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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 16, 2018

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Turkey and UK announce Islamic fintech partnership

November 16, 2018 |

FINTECH leaders from the UK and Turkey have met in Istanbul to discuss a joint partnership which will capitalise on the rapid development of Islamic fintech.

In a forum hosted by the British Consulate-General in Istanbul, TheCityUK and Borsa Istanbul … Read More

Mintos raises €5m for banking services launch

November 14, 2018 |

EUROPEAN lending marketplace Mintos has raised €5m (£4.3m) as it aims to launch banking services to its customers.

Latvian venture capital firm Grumpy Investments, which was previously known as Skillion Ventures, has made the investment into Mintos.

Mintos says the … Read More

Funding Circle US: Consumers will eschew Amazon to support small firms

November 13, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle US has found that the majority of US consumers still make the effort to shop at independent small businesses and would be willing to pay more for the same item than it costs at e-commerce giant Amazon.

The … Read More

A guide to European P2P platforms for UK investors

November 13, 2018 |

THE UK may boast one of the largest peer-to-peer lending markets in the world, but European P2P lenders are starting to catch up.

Over the past year, the European P2P market has reached a number of significant milestones. In June, … Read More

Robo.cash expands east with Russian acquisition

November 12, 2018 |

ROBO.CASH investors can now back short-term loans in Russia after the peer-to-peer lender’s parent company acquired MFC Zaymer.

Robocash Group, which owns Latvia-based Robo.cash, has added Russian consumer lender MFC Zaymer to its holdings, joining alternative lenders in Spain, Kazakhstan, … Read More

Lending Loop and Equifax launch free credit scores for businesses

November 9, 2018 |

CANADIAN peer-to-peer lender Lending Loop has partnered with Equifax Canada to launch the country’s first free credit health and monitoring platform for small businesses.

The platform gives businesses and entrepreneurs access to free personal and business credit scores, reports and … Read More

Ireland’s Linked Finance on track for record growth this year

November 5, 2018 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance has facilitated loans of over €28m (£24.5m) in the first nine months of this year.

That represents a 63 per cent increase from the same period last year and has put the lender on … Read More

EstateGuru marks fifth birthday with a rebrand

October 26, 2018 |

CROSS-BORDER European peer-to-peer property lender EstateGuru has unveiled a new look to mark its fifth anniversary.

The Estonia-based platform, which lends to borrowers based in Baltic countries as well as Finland, has launched a new website and logo.

“Our central … Read More

Robo.cash welcomes new loan originator

October 23, 2018 |

LATVIAN peer-to-peer payday lender Robo.cash has added a loan originator from Kazakhstan to its platform.

Z-FINANCE provides short-term private lending in Kazakhstan with an average loan size equivalent to €60 (£52).

Investors on the Robo.cash site can now invest in … Read More

Mintos partners with Trustly to offer real-time transfers

October 4, 2018 |

MINTOS, Europe’s largest peer-to-peer marketplace, has partnered with payments company Trustly to offer its customers the option to transfer funds in real-time from bank accounts across Europe.

Mintos said the collaboration with Swedish e-payments company Trustly will allow investors using … Read More