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.
2016: A Break-out Year for Online and Marketplace Lending in Canada from Aspire FinTech – North of the border the marketplace lending industry is set for a big year in 2017.
China Rapid Finance to triple number of users on its consumer lending platform from South China Morning Post – China Rapid Finance is the largest online consumer lender in China based on number of loans and is in growth mode.
How voice technology is transforming computing from The Economist – I think voice technology is going to have a huge impact on financial services in the coming years.
The Brexit risk to the UK’s status as ‘fintech capital of the world’ from AltFi – The impact that Brexit will have on the UK fintech market, some of it is already being felt.
Confessions of a Fintech Chief Data Scientist from deBanked – Interesting piece from someone in the trenches of data science in alternative lending.
States to Feds: Back Off on New Fintech Bank Plan from The Wall Street Journal – The opposition to the OCC Fintech Charter are making their voices known.
Using FinTech to Level the Financial Playing Field from Finextra – Interesting piece on the unbanked “40% of unbanked Americans have access to a smartphone”. Opportunity is knocking. [Read more…]