Fintech

Zip raises another $400 million as co-founders sell down $19 million worth of stock

- April 16, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Zip Co. (ASX: Z1P) has raised another A$400 million via a seven-year unsecured convertible notes to fund its international expansion plans. The not-yet profitable BNPL’s latest raise follows a similar $1.5 billion raise by Afterpay (ASX: APT) via convertible notes due in 2026. Co-founder and COO Peter Gray said they were “very pleased with the… Read more »

Consumer Data Right

CBA’s startup investment arm, x15ventures, tips $1 million into ASX-listed fintech subsidiary Payble

- April 13, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank’s venture scaling arm, x15ventures, has invested $1 million for a 26.7% stake in bill payments startup Payble, a subsidiary of listed IT company Identitii (ASX: ID8). Payble tackles late and failed bill payments before they happen, seeing the possibilities in open banking through Consumer Data Right (CDR) to tackle a problem with… Read more »

ASX

The golden era for BNPL shares is over for now

- March 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

The stellar rise on buy-now-pay-later fintechs on the ASX appears to have halted, with market leaders such as Afterpay falling briefly below $100 a share in trading today amid a three-month low for BNPL stocks. Afterpay (ASX: APT) ended the day up slightly at $101.50, but remains a long way off its mid-February high of… Read more »

ASX

Afterpay is leading tech stocks over the cliff today after upping its raise to $1.5 billion

- February 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Afterpay (ASX:APT) shares are being smashed today after returning to trade today in a bad end to the month for tech stocks. The buy-now-pay-later fintech called a trading halt to its shares yesterday ahead of releasing its half-yearly results, which included a $79 million loss, despite analyst expectations of a maiden half-year profit, and plans… Read more »

Prospa
ASX

Prospa’s lending rates are beginning to bounce back, but 2020’s Covid hit delivers the fintech a $3.2 million loss

- February 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Originations grew 265.3% from 4Q20 to 1Q21 and a further 25.9% from 1Q21 to 2Q21 NZ originations surpassed $100m in total loans H1 FY21 loan originations of $180.7m below pre-pandemic levels Revenue (before transaction costs) of $55.7m, down 26.4% H1 FY21 EBITDA of $4.1 million Lending by small business fintech Prospa Group remains below pandemic… Read more »