Tagged: orchard

Orchard Platform Pivot? Not So Fast.

Earlier this week there was note circulating the Orchard was in the midst of a pivot.  Specifically, the report said Orchard was pivoting from a data/analytics platform to a loan trading platform. This was interesting as the secondary transaction platform for securities based on online loans… Read More

Orchard X: Secondary Market for Online Loans Delayed Due to Regulatory Hurdles

Orchard X, the secondary trading platform being created by Orchard platform, received coverage from NYTimes.com yesterday shedding some light on the delayed launch. The electronic trading platform for online lending assets was announced in April 2016 but since that date little has been said about a… Read More

Orchard: Consumer Unsecured Lending Down 44% from 2015 High but Increases from Previous Quarter

Orchard is out with their quarterly report and it is pretty interesting. As most people in the online lending industry know, this sector of finance has been going through a bit of a transition in recent months. Orchard has direct access to origination volume to… 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

Orchard Explains How Consumer Online Lending Gets its Mojo Back

After years of rapid growth and promising predictions from the Fintech sector, consumer online lending stumbled in 2016. The one-two punch of fast money running for the doors and a jittery economy pulled the rug out from under the entire sector. Some industry followers responded… Read More

Fintech: Data Standardization is Your Next Competitive Advantage

When I took my first computer science courses in college, my professor often cited the old adage “Garbage in, Garbage out”. Most of the students in the classroom chuckled. For most of us, that was the first time we heard that expression. What he meant… Read More

Orchard Publishes Quarterly Online Lending Report: Originations Move Up From Q3

Orchard’s platform published their quarterly report a few days back covering Q4 of 2016. According to Orchard, loan volume increased in Q4 reversing a trend that began in Q4 of 2015.  While originations ticked up in Q4 versus Q3, they are still nowhere close to where… Read More

Orchard Platform Predicts Super Bowl Outcome: So Who Will Win? The Falcons or the Patriots?

  Orchard Platform has once again leveraged their deep data on online lending to predict the outcome of the SuperBowl. This will be the third year Orchard shifts gears and enters the odds-making space by using their data magic to divine a sporting event outcome… Read More

Orchard Publishes White Paper on Data Standardization for Online Lending

The advent of online lending has become a powerful vehicle for providing access to credit for many thousands of businesses and individuals. No longer do you have to take a trip to the corner bank to complete reams of forms only to be told sorry,… Read More

Lendscape: Orchard Updates Online Lending Infographic as 2016 Comes to a Close

Orchard Platform, the nexus of institutional money flowing into online lending platforms, has updated their Lendscape: a visual presentation of the online lending ecosystem. As industry participants know all too well, 2016 has been a challenging year for lenders. Orchard states that 2016 saw increasing… Read More

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016

As one year comes to end it is a good opportunity to reflect on past events. The preceding 12 months have been a momentous period for internet finance including capital formation online. Fintech started as a curiosity that engendered much excitement – and fear for some…. Read More

What to Expect for Marketplace Lending in 2017

Market credibility and an emphasis on better transparency will be two key factors for marketplace lending in 2017. 2017 will be a pivotal year for the marketplace lending (MPL) space as the market will seek stabilization in both confidence and venture funding, following a challenging… Read More

Orchard Reports Originations Dropped in Q3, Down 21% from Q2 Volume

Orchard has published its quarterly report on loan originations for the online lending industry. According to their numbers, origination volumes continued to drop in Q3 from Q2 2016.  The decline was significant too – decreasing by 21% in Q3 and down 50% from the peak… Read More

Orchard: Loan Originations Appear to be Back on Track

Orchard Platform is out with their weekly report and they are reporting that “things appear to be getting back on track” as money is flowing back into the online lending sector.  New loan issuance is being led by platforms like SoFi and Avant. If this… Read More

Orchard & OnDeck Partner on Reporting for Institutional Investors

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) and Orchard Platform have signed an agreement where Orchard will provide a scalable solution to manage the  reporting for institutional investors purchasing loans via the OnDeck Marketplace. The agreement will also provide OnDeck with access to the entire Orchard for Originators product… Read More

Silicon Valley Clueless? Orchard Says Contrary to Popular Belief ABS Industry Positive Towards Online Lending

Orchard platform in their weekly report addressed the most recent ABS East conference – a hot Wall Street gathering on all things securitization. This year opening remarks were delivered by Steve Eisman who was made famous by his depiction in the Hollywood film the Big… Read More

Orchard Launches New Data Program for Online Lending

Orchard Platform has launched a “Data Partner Program” that aggregates loan data from a range of leading online lending platforms. Via the Orchard Data Partner Program, originators will be able to gain the ability to analyze and compare their loan performance to that of their… Read More

Orchard Launches Weekly Online Lending “Snapshot”

Orchard Platform has announced the creation of a weekly online lending snapshot to provide industry followers an overview of activity within the online sector including marketplace and balance sheet lending.  Orchard stated; “…the snapshot will be produced on a weekly basis with the intention of… Read More

Orchard: Loan Originations Tank in Q2 as Online Lending Seeks Traction

Orchard Platform, the nexus of institutional money and online lenders, is out with their Q2 2016 report and it is pretty dismal. Consumer unsecured quarterly originations declined by 34.3% versus Q1 of this year.  Comparing Q2 with the same period in 2015, loan originations dipped… Read More

Franchise Lender ApplePie Integrates with Orchard Platform

Orchard has added a unique online lender to its Market Data product. ApplePie Capital, a company that provides access to capital for the franchise industry will now accept institutional investors via the Orchard service. ApplePie is the first online lender solely focused on the franchises…. Read More