While hosting their first investor day the online lender again cut guidance for profits and shares fell to record lows; “The last 18 months have been among the most challenging of my career, but my conviction has never wavered: consumer credit is a data problem that a technology-driven marketplace is well positioned to solve,” CEO Scott Sanborn said at the investor day; Lending Club has had is share of issues and new entrants like Marcus have begun to crowd the market; not all investors are put off by the news, Chinese investor Shanda said he was keeping the faith in the lender as they recently made a big investment. Source.
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