In an interview with Business Insider at LendIt Europe Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana says even though new investors are on hold they are growing lending volumes by as much as 50 percent; the investor waiting list is over 15,000 and the current plan is to have them start investing by year end; the interview also touched on consumer credit and the overall economy in the UK. Source.
Online lending data and analytics platform PeerIQ announced their latest offering, a consumer credit suite backed by TransUnion data; the suite includes TransUnion’s depersonalized consumer credit data from the year 2000 to present day; users of the suite can see credit trends, vintage analysis, benchmarking analysis and more. Source.
Oakam has originated more than 420,000 loans and over $275mn to customers with little or bad credit; the UK based lender uses credit bureau data and alternative data including network associations, behavioral data and chat data between potential customers and their agents; the combination of the data sources has allowed them to better asses risk to a client base mostly ignored by traditional financial firms. Source.