Tagged: marcus

Goldman Sachs Presentation Foreshadows Digital Banking Aspirations of Marcus

While Goldman Sachs’  (NYSE:GS) most prominent foray into Fintech started with online lending, Marcus is poised to become so much more in the digital banking arena. As previously reported, Marcus zoomed into online lending fueled by consumer deposits due to an acquisition from several years… Read More

The Economist: Banks Must Become More Agile, Adapt to the Digital Banking Age

The Economist has published a report on digital banking and the need for established banks to become more agile and adapt to the changes in technology. The document has been published with the support of Temenos, a provider of banking and finance software. The Temenos… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Share the Love: Goldman Sachs’ Online Lender Marcus Now Open to All Borrowers

Marcus, Goldman Sach’s (NYSE:GS) foray into the universe of online lending, launched late last year. The catch was you had to be “invited” to take out a loan. Management was clearly testing things before the training wheels came off. Today, Marcus is emailing folks to let… Read More

Crowdfunding & Fintech Predictions for 2017

Last year due to time constraints I was unable to publish my list of Crowdfunding/Fintech predictions for 2016. This year I am back once again, for better or worse, peering deep into my crystal ball with a list of prognostications for the coming year. The… Read More

Ron Suber: “Victory Goes to the Ones Who Change and Adjust”

Ron Suber has been pounding the table as of late on the benefits of marketplace lending and the future potential of Fintech in a series of presentations. His future is, of course, tightly intertwined with an industry that has taken a beating in past months…. Read More

Fitch: Goldman Sachs Blends Banking & Fintech with Launch of Marcus

Fitch Ratings is out with a note on Goldman Sachs’ foray into the online lending market. Fitch says that Marcus, Goldman’s recently launched lending platform, seeks to combine the best of both Fintech and the stability of being a more traditional bank. Marcus is differentiated from… Read More

Marcus, Goldman Sachs’ Online Lender, Launches to Provide Affordable Consumer Loans

Goldman Sachs’  long-anticipated online lending platform labeled Marcus has launched for users who received a special code by mail.  The Fintech platform is poised to challenge established marketplace lending platforms such as Prosper and Lending Club by offering consumers a chance to refinance onerous credit… Read More

Inquiring Minds Finally Know: Goldman Sachs Shares Some Details about Marcus

We’ve been awaiting updates on Marcus, Goldman Sachs’ much anticipated online lending platform named for bank’s cofounder Marcus Goldman which may go live as early as October. Stephen Scherr, Goldman Sachs Global Head of the Financing Group, revealed more about Marcus on Tuesday, reported the WSJ, noting that… Read More

Brief: Introducing Marcus, Goldman Sachs’ Online Lender Plans for October Launch

“Marcus, I’d like a small consumer loan.” No, users will not be going to a teller to ask for a loan from Goldman Sachs‘ much anticipated online lending platform. Rather the name is meant to establish a sense of familiarity, like being on a first name basis… Read More