Tagged: peer to peer

Report: UK Investors Turn to Property Investment During Brexit Uncertainties

Peer to peer lender Kufflink is out with a report that UK investors are turning to property investment in response to Brexit uncertainty and the forthcoming snap election.  Kufflink is a relatively young P2P lender in the property sector so any shift in property investment… Read More

Quarter Billion Milestone. P2P Lender Assetz Capital Keeps Growing

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital has surpassed £250 million in lending for UK businesses. The platform has accomplished this milestone in the four years since its launch in 2013. The company reports that approximately 20,000 registered lenders have earned over £21 million in interest… Read More

LendingClub Appoints Former PayPal Exec Steve Allocca as President

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the US, has announced the appointment of Steve Allocca as President of the online lending company. Allocca will start at LendingClub on May 22, 2017 and will report directly to LendingClub CEO Scott Sanborn. Allocca will… Read More

P2P Property Lender Lendy Tops £300 Million. Speed, Security & Low LTVs Key to Growth

Peer to peer property lender Lendy has surpassed £310 million in originations with £50 million coming in last 100 days. The P2P lender states that investors and developers are responding to post-Brexit slowdown in bank lending.  Lendy adds that quick turnaround, security and low Loan… Read More

MarketInvoice Receives £45 Million to Lend from BNI Europe

MarketInvoice, a UK based invoice financing platform, has received a £45 million lending commitment from Portuguese bank BNI Europa. “We are proactively working with Fintech businesses globally that prescribe to our vision of providing low-cost, innovative products with exceptional customer service. MarketInvoice has consistently delivered… Read More

Funding Circle Database Records Left Publically Available

Kromtech Security Researchers say they discovered a “massive trove of data” from both businesses and investors on the online lending platform Funding Circle. The data only referenced US based customers and did not impact other markets where Funding Circle originates loans. Reportedly, no data was… Read More

Due to Strong Investor Demand: Assetz Capital Extends Promotional Rate Increase

UK-based peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital announced on Friday it is extending the deadline on its 30-Day Access Account promotional rate from May 11th to midday on June 6th. According to the online lending platform, since the rate increase went live on April 13th, investors have had access to a target, capped return of 4.75% per annum… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

WeChat Enters the U.S. Market WeChat Pay, one of the biggest mobile payment platforms in mainland China, has boosted its cross-border business by entering the U.S. market. With the backing of China’s largest social networking app WeChat, which now claims more than 889 million monthly… Read More

Assetz Capital Pulls in £10m of New Investments with Rate Increase

Assetz Capital is reporting that a key promotional interest rate increase is having the desired impact. According to the peer to peer lender, £10 million in new investment has been received in just three weeks. The rate increase went live on 13 April giving new… Read More

Prosper Report: System Error Overstates Return on Loans

Prosper Marketplace, one of the largest online lending platforms in the US, has apparently been overstating annual investment returns on loans due to an error in their systems. Bloomberg reported yesterday that investors were being notified of the error and that the issue has been… Read More

Lendy: 2017 is the Year that P2P Lending Finally Matures

Lendy, a UK based peer to peer lending platform in the secured property sector, believes 2017 is the year for P2P lending to finally mature. Management says that P2P will shift from alternative finance to “main challenger to the traditional banks.”  But to accomplish this… Read More

RateSetter Grows: Online Lender Partners with George Banco, Acquires Two Motor Finance Businesses

RateSetter is expanding its footprint by entering into a strategic partnership with personal loan provider George Banco. RateSetter has also acquired an equity stake in the George Banco company. George Banco is one of the UK’s largest guarantor lending platforms. The partnership incorporated the acquisition… Read More

Orchard Explains How Consumer Online Lending Gets its Mojo Back

After years of rapid growth and promising predictions from the Fintech sector, consumer online lending stumbled in 2016. The one-two punch of fast money running for the doors and a jittery economy pulled the rug out from under the entire sector. Some industry followers responded… Read More

Assetz Capital Expansion Continues with New Hire for South Wales

Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has appointed former Handelsbanken Branch Manager and Barclays Business Development Director, Mark Standley, to oversee their South Wales operations. Prior to his roles at Handelsbanken Cardiff and Bridgend, Standley was with Barclays leading a mid and large corporate business development team… Read More

Kuflink’s P2P Lending Platform Receives FCA Authorization

On Thursday, Kuflink received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its peer-to-peer lending platform. According to the registration, Kuflink has been given permission to provide regulated products and services, which includes accepting deposits, provide credit to consumers, offer investment advice, and arrange deals with… Read More

The House Crowd Celebrates Five Years of Property Crowdfunding

Manchester property crowdfunding, the House Crowd,  is celebrating five years of operations having raised more than £44 million since it launched it 2012. According to the platform, the House Crowd now serves over 15,000 investors who have received over £9 million in returns. The House Crowd… Read More

Growth Street Reports Rapid Growth as 600 Investors Sign Up in Just 5 Months

Peer to peer lender Growth Street is reporting solid growth. The online lender said it has captured over 600 investors since platform launch at the end of 2016. Growth Street is a platform that provides online financing options for UK SMEs. The company also touted its… Read More

On 4 Year Anniversary Assetz Capital Has Lent £240 Million & Expects to Double That in the Next Year

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is celebrating four years in operation. The platform reports that during these past years, it has originated £240 million in lands. Assetz Capital plans to double the figure within the next 12 months. “We’ve seen the company go from… Read More

Alfa Finance Launches New P2P Lender DoFinance

Latvia based Alfa Finance Group has launched a new peer to peer lending platform named DoFinance.  The company stated it had invested €2 million to get the P2P lender up and running. The online lender is said to be available in all EU and EEA countries…. Read More