Investment Platforms and Marketplaces

Online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, investment crowdfunding, security token platforms and more.

EstateGuru Platform Investors Financed €18.6M Worth of Loans in December 2021

EstateGuru notes that 2021 ended “strongly” for their platform, with their investors financing €18.6M worth of loans in December 2021. As mentioned in the update from EstateGuru, the total funded amount for the year was €2028M. In December, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany all “contributed over… Read More

UK based Blend Network Launches “Light Refurbishments Plus” Offering Up to 75% LTGDV

UK’s Blend Network, a specialist development finance lender, has responded to “growing demand for light refurbishment projects.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, specialist development finance lender Blend Network has announced today the launch of a new Light Refurbishment Plus product range “specifically… Read More

Linked Finance Leverages Open Banking to Enhance Application Process

Linked Finance, a peer-to-peer lending platform serving Irish SMEs, says it has incorporated open banking technology to speed up the lending process. Open banking can enhance financial services by seamlessly accessing data and information across different platforms. By integrating with other financial services providers, products… Read More

Fintech Apps Are Becoming Widely-Adopted, so easyMoney Introduces its Own App for Clients

The team at UK’s investment platform easyMoney notes that the use of Fintech apps is increasing steadily across the globe. That’s why they decided to also launch their own app for their customers. The company wrote in a blog post that half of easyMoney investors… Read More

eToro Expands Offerings in the US, Adds ETFs, Stocks

eToro, an online investment platform, says it has added exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and stocks to its US-facing offerings. eToro already offers crypto trading in the US. Crypto trading is offered via eToro USA LLC and securities trading is offered via eToro USA Securities, Inc., a… Read More

Poloniex Management Confirms Launch of New Digital Asset Trading System in Sandbox Environment in Q1 2022

Shaun Scovil, General Manager at digital assets firm Poloniex, notes that as they embark on their eighth year of operations, the team has reflected on all the great things they think they’ve accomplished so far, while “preparing for the exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.” Shaun… Read More

Yieldstreet Explains How they Carry Out their Stringent Multi-Step Vetting Process Before Offering Investment Opportunities

Yieldstreet explains that they aim to provide a diverse range of “unique” private market investment opportunities that offer “potentially attractive benefits” to investor portfolios. But before a particular offering makes it onto the Yieldstreet platform, it needs to go through a “stringent” multi-step vetting process,… Read More

True Global Ventures 4 Plus Backs Coinhouse $17 Million Series B

Coinhouse, a digital asset service provider (DASP or VASP) regulated in both France and Luxembourg, has raised USD $17 million in a Series B funding round. The round was led by True Global Ventures 4 Plus (TGV4 Plus) Fund that invested USD $5.7 million. They… Read More

BlockFi Appoints Alex Grigoryan as CTO, Deborah Barta as Chief Operating Officer

BlockFi, a crypto financial services firm, recently announced that Alexander Grigoryan has joined the company as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and will be responsible for overseeing “all global product development and technology strategy moving forward.” Zac Prince, CEO and Founder of BlockFi, stated:… Read More

SaveLend Group Adds Executive to Help with Expansion Plans

SaveLend Group has announced the hiring of Olle Asplund as Chief Product Officer as part of an expansion plan. According to SaveLend, Asplund will focus on business development, strategically as well as operationally. Starting in April, He will also be in charge of structuring new… Read More

Robo.cash Reports 227% Annual Growth in Secured Funds, Platform Also Set Record for Monthly Deposits in Past FY

Croatian P2P lender Robo.cash notes that 20% of peer-to-peer investors have a job in the IT & Digital industries. At the same time, the share of customers “with minimal income has decreased to make way for ‘richer’ investors with bigger average earnings,” the management at… Read More

European Online Lender Bondora Reports €16M Invested in December 2021

In December 2021, online lender Bondora reports having a “stable” month in terms of investments, despite declines from November. As noted in an update from Bondora, €16,511,772 was invested “across the platform—an 18.6% drop from November.” This is, however, the third-highest amount invested in 2021,… Read More

European SME Lender October Reveals that Investors are Increasingly Seeking “Safe” Investments

European SME lender October reveals that 2021 was an “intense year” for their platform. October notes that not only was it their best lending year so far on record, with more initiatives financed than the past 3 years combined, but also “the one of multiple… Read More

Funding Societies, an Asian Online Capital Formation Platform, Shares Key Updates from Past Year

Just a year ago, countries all across the globe were rushing to pull down the shutters on their airports and economies took a massive hit, however, today “paints a different picture,” according to an update from Funding Societies. The team at Funding Societies writes in… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Shares Latest Performance Update for December 2021

Haiyan Huang from marketplace lender Prosper has shared the platform’s latest performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for December 2021. In an update from Prosper, dated January 15, 2021, the firm has shared key highlights from the report as follows: Performance Update In December 2021,… Read More

Alternative Investment Marketplace PeerBerry Reports that it Grew Nearly Three Times in 2021

PeerBerry, an alternative investment marketplace, claims that its operations grew almost three times in 2021. According to an extensive update from PeerBerry, 2021 was “the year of outstanding growth” for their platform. They almost tripled the scope of their business operations within the previous year…. Read More

Coinbase Cloud Introduces a Forum Specifically for Web 3.0 Developers

Larry Kubin, Senior Developer Relations Engineer at digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN), notes that in 2021, Coinbase Cloud had announced the launch of their unified developer docs in order to “make it easier and faster for developers to build Web3 applications using Coinbase APIs and… Read More

UK’s Blend Network, a Specialist Development Finance Lender, Says Industry Needs to Focus on Sustainable House Building

The team at UK’s Blend Network, a specialist development finance lender, notes that they’ve recently been quite vocal about why development finance lenders “need to show more commitment towards Net Zero and sustainable house building.” Blend Network has explained why and how specialist lenders like… Read More

European Lender Mintos Says it Has Removed Cautionary Measures for Firms in Kazakhstan Following Unrest

European lender Mintos writes in an extensive update that the Internet connections in Kazakhstan has now been restored, and the restrictions on international payments “were lifted.” The team at Mintos also mentioned that they’ve received proof of payment from all their lending firms from Kazakhstan…. Read More

Once Promising German Digital Security Platform Neufund Shuts Down

Neufund, once a high-profile security token platform offering primary issuance based in Germany, has decided to shut down. In 2018, Neufund announced its first “equity token offering” or ETO that was initially said to be in compliance with German law. At that time, Neufund co-founder… Read More

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