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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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P2P loans in rubles attractive to European investors

September 4, 2019 |

NEGATIVE interest rates in the Eurozone have prompted European peer-to-peer investors to consider lending in other currencies, research has found.

A survey of P2P investors by Croatian P2P platform Robo.cash found that the Russian ruble takes second place behind the … Read More

Swedish lender Brocc secures Goldman Sachs funding

August 22, 2019 |

SWEDISH peer-to-peer lender Brocc has raised funding from Goldman Sachs to boost its origination of consumer loans.

Brocc said its loans will enable consumers to consolidate existing debts at lower rates.

The size of the facility was undisclosed. It was … Read More

UK tech firms attract record £5.5bn in foreign investment

August 21, 2019 |

THE UK’S tech sector has attracted $6.7bn (£5.5bn) in foreign investment this year so far, which is more than the whole of 2018.

The data, released on Wednesday by Tech Nation and Dealroom for the government’s Digital Economy Council, found … Read More

Fellow Finance warns on lower profits due to aggressive expansion plans

August 16, 2019 |

PUBLICLY-LISTED peer-to-peer lender Fellow Finance has lowered its full-year guidance, blaming lower-than-expected loan volumes and aggressive international expansion.

The Nordic P2P platform, which floated on the First North Finland Market last year, said on Friday that it expects a year-on-year decline … Read More

Funding Circle hits $10bn lending milestone

August 15, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle has hit a major milestone after lending $10bn (£8.3bn) to small businesses globally through its platform.

Since its launch in 2010, Funding Circle has lent money in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, contributing $2 to GDP … Read More

EstateGuru targets up to £4.6bn share of European alternative property finance market

August 13, 2019 |

ESTATEGURU saw a 50 per cent year-on-year rise in lending volumes in the first half of 2019, as it targets a €3-5bn (32.8-4.6bn) share of the European alternative property finance market by 2025.

The cross-border European peer-to-peer lender made €33.8m of … Read More

Robo.cash hits €100m lending milestone

August 9, 2019 |

EUROPEAN peer-to-peer platform Robo.cash has lent out €100m (£92.5m), with its volume of funded loans having grown by 74.5 per cent this year to date. 

Croatia-based Robo.cash said on Friday that it financed €41.9m of loans in the first seven … Read More

Funding Circle sees uncertainty in core markets

August 8, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle is seeing uncertainty in its core markets in the US and Europe but is still anticipating higher returns for loans taken out in the first half of 2019.

The peer-to-peer lender’s chief risk officer Jerome Le Luel flagged … Read More

Funding Circle embarks on £164m US securitisation

August 8, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle is securitising some of its US loans for the very first time.

This will be the fifth time that the publicly-listed peer-to-peer business lender has gone to the debt capital markets but the first time it has done … Read More

EstateGuru expands into Portugal

August 7, 2019 |

CROSS-BORDER European peer-to-peer property lender EstateGuru has expanded into Portugal with its first project in the country now available for investment.

EstateGuru already has a presence in a number of European countries including Finland, Spain, and the Baltics. This latest … Read More