Marketlend new theme picture
We have also have established our new theme picture, meaning new kids shining light on a stagnant banking industry
In a first for the peer to peer industry, Marketlend from inception is operating a securitisation trust structure to offer investors the most secure and protected funding opportunity available.
Master Trust Deed, Security Trust Deed, Sale and Origination Deed, and Back Up Servicer Deed were executed on 24 December 2014.
AET, a wholly owned subsidiary of IOOF, who manages approx. 123 Billion of wealth funds in Australia was appointed the Trustee, and Security Trustee.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson, listed on the UK stock exchange will perform the role of back up servicer.
“We have structured our lending platform with a solid foundation, that will be built to last. From the mom and dad investor to the large financial institutional investors, all investors are protected and purchase a secured bond where the underlying asset is a loan in the trust or part thereof if the investor wishes. These notes will have the traditional trading aspects to them, and whilst liquidity take a while to build, the notes are tradable instruments in the capital markets.” Leo Tyndall, Founder and CEO.
Marketlend is a new Australian lending platform founded and led by Leo Tyndall.
Launched in the same week that the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) of Australia released its “blueprint” for the Australian financial system for the next ten years, this new platform shows how innovation in financial products is global.
We were lucky enough to get a chance to speak to Leo in the week of his launch.
Leo provides us with an interesting insight as to how Marketlend is a necessary addition to the Australian business finance marketplace and what makes its offer so distinctive.
The FSI report is generally encouraging towards crowdfunding and new and novel approaches to finance and we can be sure that where Leo’s team lead others will certainly follow.
You can stream the interview from here, our Podbean account or download it for later listening
Banking Day article
Marketlend jostles in P2P sector
12 December 2014 7:02am
Marketlend, another P2P style lender, is making its debut in the Australian market.
Leo Tyndall, a former head of capital markets in Asia for UniCredit, is the founder and CEO. Paul Roffey, a former JP Morgan and NAB banker, is the second director.
Marketlend is a subsidiary of Tyndall Capital Pty which holds the Australian Financial Services Licence.
Business loans (especially working capital, including a line of credit linked to invoices) are the initial target product with personal loans to come.
Like others in the segment, Marketlend is not really a peer to peer lender as its investment is confined to a well-heeled few and professional investors. However, there is a bidding platform to match investments with loan requests.
Retail investors may be able to join later.
One difference in the Marketlend model is a market for secondary trading in investments in loans.
ThinCats is another recent entrant in this niche, while RateSetter and SocietyOne have more of a consumer loans focus.
On September 15, 2014, after three months of due diligence, Marketlend awarded Rebuilding Society.Com Limited the development and hosting of Marketlend’s advanced marketplace lending platform.
The rebuildingsociety.com platform is an enterprise class peer-to-peer/crowdfunding technology solution, which uses industry proven technology. It already powers rebuildingsociety.com and other leading peer-to-peer and crowdfunding companies.
The platform is based on a popular open source content management system, a fantastic tool for maintaining a website. It is so popular that it’s currently estimated to power around 18% of the web.
The platform incorporates a variety of advanced features that make it easy and efficient to process the transactions involved in peer-to-peer lending. This includes uploading funds to the platform, placing bids on loan auctions, completing loans, calculating interest and assigning repayments to the correct lenders.
The open source technology also means Marketlend can modify things to integrate with chosen plugins specific to client wishes and operational needs.