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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

Report: Renaud Laplanche Wants to Buy Lending Club & Take it Private

Reuters is reporting that former Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche is seeking financial backing to purchase Lending Club (NYSE: LC) and take it private. According to the report, Laplanche has been in discussions with various banks and private equity groups about financing a bid for the… Read More

Lending Club’s New CEO Tells Investors: We Are in a Strong Financial Position

Following a series of unfortunate events, acting CEO of Lending Club (NYSE:LC) Scott Sanborn has offered relatively good news to the individual investor base. According to his recent letter, Sanborn stated that he is continuing to remain confident in the the lending platform as well as his team…. Read More

Blood in the Water: Lending Club Receives Subpoena from NY Department of Financial Services

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) will remember May as the month from Hell as the hits just keep on coming. Following the forced resignation of founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche on May 9th due to loan irregularities, Lending Club has received a series of bad news. From… Read More

Brief: Lending Club Receives Subpoena from Dept of Justice

Lending Club (NYSE:LC)  received a federal grand jury subpoena last week, after founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche resigned from the board following an internal review of lending and financial practices. According to the P2P lender, $22 million in loans were sold to a single investor against “express instructions as… 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

Lending Club Announces Q1 Financial Results

Following the shocking revelation that Lending Club CEO had resigned in the wake of non-conforming sale of loans to a single investor, Lending Club has announced Q1 financial results. Lending Club said it had experienced solid growth in originations, operating revenue, and adjusted EBITDA during… Read More

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche Resigns following Internal Review of Loans to Single Investor

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche has submitted his resignation to the board of directors following an internal review of a sale of loans to a single investor. According to the company, $22 million in loans were sold to a single investor against “express… Read More