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.
Alternative data is not the enemy of underwriting by American Banker – Op-ed in American Banker by the CEO of Cross River expounds on the virtue of alternative data. The data has always existed but “fintechs have simply found a way to optimize this data to better predict a consumer’s ability to make a payment”.
LendIt Fintech and The Fintech Power 50 Meetup by LendIt Fintech – I am going to be in London next week where I will be sitting down with Tom Bull of EY discussing the fintech trends that will shape the coming decade. Please join us.
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.