Spanish Fintech Platform Ibancar Raises Up to € 10 Million Credit Facility Led by Knuru Capital
MADRID, 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ibancar, the asset-based consumer lending platform, has signed its first institutional debt facility up to € 10 million. The company is evolving rapidly in Spain and now plans to expand its activity to Mexico as well as the launch of other automotive-related credit products.
The facility was led by global venture capital and private credit investor Knuru Capital and will allow the platform to fund its growing loan portfolio and continue its explosive growth trajectory. The facility will complement Ibancar’s existing and ongoing debt financing from equity lending markets where it has built one of the strongest originator track records providing high returns to investors with exceptionally low credit losses.
In 2021, the platform experienced exceptional growth in turnover by 3 over one year and growth by 4 in loan issuance while keeping write-downs below 3% of revenues.
Ibancar, a scale-up fintech company, focuses on digital car title lending that allows borrowers to get loans based on the value of their car. The proprietary platform is 100% digital and remote and is able to offer cheaper, larger, and longer loans than most other online lenders. The platform aims to provide an ethical alternative to millions of borrowers who are currently using expensive unsecured online loan products like payday loans. Its use of cars as collateral also enables it to bring underbanked, unbanked and invisible credit borrowers into the online consumer credit market.
The digital platform Ibancars has proven to be extremely successful in the Spanish market where it issued 7 million euros in loans and has also proven its resilience by continuing to perform and generate significant growth without credit losses during the crisis. COVID.
Alex Melis, founder and CEO of Ibancar, said: “We believe that most of the products in the online consumer credit market do not solve the borrower problem and the only way to solve this problem is to offer longer, larger, cheaper and more transparent loans. The only inclusive and ethical way to provide such loans is through the use of collateral. We are extremely proud of our success and plan to expand our product offering to include car-backed credit cards as well as B2C and C2C secure automotive financing for markets. We also intend to launch Ibancar in Mexico in 2022. “
The company plans to announce an additional institutional debt facility of up to € 50 million in 2022 and is currently working on a capital increase of € 3 million to finance new product development and expansion on new markets.
Ibancar is a fast-growing fintech lending platform that transforms consumer credit by providing fast and affordable online lending to the entire social and credit spectrum of borrowers, with an emphasis on consumer credit practices. ethical and inclusive loans.
About Knuru Capital
Knuru is a venture capitalist seeking capital and credit opportunities in the technology sector through the GCC, Africa and southern Europe with a particular focus on the financial services industry and underserved markets.