Alternative Finance

CrowdBureau Launches P2P Lending and Equity Crowdfunding Price and Total Return Index

CrowdBureau Corporation, a financial technology company and index provider, announced the launch of the CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding Index (tickers: CBP2P and CBP2PTR). Read more »

Over half of Brits borrowing from family instead of banks

New data from the UK’s leading price comparison site, MoneySuperMarket, reveals the true extent to which Brits rely on immediate family for financial help. The data shows that over half (55 per cent) of Brits have borrowed over £100 from a family member, with the average loan reaching as high as £2,2271, meaning the UK’s total family debt runs into the billions. Read more »

Inditrade and Robocash Group launch microlending operations in India

Following the MoU signed last year, the financial companies Inditrade Capital and Robocash Group have launched an online service for short-term consumer lending in India. Given the increasing demand for digital lending, the service is expected to lead the segment in India in a period of 3 to 5 years. Read more »

LEADING P2P LENDER BLEND NETWORK APPOINTS HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PROPERTY PROFESSIONAL PAUL WATSON AS HEAD OF ORIGINATION AND STRENGTHENS SENIOR TEAM

BLEND Network, a fast-growing peer-to-peer property lending platform, has announced the appointment of highly-experienced property professional Paul Watson as Head of Origination. His arrival will help the company better serve its existing clients, as well as accelerate the acquisition of new borrowers, while also enhancing its due diligence capability for the benefit of its lenders. Read more »

Linedata to transform the lending experience with Loansquare’s digital platform

Linedata (Euronext Paris: LIN) announces the acquisition of French start-up Loansquare, whose portal digitalizes relationships between borrowers and lenders. By acquiring Loansquare, Linedata enhances the end-to-end capabilities of its platforms and services for lenders. "I am delighted to start 2019 with the acquisition of Loansquare, says Anvaraly Jiva, Founder and CEO of Linedata. We are engaged in an ambitious process of enabling digital... more Read more »

Assetz Capital rewards investors with new cashback offer

Leading peer-to-peer business lender, Assetz Capital, has launched a new cashback offer which rewards new investors with up to £350 in cashback. To trigger the cashback, users need to register and invest by 31st January. Those that invest between £5,000 and £10,000 will earn £100 cashback, with those investing over £10,000 or £20,000 earning £150 or £250 respectively. Read more »

Robo.cash welcomes the loan originator from the Philippines

The European P2P platform Robo.cash has been recently joined by its first lending company in Southeast Asia Robocash Finance Corp. Now users of the platform have an opportunity to invest in the Philippine short-term consumer loans in EUR with an annual return of up to 12%. Read more »

UK consumers cast their vote on the future of the high street

Divido, the multinational white-label platform for point of sale lending, has today unveiled the results of its UK-wide research into how consumers approach high-value purchases, and subsequently what the UK high street needs to offer in order to stay relevant. The study of over 2000 UK consumers reveals that just 7% of Brits browse exclusively in-store before making a high-value purchase (identified as costing over £250) - putting pressure on... more Read more »

The leading Russian online loan originator joined to Robo.cash

The European P2P platform Robo.cash has been recently joined by the leading Russian microfinance company MFC Zaymer which has supplied investors with the opportunity to invest in short-term loans issued by its online lending service Zaymer.ru. An expected annual return for investors will comprise up to 14% in EUR and up to 18% in for loans listed in RUB.    Read more »

Fintech startup Sharegain rolls-out first Securities Lending Platform, following $12m investment

Fintech startup Sharegain, whose securities lending platform allows any investor to generate revenue through loaning out their financial assets, has raised a total of $12m (including $5m in the latest round) to support the roll-out of its platform to private banks, online brokers and robo-advisers, as well as scaling up its operations with family offices and asset management firms in line with significant early demand. Read more »

The P2P platform Robo.cash welcomes a new loan originator from Kazakhstan

The European Р2Р platform Robo.cash has been recently joined by a new loan originator LLP Z-FINANCE which provides short-term private lending in Kazakhstan. For the users of the platform, it means more opportunities to invest in short-term loans listed in euro with a repayment period up to 30 days and an expected interest rate up to 12% per annum. Read more »

Twilo unveils API for processing payments securely over the phone

Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today announced <Pay>, a new API that enables developers to easily process payments securely over the phone With just one line of code companies can quickly and easily accept payment via automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) interactions or in contact centre environments. Read more »

Kasasa Loans tech partners with CUneXus cpIXpress platform for fast and secure loan services

Kasasa, an award-winning financial technology and marketing provider, announced today that it has partnered with CUneXus, a provider of advanced loan acquisition and automation technology for banks and credit unions.  Read more »

IHS Markit Creates First One-Stop Data Solution for Syndicated Loan Market

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions today announced the launch of a portal that consolidates critical data for participants in the $1 trillion syndicated loan market. Read more »

Mentality of borrowers affects lending business

Over 26 million euro loans were financed through the European P2P platform Robo.cash in eight months in 2018 that is 223% more than in the same period a year earlier. Operating according to the ‘peer-to-portfolio’ model, the platform brings together private investors and legal entities with the loan originators in Kazakhstan and Spain. This dynamic is believed to be facilitated by continuous development of the IT system and robotic scoring... more Read more »

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