Tagged: goldman sachs

Report: Goldman Sachs to Enter Online Lending Industry in UK & Germany as Marcus Expands

Marcus, a fast emerging digital only challenger bank, is poised to enter the UK market and then cross the channel to set up operations in Germany. This is according to multiple reports as the erstwhile online lender leverages its successful US tech in other markets…. Read More

Report: Apple & Goldman Sachs to Hook Up on Branded Credit Card

An article in WSJ is reporting that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has decided to partner up with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) on a new joint credit card. Expected to launch early next year, the initiative is described as “a move that would deepen the technology giant’s push into… Read More

No Surprise. Goldman Sachs Goes Public About Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

As has been widely rumored, Goldman Sachs finally has outed itself regarding its cryptocurrency ambitions of launching a digital assets trading desk. NYT spoke to Goldman Sachs executive Rana Yared, who is helping set up the operations, who said that Bitcoin is not a fraud… Read More

Innovation Cred: Goldman Sachs Hires Cryptocurrency Trader in Move to Satisfy Client Demand

Goldman Sachs is not just embracing Fintech change in digital banking with leading online lender Marcus but the global investment bank is adding names to its long rumored cryptocurrency trading desk. Meanwhile, other big banks continue to stare and wonder why. Tearsheet has reported that… Read More

Goldman Sachs Has Big Plans for Marcus and the Future of Retail Banking

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNBC today they have not “lost their minds” by moving into the highly competitive consumer banking business with Marcus. Blankfein explained that the consumer business has moved to them because the digital world can allow them to scale. “If… Read More

Everyone is Going to Do it: Barclays is Looking at Launching Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

A report yesterday stated that Barclays bank is considering launching a cryptocurrency trading desk. Barclays is not alone in considering this new line of business as it has been widely reported that Goldman Sachs is looking at doing the same. Other banks are expected to… Read More

Adam Dell’s Clarity Money is Acquired by Goldman Sachs to be Integrated with Digital Bank Marcus

Goldman Sachs Bank USA has acquired Clarity Money a Fintech founded by CEO Adam Dell. Clarity Money is an app based service that helps consumers better manage their personal finances with machine learning and intuitive design to provide actionable insights. The robo-advisor claims over one million… Read More

Goldman Sachs VP Latest Defector to Crypto

Press tracking events in crypto have been reporting on talent migrating from traditional tech and finance into blockchain and crypto for some time now. The latest news concerns an announcement that Richard Kim, formerly VP London at Goldman Sachs, is now CEO at Mike Novogratz’s new… Read More

Disrupting Goldman Sachs: Polymath Wants to Create a New Investment Banking Paradigm with Initial Coin Offerings

Investment banking is a highly profitable business. Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most prominent investment bank in the world, raked in $32 billion during fiscal 2017 with the majority of this revenue driven specifically by investment banking. Yet arguably, much of the value that is provided… Read More

Fortress Balance Sheet: Goldman Sachs’ Online Lender Marcus Has Access to $17 Billion in Deposits

Today, during an investor presentation at the Credit Suisse 19th Annual Financial Services Forum in Key Biscayne, Florida, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein delivered a presentation on his bank’s operations. Buried in the middle of the deck was some interesting perspective on Marcus, Goldman’s foray into… Read More

Going to Zero: Goldman Sachs Says Most Cryptocurrencies are Doomed

Steven Strongin, Goldman Sachs Global Head of Investment Research, has published a report claiming most cryptocurrencies are going to zero. The harsh assessment comes at a time when pretty much all cryptocurrencies have been experiencing some gut wrenching volatility. At the end of 2017, Bitcoin hit… Read More

Coup for Goldman Sachs’ Online Lender? Report Says Apple May use Marcus for Point of Sale Financing

Online lending eventually will be the norm, not the exception. As bricks and mortar ebbs away, Fintech is filling the void due to demand and the sheer efficacy of the online lending process. Indicative of this systemic trend is a report this week in WSJ.com… Read More

Goldman Sachs’ Online Lending Platform Marcus Has Originated Over $2 Billion in Loans, Deposits Rise to Over $ 5 Billion

Meeting a prediction from this past June set by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, online lending platform Marcus topped $2 billion in loan originations. Additionally, Marcus reported online deposits of over $5 billion. Deposits and consumer lending have now been combined under a single brand, thus,… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018

Last year, I boldly predicted 10 Fintech movements that will take place as Earth makes another perfect rotation around our Sun. It’s always fun to look back and see how wrong I was, so let’s stump the chump! Here are my original predictions. Let’s score… Read More

Looking at 2018: A Discussion with Ron Suber

  Ron Suber is one of the best known names in the marketplace lending world and a staunch champion of the future of online lending. For many years, Suber was President of Prosper – a leading platform that targets the consumer lending sector – mainly… Read More

Report: Goldman Sachs will Have Crypto Trading Desk by June

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is getting into crypto. This is according to a report by Bloomberg that states the august investment bank will have a cryptocurrency trading desk set up by June 2018. The story is still developing but should come as no surprise as recent additions… Read More

Largest & Highest Rated: CommonBond Closes $248 Million Securitization

CommonBond, an online lender that helps students and graduates finance their loans, has closed a $248 million securitization of refinanced student loans. This is the largest and highest rated securitization for the Fintech to date. The offering’s most senior notes achieved AA ratings from Moody’s,… Read More

OurCrowd Joins in Funding Klook Along with Goldman Sachs, Sequoia China & Matrix Partners

Klook, Asia’s largest in-destination services booking platform, has raised nearly $60 million in a Series C funding round.  The financing was led by Sequoia China which also led the Series B Funding. Goldman Sachs and Matrix Partners joined in the round. OurCrowd, a leading global investment… Read More

Report: Goldman Sachs May Be Getting into Bitcoin Trading

Goldman Sachs is strongly considering launching a cryptocurrency trading division. This is according to a report by WSJ.com that apparently received the information directly from  GS executives. If Goldman Sachs launches the new operation, it will be the first Blue Chip Wall Street firm to… Read More

Robo-Advisor Betterment Adds Goldman & Blackrock Portfolio Strategies

Betterment, the largest independent online investment advisor, will now offer two new portfolio strategies: a smart beta portfolio strategy and an income portfolio strategy. Betterment has selected the portfolio strategies from BlackRock and Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) designed to meet users diverse needs and… Read More