Tagged: marketplace

Q&A: UK Marketplace Lender Growth Street CEO Greg Carter Talks Transparency, Brexit and Fintech Innovation

“As the industry matures and looks to grow beyond a base of early adopters, I believe a focus on clarity will best help us to attract new investors.” Growth Street, an FCA-authorized UK business finance platform focusing on SME loans, has aimed to become a… Read More

LendingClub Schedules Q2 Earnings Release for August 7th

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), an online marketplace connecting borrowers and lenders, has announced that it will report second quarter earnings, which ended on June 30, after the bell on Monday, August 7, 2017. LendingClub will host a conference call to discuss the Q2 results at at 2:00PM… Read More

German Consumer Lender Auxmoney Passes the Half-Billion-Euro Mark

German online consumer lending marketplace auxmoney announced that it has crossed a new milestone: the marketplace has granted more than 70,000 loans worth more than €500 million in cumulated volume. Raffael Johnen, CEO of auxmoney, commented: “Half a billion euros worth of loans. This demonstrates… Read More

Here is the Letter IEG Holdings Sent to LendingClub Board Announcing its “Tender Offer”

Below is the copy of the letter Paul Mathieson, the CEO of IEG, sent to Scott Sanborn, CEO of LendingClub, and the LendingClub Board of Directors. In the letter, Mathieson declares his intent to commence a tender offer for up to 9.99% of LendingClub (NYSE:LC)… Read More

LendingClub Tells Investors to Ignore IEG Holdings Offer to Purchase LC Shares, Calls Offer Misleading

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) has announced that on June 29, 2017, its Board of Directors received a letter from IEG Holdings Corporation (IEG) stating its intention to acquire up to 9.99% of the outstanding common stock of LendingClub on the basis of two shares of IEG common stock… Read More

New Marketplace Vivriti Capital Aims to Address Indian End-to-End Financial Service Requirements

Vivriti Capital has launched in India, aiming to provide a financial services marketplace that will provide a comprehensive range of offerings across the lifecycle of customers that lack access to efficient finance. Vivriti Capital offers loans, receivables finance, working capital, structured debt and capital market instruments, seeking to transform the fragmented… Read More

LendingClub Adds Ken Denman, Venture Partner at Sway Ventures, to Board of Directors

LendingClub (NYSE: LC), the leading marketplace lending platform in the US, has added Kenneth Denman to its Board of Directors. LendingClub states the appointment took effect on June 28, 2017. Denman joins as a Class One director and will serve on the Audit and Compensation… Read More

RealtyShares Appoints Kristina Wallender Senior Vice President of Marketing

Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares announced on Thursday it has appointed Kristina Wallender as its new senior vice president of marketing. According to the funding portal, Wallender has both marketplace and marketing leadership experience spanning large enterprise businesses such as Amazon and early stage companies like… Read More

LendingClub Closes $279.4 Million Self Sponsored Securitization

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has announced its first first self sponsored securitization deal had closed. Announced after the market closed, Lending Club issued $279.4 million in notes backed by consumer loans originated on the LendingClub platform. The Consumer Loan Underlying Bond (CLUB) NP Credit Trust 2017-NP1 (CLUB… Read More

Bloomberg Report is Critical of Online Lenders

A report from Bloomberg this week takes certain online lending platforms to task regarding the fact that some online lenders are not verifying income status.  The report also says that even if there are errors in loan applications the loan may still be approved. More… Read More

Lendix’s Multilocal Expansion and its Raison d’être: An Interview with Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of Lendix Spain

Gregoire de Lestapis has left traditional banking, most recently the direction of BBVA France, for the world of fintech entrepreneurship. In 2016, he joined Lendix, the French SME lending group, as head of its Spanish subsidiary and member of the executive team. In this interview,… Read More

Zopa to Launch Innovative Finance ISA in June. Other Investment Options Updated

Zopa has announced that it will launch its Innovative Finance ISAs or IFSA in June pending HMRC approval. Zopa believes demand for the new ISA will be high and said it will give priority access to existing customers. In advance of the IFISA, Zopa is… Read More

LendingClub Celebrates Ten Years of Online Lending

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest marketplace lender in the US, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. It is pretty hard to believe that LendingClub is now ten years old. Launched by founder and former CEO Renaud Laplanche back in 2007, like most companies, LendingClub started quite small…. Read More

Alternative Lending Index Unveils European Cross-Border Lending Opportunities

Twino, one of the leading Baltic lending marketplace, has produced in conjunction with KPMG Baltics a report called Alternative Lending Index which assesses the potential of alternative finance in 23 European countries based on a set of economic credit data. While the report does not… Read More

LendingHome Hires New CFO. Also Receives Fannie Mae Approval to Expand Home Loans

LendingHome says it is ready to ratchet up platform growth. The marketplace lending platform that finances residential mortgages has made two announcements today. First, the online lender has announced that former Nationstar Mortgage CFO, Robert Stiles, has been appointed to become LendingHome’s CFO. Simultaneously, LendingHome… Read More

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

Contrarian Lending Marketplace Younited Credit Crosses €500 million Milestone

Since it opened for business in 2012, French lending startup Younited Credit has thrived by implementing strategic choices that ran contrary to common practice among lending marketplaces. It was the first of its kind (and still is the only one so far) to get a… Read More

RealtyShares Appoints Former CEO of Cushman & Wakefield Edward Forst As New Board of Directors Member

Real estate marketplace lending platform RealtyShares announced on Thursday that Edward Forst, former president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, was named the newest member of the company’s board of directors. According to RealtyShares, Forst oversaw 16,000 real estate professionals in 60 countries at Cushman & Wakefield. He joined… Read More

Prosper Report: System Error Overstates Return on Loans

Prosper Marketplace, one of the largest online lending platforms in the US, has apparently been overstating annual investment returns on loans due to an error in their systems. Bloomberg reported yesterday that investors were being notified of the error and that the issue has been… Read More

VPC Specialty Lending Investments Annual Results Continues to Disappoint

VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC (LSE:VSL.L) released 2016 annual results last week and according to Chairman Andrew Adcock, results continue to disappoint. Shares in the fund that invests in various online lending assets continue to trade at a significant discount to the net asset value per share. As… Read More