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Overview of the Australian Marketplace Lending Industry

May 8, 2015

After LendIt USA 2015 I took a two-week trip back to my home town of Sydney, Australia. This was primarily a vacation but I did take one day and had meetings with many of the Sydney-based platforms. I took this photo above on my ferry ride into downtown Sydney on my way to this day […]

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Podcast 36: Matt Symons of SocietyOne

May 6, 2015

Right after LendIt I took a two week vacation in Sydney, Australia (my home town). During this vacation I met with a few of the players in the Australian market including the first P2P lender down under, SocietyOne. I first wrote about them on Lend Academy two years ago and have been wanting to get […]

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Lending Club Earnings Results Review – Q1 2015

May 5, 2015

Today Lending Club announced their first quarter earnings for 2015. The big focus on Lending Club has been rising expenses which was addressed in the call. Sales and marketing expenses as a total of originations have decreased from 2.16% to 2.04% year over year due to channel efficiency. In Q1 2015, they crossed the $1.5 billion mark […]

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Watch the Keynote Speakers from LendIt USA 2015

May 4, 2015

Just last month we hosted our largest event, which brought together nearly 2,500 delegates to New York for LendIt USA 2015. As with all of our conferences, we make the recordings to every presentation available on LendIt.co, but wanted to highlight three keynote speakers. Below, you will find presentations from Renaud Laplanche (Founder & CEO, Lending Club), […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – May 2, 2015

May 2, 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. Four British Startups Breaking Through The Billion Dollar Mark from Forbes – Leading the list of billion dollar startups in the UK […]

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Ranger Direct Lending Fund Launches on the London Stock Exchange

May 1, 2015

Today, a new direct lending fund from Ranger Capital will be listed on the London Stock Exchange. This will be the fourth fund of its kind to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. The offering for the Ranger Direct Lending Fund was oversubscribed at £10 per share with a total market capitalization of £135 million […]

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Here Comes the Sun: Sunlight (Not “Shadow”) Banking Heralds the Future

April 27, 2015

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Bill Ullman. Bill has over 20 years of financial services experience as an investment banker, operating executive, investment manager and Board member. Prior to starting his own firm, Right Wall Capital Management, LLC in 2006, Bill was a senior banker and executive at Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch, […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – April 25, 2015

April 25, 2015

Peter is on vacation this week, so I have put together the news roundup. During the week we share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday we take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. The P2P Explosion: Business Models May Change, but Risks […]

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Funding Circle Announces $150 Million Equity Round

April 22, 2015

    Funding Circle is the latest marketplace lender to announce a large financing round. The $150 million equity round was led by DST Global, Ballie Gifford, a fund managed by BlackRock, Sands Capital Ventures and Temasek. The company also recently crossed $1 billion in originations and are doing $75 million per month across the […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – April 18, 2015

April 18, 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. At LendIt this week there was well over 50 announcements so there is no shortage of news. And there was also some […]

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