New Report on Fintech from Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

The report is titled “Do Fintech Lenders Penetrate Areas That Are Underserved by Traditional Banks”; the report used account-level data from LendingClub and other US Banks with assets over $50 billion; according to the paper’s abstract: “We find that LendingClub’s consumer lending activities have penetrated areas that may be underserved by traditional banks, such as in highly concentrated markets and in areas that have fewer bank branches per capita. We also find that the portion of LendingClub loans increases in areas where the local economy is not performing well.” Source

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