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.
Apple unveils new no-fee credit card: The Apple Card from CNBC – We knew it was coming but today they made it official. Apple is releasing a new credit card partnering with Goldman Sachs. This is a first for both companies and shows how serious Goldman is about consumer credit.
Has Alternative Lending Seen Its VC Peak? from PYMNTS.com – While VC money continues to flow to fintech companies at record levels it is more difficult for online lending platforms to raise money. Good companies are still getting funded but VCs are far more selective than they were back in 2015.
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.