Hate Banks? Fund Your Company With Blockchain and ‘Laas’ Technology

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Oct 15, 2017 9:52:00 PM

For several industries that are labeled together under the “finance” umbrella, the landscape is quickly changing

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Topics: Lending, Blockchain, Banking, Technology

The Rise of the Fintechpreneur, and Why It Matters

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Oct 6, 2017 9:18:00 PM

The financial technology field is rapidly expanding, but remains in flux and continues to be unpredictable.

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Topics: Banking, Technology, Fintechpreneur

5 Fintech Trends SMBs Need to Embrace or Risk Falling Behind

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Sep 12, 2017 9:20:00 PM

Though smaller businesses have a lot of disadvantages compared to large enterprises, they can gain an advantage with these five innovative fintech trends. 

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Topics: Fintech, Banking, SMBs

Why ezbob Has Focused On Technology Over Lending

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Jun 14, 2017 9:07:00 PM

UK-based ezbob is now one of the leaders of the growing LaaS (lending as a service) market. It wasn’t always like that, as the company, which was started in 2011, operated as an online lender and completed over 10,000 loans to SME with over £130 million of credit extended from its own balance sheet.

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Topics: Fintech, LaaS, Lending

Tech Is Changing The Game For Small Banks – Q&A With Tomer Guriel, CEO of Ezbob

Posted by Simon Hawtin on May 11, 2017 9:49:00 PM

UK-based fintech company Ezbob is finding success in their collaborations with traditional lenders. Ezbob provides an automated lending platform for use by financial institutions.

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Topics: Fintech, Banking, Technology

Collaboration Is The Way Forward For Banks And Fintech

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Apr 7, 2017 9:09:00 PM

Much has been said and written about the impending doom of banking, as customers begin to flock over to fintech products and services. However, the claim that fintech will kill banking is still an overstatement. Banking, as we know it, is changing because of fintech, but it would take a major event of cataclysmic proportions to do away with banking institutions.

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Topics: Fintech, Banking

New NatWest platform offers quick and easy loans to SMEs

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Feb 16, 2017 6:50:00 PM
NatWest launches a new digital platform to speed up the lending process for SMEs.
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Topics: SMEs, NatWest, Fintech

Online lending platform EZbob raises $28 million in Series C funding

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Mar 12, 2016 9:11:00 PM

Online lending platform ezbob Ltd has raised £20m (about $28.3 million) in Series C funding in a round led by Leumi Partners and Oaktree Capital Management.

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Topics: Banking, Funding

Online lender Ezbob boosted after £30m fundraising

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Apr 28, 2015 9:37:00 PM

Ezbob has raised money from fund manager Oaktree, in a sign that non-bank lending is becoming more mainstream.

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Topics: Funding

EU supports over EUR 50m for businesses in the UK following EIF and Orange Money (Ezbob) agreement

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Mar 19, 2015 9:35:00 PM

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Orange Money Ltd (trading as Ezbob) have signed the first loan guarantee agreement in the UK under the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME).

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Topics: Funding