Funding History
$1.2B
Round Size Investors Date
US$1200m Bank of China, China Minsheng Bank, Guotai Junan Securities 19 Jan 2016

Latest Editorial11

Banking Beyond The Hype - Fintech Investment Levels Off

Fintech continues to be one of the most exciting and well-funded spaces in tech. Potentially huge profits are attracting startups and investors to take on banks and major financial institutions. From currency conversions to lending there’s a whole...

Read More28 Oct 16
Online Lenders Need To Get Their Act Together To Survive

Online lenders are in trouble. LendingClub is mired in a scandal that’s already claimed its CEO, Prosper Marketplace is laying off 28% of its workers and Avant is seeing its loan volume tumble. To make matters worse, after a long period of ignoring...

Read More12 May 16
European Fintech Taking On The US

In an important milestone for fintech, Germany’s Raisin just reached EUR1bn (USD1.1bn) in assets on its platform. It’s the first European fintech startup to do so and the third in the world after Wealthfront and Betterment - both of which are from...

Read More26 Apr 16
Fintech Investment Doubles, But Focus Shifts

Fintech is changing fast. Lending and blockchain are 'in' when it comes to investment, while payments and bitcoin are 'out'. Investors are increasingly seeing bitcoin as a pipe dream while the disruption of payments is far enough along to make it...

Read More13 Apr 16
Quarterly Deal Book – VC Funding Steady At USD18bn, But Cracks Appearing

There’s a lot of talk among investors and global tech communities about a slowdown in the levels of VC funding and massive valuation rises seen over the past couple of years. However, the first quarter of 2016 saw funding levels remain flat from the...

Read More12 Apr 16
Borrowed Money - 5 Most-Interesting Recent Lending Deals

It was a mixed start to the year from fintech. For fintech firms in China it’s a strong start to the year, with several picking up huge USD1bn+ rounds, while other fintech-focused regions saw falls in funding levels. Lending firms continue to pick up...

Read More12 Apr 16
London Bids To Be Fintech World Capital

What are London’s chances of becoming the world’s leading fintech capital? Well if you ask London’s financial executives pretty good. In fact, 92% of them say that they are confident the UK can become the world leader in fintech. "Fintech has...

Read More05 Apr 16
7 Significant Fintech Investments in 2016

Online lenders in China, a New York robo-advisor and a UK challenger bank. These were the most important fintech deals in a very impressive Q1. Fintech Q1 At A Glance > Fintech companies raised USD2.6bn in Q1 > Average round size was USD24m > Median...

Read More01 Apr 16
Like It Or Not, Banks Will Help Fintech Startups Grow

People working at fintech startups often take great pains to talk up how different they are from the rest of finance. It’s a way of distinguishing themselves from the still unpopular banks. When Christian Faes of LendInvest describes banking as “a...

Read More18 Mar 16
January Deal Book - Global Investment Rockets 244% For Strong Start To 2016

After December suggested a marked slowdown in venture capital investment January experienced a surge in funding. Total global investment reached almost USD12bn, the largest total for a single month tracked in recent years. It represents a year-on-year...

Read More16 Feb 16
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Live Global News 5

Why Alternative Lenders Will Be a Big Topic at the Collision Conference 2016
Read More22 Apr 16 Inc.com
Fintech Investment in Asia-Pacific quadruples in 2015 – report
Read More20 Apr 16 The Paypers - Headlines
Take note – Asia Pacific is now second biggest region for fintech investment
Read More18 Apr 16 E27
Fintech growth accelerates in Asia with record $4.5 billion investments
Read More11 Mar 16 Reuters - Technology News
Wealthy Chinese are plowing money into tech startups as the economy slows
Read More03 Mar 16 Business Insider
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