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.
Two Decades of Fintech Investing with Matt Harris from Rebank – Super interesting Rebank Podcast episode with Matt Harris discussing the state of fintech today. Money quote: “No one is going to succeed in consumer fintech without lending. There is just so much of the margin in banking that comes from credit”
Student-Debt Relief for Employees from The Wall Street Journal – There is legislation pending in Congress that will provide favorable tax treatment to companies offering student loan payment help to employees. If passed this will become a standard benefit for all Fortune 500 companies and more.
Employers Help Workers Build Household-Emergency Funds from The Wall Street Journal – More employers are waking up to the importance of financial health to their employees…and many are attacking this challenge in innovative ways. Good coverage in the Wall Street Journal of this new trend.
Amazon seeks to revive its faltering loans business from Financial Times – More on Amazon . The Financial Times did some digging into Amazon Lending and after a couple of years of little growth it looks like the online behemoth is gearing up for expansion of their small business lending operation.
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.