Is Lending Club Back?

Bank Innovation

Better originations, better sales, more revenue: wow, did Lending Club just report a positive quarter? Corporate Exclusive Lending Online Startups earnings Lending Club marketplace lending OnDeck online lending

Goldman Lends MercadoLibre $125M

PYMNTS

The Goldman Sachs loan won’t be used to finance lending in Brazil. “We Goldman Sachs’ loan is being done via the company’s structured finance, investment and lending business, headed by Ram Sundaram. Goldman Sachs is loaning $125 million to Mercado Crédito , a unit of MercadoLibre.

Digital lending fintech enters auto

Bank Innovation

LAS VEGAS — Bank of Oklahoma has adopted Blend’s digital lending platform, the fintech announced at the 2019 Auto Finance Summit. Carousel Lending Premium Retail Banking Startups Auto Finance News Blend

How to Increase Member Business Lending

Abrigo

Small Business Loans | 5 minute read Key Takeaways Credit unions' small business loans hit a record low, while small business lending continues to remain strong at big banks and community banks. in September 2019 – a record low, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

3 Alternative Lending Startups to Watch

Bank Innovation

Large banks, e-commerce moguls like Amazon and eBay and tech firms are likely to enter the alternative lending space, and soon, according to Eden Amirav, co-founder, and CEO of startup LendingExpress.

How PSD2 Will Change Lending

PYMNTS

How PSD2 is Changing Lending in the U.K. For third-party providers, such as P2P lending and investment provider Zopa , PSD2’s data transparency rules provide an opportunity to “level the playing field” when it comes to gaining that consumer trust.

Affirm, Lending Tree CEOs tout gains among young borrowers

Bank Innovation

Lending platforms are evolving to the needs of younger customers’ financial habits, a pair of fintech executives told an audience at CB Insights’ Future of Fintech conference in New York Wednesday.

PayPal Hits $10B SMB Lending Milestone

PYMNTS

So, it’s within that context that PayPal announced new numbers today (May 29) on the impact of its lending business on the small business sector. In a new PYMNTS interview, Karen Webster spoke with PayPal’s VP and General Manager of SMB Lending Darrell Esch about the story behind that $10 billion mark, and what’s coming next. The new PayPal SMB lending milestone comes at an exciting, and perhaps even sensitive, time for small businesses, both in the U.S.

The Hidden Risk in Commercial Lending

Banker to Banker

For commercial banks, it is the unexpected loss that is more important for lending decisions and long-term profitability. MANAGING CREDIT RISK Most risk managers are intimately familiar with the expected loss for credit and interest rate risk.

Capital One: Pressure from non-banks is hurting commercial lending

Bank Innovation

Capital One‘s commercial lending business is facing price pressure from a saturated market of lenders, including non-banks, that are pushing interest rates down. Carousel Corporate Banking Lending BlueTarp BlueVine Capital One Kabbage OnDeck

Has Alternative Lending Seen Its VC Peak?

PYMNTS

The industry indeed proved to be lucrative for FinTechs, with alternative lending often landing at the top of venture capital investment reports with giants like Kabbage , OnDeck and LendingClub securing an early lead in the industry.

Kabbage Raises $700M For SMB Lending

PYMNTS

Kabbage, the global financial services company for small businesses, announced Monday (April 8) it has closed the largest asset-backed securitization (ABS) by a small business online lending platform to date for $700 million.

The Evolution of Lending Through Fintech

Bank Innovation

The lending market is going through some major, rapid changes, and it’s more exciting than ever for consumers looking for attractive deals on their loans. Lending Open Fintech Sponsored alternative lenders Brainwave Technologies online lenders

Amex acquires Acompay to bolster lending business

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Building A Better Payday Lending Product

PYMNTS

OppLoans CEO Jared Kaplan told Lend Academy that it is a reputation that the industry has done a lot of work to bring upon itself by taking advantage of desperate people living in desperate times.

PayPal Marks £1B Milestone In UK Alternative Lending

PYMNTS

As has been reported, the company’s capital lending program lets companies receive cash advances against future revenues. The firm also noted that its growth in small business lending came against a backdrop where traditional bank lending to smaller companies was flat in that same period.

Alternative Lending Is in Trouble? No One Told Elevate

Bank Innovation

It’s been a brutal year for the alternative lending industry. Scandals, staff cuts, rate hikes, and recently a Lending Club investment posted its first negative return in five years this August.

SMB Payments, Lending Startup KiWi Grabs Funding

PYMNTS

Investors have backed Switzerland-based FinTech startup KiWi to help the firm expand its small business payments and lending operations in Mexico, reports in BankingTech said Monday (Jan.

Lending and Credit Automation: Before and After

Abrigo

Slow lending decisions and frustrating loan application processes are among borrowers’ biggest gripes with traditional financial institutions vs competitors such as online or alternative lenders. Drive faster lending decisions. Lending. Lending. Lending.

California’s Proposed Business Lending Rules Draw Support

PYMNTS

Proposed regulations would give small businesses in California the nation’s most extensive set of truth-in-lending protections for small business borrowers. . In 2018, California began the journey of establishing lending transparency for small businesses in the state.

WeLab Eyes Services In China Beyond Lending

PYMNTS

So it is with the Chinese alternative lending space, with various nomenclature in place, seemingly interchangeable, embracing P2P loans or internet lending – in short, funds flowing outside the confines of the bank branch and the teller window.

Indonesian Lending FinTech JULO Closes $15M Series A

PYMNTS

Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform JULO is closing its Series A2 funding round with $15 million raised, after extending its initial $5 million Series A funding by an additional $10 million, according to a report. In South Asia, digital lending is becoming more and more common.

Lending Fintechs Acquire Analytics Fintechs: So What?

Gonzobanker

Q2’s acquisition follows many years of paced, organic growth in consumer and business digital banking and a string of acquisitions including digital deposit origination specialist Gro Solutions and loan/lease origination system provider Cloud Lending.

SunTrust CIO Talks Zelle, Lending, and Innovation

Bank Innovation

In practice, that means focusing more on the bank’s mobile offerings, growing LightStream (the bank’s online lending platform), and building out its tech.Read More.

U.K. Scrambles To Prop Up Business Bank Lending

PYMNTS

The Bank of England released new data late last week warning that business bank lending in the country hit its lowest rate in nearly two years in July. billion decline in net lending to companies in the month driven by the $2.43 percent growth rate in lending for the month.

Starling Debuts New Business Lending Strategy

PYMNTS

challenger Starling Bank is moving forward with plans to introduce business lending services, reports in Specialist Banking said this week, with the bank revealing new details about its strategy.

Figure Technologies Raises $103M To Continue Blockchain-Based Lending

PYMNTS

Blockchain lending firm Figure Technologies announced that it has closed a $103 million series C funding round led by Morgan Creek Digital. Davies as head of Lending, Tony Morosini as vice president of Banking and Payments, and Tina McNulty as chief communications officer.

How to Mitigate Ag Lending Risks

Abrigo

Assigning credit risk is tricky with ag lending since both environment and economic factors carry significant weight. The good news, however, is that there are strategies that small ag financial institutions can employ to mitigate the risks associated with ag lending.

Yet Another Association for Marketplace Lending Launches

Bank Innovation

That’s what the industry needs: competing marketplace lending associations. Today, the three big names in marketplace lending (for now — more on that below) that were not in the just-launched Marketplace Lending Association have formed the Innovative Lending Platform Association.

SBA Promotes Credit Union SMB Lending

PYMNTS

When it comes to small business (SMB) lending, the top two contenders for business owners are banks and alternative financiers or online marketplaces. Last year, data from Biz2Credit found that lending to small businesses by credit unions had “stagnated.”

Grab Financial Gets In SME Lending, Insurance

PYMNTS

Grab Financial Group , the Southeast Asia FinTech company, announced Tuesday (March 19) the rollout of SME lending and micro-insurance for drivers in Singapore as part of its “Grow with Grab” roadmap.

Where B2B Payments, Banking And Lending Connect

PYMNTS

Since the 2008 financial crisis, B2B vendors have essentially morphed into financiers for their own customers, lending out goods and services as they wait months to be paid. B2B payments is all too often a waiting game, one that can be damaging to the survival of a small business (SMB).

Sub-Prime Lending’s Late-Year Bounce

PYMNTS

In some areas, the growth in sub-prime lending matches overall growth in the segment, with credit cards and personal loans as the best example. Auto lending saw its sub-prime loans delinquency rate improve by 15 basis points, from 6.9 According to the latest Q3 2018 TransUnion’s Industry Insights Report the back half of 2018 has been a good year for sub-prime borrowers looking for access to credit.

Marketplace Lending At The Crux Of Changing SMB Finance Tides

PYMNTS

The 2008 financial crisis gave rise to the alternative lending market as a result of a massive gap in available capital, especially for small businesses and startups.

Kabbage Set to Acquire Lending Data Startup Orchard Platform Markets

Bank Innovation

Small business banking company Kabbage is set to acquire startup Orchard Platform Markets, a provider of lending data and services, it was reported yesterday. Capital Exclusive Lending Startups acquisitions capital Kabbage lending marketplace lending Orchard Platform Markets startups

China’s blood on the carpet in P2P lending

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SMB Lending Crunch Hits China

PYMNTS

According to Coface’s Asia-Pacific Economist Carlos Casanova, China should consider easing interest rate caps that discourage banks from lending to small businesses.

Goldman Tightens Marcus Lending Reins

PYMNTS

Goldman Sachs might be reining in its online lending platform due to concerns about the stage of the credit cycle and changes in market data. According to the sources, the change in 2019 plans is due to current market conditions for consumer lending and could change.

Lending Club Underwriting Questioned As Chargeoffs Climb

Bank Innovation

Scandals aside, Lending Club has been doing well in the area that mattered — borrowers were paying back their loans. But a new report from the Wall Street Journal indicates that chargeoff rates at Lending Club are up 38% since 2013.

Amazon Uses Its Machine Learning Tools for Lending

Bank Innovation

Turns out, Amazon’s lesser known operation – small business lending – is also powered by machine learning, Bank Innovation has learned. […]. Exclusive Operations Technology amazon Amazon lending machine learning

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Laurel Road Scores Country Bank for Digital Lending

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Capital One, Discover Tightening Lending Standards

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Capital One Financial and Discover Financial Services, two of the largest credit card issuers in the country, are tightening lending standards, which is reportedly an unusual move in an economy that is booming.

FinTech Pressures FI Giants To Strengthen SMB Lending In Mexico

PYMNTS

Bank credit most often goes to larger corporations or to consumers for home lending. The current market climate has opened doors for supplier financing companies, according to Banxico, Mexico’s central bank, and for alternative lending platforms to rush into the market.