Australian fintech OwnHome secures funding from CBA’s venture-scaling arm X15ventures, as part of its Series A fundraising round. OwnHome offers a unique “rent-to-own” model where it purchases property for the buyer and leases it back to them for up to seven years, allowing them to build up a deposit and secure finance to buy it outright. The company currently has 3500 applicants on its waitlist and plans to purchase 200 homes for approved customers over the next two years. The $31 million Series A funding round was led by X15ventures and SquarePeg, with OwnHome also receiving $150,000 in funding from X15ventures’ Xccelerate2020 event last year. This investment is part of CBA’s strategy to address challenges faced by first-time home buyers and adds to the bank’s growing list of home buying businesses, which includes Doshii and :Different.
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