Wisr

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Wisr
FoundedAustralia (2006)
FounderDavid Doust
Headquarters,
Area served
Australia
Key people
Anthony Nantes, John Nantes
ProductsFinancial Services
Number of employees
30
Websitehttps://www.wisr.com.au/

Wisr (ASX: WZR) is an Australian marketplace lender offering peer to peer lending services. It is known for being the first company of its type to be publicly listed in Australia. In March 2018, DirectMoney launched a major company re brand to Wisr following its official name change from DirectMoney.[1]

History[edit]

The company began operating in October 2014, and had originated $6m in personal loans by March 2015.[2] Seed funding of $500,000 was provided by Eaglewood Capital Management and Liberum in May 2014.[3]

Initial funding of loans came through wholesale investment raising, with retail investors being allowed to invest in the platform in late May 2015 from a minimum amount of $50,000.[4][5]

Listing[edit]

On July 13, 2015 Wisr listed on the Australian Securities Exchange through a reverse takeover of Basper Ltd, raising $AU11.2m at 20c per share.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "asx.com.au/asxpdf/20150713/pdf/42zs1pbn2xlt2q.pdf" (PDF). Australian Stock Exchange. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Peer-to-peer lender DirectMoney set to list on ASX". The Australian. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Banking disrupter Stephen Porges to lead P2P lender DirectMoney". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Peer-to-peer lender DirectMoney set to list on ASX". The Australian. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  5. ^ "DirectMoney Launches Retail Fund". Alt Fi. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  6. ^ "DirectMoney float price falls after initial spike". The Age. Retrieved 14 July 2015.