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Grupeer: After Halting P2P Lending Operations, Management Complains that Investors are Going Straight to Borrowers

Last week, Crowdfund Insider reported on Latvia-based peer to peer lender Grupeer’s decision to halt all lending due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. CI quoted the company’s decision: “Regretfully, we are forced to inform you that in the current circumstances it is not… Read More

RateSetter Up For Sale? P2P Lender Says All Options Under Review

Last week, it was reported that RateSetter, a leading UK peer to peer lender, was considering a merger or sale of the business. A report in SkyNews said the COVID-19 pandemic had exacerbated a “funding squeeze” compelling the Fintech to approach potential acquirers. RateSetter has… Read More

What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Peer to Peer Lending?

Peer to peer lending research firm 4thWay is out with a short note on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the P2P industry.  According to 4thWay, a minority of investors are selling their loans due to the affiliated risk of the outbreak. The… Read More

Estonia: P2P Lender Monethera Suspends All Activities Due to COVID-19

Earlier this week, Monethera issued a rather brief statement via Twitter that it was ceasing all activities due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Details of the decision were said to be forwarded in an email to investors. Sorry to tweet this, but we are forced to… Read More

Latvian Peer to Peer Lender Grupeer Ceases Operations

Grupeer is the latest European peer to peer lender to shut down operations. Grupeer operates out of Latvia but also claims an office in Ireland. In a message posted on the site this week, Grupeer management claimed that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made… Read More

Robo.cash Tops €150 Million Loans Funded

Global peer to peer lending platform Robo.cash has announced topping €150 million in loans funded. Robo.cash is a Croatia-based P2P platform with a buyback guarantee on certain investments operating within the European Union and Switzerland. The online lender is part of the holding company Robocash… Read More

COVID-19: Linked Finance Now Offers Deferred Start Loans to Businesses

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer to peer lender, has announced a new product for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The online lender is now offering a “Deferred Start Loan” that includes no payments for the first three months of the security. The 15-month loan… Read More

Covid-19 Crisis Response: Investors of European SME Lending Marketplace October Approve 3-month Freeze on Loan Capital Repayment

The management of October, the Paris-headquartered European SME lending marketplace, announced today a three-month freeze on capital repayment in order to support the business continuity of its SME borrowers during the coronavirus crisis. A Capital Reimbursement Freeze The moratorium concerns loans granted by October to… Read More

P2P: Twino Ventures will Offer High Yield Secured Loans

Twino, a European peer to peer lender, has announced the launch of “Twino ventures” an offering that is said to provide high yield, secured loans. In a release, Twino said the loans will allow investors to participate in real estate projects “carefully selected by a… Read More

Robo.cash Says Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Minor Impact for P2P Investors

Robo.cash, a peer to peer lending platform operating in multiple jurisdictions, has distributed a note indicating that the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is not impacting P2P investors. Robo.cash states that while global financial markets experience extreme levels of volatility, European P2P investors continue to invest with… Read More

Kuetzal and Envestio Update: Group of Impacted Investors Look to Mitigate Collapse of Estonian Peer to Peer Lending Platforms

Earlier this year, to Estonia-based peer to peer lending platforms, Envestio and Kuetzal, collapsed leaving investors holding empty promises and possibly a complete loss. At the end of January, the Estonian Police and Border Guard posted a notice asking what may end up being a… Read More

Happy Birthday Zopa: Fintech Doyenne Turns 15

Fintech Zopa is celebrating 15 years of operation. Founded in 2005, Zopa was the one platform to launch an entire sector of Fintech as it became the first peer to peer lending platform in the UK. Today, Zopa still offers online lending in a more… Read More

P2P Lender Assetz Capital Tops £1 Billion in Lending

Assetz Capital, a UK based peer to peer lender, has topped £1 billion in online lending. Assetz Capital surpassed £500 million in lending in June of 2o18 so the platform is picking up steam. Launched in 2013, Assetz Capital provides access to credit for SMEs,… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Celebrates RateSetter Innovative Finance ISA’s Second Birthday

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter recently celebrated RateSetter Innovative Finance ISA’s second birthday. The online lender launched the ISA in February 2018 and claims it has become the UK’s most popular Innovative Finance ISA. As previously reported, RateSetter described the ISA: “The Innovative Finance ISA (IF… Read More

Online Lending to Hit $9.6 Billion During 2019: Report

Online lending services like peer-to-peer, crowdlending, marketplace lending or direct lending, is predicted to hit $9.6 billion in transaction volume in 2020. A 10% year over year rate of growth, according to a new report. European Fintech loans are expected to hit 1.3 million by… Read More

Trend: Harmoney Winds Down Peer to Peer Lending Platform to “Free Up Resources”

Harmoney a leading online lender operating in New Zealand is winding down its peer to peer lending business. This means retail investors will no longer be able to invest in loans originated on the platform. The news was revealed earlier this month in a blog… 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

Robo.cash Reports Rapid Rise in P2P Loans Financed in Singapore

Robo.cash, a peer to peer lender and part of the Robocash Group, is reporting a rapid increase in the percentage of P2P loans financed by Singapore based investors. According to a release, in just 2 months €2.1 million of loans or a 5th of the… Read More

Funding Societies Partners with SGeBIZ to Help Finance Asian SMEs

Singapore based peer to peer finance platform Funding Societies has announced a new partnership with Singapore E-Business Pte Ltd (SGeBIZ). The arrangement seeks to “provide quick financing solutions to local SME suppliers and their buyers.” Funding Societies offers a diverse range of loan products, that… Read More

Black Eye: Estonia Hit by Shuttered P2P Investment Platforms, Impacted Investors Look for Answers

Last month, Crowdfund Insider reported on two debt-based investment platforms based in Estonia closing their doors leaving investors with many questions and apparently no money. Envestio tweeted that the problem had to do with a “well-planned set of actions aimed to cause significant financial and… Read More

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