Tagged: peer to peer

Consumer Lender Plenti, which Rebranded from RateSetter Australia, Reportedly Planning to Raise AUD 55 Million via IPO

Plenti, a consumer lending platform (previously known as RateSetter Australia), has announced that it will carry out an initial public offering (IPO), in order to secure AUD 55 million in capital. Plenti’s management noted that they’ll offer 33.1 million shares at the rate of $1.66… Read More

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association Offers to Assist with Disbursing Funds Allocated to COVID-19 related National Economic Recovery Program

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has reportedly offered to help with disbursing funds that have been allocated to the country’s national economic recovery program (PEN). As first reported by the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian government has been struggling to obtain the data required to provide… Read More

UK based P2P Lender RateSetter Wins Award for “Best Loan Provider,” After it Struggled to Maintain Operations and was Acquired by Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer (P2P) lender that was recently acquired by Metro Bank, has confirmed that it won the award for “Best Loan Provider” for loans of £2,500 or more at the Consumer Credit Awards for 2020. The Consumer Credit Awards… Read More

Latvia’s P2P Lender Grupeer Provides Update Regarding Current Repayment Status and Debt Collection Processes

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

Tokopedia Introduces P2P Lending Platform, As Indonesian Government Investigates How Millions of Company’s Customer Data Records were Compromised

Indonesia based Tokopedia, an e-commerce marketplace that had announced a $1.5 billion funding round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek back in January 2020, has introduced Dhanapala, a standalone or independent peer to peer (P2P) Fintech lending platform. The Dhanapala app is currently available for download to… Read More

Canada: goPeer Now Allows All Investors to Participate in Lending

goPeer, a Canadian peer to peer lending platform, is now accepting retail investors to fund loans. The move follows the Ontario Securities Commission decision earlier this year to grant goPeer an EMD [Exempt Market Dealer] license. Now non-accredited investors may invest in an asset class… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Set to Launch Mobile Peer-to-Peer Payment Solution

Canadian fintech Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO) (NASDAQ:MOGO) announced on Monday it is planning to launch a mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) payment solution, which will enable users to quickly and easily make and share payments with friends and family through Mogo’s mobile app. According to Mogo, the payment… Read More

Fintech BABB, an FCA Authorized Payment Service Provider, Aims to Make it Faster, Cheaper to Send Money, Now Raising Funds via Seedrs

BABB (Bank Account Based Blockchain), an FCA authorized payment institution, aims to make it easier and cheaper to send cross-border payments. The company uses the latest technology to “bypass” traditional banking networks and costly third-parties to facilitate international fundraising and peer to peer (P2P) transactions…. Read More

UK’s Crowd2Fund, an FCA Regulated P2P Lender, to Relaunch Platform with New Credit Model and Website, after Suspending New Loans Due to COVID-19

Crowd2Fund, an FCA-regulated crowdfunding platform for individual investors and businesses that claims to be the only peer-to-peer platform to offer 5 types of finance, across debt and equity investments, recently revealed that it will be relaunching its platform with a new type of credit model… Read More

London’s Propio, which Offers “Simple, Affordable, Tax Efficient Ways” to Invest in Property, to Launch P2P Lending Platform

  London-based Propio, a platform that aims to serve as the home of The Property ISA by providing a “simple, affordable, and tax-efficient way” to invest in property, reveals that it has secured £278,000 in capital from its funding round and the UK government’s Future… Read More

Indonesia’s Rapidly Expanding Fintech Sector May Create New Opportunities for Switzerland based Businesses: Report

Indonesia has a population of around 270 million residents, and most of these people are underbanked or financially underserved. Businesses in the fast-growing economy also don’t yet have access to modern financial services, like the kind we’d typically find in many of the developed Western… Read More

Complaints Regarding P2P Lending Platforms in the UK Declined during Q1 2020, According to Financial Ombudsman Service

Peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms in the UK received significantly fewer complaints during Q1 2020, according to the Financial Ombudsman. As explained on its official website, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FSO) is “a free and easy to use service that [aims to] settle complaints… Read More

UK’s Innovate Finance CEO Charlotte Crosswell Says She’s Encouraged by Effective Response of P2P Lenders Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Peer to peer (P2P) lenders in the UK have, at times, been criticized for not being able to offer the best services to their clients. However, they’ve also recently been praised for their overall approach and response to the Coronavirus outbreak which has created many… Read More

Assetz Capital Marketplace Reports Trades Totaling £6 Million in Just 2 Weeks

Assetz Capital is reporting that its secondary market has processed around 4,000 trades totaling around £6 million in its first two weeks of operations. The company states that buyers took advantage of discounts and sellers took advantage of that demand to withdraw some capital quicker… Read More

Yann Murciano, CEO at Online P2P Lender Blend Network, Says “We are Witnessing the Democratization of Property Investing”

We recently caught up with Yann Murciano, CEO at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform. Murciano discussed how he believes P2P lending has democratized investing for millions of investors. Blend Network connects lenders directly with borrowers. Lenders are able to… Read More

Over 240 Fintech Firms Operating in Indonesia, a Leading Southeast Asian and Global Economy: Report

Indonesia, which has one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia and also ranked high globally, has emerged as a fast-growing Fintech hub. It’s estimated that in the next five years, digital financial services revenues in Indonesia will reach $8.6 billion, meaning they’re increasing at… Read More

P2P Lender Folk2Folk Recommends Diversifying Business Strategy and Products so UK Firms Can Survive COVID-19 related Challenges

Folk2Folk, a peer to peer lender supporting local and rural businesses, says that service providers in the UK should consider diversifying or branching out into new areas in order to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Folk2Folk notes that companies have been negatively affected because many… Read More

Assetz Capital CEO Claims the UK’s Residential Property Sector will be the Primary Beneficiary from COVID-19’s Impact on Retail Industry

Stuart Law, CEO at Assetz Capital, a peer to peer lender providing secured loans to businesses, argues that residential property in the UK will be the primary beneficiary from COVID-19’s negative impact on the nation’s retail industry. As reported by Peer2Peer Finance, there’s an improvement… Read More

European P2P Lender Mintos has Updated its Auto-Invest Product to Give More Choices to Platform Investors

Mintos, a European peer to peer (P2P) consumer lender, has reportedly made changes to its auto-invest product, in order to give investors more choices when it comes to the level of risk they’d like to take. Mintos allows investors to back loans from originators via… Read More

$115 Billion in Losses Reported due to Scams Involving China’s P2P Lending Platforms

Peer to peer (P2P) investors based in China are reportedly facing losses of over 800 billion yuan (appr. $115 billion) in unpaid debt, due to failed lending platforms, according to the head of the nation’s banking industry regulator. Guo Shuqing, chairman of the Chinese Banking… Read More

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