Tagged: p2p lending

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

Lendy: Londoners Borrowed £17B in New Mortgages in 2016, Wimbledon & Wandsworth Top Borrowers

Londoners borrowed another £17 billion in new mortgages last year as the affluent southwest London neighbourhoods of Wimbledon and Wandsworth topped the borrowing league table and and 17 of the top 20 areas for new mortgage lending last year are in London, reported European P2P lending platform Lendy. “Lenders… Read More

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