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In this month’s news update, LendingHome and Funding Circle celebrate successes in the industry, the recent Lending Club deal is explored, and market predictions for 2017 (platform consolidation, greater regulation) are unveiled.

Industry News:

01-02-2017- Crowdfunding & Fintech Predictions for 2017 (Crowdfund Insider)

01-03-2017- Three Tech Trends That Will Impact Small Business Lending (Forbes)

01-03-2017-Five Key Trends that will see FinTech Enhance its Role and Impact in 2017 (Finextra)

01-04-2017- A look back – the key P2P events of 2016 (Peer2Peer Finance News)

01-04-2017- Prosper President Ron Suber: “Change is the Only Constant. Victory Goes to the Ones Who Change” (Crowdfund Insider)

01-05-2017- The important trends for funds in the Alternative Credit market in 2017 (altfi)


01-09-2017- What to Watch For in Marketplace Lending During 2017 (Crowdfund Insider)

01-09-2017- Banking ‘disappears,’ and other fintech predictions for ’17 (American Banker)

01-11-2017-Why You Should Invest In Peer-To-Peer Loans In 2017 (Forbes)

01-11-2017- 4thWay Predicts UK P2P Lending Market to Grow Up to 50% in Coming Year (Crowdfund Insider)

01-13-2017- Insights into the Consumer Online Lending Market (Tech Bullion)

01-15-2017- The Key To Success In Investing In P2P Loans — With Useful Tools (Forbes)

01-17-2017- Tech vendor Misys launches P2P lending software for banks (Reuters)

01-17-2017- Morgan Stanley Posts Biggest Fourth-Quarter Profit Since Crisis (WSJ)

01-20-2017- Marketplace lending association swells its ranks (altfi)

01-25-2017- Peer to peer strikes a chord with younger generation (small business)

01-27-2017- Orchard Publishes White Paper on Data Standardization for Online Lending (Crowdfund Insider)

Platform News:

12-06-2017- Assetz Capital Appoints Rob Pailin As New Chief Commercial Officer (Crowdfund Insider)

12-08-2017- LendingHome Tops $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans, Claims Title of Fastest Growing Marketplace Lender for Mortgages (Crowdfund Insider)

12-09-2017- China Rapid Finance Announces Partnership with Tencent Licaitong For Investment Products (Crowdfund Insider)

12-10-2017- An Introduction to Securitization. We explain the securitization process and dig into the recent Lending Club deal. (Lend Academy)

12-11-2017- P2P Platform Flender Surpasses £485,000 During the Final Week on Seedrs (Crowdfund Insider)

12-11-2017- P2P lending site Funding Circle raises another $100M led by Accel (TechCrunch)

12-17-2017- Marketplace lender Lendix lands in Italy (altfi)

12-18-2017- Funding Circle is dominating Britain’s peer-to-peer lending industry (Business Insider)

12-18-2017- Lending Club Schedules Q4 Earnings Release for February 14th (Crowdfund Insider)

12-19-2017- Record Year for Assetz Capital as £108 Million lent to Small Business in 2016. (Crowdfund Insider)

12-27-2017- P2P Lender ThinCats & ART Business Loans Join Forces to Assist Birmingham SMEs (Crowdfund Insider)

12-27-2017- Assetz Capital CEO Stuart Law Shares His 2017 P2P Lending Predictions (Crowdfund Insider)

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