Marketplace Lending News Roundup – November 12


During the week I share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here.

PeerIQ Weekly Update: November 6, 2016 from PeerIQ – The weekly PeerIQ newsletter analyzes Cross River Bank, a major player in the marketplace lending ecosystem.

The Forbes Fintech 50 For 2016 from Forbes – Forbes has released their Fintech 50 list for 2016 with many familiar names on the list.

China: Peer-to-peer lender Lufax says IPO will help fund local, overseas expansion from Deal Street Asia – Greg Gibb, the CEO of Chinese p2p lending giant Lufax talks IPO, growth, wealth management and government regulation.

How An Ex-Bear Stearns Trader Is Helping Marketplace Lenders Avoid The Sins Of The Mortgage Bubble from Forbes – Fascinating piece on Perry Rahbar, CEO of dv01, and his efforts to bring transparency to marketplace lending.

Are You Better or Worse Off? 8 Years of Financial Technology from Orchard – We have come a long way as an industry in 8 years. Interesting thoughts from Dave Snitkof of Orchard.

Where Aggregators – and Open APIs – Fit Into Financial Inclusion from Next Billion – Financial inclusion is a big topic where I believe our industry can play a major role. Open APIs are critical though.

A perfect partnership from Peer2Peer Finance News – The head of banking for Deloitte talks about the advantages marketplace lending platforms have over banks in the UK.

How Trump Could Stifle Fintech from American Banker – Speculation is already under way on the impact of a Trump presidency on fintech.

Veteran Small Business Award Presented by the StreetShares Foundation from StreetShares – StreetShares is partnering with JPMorgan to give $10k a month to veteran-owned small businesses.

Lending Club is on a path to recovery from Business Insider – Reading the tea leaves of the Lending Club Q3 results.

Here’s Modi’s master plan to make India a fintech superpower from Your Story – India wants to become a global fintech powerhouse and they are making some interesting moves today.

Lending Club’s Third Quarter Earnings: Navigating the Storm from LendingRobot – Interesting look inside Lending Club’s earnings and the one investor that made a big difference.

Risks and registry solutions for emerging risks in the marketplace lending industry from Lending Times – White paper on solutions to the transparency challenges faced by marketplace lending platforms.

With Trump and Co. Now in Control, Has The CFPB Made a Costly Mistake? from deBanked – Interesting thoughts from Sean Murray on the future of the CFPB under a Trump Administration.

Sun, sand and leveraged peer-to-peer lending from Financial Times – The latest from Kadhim Shubber – an in depth look at UK property platform Wellesley.

  • Peter Renton

    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.