Tagged: goldman sachs

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

Goldman Sachs Loves thy Neyber, Makes £100 Million Investment in UK Consumer Lender

Goldman Sachs has invested in the UK consumer lender Neyber through its private capital unit by providing £100M of debt and equity financing to Neyber, a fintech start-up providing loans that are repaid out of people’s salaries, reported multiple news sources. Existing investors Gael de… Read More

Report: SoFi CEO Cagney Cancels Participation at Goldman Fintech Event

SoFi CEO Mike Cagney has decided not to participate in the Goldman Fintech event taking place this week in Manhattan, according to a report by Bloomberg. The report attributed the schedule change to the ongoing litigation that is challenging the Fintech platform. SoFi Spokesperson Jim… Read More

Goldman Sachs Announces Private Bank Select, A New Online Lending Program for Affluent

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) announced a new digital service today. The global banking group introduced Goldman Sachs Private Bank Select (or GS Select) – an online lending program that provides financial advisors the ability to offer securities based loans (SBLs) to their clients. The loan may… Read More

Lloyd Blankfein Says Marcus Has Crossed $1 Billion in Lending, Will Top $2 Billion by Year End

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), was interviewed by Jim Cramer on Mad Money this past week. Blankfein spoke broadly about the status of Goldman Sachs (along with the fact he has started to use Twitter). But one topic of interest was an update… Read More

Circle Launches Free Cross-Border Mobile Payments Based on Blockchain

Circle, a Blockchain based Fintech startup backed by Goldman Sachs, announced recently it was launching its mobile payments solution to the US, UK, and Europe, which will allow people to transfer money across countries without any fees instantly. Free and Instant Cross-Border Payments Blockchain is the… Read More

Goldman Sachs Shares Few Details on Marcus Progress During Quarterly Call

During a “period of recalibration” for Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), the diversified financial firm announced Q1 2017 financial results today. Goldman reported net revenues of $8.03 billion and net earnings of $2.26 billion for the first quarter ended March 31st. Diluted earnings per common share… Read More

Big News for Prosper: Marketplace Lender Signs Agreement for $5 Billion in Loan Purchases from Consortium of Investors

Prosper Marketplace, one of the leading online lenders in the US, has signed an agreement with a group of institutional investors to purchase up to $5 billion in loans over the next 24 months. The agreement alleviates a challenging situation that has been endured by… Read More

Ram Ahluwalia of PeerIQ Shares the Future of Online Lending

In the online lending world, there are a handful of people that know everything that is going on. From the good to the not so good, their vantage point is unique. Ram Ahluwalia, CEO and co-founder of PeerIQ, is one of these individuals. Ahluwalia launched PeerIQ in… Read More