Morgan Stanley bets on Brazil’s FinTech lending boom

Morgan Stanley is following Goldman Sachs in lending to Brazil’s healthy fintech industry in search of higher yields. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

YieldStreet launches marine finance as new asset class

YieldStreet, an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments, announced on Monday it is launching  Marine Finance as a new asset class. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Banco BNI to invest up to €15m into online auto financing...

Portuguese challenger bank Banco BNI Europa is looking to invest up to €15m into online auto financing platform Lendrock. Read more: fintech.global

LendingTree acquires credit repair platform Ovation Credit

Online loan marketplace LendingTree has agreed to acquire Ovation Credit Services, a credit repair platform. Read more: fintech.global

Brighte said to collect $20m debt facility from National Bank Australia

Brighte, an online lending platform for home energy improvements, has reportedly secured a $20m debt facility. Read more: fintech.global

P2P lending platform Flender raises £350k from Enterprise Ireland

Ireland-based P2P mobile lending platform Flender has raised a £350,000 investment from Enterprise Ireland, Flender founder Olic Cavanagh told FinTech Global. Read more: fintech.global

Santander UK to launch digital financing platform for SMEs

Santander UK says it is working on a project “to build an open digital financial services platform for SMEs”. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Athena Homes said to receive $15m in its Series A

Australia-based Athena Homes has reportedly received $15m in its Series A funding round. Read more: fintech.global

LendingClub reports 22% revenue growth while net loss grows

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the US, has just released their Q1 earnings report while providing guidance for the full year. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

NatWest outlines plans to grow digital lending offshoot Esme

NatWest has outlined plans to scale and grow its digital lending platform Esme Loans following a, Read more: www.fintech-insight.com