CCRManager launches platform for supply chain & working capital

CCRManager, a FinTech company based in Singapore, has launched an online platform for the distribution of trade finance, supply chain finance and working capital assets. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Taralite scores $6.3m from Japan’s SBI Group

Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform Taralite has picked up $6.3m in funding round from Japanese conglomerate SBI Group. Read more: fintech.global

MarketInvoice secures £45m from Portugal’s BNI Europa

Invoicing financing platform MarketInvoice has inked a deal with Portuguese Banco BNI Europa (BNI) to provide £45m in lending commitments annually. Read more: fintech.global

Indian lender PaySense scores $5.3m

Indian lending startup PaySense has raised $5.3m in a Series A round led by Jungle Ventures Naspers Group and Nexus Venture Partners also participated. Read more: fintech.global

Hong Kong-based Qupital lands Alibaba funding

Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund is making its first FinTech investment in backing Hong Kong-based invoice financing platform Qupital. Read more: fintech.global

A birdseye views of alternative finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has kicked off an inquiry into the US’ SME finance space. Read more www.pymnts.com

UBank unveils virtual assistant for home loan applications

UBank has unveiled RoboChat, Australia's first virtual assistant to help potential home buyers and refinancers complete their online applications. Read more: www.prnewswire.com

Micro-lender AYE Finance swipes fresh $3m

Indian micro-lender AYE Finance has secured a $3m credit line from public lender the State Bank of India. Read more: fintech.global

Dubai startup Invoice Bazaar nabs funding from former Citi boss

Dubai-based supply chain financing startup Invoice Bazaar has secured new funding from former Citigroup Asia-Pacific CEO Shirish Apte. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Zopa receives full FCA authorisation for P2P lending

The first peer to peer lender to launch in the UK back in 2005 has finally received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com