Category Archives: P2B

InvoiceX no need to be sitting in Sydney nor Melbourne

A new dedicated invoice financing platform called InvoiceX is operating out of Hobart in Tasmania. A long way from the market noise of Sydney or Melbourne with government and corporate funded incubators and banks desperately stepping all over one another trying to be seen as leading the fintech race in Australia, but as always oblivious

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Australian Marketlend goes quietly about business

The Australian marketplace lending platform Marketlend goes quietly about it’s business. The company has been open since December 2014, yet has taken a rather low key approach compared to many of their competitors and even those that are still to launch. I decided to catch up for a coffee with Leo Tyndall the CEO and

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A$ at record lows, timing for International Expansion into Australia P2P is better than ever

With an A$ at record lows, expansion by International Marketplace Lenders  into the Australian P2P market is better than ever. I have been watching closely the change in the A$ and more recently wondered what impact this might have on investment here, particularly for the development of the P2P market? I am now more and

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Now targeting SME’s, welcome ThinCats to Australia

With their intention to target Australian small and medium enterprises (SME’s), the UK marketplace lender ThinCats opened its website for business. The online lending platform enables sophisticated and wholesale investors to lend directly to these SME’s. The Australian arm is run by Sunil Aranha, a banking veteran, who has had a distinguished career with Citi,

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El-Erian leaves Pimco takes a US$12m equity stake in P2P

Major management changes for Pimco http://pimco.com have been the flavour of 2014, with the departure of Mohamed El-Erian earlier in the year, and the more recent departure of Bill Gross. El-Erian has now disclosed he has made an investment of some $12m in the US P2P lender Payoff. This year the two high profile heads

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