Ablrate in the News

Ablrate in the News

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24/05/2017 Ablrate Sponsors the PGA Europro Tour

The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour is delighted to announce Ablrate.com as title sponsor of the forthcoming £100,000 Ablrate.com Shoot-Out at Cumberwell Park Golf Club on Tuesday, June 27.

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05/04/2017 Ablrate gets the green light from FCA and starts expansion

Ablrate, the online lender specialising in asset-backed transactions, has received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority. The platform, which saw an 850 per cent increase in its loan volume last year will now also start its expansion plans. Ablrate matches lenders and borrowers for asset-backed transactions in aircraft, capital equipment and other secure, income generating loans. The company has so far filled £19m in loans since its launch and has traded £5.2m on its secondary market. 

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31/03/2017 Ablrate Receives Full FCA Authorization & Begins Expansion

Ablrate, the online lender that specializes in asset-backed transactions, announced it has received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is beginning its expansion. 

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16/02/2017 Bulgaria's Ebioss teams up with Energy China, Catfoss to build two waste-to-energy plants in UK

Ablrate borrower Catfoss in the news - Bulgaria-based Ebioss Energy said it signed a deal with Energy China and UK-based Catfoss to build two waste-to-energy plants in the UK worth 146 million British pounds (170 million euro) in total.

 

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26/10/2016 Entrepreneurs: Seab is giving green light to the world to convert food waste into energy

"London is open for business. That’s the message Mayor Sadiq Khan spent a busy few days pushing in the US last month — and Sandra Sassow has rapidly reaped the rewards" This the open line for a news article on one of our Lenders, SEAB Energy, whom our lenders helped get to this stage of their business with a £250,000 loan. 

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17/08/2016 Ablrate Borrower set to impress on international stage

SEAB Energy, who borrowed £250,000 from Ablrate lenders, has won third prize in an competition organised by the University of Central Lancashire. The judging panel was made up of Richard Brooks, non-executive director at Praxis Unico, Mark Hedley, director of ICT for China Britain Business Council, Nick Burd, director of the Lancaster University China Catalyst Programme, Edward Holroyd Pearce, co-founder and director of CRCC Asia Ltd (London) and Darren Gowling, investment director at Co Angle Investment Service.

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19/11/2015 What will secondary markets look like in crowdfunding and P2P? And what should investors be thinking about?

...the ability to trade securities is a hallmark of any sophisticated market – or, indeed, a market full stop. “Liquidity is key to the future of P2P lending,” says Andy Sweeney, head of fixed income at Ablrate. His platform, unlike others in the debt space, allows lenders to buy or sell loans at any price. “This works fantastically in cases where you are marketing longer-dated loans as investors often don’t want to invest for five years. And if they know that they can sell out easily and get their money back, they will participate,” he says.

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23/09/2015 Ablrate Exceeds £3 Million in Loans

Ablrate, a peer-to-business lending platform that offers investors access to asset-backed loans against aircraft transactions, announced that is has completed over £3 million in funded loans. Ablrate broke £3 million in funded loans just over a year since official launch, with £1 million being completed in the last six weeks.

 

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16/07/2015 Aircraft P2P Lender Ablrate Launches Platform for the Secondary Market

P2P lender Ablrate found a solid niche by financing aircraft and other income generating assets by allowing investors to invest directly through the Ablrate platform. The London-based company on Tuesday announced it has extended its services by allowing investors access to loans against aircraft transactions in a secondary market. 

"The new Secondary Market is a culmination of feedback from investors and our experience trading in other markets, such as commodities and bonds, where a two-way market is essential,".....

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14/07/2015 Ablrate Launches Secondary Market

Ablrate emerged in the peer-to-peer space in August 2014, offering asset-backed leasing deals to investors – mostly secured against aircraft. The platform is unique in its capacity to offer lenders exposure to such transactions. Ablrate secured some early momentum in the form of a $20m investment from Synthesis-P2P. Now the platform is rolling out a carefully engineered secondary market in order to allow its lenders to sell out of contracts ahead of schedule...

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14/07/2015 Ablrate Introduces Secondary Market: Bid and Offer System Allows More Flexibility

Ablrate, the peer-to-peer lending platform that offers investors access to asset backed loans against aircraft transactions, has launched a new platform with a secondary market.

Commenting on the new platform, CEO Ablrate David Bradley-Ward said, “The new Secondary Market is a culmination of feedback from investors and our experience trading in other markets, such as commodities and bonds, where a two-way market is essential. Any market can only be successful if there is liquidity....

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31/05/2015 What next for Crowdfunding?

We spoke to Business life magazine on a number of topics. Our CEO, David Bradley-Ward, discussed institutional investment within the industry and explained how Ablrate was created. The article discusses where crowdfunding and peer lending is right now and what the future might hold for the industry.

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11/03/2015 Berliner Zeitung Bisher ist Crowdfunding in erster Linie ein regionales Phänomen. Menschen stellen dabei über Internetseiten Geld für Start-ups, Bands oder soziale Projekte in ihrer Region zur Verfügung. Doch nun will der britische Unternehmer David Bradley-Ward das Crowdfunding-Konzept in einem völlig anderen, globalen Geschäftsfeld nutzen: bei der Finanzierung von Flugzeugen...
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07/03/2015 Institutional Asset Manager Ablrate.com, the world’s first platform for retail and small institutional investors to invest in aircraft transactions, has launched allowing investors to invest directly in aircraft assets.Ablrate.com will also offer direct investment opportunities in capital equipment transactions. The first aircraft deal will go live on 14 July...
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05/03/2015 Aviation Finance Crowdfunding through web-based platforms such as Kickstarter have grown in popularity as a source of finance for a wide variety of products and projects, and the aircraft financing sector is no exception with the launch of a dedicated aircraft financing web-based platform in the area of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. David Bradley-Ward is one of the founding directors of Ablrate.com, a venture formed by a group of aircraft leasing and aviation sector executives. He writes on how the difficulties in sourcing funding through existing P2P platforms led the UK-based company to create an industry first...
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04/03/2015 Flightglobal Online peer-lending platform Ablrate.com has launched and completed its first aircraft investment, securing £100,000 in funds for an ATR 42 model. The deal was launched on 9th July and started trading on 14th July. Ablrate financed an ATR 42-500 leased to a government airline with an indicative interest rate of 10% per annum for investors. It targetted retail and small institutional investors...
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03/03/2015 Shares

This summer we will look at fast-growing companies capable of challenging the market leaders. Our sector focus this week is Financials. Rarely does a week go by without news of a new financial services company having been set up, usually with the help of cutting-edge technology, in order to challenge one of the banks’ many and varied business strands. The latest arrival is a new peer-lending platform, ablrate.com, which allows both institutional and retail investors to invest in the aircraft leasing sector with the promise of a 10% annual return...

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02/03/2015 Regional International

Boeing and Airbus concur that over the next 20 years $4.5 trillion will be needed to fund the projected orders of aircraft to fulfill passenger expansion. Where will the money come from? I am willing to bet that the answer to this is something you will not expect. Ten years ago the simple answer would have been that you get hold of the banks operating in the space and do a deal, basic but true. If that was the case now this would have been a much shorter article, however the winds of change blew through the aircraft financing market when we all woke up one morning to find we were in the middle of a global financial crisis. The changes that we are seeing now and the focus on aircraft as a viable investment asset class stemmed from a number of factors in those dark times...

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01/03/2015 Leasing World

Crowdfunding is now a common-usage word which can be found in the Oxford dictionary, typically defined as "The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet". It's a word that's bandied about a bit, often leaving the listener having to work out if it's equity, debt, or something else that's being talked about... ...Ablrate.com, a totally new platform recently announced with some familiar leasing names associated with it. The team consists of Tony Griffin, David Bradley-Ward, Philip Taylor and John Lutterloch...

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14/01/2015 Nuture Money

The whole point about Ablrate is that its P2P platform is focused purely on ‘asset based lending’ – hence the name. But what makes it really unusual and possibly even unique is that, as far as we know, it is the only platform that can offer investors access to the thriving and lucrative aircraft leasing market. Commercial aircraft have a number of attractions for the canny investor: they are protected by international law; they boast very predictable value curves over a long term; they show low volatility; they are maintained by strict schedules; they are obviously portable; and they are fully insured. It is a very mature, global market place populated by very experienced professionals – a number of whom, with personal track records in the business stretching back decades, are founder directors, advisers and shareholders in Ablrate...

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12/01/2015 Investors Chronicle

Asset-backed financing used to be a relatively straightforward affair; assets were used as collateral and banks lent the money. All that has changed since the financial crash, though. Not least is the straitjacket imposed on the major banks in an attempt to keep lending activity under control and to avoid a repeat of the profligate lending policies of the past...

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28/11/2014 Asset Finance International

Ablrate.com, the world’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) asset lender prepared to invest in aircraft leasing, is on the expansion trail.The Ablrate platform majors on deals for ATR (Avions de transport regional) aircraft. ATRs have been chosen because of their high demand in the used marketplace and excellent quality in production – as well as the huge growth widely forecast for regional airlines...

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26/08/2014 Gulf Daily News

Crowdfunding allows individuals and small businesses to raise money from pools of investors who can put money into peer-to-peer lending schemes. A new online platform is attempting to attract investors to finance the purchase of small regional aircraft - deals that have often struggled to get funding from banks and investment firms. David Bradley-Ward, a director at regional plane lessor Phoenix Aircraft Capital and a corporate financier, co-founded Ablrate.com...

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25/08/2014 Reuters

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Crowdfunding has been used to finance everything from bands to business start-ups, social causes and even plastic surgery. Now it's being used to buy planes. A new online platform is attempting to attract investors to finance the purchase of small regional passenger jets - deals that have often struggled to find backing from traditional lenders...

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14/08/2014 Alt Fi

Ablrate is the latest P2P platform to appear within the UK space. The platform will specialize in providing asset-backed leasing deals to its investors. The first deal listed on the platform is for an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft which is being leased to a government airline. This kind of offering represents uncharted territory for the P2P sector, and the platform has big plans to branch out into various other types of asset-backed leasing. AltFi caught up with Ablrate Founder and CEO, David Bradley-Ward, for an extended look at the platform...

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08/08/2014 Crowdfund Insider

Following a brief beta launch, Ablrate has now fully launched the world’s first platform for retail and small institutional investors to invest in aircraft transactions. The team at Ablrate aim to harness this P2P lending to revolutionize the financing of aircraft, specifically in the regional aircraft market. Having a combined experience of over 400 aircraft transactions completed, the ablrate team felt that peer lending could be utilised to allow lenders to invest directly in commercial aircraft assets rather than through a fund or buying the equity of aircraft leasing companies...

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23/07/2014 Private Equity Wire

Following its recent launch, ablrate.com has added the first aircraft deal to its peer-lending portal. The financing opportunity is for an ATR 4 2-500 turboprop, which is being leased by SATENA, a government backed regional airline in Colombia. The deal is backed by a major European bank, and will pay a rate of 10 per cent interest per annum, over a period of six years...

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