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Please enjoy some of the online lending news that caught our eye in December.

Industry News:

12-01-2017- The #Fintech Effect: Amazon, Google, and the Disruption of Small Business Lending (Boss Magazine)  

12-04-2017- Victory Park Capital invests £35m in micro-lender Oakam (altfi)  

12-06-2017- Fidor Bank makes 2018 predictions, anticipates Blockchain rise and RegTech take off (altfi)  

12-06-2017- Overview of US Consumer Lending (MonJa Blog)

12-12-2017- Court throws out New York regulator’s suit against OCC fintech charter (American Banker)

12-12-2017- Building a Capital Roadmap (White Paper by Orchard)

12-13-2017- Open Banking Trends Shift to US Market (Lend Academy)

12-14-2017- My Thoughts on Bitcoin and Sharing my Cryptocurrency Portfolio (Lend Academy)

12-14-2017- New survey reveals 2017 investor highs and lows, plus 2018 opportunities (altfi)  

12-15-2017- Alternative Finance Boom Continues With 43% Growth (Forbes)  

12-18-2017- Food for Thought: SEC Turns Up the Heat on Utility Token Sales (Crowdfund Insider)

12-18-2017- Consumer credit to stay strong even as rates rise (BANKING EXCHANGE)

12-19-2017- American Banker’s Small Business Banking Conference (MonJa Blog)

12-20-2017- Panel Event: “How can FI and FT companies work together and the impact of Generational Diversity” (MonJa Blog)

12-20-2017- PayPal backs fintech deposit marketplace Raisin (altfi)  

Platform News:

12-01-2017- Lending Club closes “first-of-its-kind” marketplace lending securitization (altfi)  

12-04-2017- Zopa zooms ahead to become the first consumer peer-to-peer group to lend out £100m in a month (CITYA.M.)  

12-04-2017- Prosper’s Top Concern in 2018 is Liquidity, CEO Says (Bank Innovation)

12-05-2017- LendingClub Introduces New Certificate Investment Vehicle (Lend Academy)

12-05-2017- Funding Circle Has Originated Over £3 Billion in Loans Since Platform Launch (Crowdfund Insider)

12-06-2017- Online lender Kabbage hits $4bn landmark in SME loans, hires new COO (altfi)  

12-06-2017- RateSetter sees losses grow after tough year, now eyes return to profitability (altfi)  

12-06-2017- Recent Origination Milestones in Online Lending (Lend Academy)

12-06-2017- IOU Financial Surpasses US$500 Million in Loans Originated  (CNW Group)

12-11-2017- SoFi closes $769m Student Loan Securitization (altfi)  12-11-2017-

Takeaways From LendingClub’s First Ever Investor Day (Lend Academy)

12-12-2017- SoFi Forms New Partnership With WSFS Financial Corp For New Cash Management Account (Crowdfund Insider)

12-13-2017- Prosper poaches former JP Morgan CMO as latest director (altfi)  

12-14-2017- LendInvest hits $1bn in funds under management (altfi)  

12-19-2017- Assetz Capital launches IFISA wrapper  (altfi)


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