Tagged: p2p lending

Australian P2P Lender Credit Crowd Joins Blockchain Lending Platform Othera

It was announced recently that Australia-based P2P lender, Credit Crowd, has joined Othera’s Blockchain Lending Platform and Digital Asset Trading Exchange. By joining Othera’s platform, Credit Crowd is seeking to evolve its P2P lending market by digitizing the trading of P2P loans on the block chain. P2P… Read More

Brief: China Minsheng Investment Group Leads P2P Lender Tuandaiwang’s $262M Pre-IPO Round

China Minsheng Investment Group, one of the China’s largest private investment groups and helmed by Dong Wenbiao, has led a RMB1.8 billion ($262 million) pre-IPO investment round in Chinese P2P lender Tuandaiwang, according to multiple news sources. Beijing Yisheng Innovation Technology and Beihai Hongtai Investment also invested in this… Read More

“Constructive Synergy”: Indian P2P Lender Faircent Introduces New Student Loan

Indian online P2P lending platform Faircent.com announced a new semi-secure student loan product in collaboration with Bangalore-based micro-lending startups.  Lenders ay also opt for a partly-secured alternative-investment opportunity that delivers a higher return. Under the partnership, college students may fund purchase of items such as laptops, books and… Read More

P2P Business Lender ArchOver Receives Full FCA Authorization

ArchOver, a UK P2P business lending platform, has secured full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority to operate as a P2P lending platform (Article 36H). Since launching in September 2014, ArchOver has facilitated over £35 million of investment over its platform, operating under interim permissions granted by… Read More

UK P2P Lending Market Researcher Orca Dives into P2P Provider Rating Services

Orca, a leading independent data, research and analysis providers on the UK P2P lending market has announced its plans to launch its own four-factor rating service for individual P2P providers, the Orca Rating. The rating will be designed in partnership with Dublin City University’s Irish Centre for… Read More

UK P2P Lender RateSetter Announces Joanna Wright as New CRO

Peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter has appointed Joanna Wright as Chief Risk Officer. Wright joins RateSetter from GE Capital where she was Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital Bank in the UK, leading a team of over 200 risk professionals with responsibility for prudential and enterprise risks… Read More

UK P2P Lender RateSetter Nabs Paul Manduca for Non-Executive Chairman

P2P lending platform RateSetter announces that Paul Manduca has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman. Manduca will join the Board on 1 June and will become Chair on 17 July, when current Chairman Alan Hughes’ three-year term expires. “Lending as an asset class has always been a virtual… Read More

Funding Circle Database Records Left Publically Available

Kromtech Security Researchers say they discovered a “massive trove of data” from both businesses and investors on the online lending platform Funding Circle. The data only referenced US based customers and did not impact other markets where Funding Circle originates loans. Reportedly, no data was… Read More

Ezubao P2P Lending Fraud Update: 26 on Trial

Do you remember the Ezubao Ponzi scheme that ended in the single largest peer to peer lending fraud of all time? Investors, saw approximately 50 billion CNY or about USD $7.2 billion flushed down the tube. Reportedly 900,000 investors were impacted as an astounding 95%… Read More

Flender Brief: Irish P2P Lender FCA Authorized, Plans for UK Launch

Irish P2P lending platform Flender, which secured £501,700 from more than 230 investors during its Seedrs equity crowdfunding round this past January (reportedly the first Irish Fintech platform to successfully complete an equity crowdfunding round), is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under Registration Number… Read More

Fintechers Tungsten Network & BlueVine Align Forces to Address SMBs’ Financing Needs

Tungsten Network, a leading global business transaction network, and BlueVine, a leading provider of online working capital financing, unveiled a new partnership today that aims to better meet the financing needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) on Tungsten’s Network. By linking with Tungsten Network,… Read More

Growth Street Reports Rapid Growth as 600 Investors Sign Up in Just 5 Months

Peer to peer lender Growth Street is reporting solid growth. The online lender said it has captured over 600 investors since platform launch at the end of 2016. Growth Street is a platform that provides online financing options for UK SMEs. The company also touted its… Read More

Harvard Kennedy School Study Recommends P2P Marketplace Policy Overhaul

The proliferation of P2P marketplace, and most importantly online lending brings a competitive challenge for existing financial institutions that is here to stay. Its meteoric rise has provoked regulators around the world to deliberate on the new models of oversight needed to benefit consumers and… Read More

Straight Forward P2P Lending: CEO Stephen Findlay Comments on BondMason’s New SIPP Service

In response to growing demand from investors in search of better investment returns for their pensions, UK P2P service provider BondMason has launched a new Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) service. “P2P Lending is an increasingly attractive asset-class, however SIPP administrators are rightly concerned with the practical difficulties of monitoring… Read More

Growth and Expansion: Crowdo Launches in Singapore, Partners with SGX & Plans ECF Platform

Crowdo has launched its securities crowdfunding platform today at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) hosted ‘Plugged In’ event during which Crowdo Co-Founder and CEO Leo Shimada gave the keynote address. The event was also the forum for the official announcement of Crowdo’s strategic partnership with the SGX. Crowdo’s… Read More

Orca Makes a Splash: Launches Beta Platform to Streamline P2P Market Investment

Orca, an independent data, research and analysis provider in the UK P2P lending market, launched a new platform which aims to help financial advisers and sophisticated investors to better “seize” opportunities within the P2P market. The platform, by offering unique standardized metrics to compare P2P investments, will allow users to perform in-depth… Read More

Gaining Traction: Singapore P2P Lender Silver Bullion Hits 1000 Loan Milestone, Over S$27M Lent

Launched only 19 months ago, Silver Bullion Pte Ltd‘s bullion has secured P2P loan platform has matched 1000 loans. While it took roughly 13 months to match its first500 loans, it took only another 6 months for Silver Bullion to reach 1000 loans. One of… Read More

RateSetter Releases Performance Statistic Update

P2P lender RateSetter announced on Friday it has updated its performance statistics. According to the lending platform, a new set of fields on the Performance by year means investors may now view the amount lent by year, which is broken down by lending type. The… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Partners with Mortgage Aggregator Connective

P2P lender RateSetter announced a partnership with national mortgage aggregator Connective which aims to give accredited brokers access to their personal loan products. “We believe natural synergies exist between Connective and RateSetter given both companies were founded as industry disruptors which challenge the status quo… Read More

Armed with $200M in Lending Capital, Harmoney Launches in Australia

Now the New Zealand-based marketplace lender Harmoney has launched in Brisbane, Australia with over $200M in lending capital targeting the  40+ demographic , according to Australian Broker. Interest rates on the company’s unsecured loans start at 8.99% p.a. with no early repayment fees and the ability to borrow… Read More