Real Estate

U.S. Fintech Wemlo Introduces AI Tech For Mortgage Processing

Wemlo, a U.S.-based fintech that’s focused on mortgage loan processing, announced on Friday the launch of its new AI technology called Athena. According to Wemlo, Athena is a virtual assistant AI developed to empower and improve loan processing by identifying discrepancies within a mortgage loan… Read More

LendInvest Funds BTL Property in Just Four Days

Property finance platform LendInvest has distributed a note sharing that its marketplace funded the purchase of an HMO (house of multiple occupancy) property in four days for an experienced landlord in West London. The property was a tenanted ten-bedroom house in West London. LendInvest say… Read More

Residential Rental Property Management Startup NestEgg Scores $7 Million Through Series Round & Launches Interest-Free Payment Service

NestEgg, a U.S.-based residential rental property management startup, announced on Wednesday not only did it raise $7 million through its Series A investment round, but it also is planning to launch an interest-free payment service.  Founded in 2017, NestEgg describes itself as an all-in-one platform… Read More

Proptech Platform Goodlord Partners with Open Banking Firm Credit Kudos

Goodlord, a Proptech that digitizes property management – and more, has partnered with credit reference agency and Open Banking provider, Credit Kudos, to improve the rental process for agents, landlords and tenants by allowing more accurate assessments of a tenant’s financial situation. According to a… Read More

Digital Property Finance Platform Landbay Joins Network Panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK

Landbay, a digital buy-to-let finance platform, has reportedly joined the network panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK (CFBUK) so that its members are able to gain access to the lender’s buy-to-let products and services. CFBUK is recognized as a leading “whole of market” commercial finance… Read More

Update: Buying-Selling Home Platform Nada Raises Nearly $455,000 Through its Republic Funding Round

  Nada, a U.S.-based real estate technology startup,  has successfully secured nearly $455,000 in funding through its funding round on Republic. The round, which comes just after the company’s seed investment, was launched last month originally seeking a minimum of $25,000 with a max of… Read More

Real Estate Debt Platform AlphaFlow Secures $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Saluda Grade Ventures

AlphaFlow, an online investment platform for real estate assets,  announced on Thursday it secured $10 million through Series A funding round, which was led by Saluda Grade Ventures with participation from Y Combinator, 10X Capital, Resolute Ventures, Upside Partnership, Vishal Garg (CEO of Better Mortgage),… Read More

GROUNDFLOOR Reduces Fees, Will Now Finance Up to 100% of Project for Some Borrowers

GROUNDFLOOR, a real estate investment platform, has announced the lowering of certain fees. GROUNDFLOOR states that for the first time since 2017, it is reducing fees and interest rates in order to support borrowers who are faced with increasing pressure on their profit margins. The… Read More

NatWest Launches New Product “Green Mortgages”

UK banking group NatWest announced on Tuesday the launch of its new product Green Mortgages. According to NatWest, the product offers a “preferential interest rate” to new or existing customers who are purchasing energy-efficient properties. The banking group explained: “The Green Mortgage offers a discounted… Read More

Linell Homes Limited Receives CBILS Funding From Assetz Capital, Resumes Construction in Wakefield

Linell Homes Limited (LHL) says it is resuming the construction of 10 residential dwellings close to Wakefield City Centre due to a £2.1 million CBILS loan provided by  Assetz Capital. LHL says it was compelled to pause construction due to the nationwide lockdown but the… Read More

Better.com Secures $200 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By L Catterton

U.S.-based homeownership platform Better.com announced on Wednesday it secured $200 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by L Catterton with participation from Activant Capital, Ally Financial, American Express Ventures, Ping An Global Voyager Fund, and 9Yards Capital. The latest funding round… Read More

CrowdProperty Reports Topping £50 Million Paid Back to Investors, Still Zero Defaults

CrowdProperty, on an online investment platform for property, says it has now paid back £50 million to investors while maintaining its record of no defaults since 2014. Launched in 2014, CrowdProperty claims over £100 million lent to property professionals that have funded a reported £200… Read More

Property Finance Fintech LendInvest Speeds Up Loan Approvals with Desktop Valuations

As COVID-19 continues to hamper economic activity, LendInvest, a platform for property finance, will now offer desktop valuations for its short-term loan products where physical valuations are not possible. The new feature is a natural step in the digitization of financial services. Desktop valuations will… Read More

Overfunding: Short & Mid-Term Rental Management Company GuestReady Quickly Surpasses €1.5 Million Funding Target Through Seedrs Round

GuestReady, a Switzerland-based short and mid-term rental management company, has successfully secured its initial €1.5 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, GuestReady states it provides services for homes on Airbnb across London, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Porto, Manchester, Edinburgh,… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform GROUNDFLOOR Comments on SEC’s Decision to Increase Reg A+ to $75 Million

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a series of updates to the exempt offering ecosystem that included changes to online capital formation. While Reg CF received a nice increase from $1.07 million to $5 million, Reg A+ (Tier II) also received some attention… Read More

LendInvest Launches a 5-year Fixed Pay Rate at 3.69% for Limited Company Landlords

Property finance Fintech LendInvest has announced a new pay rate product to its Buy-to-Let range for Limited companies and Special Purpose Vehicles. LendInvest has launched a 5-year fixed pay rate product at 3.69% for Limited company landlords. The lender is now offering 80% LTV products… Read More

Realio Founder Explains that his Team’s Vision for Tokenized Real Estate was to Offer Democratized Global Access to Quality Deals

Derek Boirun, CEO and co-founder at Realio, a blockchain-enabled issuer, asset manager and technology provider, says that the idea behind his company (Realio) came to him when he realized that blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) might be a great tool to help with establishing… Read More

CrowdProperty Tops £100 Million in Loans to SME Property Professionals

CrowdProperty reports that it has now lent over £100,000,000 to SME property professionals. This number includes more than 1,100 homes with a value over £200 million. CrowdProperty states that these loans have enabled over £80 million spent on labor, materials, and other services  – thus… Read More

Blockchain Professional Kyle Sonlin Argues that Security Token Market was “Unfazed” by Lower Trading Volume during September 2020

Kyle Sonlin, the founding partner at the Security Token Group and the CEO at Security Token Market (STM), notes that each month he helps his research team with compiling the security token trading and data analysis report.  Sonlin reveals that this month in the security… Read More

Canadian Mortgage Fintech Lendesk Announces Acquisition of Digital Mortgage Origination Provide Finmo

Lendesk, a Canada-based mortgage fintech, announced on Tuesday it has acquired mortgage origination platform Finmo Financial Technologies. According to Lendesk, Finmo helps mortgage professionals offer their clients a truly digital experience. “Finmo’s proprietary Smart Docs algorithms allow brokers to automatically request necessary documents from their… Read More

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