FIBR Briefing Note 4: Marketplace Lending
In this case study, we examine an alternative lending platform that connects impact and institutional debt investors with alternative lenders in East Africa. Pioneered by the U.S. company, Lendable, Inc., the platform helps alternative lenders access structured financing to scale their operations. Lendable’s technology-enabled deal services include origination, due diligence, standardized documentation, payments administration and post-deal reporting. The company also enables customized deal pricing for alternative lenders and investors around principal, yield, duration and currency. So far, Lendable has structured asset-back financing for solar panel and motorcycle leasing companies in East Africa.