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P2P Lender Archover to Begin Offering New Secured Lending Again, According to Charlotte Marsh, MD at ArchOver

Charlotte Marsh, managing director at ArchOver, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform supporting SMEs business borrowing, has argued that the COVID-19 outbreak can be viewed as a key opportunity for P2P lenders to provide long-term funding to businesses struggling to cope with the economic challenges created… Read More

UK Fintech Lender Zopa to Reintroduce C Risk Band Loans into its Plus Product Offering

Fintech Zopa, the one platform to launch an entire sector of Fintech as it became the first peer to peer lending platform in the UK, recently reintroduced C risk loans back into its Plus product offering. Zopa, which still offers online lending in a more… Read More

P2P Lender Lendy, which Shut Down in 2019 and Went into Administration, Needs Investors to Clear More AML Checks Before Getting Refunds

Peer to peer (P2P) lender, Lendy, which shut down last year and went into administration, will be requiring previous investors to pass certain anti-money laundering (AML) checks again, before they qualify to get refunds. As confirmed on the firm’s website (which is not offering any… Read More

Zon Chu: CEO at Cryptocurrency backed Peer to Peer Lender Constant Talks About Millenials Looking for Agile Fintech Services

    We recently caught up with Zon Chu, CEO at Constant, a “fully secured” peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform. Constant started as a stablecoin project in 2019 (CONST) announced at CES but has since morphed into a lending platform. Constant notes that P2P lending has… Read More

UK-based Peer to Peer Lender JustUs to Lend to Borrowers Who Are Essential Workers, During COVID-19 Crisis

JustUs recently confirmed that it will begin lending to borrowers who are considered key or essential services workers. The peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform noted that it will selectively accept loan applications from individuals and companies that may be offering essential services during these challenging times…. 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

Singapore’s SME Financing Plaform Validus Secures $14 Million, with $20 Million in Committed Capital via Series B+ Round

Singapore-headquartered Validus, a financing platform focused on SMEs, has secured more than $14 million in funding, with $20 million in committed capital, from a Series B+ investment round. Validus’ round was co-led by Kuok Group’s Orion fund (managed by K3 Venture Partners) and the Vertex… Read More

UK-based RateSetter, a Peer to Peer Lender, Says it’s Still Lending, but at a “Much-Reduced Level” Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Michael Hoare, chief credit officer at UK-based RateSetter, a leading peer to peer (P2P) lender,  recently explained what impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could have on the lending market and what it might mean for credit risk. Hoare is tasked with overseeing the management of… Read More

Indonesia’s Peer to Peer Lending Platforms Receive Numerous Debt Restructuring Requests Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Economic activity in Indonesia has slowed down significantly following the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. According to local reports, some businesses in the trillion-dollar economy have shut down completely. Peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms are also experiencing major challenges, which include having to deal with… Read More

RateSetter Completes Two Sales Of Non-Performing Loans With Combined Proceeds of £4.65 Million Added Into the Provision Fund

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Tuesday it completed two sales of non-performing loans, with the combined proceeds of £4.65m added into the Provision Fund. According to RateSetter, the debt sale process started in December 2019 and the lender was not needing to reduce its… Read More

Maker Foundation, which Supports Ethereum-based DeFi Platform MakerDAO, Appears to be Winning All Auctions of MKR Governance Tokens

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, is currently in the process of carrying out an auction of MKR governance tokens in exchange for stablecoin Dai, in an attempt to cover around $4.5 million undercollateralized debt. On-chain (blockchain) data reveals that the Maker… Read More

Update: ElfinMarket Set to Close Seedrs Round With More Than £700,000 Secured

UK-based peer-to-peer lending startup Elfin Market is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £700,000 secured. The funding round was launched in January and quickly surpassed its initial £400,000 funding target. Elfin is currently offering 5.80% in equity through the… Read More

Leading DeFi Platform MakerDAO Partners Digital Payment Processor Simplex to Develop Fiat On-Ramp for Maker’s Dai Stablecoin

MakerDAO, the leading decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, has teamed up with Simplex, a digital payment processor, in order to develop a fiat on-ramp for Maker’s Dai (DAI), which is the first decentralized stablecoin (digital currencies pegged one-to-one with major fiat currencies or other real-world assets)…. 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

Bangalore and Mumbai had the Most Borrowers and Lenders Engaging in Transactions on P2P Platforms in India: LenDenClub Report

Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which is an instant and real-time payment system created by India’s National Payments Corporation for handling inter-bank transfers, is the most widely-used  loan repayment method, with 50% of such transactions using UPI.  ECS payments, which handle bulk transfer of funds from… Read More

Robo.cash Milestone: European P2P Platform Has Attracted 10,000 Investors

European peer to peer lender Robo.cash announced on Monday it now has 10,000 investors on its platform. Founded in 2017, Robo.cash describes itself as a fully automated investment platform operating within an international financial group comprising loan originators from Spain, Russia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and… Read More

Brazilian Fintech IOUU, which Offers a P2P Lending Marketplace, Secures $1.3 Million in Funding

Brazilian Fintech firm IOUU, which offers a peer to peer (P2P) marketplace solution, has managed to secure funding from several venture capital firms. IOUU has acquired R$6 million (appr.$1.3 million) in funding from DOMO, which led the firm’s latest investment round. Indicator Capital and Devas… 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

UK Peer-to-Peer Lending Startup Elfin Market Now Seeking £400,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Elfin, a UK-based peer-to-peer lending startup, is now seeking £400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Elfin claims to be the world’s first peer-to-peer lending platform where borrowers get a line of credit that they may draw upon as often as… Read More

German P2P Lending Marketplace auxmoney Plans to Create Many New Jobs for Highly-Qualified Professionals in 2020

Düsseldorf-based Fintech auxmoney is one of Europe’s largest credit marketplaces. Private and institutional investors can use auxmoney to make direct investments in pre-approved borrowers of various different score classes.  auxmoney recently began issuing loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The company uses its customized… Read More

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