Tagged: citigroup

Oodle Car Finance Secures $100 Million Warehouse Facility From Citi

Oodle Car Financing, a UK-based car fintech startup, has secured a 100 million facility from Citigroup. Founded in 2016, the company states its goal is match customers with the right loans, cars, and dealers. “In this fast-paced world owning a car should be affordable for… Read More

World Economic Forum Convenes New Consortium Including Citigroup, Zurich Insurance Group & Kabbage to Address Fintech Cybersecurity

The World Economic Forum announced the creation of a new consortium to strengthen cybersecurity for fintech companies and data aggregators. The consortium’s founding members include global bank Citigroup, insurance company Zurich Insurance Group, fintech lender Kabbage, infotech company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and financial infrastructure… Read More

Citigroup Appoints Yolande Piazza As Permanent Head of Fintech Unit

On Thursday, Citigroup announced it appointed Yolande Piazza as the permanent head of its fintech unit, Citi Fintech. According to PYMNTS, Piazza assumed the role as interim head in August when previous chief executive of Citi Fintech, Heather Cox, left the company.  Stephen Bird, chief… Read More

Can Zelle Replace Venmo? Banking Giants Fight Back.

Does “Can you Zelle me the payment?” have the same ring to “You can just Venmo me?” A company knows that it has made it when people turn its name into a verb, as Venmo and Uber (despite its bad press these past few weeks)… Read More

$13.8B for Global Funding for VC-Backed Fintech Firms; Payments, Lending & Blockchain Lead Way

2015 was the year that financial technology entered the mainstream, claims the new report “Pulse of Fintech” from KPMG and CB Insights (see also the University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance  seminal benchmarking surveys last year), which estimates that VC-backed fintech firms around the world secured $13.8 billion in… Read More

To Win Long Term, Goldman’s Online Lending Effort Will Need to Win Over Millennials

By now, you’ve more than likely heard about Goldman Sachs’ plans to launch an online consumer lending unit as early as next year. Yes, Goldman Sachs, the 146-year-old Wall Street giant best known for focusing on the 1%, is making a bet on Main Street with plans… Read More

Citigroup Exec Joins Fast Growing Lender CommonBond

Former Citigroup executive Vinayak Gurjar has joined marketplace lender CommonBond as Chief Risk Officer.  Gurjar joins a growing number of traditional banking managers switching over to new, fast growing financial firms.  While the banking industry has suffered years of slow growth, crushing regulations and a… Read More

Brief: Lending Club IPO Tops $1 Billion After Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

Lending Club (NYSE: LC) an online marketplace the connects borrowers and investors, announced on Tuesday (December 16th) the closing of its initial public offering and the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 8,700,000 shares from Lending Club. After the underwriters’… Read More

Peer-To-Peer Lending Heating Up Early In 2014

The peer-to-peer lending space is rife with news and new high-quality market entrants to kick off the new year. It’s part of the reason why I predicted that 2014 is the year that P2P lending goes mainstream. (One could make an argument that it already has,… Read More

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