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LendIt Founder Slaps Down Bloomberg Article on Lending Club “Shady Loans”

Peter Renton, founder of LendIt and online lending industry advocate, has take to the pages of Lend Academy to defend Lending Club (NYSE:LC) following a critical article by BloombergBusinessweek. The Bloomberg article, co-authored by Max Chafkin and Noah Buhayar, hammered Lending Club by questioning the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches First Industry Study for Middle East & Africa

  Inaugural Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is launching its first Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study. This study on alternative finance follows the successful publication of… Read More

LendIt Teams Up With P2P Finance Association to Host Upcoming European Conference

Organizers of the online lending conference, LendIt, announced on Friday that they have teamed up with P2P Finance Association to host the third annual conference, LendIt Europe 2016. The event will be held October 10th-11th, 2016 in London. LendIt stated that the european event will feature 150 speakers… Read More

Lendit Founders Applaud Swift Action by Lending Club Board

The shock waves are still being felt around the global marketplace lending industry following the removal of Lending Club CEO and co-founder Renaud Laplanche. Lending Club has been the marquee sponsor of industry gathering Lendit in past years. The most recent gathering in San Francisco… Read More

#LenditUSA Bigger than Ever as Online Lending Begins to Mature

  LenditUSA 2016 was bigger than ever. If you look back just three years the venue and the organizers have scaled what was once a relatively small gathering of 375 industry participants in 2013 to one that is truly a global event with over 3,500… Read More

Peter Renton Celebrates Lend Academy’s Fifth Anniversary: “We’ve Come a Long Way, But There’s Still More to Do”

Five years ago, fintech trailblazer Peter Renton launched Social Lending Network which rebranded to Lend Academy in 2012. On his blog Renton reflects on industry changes during the half-decade. “Back in November 2010, Lending Club had issued less than $200 million in total loans and was focused primarily on retail… Read More

Peter Renton, Founder of Lend Academy & LendIt Conference, Contributes to Marketplace Lending’s Global Understanding, Growth & Success

  “I think Fintech, particularly as it applies to lending, has the capacity to completely transform how consumers and small business use credit. The best platforms are true innovators, underwriting consumers and small businesses in new ways using data that was simply unavailable ten or… Read More

Brief: Lend Academy Announces the Launch of Online Lending Community “LendBase”

Lend Academy Holdings, a media, conference and technology business focused on the global online lending industry, recently announced it has launched LendBase, an information tool for the peer-to-peer and online lending community. LendBase is a free, open database containing valuable information about nearly every aspect… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Launches New Platform Dedicated to Multi-Country Lending

Cloud Lending Solutions, a global cloud infrastructure company, announced on Tuesday the launch of CL Multi-Country Extension, a lending technology platform to support global operations. With CL Multi-Country Extension, marketplace lenders can manage all operations from a single system, including bank integrations, funds movement and… Read More

A Primer in Marketplace Lending

There were over one hundred submissions for the RFI by the US Department of Treasury on Marketplace / Peer to Peer Lending. As one would expect, most commenters came with either an ax to grind or an urgent message to deliver.  In reading many (not… Read More

LendIt / P2PFA Prepare for Second Annual European Conference, Harriett Baldwin MP Selected as Keynote Speaker

  As previously announced, LendIt has partnered with P2PFA for the second annual European conference to be held in London this coming October. The P2PFA, the UK industry body for peer-to-peer lending, works to promote high standards of business practice and an effective regulatory framework. Current membership includes… Read More

NSRInvest Brings Institutional Tools for Smaller Investors in Marketplace Lending Assets

Investing in marketplace lending assets (P2P lending) is super hot right now. The solid risk-adjusted returns provide an excellent opportunity for small investors to generate income. This is even more interesting in the historically low-interest rate environment of today.  The advent of institutional money cascading into… Read More

Peer to Peer Finance Association to Partner with Lendit on UK Event

The Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) in the UK has shared they will be partnering with Lendit on their annual conference to be held in London this coming October. Lendit has captured solid acclaim for its US conferences targeting the marketplace lending / peer… Read More

Direct Lending Investments Appoints Bryce Mason As New Chief Investment Officer

Direct Lending Investments LLC, a marketplace lending and investment firm, today announced that Bryce Mason will join the company as Chief Investment Officer. Direct Lending Investments is a marketplace lending and private investment firm that makes short-term, high-yield small business loans available in fund form to… Read More

Watch: House Committee on Small Business Discusses Peer to Peer Lending

The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing this past week to discuss peer to peer lending.  With the influx of institutional funds into P2P lending platforms, many direct lenders are taking up the banner of “Marketplace Lending”.  This does not mean small investors… Read More

Congressional Committee on Small Business to Discuss Peer to Peer Lending

The Committee on Small Business, in the US House of Representatives, will discuss peer to peer lending on Wednesday, May 13th, at the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer to Peer Lending. According to a notice from… Read More

SoFi CEO & Co-Founder Mike Cagney Dubbed LendIt 2015 Innovator of the Year

Mike Cagney, CEO and co-founder of SoFi, a leading marketplace lender, was named Innovator of the Year by LendIt, a conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community. Cagney was recognized for his innovative work redefining the mortgage experience including a first-of-its-kind mobile experience… Read More

Orchard: The Catalyst for the Peer to Peer Lending Industry

There is definitely something to be said for being at the right place, at the right time, and for Orchard this is certainly the case.  Now this is not to say the creation of Orchard is totally serendipitous because this is a company that has… Read More

LendIt P2P Conference Gears Up for San Francisco Event

LendIt, a global P2P and online lending conference, is prepping for their flagship conference taking place at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, May 4 – 6, 2014. Claiming the title of the world’s largest P2P industry expo featuring over 37 exhibitors; more than… Read More

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