UI Enlyte and Exaloan launch collaboration for digital loan refinancing
Date: 11. April 2022
Frankfurt am Main
- The combination of Digital Assets and Digital Lending paves the way to Digital Financial Products
- Asset managers gain completely digital access to new asset class and can develop innovative investment concepts
- Loans and partial loan receivables can be traded in real time via the blockchain, creating a secondary market
Frankfurt am Main, April 11th 2022. The two FinTechs Exaloan and UI Enlyte are launching a strategic cooperation and link their platforms for digital lending and digital assets. Asset managers and institutional investors using UI Enlyte's platform will in the future have direct access to fintech lenders and loan originators through Exaloan's analytics platform, enabling them to develop innovative investment products.
Exaloan has successfully operated the B2B marketplace Loansweeper since 2019 on which the company connects institutional capital with digital lending platforms. Loans issued by banks and lending platforms are made available to investors through a fully digital investment infrastructure. Already today, investors can use it to access different groups of loans such as SME or consumer loans worldwide. In addition, Exaloan provides real-time independent credit scoring using Big Data and machine learning, enabling investors to compare and fund loans across platforms. As a marketplace, Exaloan links lending platforms with institutional investors, opening up lending as a new asset class for investors.
UI Enlyte was launched in December 2020 and is one of the world's first end-to-end investment platforms for digital assets, providing fund initiators and institutional investors with regulatory compliant access to digital assets. As an independent technical platform, UI Enlyte is a pioneer in Europe, offering a holistic digital approach. All main phases of the investment process can be presented digitally on one platform: from onboarding, issuance and transaction of digital assets to administration and reporting. The issuance of so-called STOs, i.e. Security Token Offerings, is one of several product dimensions that will extend to digital funds in the future.
Great digitalization potential for global lending market
"We are currently witnessing a rapid shift of lending to businesses and households into digital channels. The potential here is huge, with the global lending market estimated to be worth a total of almost $140 trillion," explains Luca Frignani, CEO and founder of Exaloan. Although the digital lending segment is still young, during the past year alone a loan volume of more than 20 billion euros has been granted to households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe. Investors benefit from higher spreads of five to 15 percent and short maturities. At the same time, they can incorporate clear sustainability (ESG) criteria into the financing process.
"Combining digital assets and digital lending digitizes the entire production chain from loan origination to investment opportunity, creating huge efficiency potential," said Daniel Andemeskel, CEO and Co-Founder of UI Enlyte and Head of Innovation Management at Universal Investment, which is a leading European fund service platform and Super ManCos driver of UI Enlyte.
Through the new infrastructure, both whole and partial loan receivables can be funded and traded. This not only digitizes the entire funding process but also creates a secondary market for the loan receivables. "In addition to getting access to the asset class of digitally originated loans, investors also benefit from increased liquidity," says Romy Ritter, COO of Exaloan.
The newly developed infrastructure enables unprecedented transparency and tokenization down to the individual loans. "This is also a first step to build connected ecosystems, which is one of Enlyte's main goals. To fully link both technology platforms in such a short time has been a tour de force of both teams," said Khai-Uy Pham, CTO & Co-Founder of UI Enlyte.
Exploiting the potential of digital platforms together
As part of the cooperation, the respective strengths of the two partners can be fully leveraged as digital B2B platforms. "UI Enlyte is a perfect partner for us because their unique holistic approach allows them to digitally cover the entire asset management value chain, from onboarding new investors to issuing and administering digital assets to custody and wallets. In addition, as part of the Universal Investment Group, they have a broad network of asset managers and institutional investors," Frignani said.
"With Exaloan as a strategic partner, we can provide our clients with access to digitally issued loans as a very attractive investment. This will enable the creation of innovative investment strategies and investment products for this new asset class in the future. Exaloan creates real added value, particularly through increased transparency for investors, independent real-time credit scoring and extensive analytics capabilities, and consistently exploits the enormous potential for digitization in the lending market," says Daniel Andemeskel. As part of the cooperation, both partners will in the future offer a comprehensive end-to-end infrastructure for issuing loans as digital loan tokens.
Exaloan is the leading technology provider for institutional investments in digital lending. Its mission is to close the global funding gap for individuals, entrepreneurs and SMEs by connecting institutional capital with digital lending platforms. By operating a global B2B marketplace, the company opens up digital lending as a new asset class. As an independent agent and validator, Exaloan provides a fully digital investment infrastructure with a standardized risk assessment of each single loan through its Loansweeper™ platform. At the core of its business, Exaloan uses big data and machine learning to generate an independent real time credit score as well as dedicated insights and reporting for institutional investors, banks, and lending platform partners. Insights cover topics such as sustainability reporting, advanced portfolio analytics, and market research.
About UI Enlyte
UI Enlyte is one of the world's first end-to-end investment platforms for regulatory-compliant digital assets, based on the blockchain and meeting the quality requirements of institutional investors. Founded in 2020 by Universal Investment Group together with shareholder and CEO Daniel Andemeskel, the FinTech digitally maps all main phases of the investment process: from client onboarding, digital asset issuance and administration to reporting - all on one platform as a white-label solution. UI Enlyte offers institutional investors and fund initiators, as well as partners such as neo-brokers, customized solutions in five product dimensions: STOs for alternative assets, crypto custody, §284 funds with 20 percent crypto assets, the tokenization of fund units and, in the long term, the digital fund.