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Comments Due for US Treasury Proposal to Add Compliance & Cost to Crowdfunding Portals

FinCEN, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, has proposed changing the regulatory definition of a “broker or dealer in securities.”  The proposed amendment will impact crowdfunding portals as created under the JOBS Act of 2012.  According to FinCEN; “these amendments would require funding… Read More

Karen Mills on Marketplace Lending: It Is Transformative, But Don’t Count The Banks Out Yet

Karen Mills is currently perched as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. She spends her time focusing on competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation – all extremely important areas of economic… Read More

Treasury Official Discusses Marketplace Lending Industry at NYC Event

Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, spoke earlier today at the Information Management Network Conference in New York City. The topic of his speech was the marketplace / P2P lending industry and the recent interest by Treasury officials and their… 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

Orchard Perspective: There Will Be A Global Shift in the Way Capital is Distributed

Orchard, an important participant in the online lending world, benefits from a unique perspective.  The company powers the digital pipes that channel billions of dollars of institutional money into marketplace lending platforms.  As a valued partner in the P2P / Marketplace lending space, Orchard took… Read More

Renaud Laplanche: Our Ability to Embrace Transparency as an Industry is Really Important

  As the Marketplace Lending industry begins to mature, awareness is growing across the population.  More and more consumers realize they may be able to save time, and money, by doing a greater portion of their banking online. Lending Club, the largest Marketplace Lending platform… Read More

Lending Club Submits Comments to US Treasury as Interest in Marketplace Lending Grows

Lending Club (NYSE:LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the US today, has submitted their opinion to the US Department of Treasury request for information (RFI) on the eve of the deadline for comments of September 30th, 2015.  Lending Club, the first publicly traded online lending… Read More

Orchard Provides Feedback on Recent US Treasury Interest in Marketplace Lending

  Last week Crowdfund Insider published a report on how the US Department of Treasury was investigating marketplace lending and the rising prominence of online, direct lenders. While the interest is certainly understandable, anytime the government shows up – industry gets concerned.  While Treasury stated their… Read More

Feds Seek More Info on Growing Marketplace Lending Platforms

The Treasury Department has published an RFI on the operating environment surrounding Marketplace Lending. Previously labeled “Peer-to-Peer lending”, as the industry has grown a more diverse ecosystem has evolved. Today much of the funding is from institutions and a lesser portion is coming from smaller investors. The RFI… Read More

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