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.
Launch of TransUnion’s Startup Credit Kit; 48-year Low Unemployment Rate from PeerIQ – This week’s PeerIQ newsletter brings us the latest industry news, provides insight on LendingClub 36-month loans and gives us a preview of their Q3 securitization tracker coming out this week.
JPMorgan’s requirement for new staff: coding lessons from Financial Times – Really interesting that JP Morgan is making all new investment bankers take coding classes.
Toward a more inclusive fintech industry from American Banker – Great piece by Kathryn Petralia in American Banker on what is needed to bring about a more inclusive fintech industry.
Deloitte & Innovate Finance Publish Report on UK FCA Fintech Sandbox from Crowdfund Insider – The fintech sandbox created by the FCA in the UK is held up as the gold standard globally. But there is always room for improvement.
Mike Cagney’s Figure Launches Blockchain-Powered Online Home Equity Loans from PYMNTS – Figure, the new company of Mike Cagney, have officially launched their new home equity loan product. They claim to be the fastest home equity loan on the planet with approvals in 5 minutes and funding in 5 days.
The way to Amazon- and Apple-style loyalty? Reinvent the branch from American Banker – I don’t agree with much of this article but clearly the bank branch needs a complete overhaul if it is to remain even moderately relevant in the future.