Tagged: lord adair turner

UK’s OakNorth Bank Appoints Lord (Adair) Turner as Chairman

OakNorth – a UK-based digital bank, has added Lord (Adair) Turner as its Chairman of the Board. Lord Turner reportedly has “an extensive track record in financial services, including as Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, a Board Director of Standard Chartered, Chair of the Financial… Read More

Does Online Lending Create Less Systemic Risk than Traditional Credit? It Depends…

One of the frequently touted benefits of peer to peer/marketplace lending is the heightened transparency associated with loan originations processed online.  The financial crisis of the last decade was in part fueled by the disconnect between lender and borrower. As mortgages were securitized, sliced and… Read More

Marketplace Lending: The Challenge of Keeping It Simple And Transparent

LendIt Europe gathered over 900 attendees from 50 countries on the banks of the Thames river to network and hear about the latest trends in online direct lending. The tone of the conference was clearly set by the UK keynote speakers. The UK being 4… Read More

Lord Adair Turner: Direct Lending May Make the Financial System More Stable

  The answer is keep it simple, and  keep it transparent. The above statement came from Lord Adair Turner in a speech delivered at LendIt Europe this week. He was reflecting upon how peer to peer lending can avoid situations of systemic risk as exemplified… Read More

Brief: P2P Skeptic Lord Adair Turner to Speak at Lendit Europe

Lord Adair Turner, former FSA Chair and pointed critic of the UK peer to peer lending industry is scheduled to speak at Lendit Europe in London this fall.  Turner, speaking with the BBC earlier this year, made the statement; “The losses which will emerge from… Read More

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