Tagged: peer to peer

EstateGuru Opens £2 Million Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs, Quickly Tops Minimum Hurdle

EstateGuru, an online marketplace for loans secured by property, has quickly topped its minimum crowdfunding hurdle on Seedrs. EstateGuru set a minimum raise of €350,000 but as of today, the Fintech has raised over €483,000 from 548 individual investors. EstateGuru is hoping to raise €2… Read More

Peer to Peer Lending Report: Majority of Investors Remain Optimistic During COVID-19 Crisis

  Mintos, a top marketplace for debt investors in Europe, has recently conducted research amongst their audience seeking to gain insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Mintos, the majority of crowdlending investors (65%) remain optimistic even in light of the ongoing… Read More

Mike Carter Appointed to Lead 36H Group, the P2P Lending Arm of Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance, the top Fintech advocacy group in the UK, has appointed Mike Carter as Head of Platform Lending to lead 36H Group. “I’m delighted to be appointed to this new role to promote the platform lending sector. To date, the sector has delivered steady… Read More

Folk2Folk Reports Positive Net Income

Folk2Folk, a unique localized peer to peer lending company, is reporting a profit for the first time of £198,000 for the financial year of February 2019 to January 2020, according to a company release. In the previous period, Folk2Folk generated a £535,000 loss. Full audited… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Grupeer Says it May Take Up to 2 Years to Stabilize After COVID-19 Pandemic

  Earlier this month, Latvia-based peer to peer lender Grupeer announced it was pausing operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post, Grupeer founder Alla Kiska stated said that the Coronavirus had compelled the platform to halt operations as before and told investors… Read More

Robo.cash Says 52.8% of P2P Investors Have No Preference with Regard Platform’s Business Model Regarding Originations

Peer to peer platform Robo.cash says that 42.8% of P2P investors are “more confident” in platforms originating own loans while 52.8% of surveyed have no preference with regard to the platform’s business model. 4.4% prioritize marketplaces that deal with third-party loan originators, IE aggregators. Robo.cash… Read More

Doubling in Size Since 2014, EstateGuru Plans Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

EstateGuru is a peer to peer lender based in Estonia that has grown to over 46,000 investors from 106 countries originating more than €200 million in loans to date. The debt-based crowdfunding platform is now preparing to raise capital via Seedrs – and the offering… Read More

UK Property Market May See a Double-Digit Rate of Property Value Decline: Report

Peer to peer lender Sourced Capital is out with a release claiming the UK property market could experience a double-digit rate of decline for property values.  A recovery may take up to 5 years, according to the report. The company says the once-hot market has… Read More

In 2019, 53% of Robo.cash Investors Said P2P Loans are Most Profitable Assets

Peer to peer lending platform Robo.cash has distributed the results of a survey of European P2P investors inquiring about their financial results in 2019. Robo.cash reports that over half (52.8%) of the participants said that the alternative lending brought them the highest returns during 2019…. Read More

Q1: EstateGuru Reports 2X Investor Base Increase and Growth in Loan Origination Amounts

EstateGuru, a European marketplace for property-backed loans to SMEs, is reporting a solid first quarter – even while the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in the latter half of the period. EstateGuru claims that 8092 new investors joined the platform during Q1 in contrast to 3927 during… Read More

Fintech Zopa Reveals that Most Experts Say Consumer Lending Performance will be Less Volatile than Property Development, Business Lending During Coronavirus Crisis

Fintech Zopa, which provides online lending services in a fund based fashion, notes that during these challenging times, the company has noticed how peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms have taken varied approaches to mitigate the disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Zopa team explains that… Read More

Due to COVID-19, LendingClub Will No Longer Offer Grade D Loans

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has filed a new form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Form “FWP” states that LendingClub has suspended the facilitation of new D Grade loans as of April 10, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, LendingClub has taken measures to… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Assetz Capital Says Investors Back Borrower Relief with 3 Month Extension

Assetz Capital, a peer to peer lending marketplace, held a vote of platform investors on providing forbearance to borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Assetz Capital reports that investors have “overwhelmingly” voted to provide relief and to extend loans for an initial three months, where needed…. Read More

Online Lender TWINO Applies for Investment Brokerage License

Peer to peer lending platform TWINO is the latest online lender planning to expand its portfolio of services offered to its customers. According to a release, TWINO has applied for an investment brokerage license in Latvia. It was not immediately clear which additional services the… Read More

Grupeer: After Halting P2P Lending Operations, Management Complains that Investors are Going Straight to Borrowers

Last week, Crowdfund Insider reported on Latvia-based peer to peer lender Grupeer’s decision to halt all lending due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. CI quoted the company’s decision: “Regretfully, we are forced to inform you that in the current circumstances it is not… Read More

RateSetter Up For Sale? P2P Lender Says All Options Under Review

Last week, it was reported that RateSetter, a leading UK peer to peer lender, was considering a merger or sale of the business. A report in SkyNews said the COVID-19 pandemic had exacerbated a “funding squeeze” compelling the Fintech to approach potential acquirers. RateSetter has… Read More

Estonia: P2P Lender Monethera Suspends All Activities Due to COVID-19

Earlier this week, Monethera issued a rather brief statement via Twitter that it was ceasing all activities due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Details of the decision were said to be forwarded in an email to investors. Sorry to tweet this, but we are forced to… Read More

Latvian Peer to Peer Lender Grupeer Ceases Operations

Grupeer is the latest European peer to peer lender to shut down operations. Grupeer operates out of Latvia but also claims an office in Ireland. In a message posted on the site this week, Grupeer management claimed that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made… Read More

Robo.cash Tops €150 Million Loans Funded

Global peer to peer lending platform Robo.cash has announced topping €150 million in loans funded. Robo.cash is a Croatia-based P2P platform with a buyback guarantee on certain investments operating within the European Union and Switzerland. The online lender is part of the holding company Robocash… Read More

COVID-19: Linked Finance Now Offers Deferred Start Loans to Businesses

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer to peer lender, has announced a new product for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The online lender is now offering a “Deferred Start Loan” that includes no payments for the first three months of the security. The 15-month loan… Read More

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