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Lendit announced on Monday that it is launching its new media brand, Lendit News, that is being described as a financial technology ‘fintech’ resource dedicated to providing curated content and analysis of the most up-to-date industry news from around the globe. This announcement comes on the first day of Lendit’s annual event, which is being held in New York City.
While sharing details about LendIt News, Peter Renton, chairman and co-founder of LendIt, stated:
“One of the core tenets of LendIt is providing great content. Our conferences bring together the leading thinkers in fintech but that happens just three times per year. News is happening every day and with LendIt News we have created a service that brings this same quality to news coverage. We will be covering all the important news stories every day, wherever in the world they happen.”
Jason Jones, co-founder of LendIt, also commented:
“We created LendIt News after strong, repeated demand from our community for LendIt’s expert opinion and commentary on the most important and relevant news stories about the fintech industry. So we decided to create a daily news engine, fueled by the fast-paced news events from across our vast network of global companies, curated by our team and from our point of view. The format is also specifically designed for quick, digestible bits of the most up-to-date news impacting their businesses and respective verticals.”
LendIt News will notably be run by the LendIt editorial team, the same team that produces the annual LendIt conferences. Subjects covered will include: Online lending; Bank partnerships; Debt and equity investments; Blockchain; Insurtech; Digital wealth management; Digital banking; Innovations in real estate; Financial inclusion; Artificial intelligence and machine learning; and Biometrics.