Tagged: online lending

Fountainhead Signs Deal to License Biz2X SBA Platform for Paycheck Protection Program Loans & Other SBA Programs

Small Business Administration (SBA) lender Fountainhead recently announced it has signed a new deal to license Bix2X SBA platform for Paycheck Protection Program loans, as well as other SBA programs. Founded in 2015, Fountainhead describes itself as a nationwide direct lender specializing in SBA 504,… Read More

Online Lending Platform Blend Raises $300 Million Through Series G Funding Round; Doubles Valuation to $3.38 Billion in Five Months

U.S. online lending platform Blend announced earlier this week it secured $300 million through its Series G funding round, which was led by Coatue and Tiger Global. The company reported that it has doubled its valuation to $3.3 billion in just five months. Blend previously… Read More

Digital Mortgage Platform Stavvy Announces Integration With Encompass Digital Lending Platform

    Stavvy, a digital mortgage platform, announced this week its eSigning and eClose solutions are now available through ICE Mortgage Technology’s Encompass Digital Lending Platform. According to Stavvy, the integration allows lenders to access the solutions directly through Encompass’ platform to drive quality and efficiency… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reports Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in December 2020, Are Down More Than 50% from One Year Ago

  Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reported small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.2% in November to 13.1% in December, an indication that the challenges for small business owners in need of… Read More

U.S. Financing Platform For Small Businesses Nav Announces Launch of PPP Application Portal

    Nav, a U.S.-based financing platform for small businesses, announced on Monday it has launched its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application Portal. According to Nav, the portal is to help small businesses quickly apply for the new round of PPP loans. “The Nav PPP… Read More

Indonesian Peer-to-Peer Lender Alami Reportedly in Talks to Finalize More Than $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By AC Ventures

ALAMI, an Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lender, has reportedly finalized more than $10 million through its Series A funding round. According to DealStreetAsia, the investment round was led by AC Ventures. Founded in 2017, ALAMI describes itself as a peer-to-peer finance platform that connects funders to SMEs. “We… Read More

RateSetter to Reportedly No Longer Process New Transfer-in ISAs Requests From Other Providers; No New IFISA Accounts Will be Opened for Existing Customers

  RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, is reportedly telling investors that starting at the end of January 2021, it will no longer process any new transfer-in ISAs requests from other providers. According to P2PFinance News, the online lender stated it will… Read More

Wolters Kluwer, a Compliance, Finance, Legal, and Tax Solutions Provider, Enhances UX for PPP Funding

Wolters Kluwer, a company providing information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors, has enhanced the end-to-end user experience for the latest Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding va TSoftPlus software and the eOriginal platform…. Read More

Lendio Announces Plans to Hire 190 Full-Time Temporary-to-Hire Employees

  Online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday its plans to hire a total of 500 employees by the end of January 2021. The online lender is set to hire 190 full-time temporary-to-hire employees by January 7th, with the help of recruiting firm, PrincePereison. “During… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper has Provided $18 Billion in Loans, Platform Issued 2,258 Loans this Past Week

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, has shared their performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for November 2020. Last month, around 84% of originations were “rated AA-B compared to 86% in the… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank and Online Lender Zopa Aims to Generate Profits in 2021, will Compete with Revolut, Monzo, Other European Challengers

Zopa, formerly a peer to peer lender and now a regulated digital bank, is planning to generate sizable profits in 2021. Jaidev Janardana, CEO at Zopa, will aim to leverage his 15 years+ of experience working in the lending sector to give the platform a… Read More

Digital Mortgage Exchange MAXEX Launches ESG Loan Programs Specifically For Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Lenders

  MAXEX, a U.S.-based digital mortgage exchange, announced on Monday the launch of the first two programs in its new Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) business line. According to MAXEX, the initial programs are designed to support the growth of minority, women, and veteran-owned… Read More

Online Lender October Explains how Institutional Investors and Private Lenders “Lend Side by Side” on its Platform

Europe-based online SME lender October noted that this year the Christmas holidays will be quite different for everyone. The digital lending platform pointed out that isolation and social distancing will limit the celebrations this holiday season. October also mentioned that for many small businesses, the… Read More

LendingClub – Cautiously Optimistic for 2021

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has published a blog post reflecting on platform performance and hope for the forthcoming new year as we turn the corner on past months that have been dominated by an ongoing health crisis. LendingClub was hammered by COVID-19, like many online lenders, seeing… Read More

Decentralized Credit System OScore will be Combined with New Inclusive Pool to Give Lenders Insight into Users’ Creditworthiness

High-performance blockchain platform Ontology has introduced an “Inclusive Pool” – which is the platform’s first (decentralized finance) DeFi product based on OScore. Since recently launching OScore, the “decentralized” credit system implemented on Ontology’s DeID, the team at Ontology has been working towards adding a new… Read More

How New P2P Regulations Make the Industry Safer for Investors in Southeast Asia

Digital lending platforms have made strong inroads in Southeast Asia over the past few years. In 2016 alone, peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending generated US$115.01 million—more than half of Southeast Asia’s total alternative financing market that year.  This growth can be attributed to a combination of… Read More

Marketplace Loan Investment Firm Smart Lenders Says Portfolio Has Been Resilient in 2020, Sees Better 2021

The online lending sector has been hammered by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis as consumers struggled to pay personal loans and SMEs backed away from debt. Many Fintech lenders worked diligently with borrowers to mitigate the impact of the pandemic with loan extensions and deferred… Read More

COVID-19, Open Banking, Brexit Expected to Have Major Impact on Fintech Sector in 2021: Survey

Fintech Connect recently published the findings of a survey involving over 100 financial technology professionals. The survey reveals the sector’s Fintech-related predictions for next year. Most professionals (61%) expect digital payments to experience the most growth compared to all other Fintech industry segments. Almost half… Read More

Loans Sold by Funding Circle to Azzurro Associates May Get Scrutiny: Report

Online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) has apparently sold 300 individual loans to Azzurro Associates, a subsidiary of  Elliott Management, a US-based fund manager with approximately $41 billion in assets. The sale of these loans may garner additional regulatory scrutiny as they include personal guarantees from… Read More

At least 322 Fintech Firms are Now Based in Indonesia including Digital Payments, Online Lending Platforms: Report

Indonesia has the 16th largest economy in the world with a GDP of over $1 trillion. It’s also the world’s fourth most populous nation with around 275 million residents, out of which about 85% are below the age of 54. The Southeast Asian country has… Read More

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