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Orchard Co-Founder Matt Burton Joins QED as a General Partner

Orchard co-founder and former CEO Matt Burton has joined VC firm QED Investors as a General Partner. According to a note circulated by QED, Burton will lead their newly launched founding stage investment platform QED Belay. As part of this role, Burton will open the… Read More

Kabbage’s Acquisition of Orchard Officially Closes

Orchard co-founder Matt Burton has emailed industry members stating the previously announced acquisition of his company by SME lender Kabbage has formally closed. The purchase had been rumored for weeks with an official announcement hitting the press at the end of April. Burton stated; “In… Read More

Confirmed: Global Online Lender Kabbage Will Aquire Fintech Pioneer Orchard

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Orchard, a pioneer in developing technology and analytics for online lending and financial services. The acquisition will allow… Read More

Report: Kabbage May Acquire Orchard

Orchard Platform is being sold. This is according to a report in Bloomberg that cites individuals aware of the details regarding the pending transaction. Orchard is currently partnering with Bloomberg on online lending data. Kabbage is a leading online lender that has targeted the SME… Read More

Who is Going to Win the Super Bowl? Orchard Predicts the Winner Between the Patriots & Eagles

For the past several years Orchard, the digital marketplace that connects institutional money with online lenders, has predicted the outcome of the Super Bowl. The Fintech firm uses lending data as the basis for their predictions – specifically Loan Volume, Borrower Characteristics, Vintage Characteristics, and Loan… Read More

Orchard Partners with Bloomberg with Online Lending Data

  Orchard Platform, a Fintech company that provides online lending data and insights, has formed a partnership with Bloomberg to make its content available to terminal subscribers. This is an important strategic shift for Orchard as it vastly scales its content and services to a… Read More

Orchard’s Online Lending Ecosystem Update: “Lendscape”

  Orchard Platform, the nexus of loan originators and institutional investing, has updated their ongoing graphical view of the online lending  world or “Lendscape”.  As the online lending universe has moved from peer to peer lending, to marketplace lending to all forms of online lending,… Read More

Introducing The Orchard Deals Platform: A Suite of Technology Solutions for Loan Originators & Institutional Investors – Webinar

This forum brought to you by LendIt and Crowdfund Insider will feature David Snitkof, Co-Founder & Chief Analytics Officer at Orchard, giving a demo of their new platform and answering questions from Andrew Dix of Crowfund Insider. Deals is operated by Orchard Platform Markets, LLC,… Read More

Orchard Launches New Platform: Orchard Deals Matches Global Investors & Originators to Boost Online Lending Market

  Orchard Platform has rolled out Deals, operated by Orchard Platform Markets, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary, SEC-registered broker-dealer, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Deals is a global market where loan originators may discover low cost financing and institutional investors can connect, evaluate, and move… Read More

Traditional Banks are Really Shadow Finance & Wells Fargo Proves it.

Over the past several years, traditional financial services firms have thrown shade at alternative finance platforms by labeling them “Shadow Finance.” This oblique reference to Fintech firms seeking to disrupt and dethrone old school banks is standard banter on the various financial news networks. Even… Read More

Orchard & Experian Form Strategic Collaboration Partnership

Experian and Orchard Platform have announced a “strategic collaboration” designed to give institutional investors access to Experian’s consumer credit data. Orchard’s clients will now be able to use depersonalized credit data for ongoing monitoring of borrower creditworthiness for loans in existing portfolios. Additionally, Experian will… Read More

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

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