Diverging Viewpoints on Becoming a Bank from Funding Circle and Zopa

Funding Circle and Zopa both discussed the rationale for becoming a bank at the AltFi Europe Summit; Funding Circle’s Samir Desai talked about three ways online lenders are collaborating with banks and said, “We at Funding Circle have no plans to launch a bank.”; comparatively, Zopa is taking the opposite approach and Jaidev Janardana discussed the firm’s bank expansion, noting that the firm will be focusing on savings deposit accounts and will be using deposits to fund loans.  Source