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Update on LendIt USA 2015

March 10, 2015

The next LendIt conference is just over a month away so I wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going. As of right now we have over 1,100 people registered for LendIt USA 2015 on April 13-15 so we are well on our way to our goal of 1,500 people by game […]

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Podcast 32: Cross River Bank on Compliance and Helping Lending Platforms Grow

March 9, 2015

Cross River Bank is methodically building an integral place for themselves in the online lending ecosystem. They have become the goto bank for all new marketplace lending platforms. In this episode I talk with Cross River Bank founder and CEO Gilles Gade along with the their VP of Lending Adam Goller. We explore exactly how a […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – March 7, 2015

March 7, 2015

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. Check Out these Beautiful Photos of Prosper Marketplace from LendingMemo – Want to know what it looks like inside the Prosper offices? […]

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Being Better is not Enough: The Strategic Mistake of Marketplace Lending

March 6, 2015

This is a guest post from Jonathan McMillan, who has published The End of Banking: Money, Credit and the Digital Revolution. The book explains why a financial system without banking is both possible and desirable in the digital age. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the […]

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Lending Club and Prosper Tax Information for 2015

March 5, 2015

[Disclaimer: I am not an accountant nor am I qualified to provide tax advice. This post merely shares how Lending Club and Prosper are presenting their tax information this year. You should seek professional advice before taking action on any of the ideas presented here.] When it comes to taxes and p2p lending, things can […]

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The Millennial Generation Will Redefine and Drive the Future of Financial Services

March 3, 2015

There is a demographic trend happening today that no one is really talking about. It is a trend that will ensure a major tailwind for online lending platforms and a potential headwind for traditional banks. The millennial generation (those born between 1982 and 2004) is the largest generation in history and we don’t like doing […]

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Shepherd Capital Partnering with French Investment Manager

March 2, 2015

Etienne Boillot of Shepherd Capital is one of the most knowledgeable and influential investors within the marketplace lending space. He has quietly built equity positions in many of the leading platforms around the world, including Lending Club, and the family office he manages is one of the leading lenders on many of the most prominent […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – February 28, 2015

February 28, 2015

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. Peer-to-peer lending: how to beat the banks to save — or make — money from news.com.au – Some interesting borrower stories from down […]

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Highlights from the AltFi Europe Summit 2015 in London

February 27, 2015

I was in London this week to attend and speak at the AltFi Europe Summit 2015. Over 300 people descended on a conference center in central London called The Brewery (yes, they used to brew beer there) for a day of networking and education. Like last year, David Stephenson, the executive director of AltFi, was […]

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Prosper Announces Partnership With a Consortium of More Than 160 Community Banks

February 26, 2015

Hot on the heels of Lending Club’s partnership with community banks, Prosper today announced a partnership program with Western Independent Bankers (WIB). Banks who are members of WIB, will have access to consumer loans through Prosper’s platform. This includes more than 160 independent and community banks located in 13 western states. Prosper’s CEO, Aaron Vermut […]

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