During the week I share the latest marketplace lending and fintech news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here.
BankThink Libra: The opening act of a modern regulatory drama by American Banker – Great op-ed in American Banker by Daniel Gorfine & Kabir Kumar on what Libra means, “Libra serves as a global wake-up call to market participants and policymakers alike that new technology-driven models will challenge existing regulatory frameworks”.
The Path to Solving the Student Debt Crisis Starts With a Small Step by Morning Consult – The CEO of SoFi, Anthony Noto, penned this op-ed in Morning Consult in support of the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, a bipartisan bill that will help deal with the student loan crisis. I agree employers need to be part of the solution here.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.