Quadrupled closing volume compared to 2019

The platform for debt financing looks back on a successful business year. The fintech recorded the strongest growth in Germany with a quadrupled annual closing volume of 2.2 billion euros. An important building block for the result was the introduction of the innovative online product “Direktdarlehen”.  

Despite volatile conditions, financing with a total volume of EUR 7 billion was concluded via Loanboox in 2020 – 2.2 billion of which in Germany alone. In the German market, the debt financing platform has thus quadrupled its closing volume. The number of loan enquiries increased by 200 percent compared to the previous year. The positive growth trend from 2019 was successfully continued. 

Corona and the impact on the municipal lending business t 

Due to the consequences of the pandemic, the demand for fixed cash loans to secure short-term liquidity increased strongly. The new solution for taking out and granting municipal liquidity loans, developed together with Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), has taken up this need: 43 municipalities were able to secure favourable conditions for their liquidity thanks to “online direct loans” and benefited from a significant simplification of processes. In spring 2020 alone, more than EUR 1 billion in loan volumes were processed via the platform.  

Logging on to the site www.loanboox.de became a daily ritual in many combing offices to check interest rate conditions. Customers also benefited from the fact that almost all financing steps can be processed digitally – even from the home office. The platform proved itself in the crisis period and was a solid financing partner for large cities as well as for districts, smaller cities and municipalities. 

Early summer brings back the lenders

On the investor side, the crisis caused restraint in March and early April. Individual banks withdrew their liquidity from the money market altogether, savings banks even took in cash investments at plus interest rates. In both the money and capital markets, the number of offers for municipalities declined. From mid-April, the situation eased again: interest rates returned to their historically low level – even slightly below those before the Corona crisis – and so did the number of offers for municipalities.  

About Loanboox

The fintech Loanboox is Europe’s leading platform for debt financing and is represented in six countries. Four years after going live, the 20 billion mark in closed volume has been broken. Since its launch at the end of 2016, more than 1600 deals have been completed. Customers are municipalities, municipal enterprises and municipal utilities as borrowers, institutional investors and banks as capital providers. 

Contact information for questions

loanboox GmbH
Ralf von Cleef, Geschäftsführer
Andrea Gazzetto, Marketing Communications Managerin
Neue Weyerstr9, 50676 Köln
0221 – 98654220, info@loanboox.de