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金融比价创企FinCompare获千万欧元融资

FinCompare是一家来自德国的中小企业融资产品比价平台。近日,该公司宣布在A轮融资中获得1000万欧元资金。本轮投资由荷兰银行ING集团的风投部门ING Ventures领投,Speedinvest和UNIQA Ventures跟投。

据了解,FinCompare于2017年2月正式进入市场,目前已经累计吸引客户2500家,合计业务处理量超过10亿欧元。 FinCompare表示,本轮融资将主要用于IT建设,其中包括团队扩建和欧洲市场扩张。

FinCompare采用传统的价格比较模式,让中小企业能够找到最合适的信贷、租赁、保理等多种金融产品。目前,已经有200多家银行、替代金融服务提供商和在线开发银行入驻该平台。

在英国,类似的比价平台还有Fundingoptions和Capitalize。

和大多数类似的网站一样,FinCompare会从每笔成功撮合的金融交易中获得一些回扣。但是,FinCompare仍然宣称要在推介产品时尽量保持中立性和独立性。

ING Ventures首席执行官Benoit Legrand表示,ING对FinCompare的投资正在成为该银行数字化战略的一部分。德国的中小企业市场具有非常大的吸引力,而对FinCompare的投资能够帮助ING进一步扩大德国市场份额。

据悉,FinCompare可能还会在未来几个月进军奥地利和瑞士这两个德语区市场,而荷兰、波兰和英国可能也在计划之列。

FinCompare, the German fintech startup that offers a comparison platform for SME financing, has closed €10 million in Series A funding. The round is led by ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of dutch bank ING. The company’s previous backers Speedinvest, and UNIQA Ventures also followed on.

The comparison site currently only operates in Germany and since entering the market in February 2017 says it has attracted more than 2,500 customers and has processed more than one billion Euros. The new capital will be used by FinCompare  to invest in its IT platform, including expanding the team, and for further European expansion.

The FinCompare platform itself follows a pretty traditional price comparison model, letting small to medium-sized businesses find, compare and even close a variety of financing options such as credit, leasing, factoring and finetrading. The products on offer are from more than 200 banks, alternative financial service providers, and development banks online.

The comparison platform claims to be independent, even if — like most comparison sites — FinCompare receives a kick back for any brokered loan or other financing solution in the form of commission from its financing partners. The fintech is also keen to talk up its independence in light of backing from ING Ventures, noting that remaining neutral in terms of the products it pushes is essential for any comparison platform.

ING’s investment in FinCompare is being positioned as part of the bank’s wider digitalization strategy: “ING Ventures was founded with the aim to invest in fintechs who establish a unique customer experience. Further, the investment in FinCompare enables us to expand our presence in the SME-segment in Germany,” says Benoit Legrand, CEO of ING Ventures.

Legrand also says the German SME industry is among the most attractive in Europe. “Here we can set incentives together with FinCompare and make life easier for businesses. This investment helps ING in the implementation of the bank’s strategy to become the market-leading platform for financing needs,” he adds.

Meanwhile, I understand FinCompare’s planned European expansion will see it eye up the german speaking markets of Austria and Switzerland during the next few months. Netherlands and Poland are also on the list, along with the U.K. “We are planning to launch in the U.K. in 2019, perhaps even through an acquisition,” FinCompare founder and CEO Stephan Heller tells me. Competitors in the U.K. include Fundingoptions, and Capitalise.


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