Tagged: p2p lending

Success: LoanBook Completes Crowdcube Round With More Than £735,000 in Funding From Nearly 300 investors

Spanish marketplace lending platform, LoanBook, closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with a total of £737,450 from 297 investors. The funding round was launched in November and looked to raise £650,000. As previously reported, LoanBook was founded in 2013 and claims to be Spain’s… Read More

Overfunding: Spanish Marketplace Lending Platform LoanBook Secures £650,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

LoanBook, a Spanish marketplace lending platform, has successfully secured its initial £650,000 funding target from more than 200 investors through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Founded in 2013, LoanBook claims to be Spain’s largest marketplace lending platform, with a 4-year track record of working capital lending to Spanish… Read More

Phenomenal Growing Season: Kabbage Extends $4 Billion+ to 130,000+ US Small Businesses

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses, has extended over $4 billion to more than 130,000 small businesses, serving the largest customer base than any online small business lender. These landmarks represent an approximate 30-percent increase in total funding… Read More

Overfunding: Short Term P2P Lender Welendus Surpasses £150,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Round

Less than a week after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, short-term peer-to-peer lending platform Welendus has successfully secured its initial 150,000 funding target from more than 100 investors.  As previously reported, Welendus was founded in 2015 and aims to re-define the short-term lending market… Read More

Short-Term P2P lender Welendus Now Seeking 150,000 on Seedrs

Short-term peer-to-peer lending platform Welendus has launched a new equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The online lender is now seeking £150,000 as it prepares to expand. This campaign launch comes less than a year after Welendus raised £117,580 on Seedrs.  Welendus, which was founded in 2015, aims to re-define… Read More

Growth Street Taps University College London’s Bright Young Minds for AltFin

The UK altfin company Growth Street, which surpassed £100 million in online lending earlier this month, is now collaborating with University College London School of Management to give students first-hand experience of using business analytics in a fast-moving commercial environment. The students’ work, which concentrates on predicting a business’s… Read More

Introducing ACE, Crowdo’s New Artificial Intelligence Due Diligence System

Crowdo, a South East Asian online marketplace for P2P lending and crowdfunding unveiled today its proprietary Artificial Intelligence driven due diligence system, Crowdo ACE, aimed at benefiting both their borrowers and investors. Crowdo ACE takes into account a few thousand unconventional and alternative attributes and… Read More

SoFi Completes $776.7 Million Loan Securitization

SoFi announced on Friday the closing of a $776.7 million offering of SoFi Professional Loan Program 2017-E notes, which has been dubbed the lending platform’s largest loan securitization. According to the online lender, SoFi 2017-E marks the company’s largest asset-backed securities issue to date and its 10th ABS… Read More

Orca’s New P2P Lending Investor Guide Makes a Splash: UK Surpasses £11B Cumulative Lending Mark

Orca, an independent whole of market research service for UK P2P lending, has created a comprehensive guide for investors evaluating P2P lending. “Peer-to-Peer Lending Investor Guide: Innovating an Ancient Credit Model” was created by the Orca team and published on their website today, free to… Read More

P2P Property Platform Lendy Touts Profitable Year, Plans for Additional Growth

Lendy, the UK P2P property platform, has increased its pretax profits by 164% over the last year, rising from £1.04m to £2.74m, while turnover increased 104% over the same period, going from £13.5m to £27.5m. Lendy is now one of Europe’s leading P2P secured property platforms,… Read More

Exclusive: Robo.cash Founder Sergey Sedov Comments on Recent Milestone

Robo.cash, an automated P2P lending platform that includes a buyback guarantee, recently celebrated its own steady growth during 2017 Q2, noting that its total amount of investments now exceeds €1.8 million. In addition, nearly €400,000 in loans were added in August alone, while the  average invested… Read More

CCAF Asia-Pacific Report Shows Dramatic Rise for Alternative Finance in Australia

China is the biggest kid on the block when it comes to the emerging alternative finance market in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, China has the largest alternative finance market in the world driven by a fast growing economy, a highly connected population via… Read More

OnDeck Celebrates 10 Years of Online Lending

On Friday, online lender for small businesses OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) celebrated 10 years of lending. The company stated that to date it has provided more than $7 billion in capital to over 70,000 customers in 700 different industries in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Noah Breslow, CEO… Read More

SoFi Announces: Personal Loans Help People Pay Off More Than $5 Billion In Credit Card Debt

On Monday, online lender SoFi announced its members have cumulatively paid off over $5 billion dollars in credit card debt using its SoFi Personal Loans and getting them out of debt faster with lower interest rates. According to SoFi, members who used SoFi Personal Loans to… Read More

Funding Circle Revamp: Online Lender Announces New Look & Feel to Platform

On Thursday, online lender Funding Circle announced it is revamping its platform by offering a new look and feel. The lending portal also announced its new motto, Made to Do More. It was revealed: “Since  2010, we’ve been proudly helping small businesses (32,000 and counting!)… Read More

Michael Tannenbaum Steps Down As CRO of SoFi

Michael Tannenbaum, the chief revenue officer of online lending platform SoFi, has reportedly stepped down from his position. According to TechCrunch, Tannenbaum has been at SoFi since 2014, when he started off as vice president of finance before moving on to become the lending platform’s chief revenue… Read More

Marine Training: ThinCats Syncs with SMT to Finance Growth

ThinCats, an alternative lending industry leader, has joined forces with Edinburgh based Alderburn Finance and specialist marine training and consultants Stream Marine Training (SMT), to provide funds to bring a unique offering to Scotland. “It was a delight to be able to help SMT finance their… Read More

New Milestone: Peer-to-Peer Lender Flender Celebrates First Wave of Successfully Funded SME Loans

The recently launched peer-to-peer lending platform, Flender, announced on Thursday it is celebrating the successful funding of its first batch of SME loans. According to the online lender, companies that received their requested funding include one of Europe’s fastest growing lingerie retailers, a café, and… Read More

UK P2P Lender RateSetter Update: Targets New Business Borrowers

Since launching in 2010, prominent UK P2P lender RateSetter has diversified across multiple channels and across both consumer and business loans.  Now the lender is planning to boost its direct marketing methods to diversify its new business borrowers sources, according to Peer2Peer Finance News. The initiative will likely involve more… Read More

Funding Circle Update: £800M Lent in Last 6 Months, Sean Glithero Leaves Auto Trader to Join as CFO

Funding Circle, a leading lending platform for small businesses, today announced that Sean Glithero will join the company as its new global Chief Financial Officer. This appointment follows a record-breaking first half of 2017 for Funding Circle with approximately £800 million lent to 8,000 businesses… Read More