Articles with tag: alternative lending

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Estonia-based EstateGuru launches new payment system for Europe

24 Jul 2020 | Payments General

P2P lending platform EstateGuru has implemented fellow European fintech Lemonway’s payment facilities as it tackles full European launch. 

EstateGuru, lending, P2P lending, Estonia, Europe, Lemonway, fintech, payment, loans, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Spain, Finland, European Union, Lemonway IBAN, investor, BNP Paribas, alternative lending, Onfido, ID verification

Mind the Gap: How payments providers can fill a banking gap for online merchants - Banking Circle White Paper

14 May 2020 | Payments General

The white paper provides insights into the contrasting picture across different European geographies, identifying how Banks and Payments businesses can fill the gap and help SME merchants compete, grow and prosper.

Banking Circle, SME, merchants, white paper, banks, alternative lending, payments, United Kingdom, survey, SMEs trading

SMB alt lender Fundbox secures USD 176 mln to tap into B2B payments

27 Sep 2019 | Payments General

US-based fintech Fundbox has secured a USD 176 million Series C funding round from investors including Allianz X and General Catalyst.

Fundbox, B2B payments, Allianz X, General Catalyst, credit facility, alternative lending, lending, small and medium size business, SMB, SME, US, North America

Banking Circle paper explores opportunities for banks to work with SMEs

24 Sep 2019 | Payments General

UK-based financial utility provider Banking Circle has launched its insight paper, ‘Circle of Trust or out of the loop?’.

Banking Circle, white paper, reseach, study, SME, financial utility, financial inclusion, alternative lending, UK, Europe, Circle of Trust or out of the loop?, B2B banking

Lendingkart raises USD 30 mln to help MSMEs access working capital

13 Aug 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

India-based startup Lendingkart focused on helping MSMEs access working capital, has raised USD 30 million as part of its Series D financing round.

Lendingkart, alternative lending, SME financing, India, lending startup, working capital, MSME, Fullerton Financial Holdings, Bertelsmann India, series D financing, funding round, India, Asia, APAC

Lendable lands GBP 200 mln Goldman Sachs funding line

16 Jul 2019 | Payments General

Lendable has secured a GBP 200 mln funding line from Goldman Sachs Private Capital as the consumer lender continues to attract institutional finance.

Lendable, Goldman Sachs, funding, funding line, lending platform, alternative lending, bank, US, UK, Europe, Goldman Sachs Private Capital, consumer lending

ZOPA to use open banking to improve P2P lending

11 Mar 2019 | Payments General

UK-based lender ZOPA has announced it is considering ways of using open banking to let its P2P investors access their wider portfolio in one place.

ZOPA, product upgrade, open banking, UK, Europe, P2P lending, borrower income verification, alternative lending

Brismo partners, LendingClub create performance metrics for lending

22 Feb 2019 | Payments General

US-based marketplace lending platform LendingClub and UK-based data vendor Brismo have partnered to improve transparency for investors in loan assets.

Brismo, LendingClub, partnership, performance metrics, lending, loan assets, non-banking lending sector, alternative lending

Ant Financial invests USD 40 mln in fintech lender Akulaku

15 Jan 2019 | Payments General

China-based fintech Ant Financial has announced investing USD 40 million in Indonesia-based fintech lending company Akulaku.

Ant Financial, Akulaku, investment, financing, fintech, lending, alternative lending, SME, B2B payments, China, Indonesia, APAC, AliPay

Factris acquires Lithuanian lendtech Debifo

15 Jan 2019 | Payments General

Factris has completed the total acquisition of Debifo, a working capital provider in Lithuania, for an undisclosed purchase price.

Factris, acquisition, Debifo, working capital, alternative lending, Europe

New P2P lending fund launches targeting 5-7% return

08 Jan 2019 | Payments General

Luxembourg-based alternative investment company P2P Lending Fund has announced that it will target returns in a 5-7% range without leverage.

P2P lending fund, alternative lending, return rates, Luxembourg, Europe, hedging costs, Reserved Alternative Investment Fund

SME loan made using open banking data from alternative lender iwoca

14 Nov 2018 | Payments General

A small business loan has been made using open banking data via UK-based business finance aggregator Funding Options.

iwoca, Funding Options, UK, open banking, lending, alternative lending, cash flow, open API