Marketplace Lending News Roundup – October 31, 2015


Happy Halloween everyone! During the week I share the latest marketplace lending 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.

Seven experts weigh in on how a Fed Rate hike would affect Peer Lending from LendingRobot – Some interesting commentary about what might happen if the Fed increases rates.

Why P2P lending is about to become the next big thing from Spear’s – Nick Harding, the CEO of Lending Works, provides his opinion on why the industry in the UK has a very rosy future.

Will the Next Major Financial Scandal come from P2P Lending? from – Ryan Weeks of AltFi provides some analysis of the discussion in the UK government this past week.

LFP038 – Highlights from Lendit 2015 Europes Largest P2P Conference with Peter Renton from London Fintech Podcast – My interview with Mike Baliman at LendIt Europe 2015.

What Do We Want FinTech to be When it Grows Up? from Crowdfund Insider – Matt Burton, the CEO of Orchard, pens this thought provoking piece on where the industry is going.

Santander Consumer Plunges as CEO Shifts Plan on Personal Loans from Bloomberg – Santander Consumer had been buying a significant amount of Lending Club loans.

Lending Club Surpasses $13 Billion from Lending Club – Cool infographic from Lending Club about crossing $13 billion in total loans issued.

Lending Club Reports Profitability and Exponential Loan Growth from Forbes – More commentary on the Lending Club quarterly results.

On the Ground at LendIt Europe from AltFi – Detailed recap of LendIt Europe by Ryan Weeks, editor of AltFi.

Treasury Official Discusses Marketplace Lending Industry at NYC Event from Crowdfund Insider – Senior Treasury official discusses marketplace lending in New York City this week (with full speech transcript).

LendIt 2015 – a recap from Zopa – Another good recap of LendIt Europe 2015 and the P2PFA Summit.

Dealstruck surpasses $100 Million milestone with more than 750 loans from Bankless Times – Small business lender Dealstruck announced this week they have issued $100 million in loans.

How Can Loan Investors Prepare For Economic Shock? from MonJa – Perspective on what marketplace lending investors can do to prepare for a recession.

Equity Crowdfunding Gets The Green Light From SEC from ValueWalk – Big news for equity crowdfunding this week: after 3 1/2 years it will become a reality for retail investors.

From the Lend Academy Forum

The Lend Academy forum is where investors go to discuss p2p lending. Below are some topics that were being discussed this week.

Title III of Jobs Act – Any Impact? – Discussion of the big announcement from the SEC about the approval of the new crowdfunding rules.

So…LC Quarterly Report Today… – Many opinions on the Lending Club earnings report and what it might mean.

“Account was sold to a third party debt buyer” – What happens when our past due note is sold to a debt buyer.

  • Peter Renton

    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.

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