October is the #1 SME lending platform in continental Europe, operating in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. October, born under the name Lendix, enables SMEs to borrow directly from individual and institutional lenders without going through banks. Lenders invest their savings usefully and profitably to facilitate the funding of the real economy whilst businesses find new, simple and effective sources of finance independently of banks. In November 2020, October launches October Connect to make neolending the new normal for business clients and financial institutions. October Connect is an efficient and secure credit process for banks to provide a better credit experience for professionals. In 2018, October is ranked in the KPMG and H2 Ventures Fintech100 for the third consecutive year. In 2019, October was named by the French government as a #Next40 startup. Additionally, October is backed by leading investors, such as Partech, CNP Assurances, Matmut, Allianz, Idinvest, C.I.R. Spa and Decaux Frères Investissements amongst others.