New Release May 2020

Loanboox works perfectly in all areas even during the Corona crisis. Our software development team has rolled out the new release from home office. Here are the most important changes.  

Website:

New design

There’s not much to explain – we hope you find it intuitive and you like it.  

Focus on relevant content: Our new blog

We will provide you with whitepapers, market information, factsheets and much more in our new blog. Come back regularly to check the news 

Lenny and Noa, our chatbots

The Loanboox family has grown: Lenny and Noa, our two virtual colleagues / chatbots. They are happy to answer your questions or forward them to the human colleagues. The chatbot tool is from the Swiss start-up Aiaibot. Try it out (just click on the head in the bottom right corner), there is a lot to discover 🙂  

Platform:

New design

The platform also got a fresher look, a more intuitive user interface, simplified tab structures, action buttons and a revamped document center.

Support

In order to be able to support you in the best possible way, we have introduced two new features: On one hand, you will find your direct contact person displayed on the start page. If you have any questions, you can always contact him or her via chat or call. On the other hand, there is a step-by-step assistant for the most important functions which should help you to get used to the new interface very quickly.

Specially interesting for borrowers: The portfolio

As of now, we offer our borrowers a portfolio. On one hand, you can see the most important facts about your previous financing requests at a glance (interest payment dates, expiration dates and volumes etc.), you can renew and find expiring loan tranches with just a few clicks. You can also add the loans closed outside of Loanboox, so that you have an overview about all your loans in your portfolio. On the other hand, you can find current market developments and interest rate overviews graphically displayed.

Specially interesting for investors: Investor profile and direct loans

Now you have the possibility to adjust your filter criteria in your investor profile according to maturity, currencies, segments, regions, etc. – so that they correspond exactly to what you are interested in and you will only be informed in case of matching requests. Loanboox has also launched a new product, direct loans. As an investor, you can reach a large number of borrowers in only one step and the borrowers can complete their offers in just two clicks; no tender, no effort, efficient for both contracting parties. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recommendation for all our users: Do not use IE 11 anymore

If you are still working with the Internet Explorer 11 browser, we strongly recommend that you update it or use another browser. Otherwise, the platform will no longer work as desired. By the way, this helps you for many other programs, too, not only for Loanboox. 

Refresher needed or get started right away? 

Apart from these adjustments, there are many other new features you can discover on the platform.

Would you like to learn more about the new release? We are happy to explain the functionalities in detail in a webinar or you can test it yourself directly on the new platform.   

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Questions or remarks? 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via chat or by phone (+49 221 9865420). We look forward to working with you in the future to make the debt capital markets more accessible, efficient and transparent.

 

Your Loanboox-Team

Press release: Loanboox receives BaFin approval under §32 KWG

Köln, 22. April 2020. Die Fremdkapitalmarkt-Plattform Loanboox hat von der Finanzaufsicht BaFin die Erlaubnis für Finanzdienstleistungen gemäß Paragraph 32 Kreditwesengesetz (KWG) erhalten. Als reguliertes Finanzdienstleistungsinstitut ist Loanboox nun zum Erbringen der Anlagevermittlung qualifiziert und berechtigt.

Mit dem Erlaubnisbescheid der Aufsichtsbehörde treibt das Fintech den Ausbau seines Leistungsangebots in Deutschland voran: 

Die erfolgreiche Lizenzierung durch die BaFin ist ein wichtiger Baustein auf unserem strategischen Wachstumspfad. Dank der Lizenz können wir unseren Kunden nun ein sehr breit diversifiziertes Produktportfolio anbieten,

sagt Stefan Mühlemann, Gründer und CEO von Loanboox.

Bislang hat Loanboox in Deutschland überwiegend Finanzierungen an Kommunen, Landkreise und Stadtwerke vermittelt. Der eingeschlagene Kurs wird weiterverfolgt. Künftig soll das Geschäft mit neuen Kundensegmenten jedoch deutlich intensiviert werden. Zum Beispiel könnten bald auch große und mittelständische Unternehmen Namens- und Inhaberschuldverschreibungen vollständig digital über die Plattform emittieren. 

Wir befinden uns zurzeit in vertiefenden Gesprächen mit potenziellen strategischen Partnern, um Möglichkeiten der Zusammenarbeit zu eruieren. Hier haben wir von Anfang an auch Institute aus dem europäischen Ausland mit einbezogen,

so Mühlemann.

Aufgrund der EU-weiten Dienstleistungsfreiheit kann Loanboox die in Deutschland erhaltene Erlaubnis mittels Notifizierungsverfahren (Passporting) perspektivisch auch in anderen Mitgliedstaaten des Europäischen Wirtschaftsraums (EWR) nutzen. So ist das Schweizer Fintech neben Deutschland bereits in Österreich, Frankreich und den Niederlanden aktiv. Weitere Markteintritte sind geplant. Insgesamt haben mehr als 2000 Kreditnehmer und 500 Kapitalgeber einen Zugang zur Plattform.

Über Loanboox
Loanboox ist die unabhängige Fremdkapitalmarkt-Plattform. Auf dieser werden kapitalsuchende Unternehmen bzw. Einrichtungen der Öffentlichen Hand mit Investoren verbunden. Die teilnehmenden Parteien können auf der Plattform ohne Zwischenhändler verhandeln und Kredittransaktionen vollständig digital abschließen. Seit dem Start von Loanboox in Deutschland im Oktober 2017 wurden Finanzierungen von mehr als 7,5 Milliarden Euro über die Plattform angefragt. Rund 600 Kreditnehmer und 150 Kapitalgeber aus Deutschland sind inzwischen an die Plattform angeschlossen.

Hier können Sie die Pressemitteilung sowie ein Bild von Stefan Mühlemann downloaden.

Corona: Loanboox remains available 24/7

Corona: Loanboox remains available 24/7

Unsere Kundenbetreuer unterstützen Sie gerne bei allen Fragen

Liebe Kunden, Partner, Aktionäre und Freunde von Loanboox,

das Corona-Thema beherrscht seit Wochen die Schlagzeilen – und hat inzwischen auch die Kapitalmärkte erreicht. Nahezu alle volkswirtschaftlichen Sektoren stehen aufgrund von Quarantänemaßnahmen und massiv eingeschränkter Reisetätigkeiten unter großem Druck.

Wir bei Loanboox folgen den aktuellen Entwicklungen aufmerksam, nehmen die Situation ernst und setzen alle vom Bundesministerium für Gesundheit vorgeschlagenen Maßnahmen bestmöglich um.

Unsere Plattform bleibt rund um die Uhr für Sie verfügbar. Sollten Sie aufgrund von personellen Engpässen Unterstützung benötigen (z.B. beim Einstellen von Finanzierungsanfragen, bei der Angebotsabgabe etc.), melden Sie sich gerne bei uns. Unsere Kundenbetreuer sind jederzeit für Sie da.

Herzliche Grüsse wünscht

Ihr Loanboox-Team

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New release is live!

New release is live!

New release is live!

New release: Chat feature, non-binding offers, information on partner services and many other features.

In countless contacts with customers and partners, we receive valuable input on how we can further develop Loanboox and make it even more user-friendly. We thank you very much for that. The implementation of these customer needs was also the focus in this release, among others, the following features were newly implemented:

  • Chat function on the platform: To ensure an even more uncomplicated exchange, direct communication among all platform participants is now possible.
  • Spread-based fixed interest rate offers: In order to better take into account longer decision-making processes and non-binding offers, financing based on a reference interest rate (e.g. the ICAP Midswap) plus spread are made possible. The reference interest rate can be defined in advance so that only the spread has to be specified when an offer is made.
  • Disbursement period:The borrower may request a period of gradual disbursement of his credit, depending on his needs. Thus, this disbursement period provides flexibility as it allows the loan to be used according to the progress of the investment program. Loanboox offers the possibility to request a revolving capacity on this disbursement period, to better manage the borrower’s cash flow.
  • Non-binding offers: It is now possible that investors can offer non-binding offers to better respond to the borrowers’ expectations. This option allows for more competitive offers, thus avoiding the borrower having to pay the cost for interest rate risks.
  • Information about partner services: To offer you the best service, we work with more and more partners. So that you do not lose the overview, the partner services are now clearly displayed in a list.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you in the future to make debt capital markets more accessible, efficient and transparent.

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Series B: Loanboox collects 20 million euros

Series B: Loanboox collects 20 million euros

Series B: Loanboox collects 20 million euros

Press release

The Fintech company Loanboox, the leading money and capital market platform, collects 20 million euros (CHF 22 million) in the Series B financing round. Investors include the Deutsche Kreditbank AG, the LGT Group and other well-known investors from Europe and overseas. The company’s valuation rises to 110 million euros (CHF 122 million).

Loanboox was launched in Switzerland at the end of 2016. The winner of last year’s Swiss Fintech Award now employs 40 people in Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria. Loanboox offers an online platform for big ticket loans, which makes financing and investing simpler, more transparent, more secure and reduces costs. Its clients are public-sector authorities, banks, large corporations and institutional investors. In Switzerland, private placements and bonds can also be issued through Loanboox. Since Go-Live at the end of 2016, a financing volume of 17.5 billion euros (CHF 20 billion) has been requested through Loanboox and over 1000 customers are active on the platform.

Round was oversubscribed

In order to secure further growth, Loanboox carried out a Series B financing round. Founder and CEO Stefan Muehlemann is very pleased with the great response from international investors: In fact, we had the opportunity to select the new investors who could offer the most added value to Loanboox, as we were significantly oversubscribed. In addition, all previous shareholders have again invested in this round, a special sign of trust. We take those results as a great compliment, but also as an incentive for our further expansion in Europe and the expansion of our product range, for which we are now ideally equipped. Even after the Series B financing round, the majority of the shares will remain in the hands of the founders and employees. The current valuation of 110 million euros (CHF 122 million) is an impressive illustration of Loanboox’ success to date, but also of its enormous potential. The aim is to achieve profitability by the end of 2021.

DKB’s first Fintech investment

With the Deutsche Kreditbank and the LGT Group as further institution in the financial sector, Loanboox has gained two renowned investors who, like the other investors, also contribute expertise. Muehlemann: «This is a clear sign of our openness towards traditional market participants. We are proud to have gained the DKB, a digital pioneer in the banking environment, and the LGT Group, a globally active financial group, as investors». Since the investments of both companies are in the low single-digit percentage range, Loanboox’ independence is still fully guaranteed. Thomas Jebsen, executive board member of DKB: In the future, the platform economy will also change the traditional financing business of the public sector in Europe and we want to participate in this at an early stage Also Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, CEO of the LGT Group, is pleased about the investment: Loanboox is trend-setting in the area of big ticket debt. We are convinced of that.

Several other well-known business angels

In addition to these two well-known addresses, numerous family offices and very well networked business angels have invested. Amongst others Emmanuel Roth (Co-Managing Partner at Five Arrows Principal Investments), Luzius Meisser (Co-Founder Bitcoin Association Switzerland and Board of Director at different Swiss Start-ups), Gerd Häusler (Member of the supervisory board of different German companies), Mutschler Ventures (with successful multi-investor Sylvie Mutschler), Delphen SARL (with ex-BCG Europe Chairman and now Loanboox France President René Abate) and Prof. Roland Berger (Founder, Partner and Honorary Chairman of Supervisory Board of the international strategy consultancy Roland Berger), who comments on Loanboox as follows: For me, Loanboox is an important catalyst for increasing transparency, efficiency and security in the financing sector by creating significant and sustainable benefits for all market participants. The further applications of the technology and the platform are enormous.

Contact for questions

Loanboox
Mr. Stefan Muehlemann, Founder & CEO
Mr. Fabian Haag, Marketing Communications Manager
Burgmauer 10, 50667 Cologne
0049 221 9865420
press@loanboox.de

Here you can find the press release as PDF and a picture of Stefan Muehlemann.

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