In three years, online lender Spotcap has issued over $180 million in credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world with the help of a growing network of third parties.
The fintech also raised an additional $35 million of funding from its existing investor network. It has now raised $150 million of investment since its launch in September 2014.
“We’ve experienced significant growth over the past three years, which is a testament to the fundamental need SMEs have for flexible and accessible financing," Spotcap founder and CEO Jens Woloszczak said.
The company has established a global distribution network of more than 10,000 intermediaries including financial advisers, accountants and finance brokers.
“With close to 60 percent of our current loan book being attributed to our global partner network, it’s fair to say our partners have had a significant hand in our success,” Mr Woloszczak said.
Earlier this year, Spotcap announced a partnership with Heartland, New Zealand’s only NZX-listed bank. The partnership began with the bank investing $20 million of debt in the Spotcap Australian business and has evolved into a strategic, mutually beneficial relationship.
“Our partnership with Heartland was an important milestone for Spotcap, and one that has opened up new possibilities,” said Lachlan Heussler, managing director of Spotcap Australia and New Zealand.
“We are now looking at white labelling, for example, to provide our technological expertise to established players and to work with them to explore new markets and underserved SME communities.”
With its expansion into two new markets within the last 12 months (the United Kingdom and New Zealand), Spotcap’s team, now 120, has grown by 50 percent during the same period.
In the next 12 months, Spotcap will continue to work with its intermediary partner network to increase its global market share. The business will also focus on strengthening and building strategic partnerships.
The company now operates in Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Spotcap leverages its proprietary credit platform and risk algorithm to provide credit lines and loans to SMEs.
James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.
He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.
He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.
James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.
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