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European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Strong Returns, Shares Updates on Estonia, Spain, Finland Markets

European P2P lender Bondora reveals that returns are holding steady. Investor returns via the platform for 2021 originations were “higher in July compared to June,” the company noted in a recent update. Here are the key takeaways for July 2021’s portfolio performance (as shared by… Read More

Loan Marketplace Mintos Receives Multiple New Financial Licenses

European loan marketplace Mintos has secured investment firm and electronic money institution licenses from the Latvian regulator Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC). Investors on Mintos have funded close to €7 billion in loans which are issued by more than 90 alternative lending companies to… Read More

India’s GyanDhan Gets Regulator Nod to Disburse $87 Million in Loans

GyanDhan, a Fintech facilitating education loan in India, has received an NBFC license from the banking regulator Reserve Bank of India to start disbursing credit as the country slowly recovers from the Covid-triggered crisis. Following the permit, the company aims to disburse $87 million worth… Read More

Xiaomi and AMTD’s Digital Banking Platform Airstar Introduces Pilot to Offer Improved Loan Experience to Hong Kong SMEs

Xiaomi and AMTD’s digital banking platform Airstar has introduced another stage of its pilot which reportedly features the SME Easy Pay Loan offering in order to provide a quicker and more accessible loan experience to SMEs. This new announcement has come after an initial pilot… Read More

UK based Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Explains how SMEs May Address Late Payment Issues

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, notes that during the month of July 2021, new changes to the Prompt Payment Code came into effect. Announced in January of this year, the changes have been designed “to strengthen the position… Read More

Manu Smadja: CEO at MPOWER Financing, a Fintech Firm Facilitating Educational Loans, Shares Business Strategy

MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, recently secured an equity investment of $100 million. The new funding is in addition to the $60 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

Canadian Firm Figment Explains how Cosmos based Provenance Blockchain Supports Nascent DeFi Ecosystem

Provenance is a Cosmos-powered blockchain whose goal is to create a “vibrant” ecosystem of decentralized financial (DeFi) services for a variety of financial institutions such as asset originators, fund managers, servicers, banks, and investors. The Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain is “distinguished by three elements:… Read More

Education loan platform MPOWER raises $100 million from Tilden Park

MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, has raised an equity investment of US$100 million. The new funding is in addition to the US$30 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

UK’s Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Introduces New and Improved Accounts

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, acknowledges that they understand the “stresses” and “frustrations” that small businesses go through on daily basis. Although they cannot fix everything, the company explains that they can provide you the financial “firepower” you… Read More

LendInvest Shares 10 Notable Buy-to-Let or BTL Deals Finalized During a Week in June 2021

UK’s leading property finance Fintech LendInvest, which recently became a publicly-traded firm. with shares now trading on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, under the ticker symbol “LINV,” has shared 10 notable Buy-to-Let deals from a week in June 2021. The LendInvest team writes in… Read More

India’s Digital Payments Fintech Paytm Introduces Small Ticket, Instant Loans to Help Consumers Manage Expenses

India’s digital payments giant Paytm recently introduced Paytm Postpaid Mini, which allows users to acquire small ticket instant loans to help them with managing their monthly or everyday expenses The Paytm team notes in a blog post that their goal is to bring clients the… Read More

UK’s Creditspring, an FCA Regulated Consumer Credit Provider, Now Claims 50,000+ Members

UK-based Creditspring, the Financial Conduct Authority-regulated consumer credit solution provider, now claims around 50,000 members since it launched operations back in 2016. This is a key milestone for Creditspring, a company that aims to improve the financial wellbeing of 100,000 members by the end of… Read More

Online Lending Platform for Personal Loans Introduced by Bank CTBC Indonesia

Bank CTBC Indonesia, which operates as a special unit of CTBC Bank, an established private bank in Taiwan, recently revealed that it has introduced a digital lending platform for a personal loan product, known as KTA Dana Cinta. The KTA Dana Cinta product lets you… Read More

White Oak Facilitates £400 Million Under Corona Loan scheme to UK small businesses

London-based digital lender White Oak has facilitated loans worth £400 million to SMEs impacted by the pandemic under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Talking about the adverse impact of the pandemic on small businesses across the UK, Andy Davies, Managing Director of White… Read More

Funding Circle Announces £300 Million Lending Partnership With Atom Bank

  Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the U.S. and parts of Europe, announced on Friday it has teamed up with Atom Bank to provide £300 million of new funding to small businesses. Through the collaboration, Atom will use… Read More

LendInvest Head of Lending Operations Lauren Eaton Reveals what New, 100% Online Short-Term Loan Broker Portal Will Offer

LendInvest, a property finance Fintech, notes that embedding technology throughout their lending process has been “key to making your deals complete quicker and more efficiently.” During the past few months, LendInvest has been working on bringing its clients a broker portal that will see the… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: April 2021 Non-PPP Loan Approval Rates Remain Relatively Unchanged

  Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reported small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dipped slightly to 13.4% in April from 13.5% in March 2021. The Index also revealed that small banks’ approvals have dropped to… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Banking Challenger ZA Bank to Provide SME Loans Up to HKD 18 Million

Hong Kong-based digital banking challenger ZA Bank has revealed that it’s providing a financing guarantee facility of as much as HKD 18 million (appr. $2.32 million). The plan is referred to as the “ZME $18M Loan.” The new product is described as a business revolving… Read More

European Marketplace Lender Mintos Reports E-Cash Loans Suspended from Primary and Secondary Markets

Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos revealed, earlier this week, that the lending firm E-Cash has informed them of its intentions to “wind down” the business. The Mintos team noted that E-Cash is currently in the process of “working out the details” of how it plans to… Read More

London’s Fintech Startup Fintern Acquires £32M in Capital to Expand Access to Affordable Loans in UK Markets

UK-based Fintech company Fintern has secured £32 million in funding in order to expand access to affordable loans in the United Kingdom. On the back of their official launch last month, the London-headquartered startup has confirmed that it raised £32 million in equity and debt… Read More

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