Lending

Mar
27

Fintech helps Chinese SMEs get loans

Small businesses and individuals in China have long found it hard to get loans, as the country’s government-controlled banks prefer to lend to state-owned enterprises. In particular, those living in poorer and less developed areas may not have easy access to a bank. But financial technology, which includes internet banking and has made banking services […]

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Mar
22

Funding Circle close further funding round, valued at $1 billion

Investor interest in the peer-to-peer lending industry shows no sign of slowing; British site Funding Circle have just closed another round of funding, taking their total raise to $380 million. Funding Circle recently closed another round of venture capital funding to the tune of $100 million, valuing the company at $1 billion. The new round […]

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Mar
14

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards – entries closing soon

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards May 11, 2017 in New York, is the premier event in Fintech, celebrating financial innovation from around the world. The Benzinga Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology, who are paving the future in financial services and capital markets! Applications are still open, so apply now […]

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Mar
06

Money360’s unique variable for real estate lending success

Money360 is experiencing rapid growth in the marketplace lending sector for real estate. Recently Money360 announced it had surpassed $200 million in commercial real estate loans after exceeding $100 million last August. Money360 expects to top $500 million in real estate financing by the end of the year representing a rapid acceleration for the peer […]

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Mar
02

Lending startup RedCarpet raises $2.5 mn from Lightspeed

Gurgaon-based micro-lending startup RedCarpet Tech Pvt Ltd has secured $2.5 million (Rs 16 crores) in a funding round led by venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners, according to a financial daily. The funds will be deployed for improving the technology used for risk evaluation, adding new student-lending features, appointing data scientists and increasing market penetration, […]

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Mar
02

Peer-to-peer finance firm Folk2Folk launches new branch in Harrogate

Folk2Folk, the peer-to-peer business lending firm, has launched a new branch in Harrogate. The company’s new branch is aiming to introduce over £20m in finance to an estimated 100 businesses in its first year in the region. Folk2Folk’s move into North Yorkshire is part of its national expansion plan having already established a local demand […]

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Mar
02

Peer-to-Peer Lender Prosper to sell $5 Billion in loans

Prosper Marketplace, America’s first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, announced on Monday that it had closed a deal to sell $5 billion of loans to a consortium of investors over the next two years. The consortium includes New Residential Investment Corp., Jefferies Group, and Third Point. “We’re very pleased to be working with this consortium of investors, […]

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Mar
01

Zopa to move into secured lending

ZOPA is looking to expand into the secured auto finance space, where it sees an opportunity to grow its borrower base. The peer-to-peer lending platform, which usually specialises in unsecured consumer loans, said it sees strong potential in the secured car finance sector as there are healthy levels of demand but typically a poor customer […]

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