Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

Sometimes it’s best to rely on the kindness of strangers when borrowing money.

P2P marketplace Sun Exchange raises $1.6M seed round

P2P solar equipment leasing marketplace Sun Exchange has raised $1.6 million in seed financing from a group including Network Society Ventures, Kalon Venture Partners, BoostVC, Techstars and Powerhouse. Sun Exchange leverages blockchain technology to allow people to buy solar cells ...

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P2P cryptocurrency exchange Ethbits Local goes live

Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange Ethbits Local is now online and offering trades throughout the United Kingdom, France, South America and Nigeria. Participants can also complete cryptocurrency payments, bank transfers and cash trades. Accepted currencies are ETH, in-house token ETBS and Bitcoin, ...

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Twino offers Kazakh consumer loans to investors

Latvian P2P TWINO announced today it is listing loans from its Kazakhstan originator, making Kazakhstan the sixth country listed on the platform. It is also the first time a European P2P has expanded to Central Asia, the company said. The ...

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Funding Circle lands $100M equity investment

Small business lending platform Funding Circle has raised $100 million in equity capital. Accel led the round, which included participation from existing investors Baillie Gifford, DST Global, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Rocket Internet, Sands Capital Ventures, Temasek, and Union Square ...

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Canadian P2P Lending Loop open for business

Toronto-based Lending Loop, a platform connecting small businesses in need of financing with Canadian investors,  is open for business after completing its registration with the Ontario Securities Commission and additional regulators. It is available in every Canadian province except Quebec. ...

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