Tagged: p2p

Prosper Secures $50 Million Series G Investment

Prosper announced on Thursday it has secured a $50 million Series G investment from an investment fund co-managed by FinEX Asia. The online lender revealed that the investment brings its total equity raised to $410 million to date and it will be used to make strategic investments in… Read More

LendInvest Appoints Ex-Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages Ian Boden As New Sales Director

LendInvest announced on Thursday it has appointed former Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages, Ian Boden, as its new Sales Director. According to the online lender, Boden joins its team with more than 35 years of experience in financial services, buy-to-let, and commercial mortgages.  Prior… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Set to Classify Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms As Non-Banking Financial Institutions

Reserve Bank of India recently announced it will be classifying peer-to-peer lending platforms as non-banking financial institutions. According to Economic Times, Sudarshan Sen, executive director of RBI, announced that the regulator is currently waiting for the gazette notifications from the central government for the final… Read More

Pan-European P2P Lender Younited Credit Raises €40 million from Historical Investors & the French Public Investment Bank

Younited Credit, the Paris-headquartered consumer lender announced a capital increase of €40 million subscribed by a panel of the top of the crop growth investors in France. Next to its historical shareholders, Eurazeo, Crédit Mutuel Arkema, AG2R La Mondiale and Weber Investissements which are already… Read More

Funding Circle New Lending Options Go Into Effect

Less than a month after Funding Circle announced the new versions of its existing Autobid and Autosell lending tools, the online lender revealed the new changes have officially gone into effect. It was revealed in a blog post on Monday: “Last month we announced plans… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Tops €100 Million in Lending

In a recent post on Bondora, the Estonian peer to peer lender, the company announced that it had surpassed €100 million in loan originations. As Bondora states, the platform has now lent €102 million, paying out €15 million in interest to 28,541 investors. Bondora has also reached cash… Read More

Lock ‘Em Up: Ezubao Fraudsters Sent to Prison for Largest P2P Lending Scam Ever

Ezubao executives are looking at doing some hard time following the conclusion of proceedings at Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Peoples Court. Ezubao maintains the ignominious record of the largest peer to peer lending fraud ever. The Ponzi scheme has been estimated at pilfering over $7.7… Read More

Did Lending Just Change for Good?

Bank lending regulations have rarely been thought of as dynamic or exciting but last night’s ruling by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to allow a lender to begin using alternative data in their underwriting could herald the beginning of a new era in lending… Read More

Assetz Capital Reports “Development Funding Boom” with 175% Increase

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is reporting it has seen a year-on-year increase of 175% in the number of property development projects funded around the UK. The online lender says this rise comes following sustained growth in the funding pool for property developments, as investors… Read More

Wish Finance Introduces Blockchain-Based Lending for SMEs, Schedules ICO

Wish Finance, based in Singapore, has announced the launch of its blockchain-based lending platform for small and medium businesses. The company has reportedly issued 100+ loans in 2017 during a soft launch with every loan successfully repaid and 0% default rate. Wish Finance plans to… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Online Marketplace Lenders Banned from Lending to College Students in China On September 6th, Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the Department of Finance at Ministry of Education, announced at a press conference that online marketplace lenders are banned from lending to college students in China…. Read More

Robo.cash Reports Steady Growth in European P2P Lending

Robo.cash, an automated peer to peer lending platform that includes a buyback guarantee, is reporting steady growth during the period from March 1st to August 31, 2017. The young lender says the total amount of investments now exceed €1.8 million. Approximately €400,000 in loans were… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Funds One Thousandth Loan

On Thursday, Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance announced it has funded its one one thousandth loan. The platform was launched in 2013 and is seeking to lend more than £350 million to SMEs by the end of 2019.  This news comes less than two months… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Amartha Partners with Largest State Owned Micro-credit Company in Indonesia

Peer to peer lender Amartha has formed a partnership with the largest state-owned micro credit guarantee company in Indonesia, Perum Jamkrindo. This follows a similar partnership with Bank Mandiri. Amartha is an online lender designed to connect Micro Businesses and SMEs that seek affordable working… Read More

Assetz Capital Receives Full FCA Authorization, Now Second Largest UK P2P Lender

Assetz Capital, one of the largest peer-to-peer lending platforms in the UK, has announced it has received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  Additionally, Assetz Capital has claimed second place in the ranking of UK’s largest P2P lenders as it reports lending in excess… Read More

Mintos Marketplace Adds ID Finance Loans Issued in Georgia

ID Finance, an emerging markets focused Fintech company, is now listing investment opportunities on the Mintos marketplace incorporating prime personal loans issued under its Solva brand in Georgia. Solva is a fully owned ID Finance subsidiary in Georgia that has disbursed 28,000 personal loans worth… Read More

LendingClub Schedules Investor Day in NYC, Live Audio will be Available

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the US, has scheduled an investor day in New York City. The event, which is by invitation only, will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017. CEO Scott Sanborn and other executives from the LendingClub management team will provide… Read More

LendingClub Hit with Lawsuit

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has been hit with a lawsuit that names former CEO Renaud Laplanche alongside current and former board members and former CFO Carrie Dolan. The complaint, filed in the Court of Chancery in Delaware, states; “Throughout the period December 11, 2014 and continuing through… Read More

Assetz Capital Update: Investors Have Earned £25 Million to Date

Assetz Capital, a UK based peer-to-peer lending platform, has announced another milestone. Today the platform has shared that investors in aggregate have earned gross returns of more than £25 million on their investments in approximately four years. Assetz Capital says lenders earned an average of… Read More

Zopa Reports Diminishing Loss as Revenues Rise for 2016

Zopa, the first peer to peer lender to set up shop in the UK, has filed its annual accounts for 2016, and according to their numbers business is looking better. Top line revenue improved by 61% jumping to £33.2 million for 2016. The operating loss… Read More