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Dateline Dallas: Lend360 – A Year of Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions

Initial Thoughts Every year, thousands of finance professionals from banks, credit unions, specialty financing companies and Fintech companies converge at Lend360. It’s an annual pilgrimage where decision-makers in the financing sector come together to learn from each other and plan ahead for the new year…. Read More

Fintech Alchemy Technology Forms JV with Meratas – an Income Share Company

Meratas Inc. an “Income Share Agreement” (ISA) development company has formed a joint venture with Alchemy Technology, a provider of turn-key online lending systems. Meratas works with schools and other training courses to provide ISA programs. Darius Goldman, founder and CEO of Meratas, says their… Read More

Equifax Partners with Alchemy Technology on White Label Lending Solution to Accelerate Fintech Adoption

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) and Alchemy Technology have inked a new partnership to help banks and “specialty finance firms” as well as Fintechs accelerate their development with a white label lending solution. According to a release, Alchemy will provide the nuts and bolts lending software while Equifax… Read More

Lending as a Service Platform Alchemy Fintech Partners with Argyle to Develop Digital Lenders

Lending platform Alchemy Fintech has formed a “definitive” partnership with Argyle. Argyle seeks to provide infrastructure for businesses and end-users alike to access workforce data. By integrating with  Argyle, uses may create a more efficient underwriting, monitoring, and fine-tuned user experience. Alchemy, a Fintech startup… Read More

LendIt Fintech USA – Seven Years of Fintech Innovation

It’s hard to believe that the most attended Fintech conference LendIt Fintech USA had its 7th birthday in the Mecca of Fintech, San Francisco this past week. Thousands of attendees from all over the world descended into San Francisco’s Moscone Center for this once a… Read More

Fintech Before Fintech Was Cool. QuickenLoans is Rebranding as Rocket

Online lender Quicken Loans appears to be moving quickly to completely rebrand under the Rocket name. While introducing Rocket Financial some time ago, it seems that it is out with the old and in with the new. Quicken Loans is old school Fintech founded by entrepreneur… Read More

Fintech Focused Analytics Firm MaxDecisions Appoints Nicole Houston as CEO

Nicole Houston has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of MaxDecisions, Inc. Founded by Timothy Li and Henry Wang, MaxDecisions is a Fintech focused analytics, marketing, and risk management firm advising the online lending industry. According to a note from the firm, Houston has been with MaxDecisions since… Read More

Fintech Predictions for 2019. Where We Have Been & Where We Are Going

As we head into a market correction, 2019 and beyond will be very interesting for the evolving Fintech industry. This sector of finance saw significant M&A activity and massive fundraising during the 2nd half of 2018 and I predict that we will see more of… Read More

As RealtyShares Shuts Down, the Real Estate Crowdfunding Industry Ponders the Future

Earlier this week it was revealed that RealtyShares, a respected real estate crowdfunding platform that has originated just under $900 million in investment capital, was winding down operations. The turn of events was driven by the lack of available risk capital to keep the real… Read More

Office of Comptroller of the Currency Encourages Banks to Issue Small Loans to Consumers

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a Bulletin today encouraging banks to issue small loans to consumers. In past years, banks have shied away from providing credit that was deemed too high risk to pursue and too costly to originate. As… Read More

Amazon. Stop Being Everything to Everybody!

  In two of my previous articles, “The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018” and “Top The Fintech Predictions for 2017”,  I predicted a few things to come including The End of Privacy, Vertical Integration and What’s Your Advantage where I visualized Facebook, Snapchat, Tesla,… Read More

New York State Bill Would Add Another Compliance Hurdle with “Limited Charter” for Online Lenders

The State of New York is may create a new regulatory hurdle, and associated cost, for online lenders. A bill (Senate Bill S8340) sitting in the New York State Senate now, will create a limited state charter for internet lending. Sponsored by New York State… Read More

Fluid Credit Shares Data Points on US College Students

Fluid Credit, a Fintech startup that targets college students and responsible credit, has published “Fluid By The Numbers”, a “power ranking” that looks into thousands of U.S. college students’ credit and spending behavior. Fluid provides interest free credit to students to help build up their… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018

Last year, I boldly predicted 10 Fintech movements that will take place as Earth makes another perfect rotation around our Sun. It’s always fun to look back and see how wrong I was, so let’s stump the chump! Here are my original predictions. Let’s score… Read More

Lend360: A New Era in Online Lending

I arrived in Dallas, Texas, the night before 2017’s Lend360. A conference catering to lenders, investors and vendors in the online lending space. It started out as OLA (Online Lenders Alliance) a number of years ago. Next year, Lend360 will take place in Chicago, one… Read More

Singapore Fintech Hub: Dominant for Now As Regulations Count

Singapore has worked hard to gain, and retain, the crown of Asian Fintech Hub and you can guarantee it won’t give it up without a fight. There are several countries that are in the race. Recently both Australia and Hong Kong have staked a claim… 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

Fluid Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Nomad Credit to Serve Over 1 Million International Students

Fluid, a Fintech and Adtech startup based in California, has announced a strategic partnership with Nomad Credit, a financial marketplace serving international students currently or planning to live in the United States. Fluid launched their Fintech App on the Apple App store last month has… Read More

Fluid Expands into 32 States Providing No Interest Credit to Students

Fluid, a Fintech and Adtech startup has expanded its service to US students into 32 different states. The App based lender is available on iTunes allowing up to $500 in credit without any additional interest payments.  The description on iTunes explains it is exclusively designed… Read More

LendIt China July 9th 2017 – Journal Entry: AMTD + LendIt: Fintech, The 4th Industrial Revolution.

Hong Kong AMTD-LendIt Conference officially kicked off today in one of the most metropolitan cities in the world, Hong Kong, China. This town, considered as one of the busiest financial centers of the world is now on the brink of another step in this city’s… Read More

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