Tagged: peer to peer

P2P Lender Assetz Capital Unveils Access Account Marketplace

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital announced on Wednesday it has launched its new Access Account Marketplace. According to Assetz Capital, the marketplace allows investors to apply a discount when buying and selling Access Account loan holdings. “Access Account investors can now choose whether to… Read More

UK SME Lender Funding Circle Is Reevaluating whether to Leverage Open Banking to Improve Customer Experience

Funding Circle lobby

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, says it’s reevaluating whether it should begin leveraging Open Banking technology. The company claims that it has managed to improve its customer experience, and would now like… 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

Leeds based P2P Lender, Rebuildingsociety, to Use Virtual Finance Director to Help Borrowers Receive Reports on their Accounts

Leeds-based Rebuildingsociety, a peer to peer (P2P) lending platform that’s focused on financing options for SMBs, has teamed up with Virtual Finance Director (VFD) so that Rebuildingsociety’s borrowers are able to get updated reports on their accounts. The P2P lender’s borrowers will also receive future… Read More

SendGold, an Australian P2P Digital Money or Gold as a Service Platform Reports Over 800% Increase in Transactions, After COVID-19 Outbreak

Fintech firm SendGold, which describes itself as a Gold-as-a-Service (GaaS) platform, reports an 819% increase in transaction volume and a 311% growth in transaction size since January 2020. Established in 2016, SendGold is a peer to peer (P2P) digital money platform focused on serving the… 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

European P2P Consumer Lender, Mintos, Financed Record €2.8 Billion in Loans in 2019, Generates Nearly €1 Million in Net Loss

Mintos, a global loan marketplace, has reported had a record year for new investors and platform lending.  Mintos has operations across Europe as well as Africa, Asia and the Americas. The peer to peer (P2P) lender revealed that it financed €2.8 billion in loans via… Read More

SME Lender Funding Circle Reports that Millions of UK Consumers have Switched to Local Businesses

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, recently noted that as the Coronavirus-related lockdown measures are eased, many businesses in the United Kingdom are preparing to open up again. However, even for businesses that… 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

UK based P2P Lender, JustUs, Plans to Introduce its Small Business Interruption Loan Service by End of August 2020

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, is planning to introduce its Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) by the end of next month and has asked the UK government to also take part in the program by lending alongside the crowd. The SBILS… Read More

Injective Protocol, a “Decentralized” Crypto Derivatives Exchange to Support Futures, Margin Trading when Launched

The developers of Injective Protocol, a “decentralized” derivatives exchange, have acquired $2.6 million through a seed funding round that was led by Pantera Capital. Injective Protocol has been incubated by Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange. Injective’s developers have also acquired investments from Axia8… Read More

Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform, Linked Finance, Asks Government to Extend Nation’s €2 Billion Credit Guarantee Scheme to Non-Bank Lenders

Ireland-based Linked Finance, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, has asked the Irish government to extend the nation’s €2 billion (appr. $2.35 billion) credit guarantee scheme to P2P and non-banking lending platforms. The UK has introduced the COVID-19 loan scheme, however, Ireland’s alternative lending solution… Read More

P2P Lender and Digital Bank Zopa Releases Rates for Soon to Be Launched Savings Accounts, Existing Investors May Register Interest

Fintech lender and digital bank Zopa has provided rates for its fixed-term savings accounts and noted that current investors that express interest will get a chance to receive exclusive products. Zopa clarifies that these rates are available only to investors and not necessarily what will… 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

David Bradley-Ward, CEO at UK’s Asset-backed Lender Ablrate, Says He “Sees Light at the End of the Tunnel” Despite COVID-19 related Problems

Peer to peer (P2P) lending platform managers have different predictions or expectations about how Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) inflows will perform during this tax year in the United Kingdom. David Bradley-Ward, CEO at Ablrate, an asset-backed lending platform, claims that net inflows on the platform… Read More

New Fintech Platforms and P2P Lenders are Creating Challenges for Regulators, as they Need to Develop Appropriate Guidelines: Report

The latest Fintech platforms and peer to peer (P2P) lenders are creating new challenges for regulatory authorities, because they have to figure out how to develop appropriate rules and guidelines for new types of products and services. A report from Oliver Wyman, an International Banking… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Argentina Gets a Boost as Local Banks to Launch P2P Money Transfer App, Dimo

Banks in Argentina have reportedly launched a new peer to peer (P2P) money transfer app, called Dimo. There are around 20 local banks that have now registered with the joint venture firm Pay Digital, which will be developing and deploying Dimo, according to an update… 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

Fintech Lender and Digital Bank Zopa to Use Paylink Solutions’ Embark Software, a Cloud based Income and Expenditure Solution

Fintech lender and digital bank Zopa has reportedly partnered with UK-based Paylink Solutions, a software developer that provides solutions for the lending and mortgage industries. Zopa, which was recently awarded a full bank license, confirmed that it would be using Paylink’s cloud-powered online income and… Read More

P2P Lenders in Indonesia Report Slowdown in Loan Disbursement via Fintech Platforms due to COVID-19

Indonesia’s Fintech lending platforms have reported slowing growth in total loan disbursements due to the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic challenges. The pandemic has caused many Indonesian startups to become more careful when channeling their credit. The Asian country’s Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) deputy chairman… Read More

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