Category: Online Lending


i2ifunding – Peer to Peer Lending takes off in India

Peer to peer (P2P) lending is a billion dollar industry all over the globe but in India it is yet to gain acceptance. Like Crowdfunding, P2P Lending also lacks a coherent legal framework for startups to operate in. All this is set to change in the coming days with a new breed of startups taking […]

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Capzest raises funds

Capzest, a digital lending platform announced this week that it has raised Rs 1.35 Crore (US$ 200,000) from Lion Ventures. Capzest provides non-collateralized personal and business loans at interest rates starting from 11% per year. Online Loans Company Since it’s launch early this year, Capzest has quickly emerged as the leader in the online personal […]

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Online Lending Website raises Rs 25 Crore , an online peer-to-peer lending marketplace that connects borrowers who are seeking personal loans with prospective lenders has raised Rs 25 Crore (US$ 4 million) in funding from the promoters of Fusion Microfinance. The money raised with be used to strength’s lending platform by investing in technology and also in expanding the management […]

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InVenture releases new mobile application InSight for small businesses worldwide

Peer-to-peer micro-investment platform InVenture is proud to announce today, “InSight”, a short messaging service (SMS) application for use by InVenture ( to track financial and social metrics of its micro-entrepreneur partners. Data captured by InSight will link individual micro-entrepreneur to systems for tracking and analyzing financial performance, and give online supporters valuable information for measuring the […]

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Milaap and ONergy partnership brings solar lights to rural households in West Bengal, India

 Online microlending social enterprise, will be teaming up with renewable energy venture ONergy to launch an innovative microfinance project. Beginning from 10 November 2011, the two organisations will be working together to bring solar lights to more than 1500 rural households in west Bengal, India during its first year of partnership. The project will kickstart in South 24 […]

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So Sense – Online p2p platform for Social Entrepreneurs launched

Socential Ltd – A Swiss social enterprise with a focus on social impact, has launced So Sense – An online marketplace for social entrepreneurship. Sosense is dedicated to support high impact social enterprises operating both on a global scale, mainly in developing countries, as well as those operating in Switzerland. Sosense features outstanding social enterprises […]

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YMCA launches Ymicro an online peer to peer lending platform

The Seattle branch of YMCA last month launched an online peer to peer lending platform Ymicro – is being tested and is currently in a beta pilot phase from July to December 2011 Ymicro initially plans to channel small donations to make micro loans to more than 30 entrepreneurs selected by YMCA’s in Colombia, […]

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Data Visualization of Kiva p2p loan activity

Kiva recently released a video showing how 620,000 lenders funded 615,000 entrepreneurs, students, and other microfinance borrowers around the world over the past seven years. The video maps out the path taken by each loan and how it was repaid back by the borrower. The map gives an accurate picture about how the transfer of […]

financial inclusion women kiva and Dermalogica launch new P2P Micro Lending Website for Women Entrepreneurs, the world’s largest personal microlending website, announced today with professional skin care brand Dermalogica, actress and advocate Geena Davis, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and women’s clothier Eileen Fisher and others, the launch of a novel campaign to provide micro loans to women entrepreneurs in low-income regions of the United States and 56 […]

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Green Energy Micro funding Website launched in US

New Generation Energy (NGE), a nonprofit whose mission is to make America’s communities healthier and more sustainable through the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, today announced the launch of its Green Energy Project Microfunding site. This site makes it easy for individuals to learn about and support specific green energy projects at […]

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Interview with Premal Shah – President of

Premal Shah, president of recently gave a detailed interview to Techcrunch on the peer lending portals plans for the next five years. In the interview, Premal Shah surprisingly reveals that he considers the social gaming website Zynga his biggest competitors. “I think our biggest competitor is actually, probably Zynga. It’s not other nonprofits it’s actually […]

Kiva loans student starts disbursing micro loans to Students, the world’s first online micro lending portal , has announced a pilot of Student Microloans on Starting from today on, anyone can lend as little as $25(Rs 1200) to students in three countries around the world. Founded as a means to combine the impact of microfinance with the utility of technology, Kiva […]

40billion provides US$25 million in funding for Entrepreneurs, the first social funding network for small business entrepreneurs, recently announced it passed $25 million in funding requests. also announces the appointments of Daniel Pugh as chief operating officer and Brent Wadman as vice president & general counsel. “More entrepreneurs are using our Internet-based microfinance platform to get business loans because their communities […]


United Prosperity Case Study by E&Y

People from the poorest sections of society, who need simple financial instruments to run their business, find themselves denied access to banking or financial services for want of collateral or guarantees. Banks’ lack of cooperation with this sector of society is understandable to some extent, considering the difficulty of recovering the loan amounts in the […]


Janta Foundation launches online P2P lending site – Janta Loans

The Janta Foundation ( today announced it has launched the first-ever Web site that allows individuals to support children and young adults in the developing world through education microloans and scholarships. Lenders and donors can now connect with, and directly impact individual students of their choice in India or Nicaragua, extending the benefits of microfinance […]


Peer-to-peer lending lures clients, investors

Scott Langmack has given more than $600,000 in unsecured loans to strangers. “I can reliably get 12 percent, worst case 9 percent,” said Langmack, 50, a former Microsoft marketing executive who began investing in so-called peer-to-peer lending last year. “I can’t find anything that gives me this kind of confidence.” Investors loan money directly in […]

Nanofin P2P Lending goes live !

The peer to peer lending sector in India is hotting up with several launches  taking place and many more in the pipeline. So far we had have and and the newest entrant to this nascent sector is  Nanofin which stands for your Neighbourhood Finance Network. Even though Nanofin announced the launch of their […]

Interview with DhanaX founder Shiva Cotipalli

dhanaX is an online-offline person-to-person lending platform that allows Indians to lend and borrow money from each other. dhanaX is inspired by the idea of an online community’s ability to come together and help each other. dhanaX works within the ambit of Social Business or Social Enterprise. Successful experiments worldwide in micro-credit have shown how […]


Inteview with founder Ram N

About Rang De RangDe.Org is India’s first online peer to peer micro-lending platform that enables individuals to lend to low income households in India. The mission is to make microcredit affordable and holistic by making it available for business, education and health needs. RangDe’s Business Model Rang De is a social business with a strong focus […]


Kiva Takes a Righteous Risk: Offers Peer-to-Peer Lending in the U.S.

The timing seems right. In the midst of the deepest American recession since the Great Depression, peer-to-peer microlending pioneer has opened the doors to its long-planned domestic lending program – connecting its network of lenders to small businesses like Enrique, a New York cobbler seeking a $5,000 loan for leather, rubber soles and general […]


Peer-to-Peer Lending Pain – Online Lending Setbacks

Via Seattle Microfinance Peer-to-Peer Lending Pain It has been a year of setbacks for peer-to-peer lenders such as Prosper, Lending Club, and Zopa, which use the Web to connect those who need a loan with individuals willing to act as lenders. Once positioned to become an alternative financing spigot for entrepreneurs, the nascent industry has […]


Review of Online Lending Platforms – MyC4 and Veecus

David Costa who is the Dean at the Robert Kennedy College – University of Wales MBA in Zürich, Switzerland reviews two online lending platforms on his blog I had initially the wrong impression about this platform. I did change my mind after reviewing this. The idea is to allow lenders to charge an interest rate […]

MicroPlace (An Ebay company) launches online microfinance lending

MicroPlace Launches First Microfinance Investment Yielding 5 Percent for Everyday Investors People can help the working poor out of poverty with a healthy investment as low as $20. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ — MicroPlace (, a website that enables everyday people to invest in the world’s working poor, announced today the launch of […]