Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has raised more than £3 million via Seedrs, the second largest campaign hosted by the crowdfunding platform to date.
Assetz Capital, which provides non-bank loans to SMEs and property developers in the UK, passed its original funding target of £2 million.
Royal Bank of Scotland struck a deal with the lender to refer customers it is unable to serve to Assetz Capital and Funding Circle for small business loans.
The £3.18 million raised from 731 investors is the second largest Seedrs has seen since launching in 2012. Chapel Down raised £3.9 million in September 2014.
The crowdfunding site has raised more than £4.5 million in equity-based funding for other crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lenders such as Trillion Fund, Landbay, CrowdLords, CrowdCanDo and PledgeSports.
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Signifyd, the company that provides fraud protection for e-commerce businesses, has raised $19m in a funding round with investors including American Express Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Triple Point Capital.
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