First ever loan-based crowdfunding successfully closed

First ever loan-based crowdfunding successfully closed

Our first loan-based crowdfunding campaign has closed! Several days ago Sushirullen, an ecological sushi shop, were funded 10 000 euro in the first ever loan-based crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe. And they did it in only 56 hours!

29 lenders from 23 countries decided to lend to Sushirullen their money for 6 months. Why? Two main reasons:

  • They believe in the business model presented by Johan Falk, Sushirullen’s CEO and founder. A long roll of sushi that you can eat like a sandwich is a good idea, isn’t it?
  • The yearly interest rate of their investment is 14,33%. Negative interest rates in some other countries, makes this deal even better.

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What’s more, the whole procedure is very user friendly – 100% online. It is also secure for lenders – they can see the risk indicator by Bisnode scoring agency and the risk indicator by FundedByMe which is calculated based on Bisnode and UC financial information. So the lenders are aware of the investment risk, but on the other hand know exactly when and how much they could earn.

 

 

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Why do we need to verify the crowdlenders’ identities?

 

FundedByMe has just launched its new product, loan-based crowdfunding, which is also known as crowdlending. This service enables savers and private investors from nearly all over the world to become lenders and benefit from the growth of Swedish small and medium businesses.

How to do it? It’s easy! Creating an account takes only a few minutes. However, after the registration is complete, FundedByMe has to verify the identity of each lender. This is done in order to provide both entrepreneurs and lenders with a transparent and secure environment. It also complies with international regulations.

Documents need to be veryfied by peer-to-peer lenders

In order to verify the lenders’ identity, FundedByMe asks the users to upload their IDs or passports on their accounts. FundedByMe later passes on the data to an external payment provider, MangoPay, which then verifies the lender’s identity. However, the personal data provided by the lenders to FundedByMe and MangoPay will only be used in order to verify the lender, as well as in the rare case of default. The lenders’ personal information will not be passed on to any other external actors.

After your identity has been verified, you can start lending straight away!