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Funding Circle Offering Support to Business Loan Transparency Law in California

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) is reportedly supporting a U.S. business loan transparency law. According to P2PFinanceNews, the online lender is backing the California introduced law, which will require certain data to be disclosed in commercial credit agreements much like consumer loans. Head… Read More

Online Lenders Twino and Via SMS Partner to Enter Asia Pacific Market

Twino and Via SMS, two Latvia based online lending platforms, are joining forces to enter the Asia-Pacific market, according to a release. The two companies are launching a consumer lending platform names Vamo in Vietnam as their first step in the new venture. The two… Read More

Online Lender Kabbage Launches Access to Custom Loans for Kabbage Payment Customers

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Tuesday it has launched access to custom loans for Kabbage Payments customers. Kabbage reported the new lending product offers U.S. small businesses more control over short-term funding needs. Kabbage also revealed that with custom loans, Kabbage Payments customers choose any… Read More

Two-Thirds of Indian Fintech Consumers Applied for Online Credit and Made Digital Payments in 2019: Survey

Digital payments and online lending are becoming increasingly popular in Asian countries. According to a new survey, a large number of Asia-based users are conducting internet-based transactions, instead of visiting physical bank locations. The recent survey of Fintech customers by Robocash Group revealed that nearly… Read More

India-based Fintech Industry Firm U GRO Capital Reports Profits in Just One Year of Operations

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital is notably among the few digital lending players that has taken a serious approach towards business development. The listed firm offers credit to small businesses and has managed to achieve profitability in just the first year of its… Read More

Overfunding: Peer-to-Peer Lending Startup Elfin Market Quickly Secures £400,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Less than a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based peer-to-peer lending startup Elfin Market successfully secured its initial 400,000 funding target. The campaign so far has attracted more than 125 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Elfin claims to be the world’s… Read More

Funding Circle Named First Place Winner of the FinTech Leaders 2020 Report’s “Business Lending” Category

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Thursday it was named first place winner of the Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) FinTech Leaders 2020 Report’s “Business Lending” Category. According to Funding Circle, the FinTech Leaders 2020 Report is an independent study of the… Read More

Fintech Become Tops $200 Million in Loans Matched between Online Lenders and SMEs

Become, formerly known as Lending Express, has surpassed $200 million in matching online lending to SMEs in need of growth capital. The news was revealed in a release earlier this week where the Israel-based Fintech said the milestone was indicative of the “company’s impressive growth”… Read More

Localized Peer to Peer Lender Folk2Folk Reports Record Amount Invested via IFISA

Folk2Folk, a localized peer to peer lending platform, is reporting a “record year” regarding its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) offering during 2019. The company states that it accepted £10.5 million in IFISA investments, more than double that of the previous 18 months. Folk2Folk says that… Read More

UK Peer-to-Peer Lending Startup Elfin Market Now Seeking £400,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Elfin, a UK-based peer-to-peer lending startup, is now seeking £400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Elfin claims to be the world’s first peer-to-peer lending platform where borrowers get a line of credit that they may draw upon as often as… Read More

LendUp Milestone: Surpasses $2 Billion in Consumer Loans

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Thursday it has surpassed $2 billion in consumer loans through its digital lending platform. The company reported that since 2012 it has provided more than… Read More

goPeer Claims First Regulatory Approval to Operate Peer to Peer Lending Platform

goPeer, a peer to peer lending platform, has received regulatory approval as an exempt market dealer in both Quebec and Ontario. In Canada, financial services are regulated at the provincial level and thus most aspiring Fintechs must receive approval to operate in each province.  goPeer… Read More

India-based Consumer Lending Firm MoneyTap Secures $7 Million via Series B Equity and Debt Financing Round

India-based consumer lending firm MoneyTap has secured around $7.14 million through a  Series B equity and debt financing round from investors, including Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG), RTP Global and Sequoia India. Additionally, several Korea and Japan-based investors took part in the round. Existing investors Prime… Read More

Online Lender Funding Circle Securitizes $252 Million in US SME Loans

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH), an online lender servicing SMEs in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, has securitized $252 million in US business loans, according to a note from the platform. This is Funding Circle’s 7th securitization and the second to take place in the… Read More

Funding Circle Names Oliver White As New CFO

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Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Monday it has appointed Oliver White as its new Chief Financial Officer, following Sean Glithero’s decision to step down from his CFO role and from the Board. White will be joining Funding Circle from Vanquis Bank,… Read More

Ireland: Linked Finance Now Offers 5 Year Unsecured Business Loans

Linked Finance, a peer-to-peer lending platform based in Ireland, has launched five-year unsecured business loans for Irish SMEs, according to a company release. Linked Finance will now offer unsecured loans of up to €300,000 to Irish companies “with more complex funding requirements.” The company describes… Read More

Funding Circle Updates on Projected Returns, Says No Change For Now

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) posted an update on investor returns earlier today. Currently, the online lender offers two different investment opportunities for investors: Conservative or Balanced. The update effectively included no new news as projected rates remained the same as previously expected: Balanced: 4.5% to 6.5%… Read More

SoFi Joins Forces With Mastercard to Offer Suite of Products & In-Person Experiences to Nearly One Million Members

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with offer a suite of products and in-person experiences to its nearly one million SoFi members. According to SoFi, the partnership will initially focus on the SoFi Money debit card, for which Mastercard… Read More

LendingClub Announces as One of 325 Companies Included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) announced on Tuesday it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). According to LendingClub, the GEI expanded in 2020 to represent 42 countries and regions, including companies headquartered in the Czech Republic, New… Read More

Applied Data Finance Appoints Capital One & JP Morgan Chase Vet Jimmy Cannon As First President

Applied Data Finance, LLC (ADF), a “technology-enabled lender” and asset manager, recently announced it has appointed Jimmy Cannon as its new/first President. According to ADF, Cannon has extensive senior management experience with a focus on leading organizations through transformational change and delivering P&L improvement, most… Read More

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