Tagged: peer to peer

P2P Property Lender The House Crowd Surpasses £100 Million in Lending

Peer to peer lending platform The House Crowd has surpassed £100 million of invested capital through its platform. The House Crowd said the past year has been pivotal for the platform as the UK property market slowed. The Manchester-based online property lender reported several new… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Folk2Folk Revamps to Boost SME Lending

Peer to peer lending platform Folk2Folk has relaunched their entire product line. Folk2Folk is a unique online lender as it targets localized loans and has a strategic local presence across the UK. Folk2Folk explained the changes in a release where management said the range of… Read More

Downing Acquires P2P Lender Funding Empire

Downing LLP has acquired the peer to peer lender Funding Empire, the company behind Downing Crowd’s platform technology. Funding Empire is the trading name for Tally Marketplace Lending Ltd. Downing LLP is an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager which operates the crowdfunding platform, Downing… Read More

UK Peer to Peer Lending: Loans top £800 Million in Q4 as Industry Matures

The UK Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published fourth quarter numbers for member platforms. According to their data, cumulative lending now tops £9.5 billion with over £800 million originated during the period. The P2PFA states that platforms facilitated loans worth nearly £3 billion during 2018…. Read More

Peer to Peer Lending Platform Beehive Raises $4 Million

Beehive, a peer to peer lending platform servicing SMEs in the MENA region, has closed on $4 million Series B funding round, according to a release from the platform. This most recent funding brings the Fintech’s total raised to $15.5 million since platform launch. The… Read More

Orca Innovative Finance ISA Launches, Enables Diversified P2P Investment

Orca Money is finally launching its long-anticipated Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Orca’s spin on the savings vehicle allows investors to spread their money across multiple peer-to-peer lenders (P2P) thus providing a heightened degree of diversification. Additionally, Orca Money conducts due diligence on behalf of IFISA investors…. Read More

CrowdProperty Tops 500 Homes Funded, Over £30 Million in P2P Lending

CrowdProperty, a UK based peer to peer lender, is reporting a couple of milestones. Following the funding of the 70th project, CrowdProperty says it has now funded 500 UK homes worth more than £80 million. The P2P lender says over £30 million has been lent… Read More

German Lending Marketplace auxmoney Overtakes Midsize Banks in Consumer Loan Origination

Düsseldorf-based Fintech auxmoney has surpassed its targets in 2018. Loan volume increased by 74 percent compared to 2017. Raffael Johnen, Founder and CEO of auxmoney, commented: “While the major German banks are in crisis mode, the leading German fintechs are always setting new records. With… Read More

Research Firm Touts Benefits of P2P Lending During Brexit Uncertainty

Peer to peer lending research firm 4thWay has published a note touting the benefits of investing in P2P loans in contrast to more volatile equity investing. 4thWay says that Brexit induced market volatility should compel investors to consider investing in online loans. 4thWay says it is… Read More

Peer to Peer Property Lender Kuflink Launches Secondary Market

Peer to peer lending platform Kuflink has launched a secondary market to provide liquidity for investors in their property backed loans. Kuflink said this was the first of several new enhancements planned for 2019. The platform said that lenders can list most loan parts on… Read More

Younited Credit Passes the €1 billon Mark and Extends its Credit-as-a-Service Offering

At the Paris Fintech Forum, Charles Egly, Co-founder & CEO, Younited Credit highlighted his company’s latest achievements and the recent strategic development of its Credit-as-a-service offering. Among the achievements, Younited Credit announced that it passed the €1 billion mark in consumer credit origination. Among direct… Read More

A Fireside Chat With EstateGuru, the P2P Lender that Takes Property Finance Across Borders

The Paris Fintech Forum gathers more than 2,500 participants this week in Paris at the old stock exchange to meet hundreds of Fintechs and listen to more than 200 CEOs, heads of government and regulation agencies, as well as luminaries such as Ms Christine Lagarde,… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Ablrate Crowdfunds on Crowdcube Seeking £350,000

Peer to peer lender Albrate is raising growth capital on Crowdcube. The asset backed online lender recently opened up the offer privately raising just shy of £100,000 from 58 individual investors. Albrate has a crowdfunding target of £350,000. Ablrate is a peer to peer lender… Read More

Fellow Finance Launches Peer to Peer Lending in Denmark

Finland based peer to peer lender Fellow Finance is now operating in Denmark. The company says it will offer Danish consumers access to credit while Fellow Finance investors will be able to fund Danish loans. Currently, Fellow Finance provides consumer loans in Finland, Germany, Poland, and… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Tops 75,000 Investors

Last week RateSetter reported over £3 billion in online lending. Today, RateSetter says more than 75,000 people have invested on the P2P Platform. RateSette reports that investors have earned returns of £120 million with an average interest rate of 4.4% per year since RateSetter launched in 2010. Mario… Read More

creditshelf Report: German SMEs are Looking for Larger Loans & Longer Maturities in Preparation for More Challenges Ahead

Online lender creditshelf has shared the results of their “Financing Monitor 2019.” According to their research, Germany-based SMEs are feeling the consequences of international trade conflicts and questions. “Every second company reports that access to credit has deteriorated compared to the previous year.” creditshelf states… Read More

Bondora Reports New Record Month of Loan Originations in December

Peer to peer lender Bondora is reporting a new record month of loan originations to end the year. According to an email from the online lender, December loan originations topped €8 million for the first time landing at €8.5 million. This a 7% increase over their prior… Read More

Peer to Peer Property Lender Kuflink Adds Underwriter Following “Huge Spike”

Kuflink, a peer to peer property lender for short term finance, has expanded its lending team following increasing platform activity. “Following the launch of our quick bridge product at the tail end of 2018, we’ve seen a huge spike in uptake from new brokers as… Read More

BitTorrent Announces New Token to Enhance Decentralized P2P Protocol

BitTorrent, Inc., the company behind P2P communications protocol and products, BitTorrent and µTorrent, announced on Thursday the launch of its new token, which aims to expand upon its vision of a decentralized internet. According to BitTorrent, the new token, also called BitTorrent (BTT), will enable… Read More

Proplend Looks Back on 2018 & Announces 2019 Plans

Online platform Proplend gave its 2018 peer-to-peer (P2P) property lending year in review. The lender listed the various accomplishments that the lending industry experienced in the past twelve months. The accomplishments are the following: Over £50 million lending now facilitated through the platform and over £100 million… Read More

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