During the week I share the latest marketplace lending and fintech 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.
Apple unveils new no-fee credit card: The Apple Card from CNBC – We knew it was coming but today they made it official. Apple is releasing a new credit card partnering with Goldman Sachs. This is a first for both companies and shows how serious Goldman is about consumer credit.
Direct Lending Fund Sued for Allegedly Inflating Returns from Bloomberg – The situation just keeps getting worse at Direct Lending Investments. The SEC has now filed suit against the company alleging inflated returns and $11 million of overcharges to investors.
As Amazon Leads Cashless Charge, States and Cities Push Back from Bloomberg – Moving to a cashless financial system has many advantages but one of the real challenges will be how to include the underserved.
Building A Better On-Ramp For Credit Repair from PYMNTS.com – One of the companies making a real different for people trying to rebuild their credit score is Self Lender. Good profile in PYMNTS.
Apple’s move into banking raises the bar for fintech, traditional credit cards from CNBC – Interesting look at the impact the new Apple credit card may have on fintech and banking.
Has Alternative Lending Seen Its VC Peak? from PYMNTS.com – While VC money continues to flow to fintech companies at record levels it is more difficult for online lending platforms to raise money. Good companies are still getting funded but VCs are far more selective than they were back in 2015.
Lyft wants to give free bank accounts and debit cards to drivers from The Verge – More big internet brands are entering financial services. Now, we learn that Lyft will begin offering bank accounts and debit cards to drivers. [Read more…]