Tagged: peer to peer

Singapore’s SeedIn, a P2P Investment Platform, has Rebranded to BRDGE to Better Reflect its Mission and Business Objectives

Singapore-based SeedIn, a peer to peer (P2P) investment platform, has announced that it will be rebranding to BRDGE. The company stated that the new name (BRDGE) aims to better reflect the organization’s mission and objectives. The P2P platform is mainly intended for local SMEs. BRDGE… Read More

CapitalStackers, a P2P Lender focused on Real Estate Finance, Invests Outside its Normal Corridor of Expertise, Works with New Senior Lender

Steve Robson, MD at CapitalStackers, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lending platform focused on real estate finance, notes that they’re working with a new borrower, a new location, and also a new bank. The company states in a blog post: “A highly attractive scheme… Read More

UK based P2P Lender RateSetter Is Reportedly Struggling to Process Withdrawal Requests from Investors

An investor has reportedly been attempting to get her funds out of one of the UK’s largest peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms, RateSetter, since August 2020. According to a report from the Guardian, the investor (Michelle Johnson) was told by RateSetter’s management that her… Read More

Ray Youssef: CEO at P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Paxful Says Platform Aims to Onboard 2 Million Users by End of 2020

We recently connected with Ray Youssef, the CEO at Paxful, a leading peer to peer Bitcoin exchange, which reported a 274% increase in new registrations in Turkey, during the past year, on its platform. There was also an average of $65,000+ in monthly trade volume… Read More

P2P Finance in Post COVID-19 France

How did the pandemic impact the P2P crowdfunding sector, the part of alternative fundraising financed exclusively by individual contributors and retail investors? To answer this question, the French crowdfunding association Financement Participatif France (FPF) together with the state bank, Banque des territoires commissioned a study…. Read More

Latvian P2P Lender Grupeer Confirms that Recollecta has Taken Over its Debt Collection, Management of Repayment Process

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer noted on October 7, 2020 that Recollecta has taken over its debt collection and management of the repayment process. This should help speed up repayments to the platform’s investors, the lender claims. The Grupeer team confirmed that they… Read More

P2P Lender Robo.cash Claims it’s Been Successful During Current Crisis Because of Profits from 2019 and Working with Affiliated Loan Originators

A study recently performed by the European peer to peer (P2P) lending platform Robo.cash reveals that the main factors for its success during COVID were the profits it generated in 2019 and “work with affiliated loan originators.” Robo.cash claims that “remarkably, interest rates, funding volumes… Read More

Experienced Dutch Lender Discusses his Long-Term Investment Strategy when Investing via P2P Platform October

October, a top European online lender, recently raised €258 million to lend to European SMEs. The additional financing was provided by institutional investors including Intesa Sanpaolo, CDC, FFA and six major insurance firms. The lending platforms management noted in a blog post that its lenders… Read More

Assetz Capital: “We are proud to bring the UK government into our shareholder base through the Future Fund”

Assetz Capital, a peer to peer lenders, says it has completed its securities offering on Seedrs that was matched by Future Fund money. In total, Assetz Capital raised £1.5 million with half of that amount coming from retail investors. The Future Fund is used for… Read More

Financial Inclusion Rate in Indonesia Reaches Record Highs, but Over 2,500 Illegal Fintech Businesses have been Shut Down

The role of Fintech platforms and services in supporting public services in Indonesia has become more prominent and relevant due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Fintech service providers are now offering more digital payments options which allow Indonesians to pay for everyday expenses, instead of… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association Establishes Task Force to Help P2P Lending Firms Deal with Rising Number of Bad Loans

The Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has reportedly decided to establish a special task force to assist peer-to-peer (P2P) Fintech companies with the significant increase in bad loans – which may have resulted from the socioeconomic challenges created due to the Coronavirus crisis. Adrian Gunadi,… Read More

EstateGuru Expands into Finland

EstateGuru, a European marketplace for property-backed loans, has announced an expansion into Finland beginning in October. EstateGuru is based in Tallinn, Estonia, but currently operates in multiple European countries including Latvia Lithuania, Germany, UK, Spain, and Portugal. Established in 2013, EstateGuru has originated loans for… Read More

Fintech Lenders in Indonesia to Support Government with Disbursing Loans to SMEs as Part of COVID Relief Effort

Asosiasi Fintech Pendanaan Bersama Indonesia (AFPI), which is an association of 156 Fintech lenders, is reportedly planning to work cooperatively with the Indonesian government to distribute funds that are meant to offset the economic problems and challenges created due to COVID-19. As of September 2020,… Read More

UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

Authorities Order Latvian P2P Lender Grupeer to Stop Issuing Statements About Its Business, After it Paused Activity in April due to COVID

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer noted on August 31, 2020, that it had provided an update regarding the current status with the repayments and debt collection processes on its platform. The Grupeer team had confirmed that, as its clients already know, since April… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cloud Computing PaaS Startup BoCloud Completes Series D Round of financing On September 17th, cloud computing PaaS [platform as a service] and multi-cloud management startup BoCloud announced the completion of its series D round of financing. The investment was provided by Guoxin Venture Capital, Xinhuan… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender Folk2Folk Remains Confident it will Be Approved to Issue Loans Under CBILS Scheme

UK-based Folk2Folk, a peer to peer lender supporting local and rural businesses, has confirmed that it’s still confident that it will be approved to begin lending under the country’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), even though the application deadline will come at the end… Read More

Funding Societies Announces Executive Changes Including New CFO, CTO and CPO

Funding Societies, an SME digital financing platform has updated much of its executive team. According to a note from the company, Frank Stevenaar joins as the Fintech’s first Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Nihit Nirmal takes on the role as Chief Product Officer (CPO), and Ishan… Read More

Crypto has become “Truly Global” as P2P Bitcoin Exchanges like Paxful Facilitate Transactions in Developing Countries: Report

Cryptocurrency adoption has been growing steadily across the globe, according to Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index. As mentioned in a report from the blockchain security firm, the majority of cryptocurrency volume reflects trading and speculation that was conducted by professional or institutional investors that were… Read More

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