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Debt


Avant to cut jobs, cancel product launches

23rd May 2016
Avant becomes the latest online lender to feel the squeeze, laying off 7% of its workforce.   Short-term ...
Direct Lending Marketplace Lending 
OnDeck Closes $250m Securitisation
18th May 2016
Small business lending platform OnDeck has closed a $250m securitisation.   OnDeck ...
Direct Lending Marketplace Lending 
Lending Club receives subpoena, may fund loans on balance sheet
17th May 2016
The Lending Club ship has yet to steady.   Lending Club has revealed that it received ...
Marketplace Lending 
Lending Club spotlight – Degrees of transparency and the importance of corporate culture
16th May 2016
Much has been written about the recent travails of the US marketplace lending sector.  ...
P2P Lending Marketplace Lending 

Equity


A muted start to Title III

16th May 2016
The much talked about launch of Title III of the JOBS Act goes live in the US today, at last opening ...
Crowdfunding 
KoreConX and iDisclose For Strategic Partnership
3rd May 2016
KoreConX and iDisclose have today forged a strategic partnership to make disclosures easier ...
Crowdfunding 
The World's First Americas Benchmarking Report
12th April 2016
The first academic report to hone in on the alternative finance market in the Americas has ...
Crowdfunding 
US Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Inks $60 Million Agreement
26th February 2016
East Coast private equity firm agrees to invest $60m through Sharestates.   US ...
Crowdfunding 

Views


Lending Club spotlight – Degrees of transparency and the importance of corporate culture
Rupert Taylor
16th May 2016
Much has been written about the recent travails of the US marketplace lending sector.  ...

In defence of marketplace lending in the UK
Ryan Weeks
11th May 2016
Marketplace lending in the US is reeling. Lending Club’s founding CEO Renaud Laplanche ...

Transparency can cure US online lenders
Paul Crayston
11th May 2016
Online lending in America has had a rough month.   Three separate stories about ...

Lending Club – Au Revoir, Renaud
Michael Baptista
10th May 2016
The resignation of Renaud Laplanche as CEO of Lending Club (LC) after an internal inquiry announced ...

Is marketplace lending in crisis? What impact can we expect on the UK listed funds?
David Stevenson
10th May 2016
The shine has very definitely come off the marketplace lending revolution amongst public market ...