A recent study conducted by the European P2P lending platform Robo.cash has named positive profits in 2019 and work with affiliated loan originators as the 2 key factors for P2P platforms’ success during the crisis. Remarkably, interest rates, funding volumes and the platforms’ experience do not play big roles here.
As the UK marks six months since the country went into lockdown, Masthaven Bank has today revealed the extent of its support for its intermediary partners and customers throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Since March, the specialist lender has paid £1.4m in commission to its intermediary partners, providing vital financial support to these individuals and businesses.
ClearBank, the cloud-native clearing bank, in partnership with Tide, the UK’s leading business banking platform , have been awarded £25m to help UK SMEs turn recovery from the coronavirus crisis into a growth opportunity. The funding will be used to provide financial support and products to help SMEs address the challenges they will face in the post-coronavirus and post-Brexit economic environment and to seize on the opportunities that come... more
Universal Digital Lending Platform by Nets and OpenWay Recognized as “Best Consumer Payments Initiative”
Nets, one of Europe’s leading processors, and OpenWay, a top-ranked digital payments software provider, have won the “Best Consumer Payments Initiative” award from Paytech for their Universal Digital Lending Platform (UDLP). The Universal Digital Lending Platform by Nets and OpenWay is an end-to-end solution for all kinds of financial institutions – from banks and retailers to e-money institutions and startups – looking to provide consumers with... more
Marco Financial—the first tech-enabled financing platform built for small and medium-sized Latin American exporters — announced it has secured $26M in funding and credit that will enable the company to address the $1.5T global trade finance gap that disproportionately impacts small-and medium-sized (SME) businesses. Marco supports SMEs based in Latin America, where a $350 billion trade finance gap blocks many exporters from the U.S. market.
Brokers using Criteria Hub can now search across a host of new criteria on the market-leading criteria-based sourcing system from mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain. Over recent weeks a wide range of new criteria have been uploaded onto Criteria Hub, based on both the firm’s own research and feedback from advisers. The new criteria have all now gone live, after lenders completed the process of supplying the relevant information, opening... more
Paragon Bank has procured business onboarding and automated due diligence technology services from RegTech firm, TruNarrative. The decision follows Paragon Bank’s recent approval from the British Business Bank, enabling Paragon to deliver bounce back loans to SMEs coping with the Covid-19 economic situation.
The European P2P lending platform Robo.cash has found that the demand of investors for long-term loans offered by its Singaporean loan originator is rising. In August, the platform’s users funded €1.5 mln of these loans, which is twice as much as in June. This might mark a new trend among P2P investors.
DPR, the provider of savings and lending origination and servicing solutions, has announced Aldermore as the latest partner to adopt the DPR Distribution Hub. The hub securely transfers product and customer data through APIs to enable third-party intermediary distribution providers such as product sourcing and CRM systems, to integrate seamlessly into Aldermore’s mortgage application process.
TrackStar.ai, a company led by credit industry veterans that specializes in predictive credit technology, today announced the launch of a new proprietary, predictive API designed to help lending institutions determine consumer lending potential. By utilizing this first-of-its-kind API, lenders are able to make better decisions about qualifying current and prior loan applicants. The result is lower acquisition costs and churn, all while reducing... more
As the Government’s CBILS initiative draws to a close this month, two British fintechs Ebury and MarketFinance, have joined forces to ensure SMEs across the UK are able to quickly access the emergency lending. MarketFinance will offer both its CBILS loans and revolving credit facilities to Ebury’s UK SME base to support them with their business finance needs.
Bluestone Urges Brokers to Support “non-Standard” Consumers and Respond to FCA’s Call for Input on Open Finance
Bluestone Mortgages today warns that the needs of “non-standard” customers could end up being excluded from the development of open finance if advisers do not respond to the FCA’s Call for Input by next month.
Yabx, a fintech venture in digital lending, today announced its foray into Mexico as part of its expansion strategy in the Latin America region. The company also announced the appointment of Javier Chavez-Ruiz as Business Sales Associate for the region.
The Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK), which finances Swedish exporters, their subsidiaries, and foreign customers, has chosen financial technology leader FIS® (NYSE: FIS) to digitize and modernize its commercial lending platform to enhance service to its clients and streamline costs.