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LendIt Europe 2015 is Now Open for Registration

The second annual LendIt Europe conference is now open for registration. It will take place on October 20-21 in London at the Hilton Metropole. Last year’s conference was a big success and we expect our 2015 event to be bigger and better. We opened LendIt Europe 2015 for registration last night. Like last year we expect […]

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BlueVestment Releases BluePicks and a New User Interface

Retail investors who are looking for a more hands-on approach to investing in p2p lending have used third party automation tools for portfolio management, analytics and order execution. BlueVestment is among the favorites and today is releasing both a new user interface to their users and their new proprietary scoring model, BluePicks. They also recently merged with Interest […]

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Online Wedding Loans with Promise Financial

We often like to feature companies that are doing something different in the marketplace lending industry and Promise Financial is certainly one of these companies. They have taken the same approach as other marketplace lenders, but have decided to focus on the niche of wedding financing. I spoke to Josh Jersey, Co-Founder and CEO and Jean-Paul Ndong, […]

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Doug Lebda CEO of LendingTree

Podcast 40: Doug Lebda of LendingTree

LendingTree is a company that is familiar to most of us. But it has only been recently that they have become an important part of the marketplace lending ecosystem. With a huge and growing appetite for borrowers LendingTree is one of the few companies that can provide just what the platforms want: borrowers at scale. […]

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Podcast 39: Al Goldstein of Avant

Al Goldstein is the CEO and co-founder of Avant. He has quietly led the establishment and growth of what is now one of the leading players in this industry. Their singular focus on what they call middle class borrowers has served them well and provides them with true differentiation from other platforms in this industry. […]


Podcast 38: Sam Hodges of Funding Circle

When it comes to small business lending Funding Circle is the largest online marketplace, at least when it comes to traditional term loans. They are the largest small business lending platform in the UK and the first multi-national online lending platform, operating in both the UK and the US. Our guest for episode 38 is […]

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