Tagged: p2p

Peer to Peer Lender Raize Gains 1400 Shareholders as it Trades on Euronext Access in IPO, Shares Rise in Early Trading

Raize, a peer to peer lender, became the first initial public offering out of Portugal this week since 2014. The small cap online lender IPOed at €2.00 yesterday (July 18th) having gained 1400 new shareholders. Trading on the Euronext Access exchange under ticker MLRZE shares increased the… Read More

Former Wells Fargo Executive Joins LendingClub as Chief Lending Officer

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), the largest US marketplace lender, has appointed Ronnie Momen to become their Chief Lending Officer. According to LendingClub, Momen will oversee company’s credit strategy including the use of credit data, analytics, and products. Momen started with LendingClub today and is reporting directly… Read More

P2P Lender CreditEase’s Fintech Investment Fund Ranked 3rd Globally

CreditEase, a China based peer to peer lending platform, has been recognized for its Fintech venture fund by a CB Insights report. According to the report, the CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is number three in the world when it comes to ranking the most active… Read More

UK Peer to Peer Lender Lending Works Raises £2.8 Million in New Funding Round

Lending Works has received £2.8 million in funding in a round led by Maven Capital Partners, with £800,000 of backing from Pollen Street Capital and NVM Private Equity. The UK peer to peer lender said proceeds will be used to fuel growth including loan customer acquisition… Read More

China Report: More P2P Lenders Collapse as Regulatory Environment Tightens

A report in ECNS indicates that the Chinese peer to peer lending industry is enduring a bit of a retrenchment. China is home to the largest P2P industry in the world – an accomplishment that was aided by the fact that at the beginning, few… Read More

Zopa Announces £1.5 Million Profit; Revenues Raise By 40% to £46.5 Million

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced on Monday its 2017 profit after tax of £1.5 million for its online lending business. According to the Fintech, 2017 was a year of strong and sustainable growth, with the year’s revenue being £46.5 million – an increase of 40%… Read More

Belgian Lending Marketplace Look&Fin Partners with Insurer Atradius to Offer Retail Investors 100% Capital Guarantee


Today June 28, Belgium-based SME lending platform Look&Fin announced that it has partnered with credit insurer Atradius to offer a 100% guarantee on the capital lent to SMEs by its retail investors. The move is dramatically closing the gap between marketplace lending and bank lending…. Read More

The First IPO in Portugal Since 2014 is Peer to Peer Lender Raize

Portuguese peer-to-peer lender Raize has announced an initial public offering (IPO) where it will float 15% of the company’s shares. An additional 10% of shares will be made available for a period of 6 months once trading starts on the 18th of July – trading… Read More

Banco BNI Europa Commits to €50 Million to Linked Finance to Lend to Irish SMEs

Marketplace lending platform Linked Finance has secured a commitment from Portugal’s Banco BNI Europa, who will provide up to €50 million over a 2-year period, to lend to Irish SMEs. Niall Dorrian, CEO of Linked Finance, called the decision by Banco BNI Europa to deploy… Read More

P2P Lender Hexindai Joins Nandu Finance Digital Union

Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX), a China-based peer to peer lender, announced on Tuesday it was officially accepted as a member of the Nandu Finance Digital Union on June 11th. The lending platform reported that the Union, which was launched in April 2018 by the Nanfang Metropolis Daily and the Nandu Finance… Read More

RateSetter Reports IFISA Tops £100 Million in Record Time

UK based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter is reporting that subscriptions to its IFISA have surpassed £100 million. This milestone took four months to reach and, according to RateSetter, faster than any other P2P lender. To date, RateSetter has originated over £2.5 billion in online loans to… Read More

Robo.cash CEO Sergey Sedov Explains New P2P Investor Studies (Infographic)

Last week Robo.cash surpassed a €4M investment milestone and briefly commented on new studies conducted by its analytical center.  Today the Latvian P2P lending platform Robo.cash tweeted a detailed infographic and Founder and CEO Sergey Sedov explained the findings on TechBullion: the younger generation of investors who consider P2P lending… Read More

P2P Lender ArchOver Announces IFISA

ArchOver, the UK P2P business lending platform, announced this week the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA)to both new and existing lender. ArchOver reported that the IFISA allows individuals to earn tax-free returns by investing over P2P lending platforms using their annual ISA allowance of… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Has Now Topped £2.5 Billion in Loan Originations.

UK based peer to peer lending platform RateSetter has topped £2.5 billion in loan originations, according to a note from the company. The online lender provides credit to both individuals and UK SMEs. The milestone comes just as RateSetter announced that it had generated £100… Read More

RateSetter Milestone: £100 Million in Investor Returns

UK Peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter has topped the milestone of returning £100 million in pre-tax interest payments to its investors. RateSetter reports accomplishing this without any individual investor losing a penny. Launched in October 2010, RateSetter now claims over 500,000 customers. From the investing side, more than… Read More

Specialist Property Peer-to-Peer Lender CrowdProperty Appoints Mike Bristow As New CEO

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender, CrowdProperty announced on Tuesday it has appointed Mike Bristow as its new CEO. Bristow is the co-founder of the lending platform and has been on the Board as a Non-Executive Director since it was established in 2013. He is now taking on… Read More

Madoff Like: Shanlin Finance Cons $9 Billion in Ponzi Scam in China

According to a report in Xinhua, eight people were arrested in Shanghai for an astounding Ponzi scheme that rivals the Ezubao fraud and the Madoff scandal. Allegedly, more than 60 billion yuan ( or US $9 billion) was stolen from investors by Shanlin Finance a peer… Read More

Update: Landbay is Set to Close Latest Seedrs Funding Round After Securing More Than £1.6 Million

UK-based peer-to-peer lender Landbay is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs later this evening with more than £1.6 million from nearly 285 investors. The funding round was launched last month and quickly secured its initial £1.25 million funding target. This is the seventh equity… Read More

Landbay Surpasses £1.4 Million Through Latest Seedrs Campaign & Announces Funding Round Closing Date

UK-based peer-to-peer lender Landbay announced on Thursday it is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs next Tuesday (April 17th). The campaign quickly secured its initial £1.25 million and has successfully raised more than £1.4 million thanks to over 250 investors. As previously reported, Landbay was… Read More

Lendio’s Lender Turndown Program Has Provided $60M to SMEs

Online lender Lendio has reportedly facilitated nearly $60 million in loans through its lender turndown program. Lendio’s lender turndown program allows lending partners to offer a marketplace of loan options to customers that do not fit the lender’s credit box; this allows lenders to turn a… Read More