

India’s only publicly-listed Fintech company, 5paisa, has introduced a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform. 5paisa also provides share trading services online. The firm’s management confirmed that they will allow users to issue loans from INR 500 (appr. $6.60) to Rs 50 lakhs (appr. $65,900) to several… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Shahry Acquires $650,000 in Seed Funding from Egyptian Gulf Holding for Financial Investments

Egypt-based online lending firm Shahry has acquired $650,000 in capital through a pre-seed investment round, in order to grow its existing loan portfolio and further expand its operations. The funding was provided by Egyptian Gulf Holding for Financial Investments, the investment division of the Egyptian… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Observes: Small Business Loan Approval Drops to Record Lows in April 2020

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reveals that the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) plummeted below double digits to just 8.9%, down from 15.4% in March and an… Read More

Estonia-based Fintech AskRobin, which Aims to Serves Underbanked Latin Americans, Secures $1.7 Million in Capital

Estonia-headquartered AskRobin, a Fintech firm that manages a financial services marketplace for underbanked Latin American clients, has secured $1.7 million in capital. AskRobin’s seed round received contributions from several venture capital funds, including BENE Asia Capital, Change Ventures, Lemonade Stand, and Vereeni Early Stage Fund…. Read More

LendingClub Q1: Loan Originations Sink Along with Net Revenue as COVID-19 Hammers Online Lender

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) is out with its first-quarter earnings report and the numbers are indicative of the problematic economy that has been crushed by the Coronavirus pandemic. LendingClub, the leading marketplace lender in the US, delivered numbers that showed a significant decline versus the same… Read More

EstateGuru Opens £2 Million Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs, Quickly Tops Minimum Hurdle

EstateGuru, an online marketplace for loans secured by property, has quickly topped its minimum crowdfunding hurdle on Seedrs. EstateGuru set a minimum raise of €350,000 but as of today, the Fintech has raised over €483,000 from 548 individual investors. EstateGuru is hoping to raise €2… Read More

Peer to Peer Lending Report: Majority of Investors Remain Optimistic During COVID-19 Crisis

  Mintos, a top marketplace for debt investors in Europe, has recently conducted research amongst their audience seeking to gain insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Mintos, the majority of crowdlending investors (65%) remain optimistic even in light of the ongoing… Read More

SoFi Teams Up With SpotOn to Connect Small Businesses with Federal Stimulus Loan Programs

SpotOn Transact, Inc (SpotOn), a software and payments company, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with fintech unicorn SoFi to provide financial products to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to SpotOn, the collaboration will help small businesses by bypassing the… Read More

Fintech Firm GoBear Acquires AsiaKredit, a Singapore-based Online Lending Platform

Fintech firm GoBear, which offers a financial products comparison website, confirmed on May 4, 2020, that it has acquired AsiaKredit, a Singapore-based digital lender. The amount paid for the acquisition has not been shared publicly. GoBear’s acquisition has come after the Fintech company secured $80… Read More

RateSetter Reduces Interest Rate Paid to Investors, Sends Balance to Provision Fund

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Monday it is making changes to its provision fund as well as reducing interest rates. This course of action was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to RateSetter, investors will receive only 50% of their interest with the other… Read More

Mike Carter Appointed to Lead 36H Group, the P2P Lending Arm of Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance, the top Fintech advocacy group in the UK, has appointed Mike Carter as Head of Platform Lending to lead 36H Group. “I’m delighted to be appointed to this new role to promote the platform lending sector. To date, the sector has delivered steady… Read More

Indian Fintech Firm NIRA Secures $2.1 Million in Capital via Round led by UK, Europe, Local Angel Investors

Mumbai-based Fintech firm NIRA, which provides small-ticket loans to low-income workers via its mobile-based app and website, recently revealed that it has secured $2.1 million in funding through its pre-series A investment round. NIRA’s funding round included contributions from new and existing angel investors based… Read More

Lendio Joins Forces With Mindbody to Expedite COVID-19 Relief Funding to Small Business Customers

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with wellness industry technology platform, Mindbody, to expedite relief funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to small businesses that are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Lendio, Mindbody’s software solution links hundreds… Read More

SoFi’s Lantern Paycheck Protection Program Offering Sees 43% of Applicants Matched With Network of Lenders & 24% Receive Approve From SBA

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Monday it has helped funnel more than $75 million in loan applications to lenders for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the CARES Act, through its extensive network of lenders and Lantern, the product comparison site operated by SoFi…. Read More

India-based Datacultr, a Platform Allowing Consumer Lending Firms to Reduce Risks, to Help Businesses Work Securely During COVID-19 Crisis

India-based Datacultr, a platform as a service provider that allows consumer lending firms to significantly reduce their risk on “new to credit”​ customers, confirmed that it will be enabling banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), and other financial service providers to lend securely while reducing risk… Read More

Scam Alert: Fintech Zopa Warns that Many Fraudsters are Using Emails and Texts to Find and Target Unsuspecting Consumers

Fintech Zopa, which offers online lending services in a fund based fashion, has warned that scammers have been taking advantage of the current situation. According to a report from Action Fraud, victim losses due to the fraudulent activity related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in March… Read More

Fintech Upgrade is Recognized as a Great Place to Work

For the third year in a row, Upgrade, Inc., a Fintech providing consumers access to credit, has been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Upgrade was founded by well known… Read More

StreetShares to Provide Tech to Power PPP Loans from Community Banks, Credit Unions

  StreetShares, a Fintech lender, will be providing the technology to provide the next round of Paycheck Protection Program loans issued by community banks and credit unions, according to a company release. The PPP is part of the COVID-19 economic support legislation known as the… Read More

Industry Chatter Indicates Many Online Lenders are Laying Off Employees, Some Fintechs May Never Recover

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the news that LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest Fintech consumer lender in the US, was furloughing and eliminating jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has apparently driven the elimination of 471 individual jobs. Shockingly, LendingClub’s President saw his position eliminated…. Read More

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