Tagged: karen mills

LendIt Europe Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Event

Keynote Speakers at LendIt Europe Include: Anthony Jenkins, Renaud Laplanche, Anne Boden, Jaidev Janadarna and more. LendIt Europe, the European event series covering Fintech and lending, has shared its keynote speakers for this years. LendIt expects more than 120 speakers will take to the stage… Read More

Karen Mills, Harvard: Regulate, But Allow Online Lending Market Space to Innovate

Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School Karen Gordon Mills along with VP of Strategy at Fundera, Brayden McCarthy, have recently posted a working paper on SME lending. Mills is also the former Administrator of the Small Business Administration – a post she held during the Obama administration just… Read More

Dear Jack Lew: Please Do Not Dampen Marketplace Lending Innovation

  This past Tuesday (May 3rd), twenty members of Congress joined to ask the Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, to tread lightly when it came to the emerging marketplace lending industry. The timing of bi-partisan missive is important as Treasury has announced it will… Read More

Access to Capital: What are the Options for Small Company Finance?

Small business is extremely important for the economy. This is not just a US or UK issue, it is a global phenomenon. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the drivers of economic growth, job creation and thus wealth. Fostering an ecosystem that facilitates access to… Read More

JP Morgan Chase to Partner with P2P Lender on SME Loans

The king of banks, JP Morgan Chase, has decided to partner with a so-far unnamed peer to peer / marketplace lending platform as it seeks to adapt to the fast changing sector of online finance.  CEO Jamie Dimon, speaking on a panel at a US… Read More

Former CEO of Barclays: “The Number of People & Branches Employed by the Financial Services Sector May Decline by as Much as 50%”

Anthony Jenkins, is a former CEO of Barclay’s Group having managed the global firm from 2012 to 2015. He was sacked by John “Mack the Knife” McFarlane in the summer of 2015. Jenkins had set out to tackle a “culture of self-enrichment” and to refocus… Read More

Small Business Lending in the US & UK (Deck)

Karen Mills, former Administrator of the Small Business Administration and current Senior Fellow at Harvard University, co-authored a study on credit markets and SMEs back in 2014.  She recently presented at LendIt Europe on the state of Marketplace / Peer to peer lending. While at… Read More

Karen Mills on Marketplace Lending: It Is Transformative, But Don’t Count The Banks Out Yet

Karen Mills is currently perched as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. She spends her time focusing on competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation – all extremely important areas of economic… Read More

Seen and Heard at #LenditEurope

A random collection of people met and statements heard at the LendIt Europe conference, day 1, October 20th, 2015. Samir Desai, Cofounder and Director, Funding Circle: “We’re a marketplace, we don’t hold inventory, we don’t take any balance sheet risk, yet our interest is truly… Read More

Marketplace Lenders Band Together on Small Business Borrowers Bill of Rights

Marketplace lending platforms have taken advantage of the fact that many were in attendance in DC for a gathering at the US Department of Treasury to publish a Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights.  The coalition of signees included Funding Circle, Lending Club, Fundera and… Read More