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.
David Zalik Keynote Announcement by LendIt Fintech – Super excited to have David Zalik, CEO of Greensky on stage at LendIt Fintech for the first time this year (he has never spoken at a fintech conference before). He will be interviewed by none other than Steve McLaughlin of FT Partners.
Avant splits into two companies, with potential IPO eyed for one by Crain’s Chicago Business – It is now official. Avant and Amount are two separate companies. But the interesting part of this article is the news that Amount is not only raising a $50m round right now but it is also eyeing a potential public listing as soon as next year.
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.