Tagged: lendingclub

LendingClub Appoints Former PayPal Exec Steve Allocca as President

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the US, has announced the appointment of Steve Allocca as President of the online lending company. Allocca will start at LendingClub on May 22, 2017 and will report directly to LendingClub CEO Scott Sanborn. Allocca will… Read More

Brief: Credible Closes $10M in Series A Funding Led By Dianrong & LendingClub Co-Founder Soul Htite

Credible, a multi-lender student loan marketplace that allows borrowers to receive competitive loan offers from its vetted lending partners, announced on Wednesday that it has closed its recent $10 million Series A funding round. This round was led by Soul Htite, founder and CEO of Dianrong.com/ co-founder… Read More

OnDeck Capital Expands P2P Offerings in Canada: Transforming North American FinTech

OnDeck Capital, a U.S.-based online marketplace which offers short-term loans to businesses of between $5,000 and $250,000, is expanding its offerings in Canada, joining a growing number of tech-oriented lenders that promise to transform the financial services landscape, according to 680 news.  Experts say Canada has… Read More

Fintech Trends to Watch in 2015: Investing Services, Anti-Social Trading, and Digital Crowdfunding

In a recent post on FxPro by Ron Finberg, he cites the fintech tends to watch during 2015, may they be “either high opportunities or stumbling blocks,” as “service-based investing,” robo investing (“anti-social trading”) and digital-based crowdfunding. “Fintech was a great sector to be in… Read More

Orchard Platform Raises $12M in Series A Funding: An Enviable Harvest

Orchard, the Marketplace Lending Platform backed by Spark Capital, Canaan Partners, and industry veterans, secures $14.7M in total investments Founded in NYC 2013, Orchard Platform, an investment and analytics platform focused on the global marketplace lending market, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series A… Read More

LendingTree Loan Revenue Grows with Addition of P2P Lenders

LendingTree, an online lending exchange that aggregates loan options from many providers, has announced their loan revenue exceeded $1 million during the month of July.  The company also shared their growth has increased seven fold since July of 2013.  This significant growth in both volume… Read More

In Equity Crowdfunding, The Redcoats are Winning


Fresh from my trip across the pond, I can tell you I have seen the light. Crowdfunding can and is working and we (the United States) are behind the eight ball on this one. When describing the US regulatory regime to crowdfunding professionals in the… Read More

Dealstruck Stakes Claim to Small Business Loans

P2P Crowdfunding Platform Sees Exponential Growth. DealStruck is a P2P crowdfunding platform that is focused on loans for small businesses.  They want to combine the best of crowdlending with the best of traditional finance.  Dealstruck states that more than 82% of small businesses seeking loans… Read More

End of the peer show

FINANCE is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend. Banks and credit-card firms are kept… Read More

Crowdfunding Platforms on CNBC’s List of Disruptors

All this week CNBC will be sharing their list of 50 disruptors.  Crowdfunding platforms CircleUp, LendingClub and Kickstarter have made the list of a new companies which are shaking up their sector – financial services.  LendingClub has recently hit front page headlines with the $125… Read More

How Google’s Investment Into P2P Lending Will Impact The Financial Markets

Since 2006, P2P & online lending have enjoyed explosive growth. Lending Club and Prosper, America’s two largest P2P lenders have now surpassed $2B in loan origination, and P2P has captured the attention of industry legends, the financial media, the investing public and even today’s technology… Read More

2013 The Year Of The Crowdfunding Gold Rush

2012 was an amazing year for crowdfunding. Within the span of a three month period (March – May 2012), the largest crowdfunding sites including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Grow VC, and Rockethub doubled their daily traffic and donation volumes. Between 2008 and 2011, Kickstarter’s issuers raised over… Read More