Company Name: Lendico Schweiz AG
Founders: Joint venture between Lendico Group and PostFinance AG
Founded when and where: 8.7.2016 in Zurich; the new website has been launched on the 1st December 2016
Your solution in short:
Lendico is a crowdlending marketplace. It offers small and medium-sized Swiss enterprises a straightforward, digital opportunity to access corporate financing, enabling investors to invest directly in Swiss SME loans.
What we do and how we do it:
Lendico Schweiz is a crowdlending platform based in Zurich. It brings companies and investors directly together on an online marketplace, offering small and medium-sized Swiss enterprises a straightforward, digital opportunity to access corporate financing. Lendico Schweiz offers investors access to a new asset class which was previously only available to banks and institutional investors.
Planning security thanks to quick loan decisions
The platform offers loans of 10,000 to 500,000 francs with terms of up to five years. As well as favorable conditions, the main advantage for Swiss SMEs is that the loan application is checked quickly. Companies can submit financing requests to Lendico Schweiz free of charge and receive a credit decision within 48 hours of submitting the completed documents. Thanks to the speedy credit decision, Lendico Schweiz can offer planning security, which is extremely important for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Attractive investment opportunity
Lendico Schweiz offers investors access to a new asset class which was previously only available to banks and institutional investors. Investors can co-finance Swiss SME projects with amounts from 1,000 francs and generate attractive returns. Lendico Schweiz enables every investor to put together an individual portfolio composed of various credit projects.
Focused on SME
Presently in German speaking part of Switzerland
Number of employees:
3 employees. (supported by Lendico Global Services in Berlin).
Private investors, professional and institutional investors
2016 Lafferty Global Awards (12.1.2017): the award for Excellence in SME/Business Banking
Why Switzerland is a great place to be a fintech startup:
Switzerland has a stable economy, a good reputation for innovation, an effective educational system, liberal laws, competitive tax conditions and a flexible labor market. And living in Switzerland is very close to paradise 😉