Peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter has today announced that it has received a licence from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to provide businesses with loans of up to $150,000.
Melbourne FinTech startup MoneyPlace launches offering consumers up to $35,000 in peer-to-peer loans
Melbourne FinTech startup MoneyPlace has launched after becoming just the second peer-to-peer money lender to attain a full licence from ASIC. The startup, founded by former NAB executive Stuart Stoyan last year, will provide unsecured consumer loans from $5000 to $35,000, with rates starting at 8.9 percent. The rates are determined through risk-based pricing, with loans offered by wholesale and retail investors.
Microlending platform Zidisha bypasses third parties to keep interest rates down for people in impoverished communities
According to the World Vision, one of the best ways to help people in developing countries is to facilitate access to self-employment and in turn, a secure future. However, for those who have not been lucky enough to get assistance from such charities, gaining access to a small loan to start a business is difficult. Microfinance was established to fill the gap left by traditional banks, for whom it wasn’t profitable to serve such a market.