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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

Spring Ahead? Lending Club Plans First Sale of Bonds Backed by Unsecured Loans

The US’ largest marketplace lender LendingClub Corp. is planning its first sale of bonds backed by its unsecured loans, reported the WSJ, seeking new funding sources in today’s challenging market. Working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Jefferies Group on the offerings, LendingClub’s plans to discuss updates with potential investors as early as this week, reported the WSJ; Goldman… Read More

Lending Club Hires Former McKinsey Partner. Promotes Scott Sanborn to President

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) has hired former McKinsey & Company partner Sameer Gulati as Chief Operations Officer. Simultaneously Scott Sanborn has been promoted to President. Both executives will continue to report directly to CEO Renaud Laplanche. Gulati was previously leader of McKinsey’s Digital Banking practice. As… 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

Finally, Marketplace Lending Leaders Form Industry Association to Support Sector Growth

As had been rumored for quite some time, marketplace lending leaders Lending Club (NYSE:LC), Prosper and Funding Circle, have announced the creation of an industry association to represent their interests and advocate on behalf of sector growth.  Formed as a not for profit membership organization,… Read More

Lending Club Reacts to Concerns Over Madden vs. Midland Decision

Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the United States, has altered operations in light of concerns over the Madden vs. Midland decision delivered by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in May last year. This court case has cast a bit of… Read More

Lending Club Reports Operating Revenue of $427 Million. Will Start Share Buyback Program in the Amount of $150 Million

The leading marketplace lending platform in the US Lending Club (NYSE:LC) reported Q4 and 2015 full year results this morning.  The company also reported that, to date, it has facilitated over $16 billion in consumer and SME loans.  Lending Club also revealed its intent to… Read More

Retail Investors in New Jersey & Oregon May Now Invest in Lending Club Loans

The national roll-out continues for Lending Club (NYSE: LC) as it adds Oregon and New Jersey to the list of states where investors may lend to borrowers. Lending Club must be approved by each state to allow investor participation.  As of today, Lending Club is open… Read More

Lending Club Raises Interest Rates by 0.25% Matching Fed

Following the move by the Federal Reserve, Lending Club (NYSE: LC) has announced it will increase interest rates by 0.25% thus matching the move by the Fed last week.  The announcement is not unexpected and is similar to what many major banks have announced.  Lending… Read More

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