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RateSetter’s Australian P2P Lending Platform Rebrands to Plenti Following Acquisition By Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has rebranded its Australian P2P lending platform to Plenti. Head of Marketing at Plenti, Sebastian Paulin, shared more details about the rebranding, by stating: “As Plenti, we want to help our customers make the most of… Read More

Assetz Capital Seeks £10 Million BCR Grant, Welcomes Turned Away P2P Investors Following RateSetter Exit from Sector

Assetz Capital, a peer to peer lender providing secured loans to businesses, has applied for a £10 million Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) Pool E grant, according to a note from the company. Assetz Capital states that it has submitted an application for Pool E that… Read More

Metro Bank Acquires P2P Lender RateSetter, Metro Bank to Use its Deposit Base to Fund New Loans

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has been acquired by Metro Bank. The purchase of RateSetter has long been anticipated as the P2P lender messaged earlier that it was exploring “strategic options” – a euphemism for a sale. In June, there were… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Marketplace Paxful Reveals that Russians are Turning to Cash and BTC Due to Economic Uncertainty Resulting from COVID-19

Peer to peer Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful claims that there’s now a growing interest in the use of P2P Bitcoin (BTC) trading platforms in Russia. According to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, many Russians have been turning to cash and BTC during these times of… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Set to Launch Peer-to-Peer Lending Tool

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex announced on Monday it will be launching its peer-to-peer lending tool, Lending Pro, in the first week of August. According to Bitfinex, the new tool will be providing users with an advanced lending tool designed to automate lending in order to… Read More

Folk2Folk Teams Up With CrossLend to Strengthen Institutional Investor Strategy

Folk2Folk, a unique peer to peer lending firm that focuses on rural businesses, announced on Thursday its new partnership with institutional digital debt marketplace CrossLend as it continues to build its institutional investor-base. The collaboration comes just after Folk2Folk received accreditation approval for CBILS Coronavirus… Read More

Lemonway to Provide Payment Services for EstateGuru

  Payment Fintech Lemonway has been enlisted by EstateGuru to facilitate its expansion across Europe. EstateGuru is a marketplace matching property-backed loans with individual investors. EstateGuru is working on “developing a digital and borderless ecosystem for real estate financing and investing in Europe and beyond.”… Read More

EstateGuru Reports 65% Increase in Revenues During First 6 Months of 2020 Driven by Strong First Quarter

EstateGuru is reporting strong results during the first 6 months of 2020. According to a release, the pan-European P2P marketplace for asset-backed loans saw significant year over year growth in revenue of 65% even during the COVID-19 lockdown. Marek Pärtel, co-founder and CEO at EstateGuru,… Read More

Update: Assetz Capital Set to Close Latest Seedrs Round With Nearly £700,000 Raised

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital is set to close its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £700,000 raised from close to 600 Seedrs investors. The funding round was launched last month to raise a minimum of £500,000.  As previously reported, Assetz Capital… Read More

Weidai, a Chinese Peer to Peer Lender Listed on the NYSE, Said to be Under Investigation by Police

China’s crackdown of the peer to peer lending industry appears to be ongoing with a report today that Weidai, (NYSE:WEI) a P2P platform that raised $45 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, is said to be under investigation…. Read More

Folk2Folk Approved by British Business Bank for CBILS

Folk2Folk, a unique peer to peer lending firm that focuses on rural businesses, has been approved by the British Business Bank as a lender under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and will soon be open for CBILS applications, according to a company release…. Read More

CapitalStackers, a P2P Lending Platform focused on Real Estate Finance, Repays Over $1.7 Million to Investors

UK-based CapitalStackers, a peer to peer (P2P) lending platform focused on real estate finance, has reportedly repaid £1.4 million (appr. $1.7 million) to investors, despite the socio-economic challenges created due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. CapitalStackers confirmed that it’s planning to introduce an Innovative Finance… Read More

KuCoin P2P Fiat Market Supports Buying Crypto With USD Through PayPal

Singapore-based global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin announced on Wednesday its P2P Fiat Market added support for US Dollars (USD), allowing traders to buy cryptocurrencies like USDT, BTC and ETH with USD through PayPal and other payment methods. According to KuCoin, This is another mainstream fiat currency… Read More

Zopa Becomes a Bank. Fintech Announces Approval of Full Bank License as it Moves Beyond Online Lending

After an extensive regulatory journey, Zopa has been awarded a full bank  license as it transitions from a top online lender to a Fintech offering a growing portfolio of financial services. Zopa Bank will sit alongside its existing peer to peer business (Zopa Limited), as part… Read More

P2P Lender ArchOver Claims there’s “Unprecedented” Demand from its Investors as it Prepares to Again Offer Secured Lending

Peer to peer (P2P) business lender ArchOver recently claimed that it has seen a significant increase in demand from retail investors as the platform prepares to begin lending again via its secured loan offering. According to its website, ArchOver has funded over £119 million for… Read More

Administrators of Bankrupt P2P Lender Lendy Report £6.8 Million Paid to Marshall Island Entities, Claim Beneficiaries are Liam Brooke and Tim Gordon, Assets Frozen

This week, the administrators unraveling the collapse of peer to peer lender Lendy, which failed in 2019, announced an unsettling bit of information regarding suspect payments to two former Lendy Directors: Liam Brooke and Tim Gordon. According to a document posted on the Lendy website,… Read More

P2P Property Lender Blend Network Repays £2.282 Million to Lenders who had Invested in Six Different Loans

Blend Network, a peer to peer (P2P) property lender, has reportedly repaid £2.282 million to lenders who had made strategic investments in six different loans. These loans included the Charterhouse loan, the Image House loan, and the four Crown House loans. Lenders were able to… Read More

New Report Points Finger at Two Politically Influential Individuals in Latvia Related to Collapse of P2P Lender Envestio

The saga of the collapse of peer to peer lender Envestio keeps getting more interesting as a report published today points a finger at two politically connected individuals who may have been recipients of lost funds. Earlier this week, CI reported on an article in… Read More

Assetz Capital Tops £500,000 on Seedrs, Looks for Matching Money Under Future Fund

Assetz Capital, a secured peer to peer lender operating in the UK, recently launched a securities offer on Seedrs. Assetz Capital claims to be the second-largest peer to peer business lender in the UK. In about a week, Assetz Capital raised its £500,000 minimum target… Read More

Slam. Report States that Swedbank and SEB Enabled Fraud Networks Including Failed P2P Lender Envestio

A new report claims that established banks Swedbank and SEB enabled “suspected fraud networks” to operate in the Baltics and mentions bankrupt peer to peer lending platform Envestio by name. Envestio, and similar platform Kuetzal, recently filed for bankruptcy in Estonia. Earlier this year, both… Read More

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