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Consumer Credit Platform Upgrade Secures $62 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund

CreditEase FinTech Investment Fund (CEFIF), the U.S.-based Fintech Fund of the Chinese fintech CreditEase, recently led $62 million Series C round investment for consumer credit platform, Upgrade. According to CreditEase, Upgrade, which was launched in 2016 by Renaud Laplanche, former co-founder of Lending Club and the… Read More

Renaud LaPlanche’s Online Lending Venture Upgrade Closes on $62 Million Series C

Upgrade, an online lending platform founded by Renaud LaPlanche, has closed on a Series C round  in the amount of $62 million. The funding was led by China based CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund. Laplanche previously founded LendingClub, the largest marketplace lending platform in the US…. Read More

Online Lender Upgrade Now Offers Personal Line of Credit

Upgrade, Inc.  has announced a new consumer product entitled “Personal Credit Line.” The new product was revealed during the annual LendIt Fintech conference in San Francisco. The line of credit is designed to combine the low cost, fixed rate and monthly amortization of personal loans… Read More

Online Lending Platform Upgrade Receives Top Ratings from Lending Tree

Upgrade, Renaud Laplanche’s newest online lending startup , has been recognized the number one personal loan platform by Lending Tree – according to Q4 customer reviews. LendingTree’s rankings are based on a weighted average of overall rating and the total volume of customer reviews and… Read More

LendingClub Lawsuit Sees Judge OK Class Certification (Document)

A law suite between investors and LendingClub (NYSE:LC) received the green light to proceed as a class action from US District Judge William Alsup in California last week. The case stems from investors who purchased shares in the online lender only to see the value… Read More

Seen and Heard at LendIt Europe: The Future of Finance

LendIt Europe took place in London earlier this week with around 1000+ attendees participating including a good showing of regular suspects and an emerging group of early stage, aspiring Fintech firms. For both presenters and attendees the backdrop of the Brexit decision and the uncertainties… Read More

Lending Disrupted? Not Yet, Says Renaud Laplanche

As the alternative lending sector matures, the general atmosphere of its flagship event LendIt takes a different tone. The tone of this year’s Lendit Europe was down-to-earth. Hype was out. Business in. Even the discussions about artificial intelligence and blockchain were imbued with much realism…. Read More

LendIt Europe Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Event

Keynote Speakers at LendIt Europe Include: Anthony Jenkins, Renaud Laplanche, Anne Boden, Jaidev Janadarna and more. LendIt Europe, the European event series covering Fintech and lending, has shared its keynote speakers for this years. LendIt expects more than 120 speakers will take to the stage… Read More

New Online Lender Upgrade Hires Former Western Union Exec as General Counsel

Upgrade, Inc., the new consumer online lender launched by LendingClub founder Renaud Laplanche, has announced the appointment of John Dye as General Counsel. Dye migrates over to the Fintech firm from Western Union where he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the… Read More

Renaud LaPlanche, former CEO of LendingClub & Current CEO of Online Lender Upgrade, to Keynote LendIt Europe

Renaud Laplanche, an icon of the online lending industry, has been added as a keynote speaker to the roster of headliners at the forthcoming LendIt Europe event taking place this October. Laplanche founded LendingClub in 2006 as a peer to peer lending platform designed to… Read More

Journal Entry: LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. The Biggest Fintech Meetup In The World!

Familiar Faces This is the second year that I travelled to China for the LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. What a difference a year makes? Last year, the conference had a massive showing of over 1,300 attendees. This year, the conference nearly doubled to 2,400… Read More

Act Two: Renaud Laplanche Joins LendIt’s Lang Di Fintech as Keynote Speaker

At LendIt USA, it used to be a tradition that former Lending Club CEO delivered the opening keynote address on day one of the event. That all changed after 2016 when Laplanche was forced to resign from the company he founded. After several months in… Read More

Back in the Game: Renaud Laplanche Launches Upgrade, a Consumer Credit Platform [u]

Renaud Laplanche, the founding CEO of Lending Club, has announced the launch of a new consumer credit platform aptly entitled Upgrade.  The online lender was described as a new iteration of online lending that combines the best of marketplace lending and consumer services such as… Read More

Report: Renaud Laplanche Preps to Launch Online Lender Credify

Renaud Laplanche, the visionary behind Lending Club (NYSE:LC) who was pushed out of the marketplace lender this past May, is prepping a new online lender: Credify Finance Corp. WSJ.com is reporting that Laplanche along with two other former Lending Club executives, Jeff Bogan and Adelina Grozdanova,… Read More

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

The Lending Club Predicament & The Lessons Learned

When Lending Club, as the worldwide leader in P2P/marketplace lending and, for that matter, in the entire global crowdfunding market, runs into trouble, it is bound to send ripples way beyond its home market, the United States. And it does. The fast emerging French crowdlending… Read More

Lending Club: Here is the 8K Filed Alongside Shareholder Meeting

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) held its annual shareholder meeting yesterday making several announcements including the appointment of Scott Sanborn as CEO, making his position permanent instead of temporary. The largest marketplace lending platform in the US explained to shareholders that many investors paused in May but… Read More

Update: Tianqiao Chen Again Increases Stake in Lending Club, Up to 15.13%

Singapore-based private investment firm Shanda Group led Chinese billionaire Tianqiao Chen reported that Chen has raised his stake again in online lending platform Lending Club Corp following the recent ouster of founder and Chief Executive Renaud Laplanche. According to Reuters, Chen increased his Lending Club shares… Read More

John Mack Pinned on Lending Club on CNBC

John Mack, a bit of a legend in the banking world who garnered the nick-named Mack the Nice (in contrast to some other less savory nicknames for other iBankers), visited the studios of CNBC this morning to discuss a broad range of topics.  Mack is… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana: Leading UK P2P Lending with Superior Service, Transparency and Cutting-Edge Fintech

Armed with an undergraduate degree in Electronics from Dharmsinh Desai University and MBAs from both the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and McGill University, Jaidev Janardana spent 12 years with Capital One, in the US and the UK. He was the CMO for Capital One UK, responsible… Read More

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