Oakam has originated more than 420,000 loans and over $275mn to customers with little or bad credit; the UK based lender uses credit bureau data and alternative data including network associations, behavioral data and chat data between potential customers and their agents; the combination of the data sources has allowed them to better asses risk to a client base mostly ignored by traditional financial firms. Source.
In an interview with Business Insider at LendIt Europe Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana says even though new investors are on hold they are growing lending volumes by as much as 50 percent; the investor waiting list is over 15,000 and the current plan is to have them start investing by year end; the interview also touched on consumer credit and the overall economy in the UK. Source.
Online lending data and analytics platform PeerIQ announced their latest offering, a consumer credit suite backed by TransUnion data; the suite includes TransUnion’s depersonalized consumer credit data from the year 2000 to present day; users of the suite can see credit trends, vintage analysis, benchmarking analysis and more. Source.
This week saw three fintech firms representing payments, debit, and credit post results. Although each saw momentous growth year over year, in some cases, it was not enough to outpace expectations after this bull run of a year for fintech.