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Making your time matter with Elaine

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Hi Elaine, can you please introduce yourself? Where are you from, and how did you come to be living in Berlin? To start from the start, I am originally from County Cork, Ireland. I am a qualified Irish solicitor and I'm also admitted to the roll in England and [...]

Risk scoring: How investors can assess digital lenders

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Risk scoring is at the heart of many lending approaches. The regulations that govern digital lending are typically less stringent than those in the banking space. This makes it even more essential for potential investors to analyse how a credit platform is pricing and managing risk, believes Miguel de Abreu [...]

Real estate: Germany’s structural funding gap and demand for mezzanine lending

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Demand for mezzanine financing among German real estate developers has grown in recent years as banks have lowered their LTV thresholds, creating a gap that is being filled by the private debt market. CrossLend spoke with Hubertus von Fircks, Managing Director of PEMA Invest Advisory GmbH, an investment management firm, [...]

The role of private debt as a portfolio diversifier for institutional investors

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Amid the low yields on offer on traditional fixed-income assets, private debt is emerging as a strong alternative. For institutional investors, adding private debt exposures to their portfolios can help improve diversification due to the low correlation of private debt to equities and fixed income, as well as an [...]

Building industry standards for lending platforms in Germany

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Alternative lenders are playing an increasingly important economic role in funding businesses, in Germany and across Europe. In 2021, the amount of lending to businesses through German marketplaces totaled 11.4 billion euros. At the same time, growing participation on the funding side by institutional investors has led to a [...]

Making Your Time Matter with Sandra

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Name: Sandra Schwinnen Title: Executive Assistant How long have you been with CrossLend? What do you like about working here? I first joined CrossLend in 2019 via an agency, working as an executive assistant and doing some bookkeeping. I found it interesting - for one, I learnt that CrossLend has [...]

Making Your Time Matter with Holger

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Name: Holger Lösken Title: Senior Web Engineer How long have you been with CrossLend? What do you like about working here? I work as a senior back-end developer and I’ve been with CrossLend for 7 months. FinTech is new to me – I enjoy spending time digging into topics [...]

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