OnDeck acquires Evolocity

Alternative small business lending platform OnDeck finalised its purchase of Canada-based small business lender Evolocity Financial Group, reports Julie Muhn at Finovate. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

SoLo Funds Announces Mastercard Integration to Expand Access to Affordable Loans

SoLo Funds, the peer-to-peer lending platform that provides instant affordable access to loans, today announced a Mastercard integration that enables users to link their debit bank accounts to the SoLo Funds platform enabling faster, more seamless lending transactions under $1,000. Read more: www.fintech.finance

Synchrony Picks Fundbox to Provide B2B Credit for Merchants

FinTech company Fundbox has partnered with Synchrony to make B2B credit available to the financial services firm’s merchant client base. Read more: bankingtech.com

Esme Loans to begin offering loans to sole traders

Digital lending platform Esme Loans, has today announced that it will now offer its loans to UK businesses operating as sole traders. Under its extended proposition, sole traders will be able to obtain loans from £25,500 – £150,000, for up to five years. Read more: www.fintech.finance

Credijusto closes $100m credit facility with Goldman Sachs

Mexican lender Credijusto has closed a credit facility with Goldman Sachs for up to $100 million. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

TD Bank Partners Amount for Digital Lending

TD Bank in the US has enlisted tech provider Amount to power a new digital and mobile personal lending platform. Read more: finextra.com

StanChart to set up digital SME platform in India

Standard Chartered’s SC Ventures unit will be launching an open platform for SMEs in India to tap into this highly popular market. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Dutch SME lender Finturi raises €2m funding

Netherlands-based SME lender Finturi has raised an angel investment of €2 million from NetSam Participaties. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

TurnKey Lender Locks in New Investment from OSK Ventures

TurnKey Lender, a Singapore-based digital solution provider for non-bank lenders, just closed a Series A1 round led by Malaysian private equity firm, OSK Ventures International. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. Read more: www.finovate.com

UK Peer to Peer Lending: Loans Top £800 Million in Q4...

The UK Peer-to-Peer Finance Association(P2PFA) has published fourth quarter numbers for member platforms. Read more: crowdfundinsider.com