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Originator Spotlight/Mozzeno

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One of Belgium’s largest peer-to-peer lending platforms, mozzeno, saw solid growth in 2021, with origination volumes exceeding 30 million euros. That growth was in part enabled by signing on new institutional investors in 2019. The platform caters mainly to consumer financing, though it also added business lending in 2021. [...]

Originator Spotlight/ Finora Capital (Lithuania)

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Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Finora Capital is a fast growing digital lender focused on providing working capital loans to small and micro enterprises. With origination volumes of 9.5 million euros in 2021, the company recently signed a guarantee agreement with the European Investment Fund (EIF) that should help it [...]

Originator Spotlight/ Fellow Finance

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In the landscape of alternative lenders in Europe, Fellow Finance is a notable success story. Founded in Helsinki, Finland in 2013, its focus is on consumer finance and SME lending (primarily invoice factoring), with operations in Finland, Denmark, Poland, and Germany, though its native Finland is its largest market. [...]

Originator Spotlight/ Nestr Smart Finance

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Dutch originator Nestr Smart Finance has distinguished itself by offering faster loan approval than mainstream banks. Nestr’s business is focused on high quality borrowers and assets. The company competes on reliability and speed of approval - but never rates. Robust underwriting processes are key to minimising credit risk and [...]

Reflecting on the regulatory framework for securitisation

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At the end of September, the European Commission released its latest action plan for the Capital Markets Union. Acutely aware of the importance of timing as Brexit continues to move in an uncertain direction and as the effects of the pandemic persist, the recent action plan has provided some [...]

Verbriefung von Forderungen wird für Banken und andere Originatoren effizienter

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TXS und CrossLend vereinbaren Kooperation. Um ihre Bilanz zu entlasten, stellen Banken und andere Originatoren Forderungen zusammen, um diese an Investoren weiterzuverkaufen. Bei der Auswahl und Zusammenstellung der Forderungen werden sie von spezialisierten Dienstleistern wie der Firma TXS aus Hamburg unterstützt. TXS ist einer der führenden deutschen Anbieter in [...]

The potential of private credit as an asset class in the Government’s economic plan

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How CrossLend’s digital debt marketplace could efficiently fund key investment objectives outlined in the Irish Programme for Government 2020 by channeling institutional private debt. The government coalition parties (Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party) have now put in place their programme for Government, implementation of which will [...]

What’s the outlook for UK non-bank lenders?

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COVID-19 has been in the UK for at least six months and its influence doesn’t appear to be waning anytime soon. The average Jo(e) will no doubt have experienced a change in attitudes towards facial coverings and working from home, but financial professionals have also witnessed a fundamental change [...]

Supporting SME Funding as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery

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Over the past few months, in the face of a global pandemic, Ireland’s health care systems and citizens have been tested by uncertainty and scarcity. As the new Irish coalition government ‘beds in’ and the economy begins to reopen, businesses now face a similar uncertainty and scarcity. But for [...]

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