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Here are some of the top stories and trends of December 2016 for marketplace lending investors and industry watchers:

Industry News:

12-01-2016- THE RAPID GROWTH OF ALTERNATIVE FINANCE (International Banker)

12-01-2016- How Fintech Companies Can Capture The Millennial Market (Forbes)

12-02-2016- New Fintech Charter Proposed by the OCC (Lend Academy)

12-04-2016- Peer-to-peer lenders are blurring into mainstream banks (Financial Times)

12-05-2016- Fed Outlines Approach to Monitoring Fintech (WSJ)

12-05-2016- New Comprehensive Report on the State of Small Business Lending (Lend Academy)

12-07-2016- The Past, Present and Future of FinTech By Ron Suber (altfi)

12-07-2016- Why Millennials Flock To Fintech For Personal Investing (Forbes)

12-07-2016- Fintech: When Customers Regulate Banks (Crowdfund Insider)

12-07-2016- Will Fintech Kill Traditional Banking or Simply Help It Reinvent Itself? (Entrepreneur)

12-07-2016- The Limited Marketplace Lending Investment Options for Kids (Lend Academy)

12-10-2016- Malaysia: ASEAN’s First Country to Regulate P2P Financing (Crowdfund Insider)

12-13-2016- 2017 predictions from 4 top tech investors (YAHOO! Finance)

12-14-2016- NCFA Publishes Research on Alternative Finance in Canada (Crowdfund Insider)

12-14-2016- THE FINTECH REPORT 2016: Financial industry trends and investment (Business Insider)

12-14-2016- Top 5 Fintech Trends That are Shaping the Future of Our Society (The Mercle)

12-16-2016- Liquidity & The Secondary Market: Highlights From IMN’s 2nd Annual Investors’ Conference on Marketplace Lending (MonJa blog)

12-16-2016- Looking into the FinTech crystal ball for 2017 (information age)

12-19-2016- Europe still trails UK in alternative finance, but P2P is growing across the continent (Peer2Peer Finance News)

12-20-2016- MPL ABS ‘compares well’ in 2016  (mpl.structuredcreditinvestor)

12-20-2016- The 7 best ways to invest $1,000 (Business Insider)

12-20-2016- Hong Kong Set to Host Next Money Fintech Finals 2017 As Part of the StartmeupHK Festival (Crowdfund Insider)

12-21-2016- The future of fintech (Credit Strategy)

12-23-2016- Breaking Banks: What’s Next for Fintech in 2017 (American Banker)

12-26-2016- 5 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2017 (Fast Company)

12-27-2016- FinTech and Blockchain: Are banks dead? (zdnet)

12-29-2016- Finnovista: 2017 Will be the Year of Fintech for Inclusion in Latin America (Crowdfund Insider)

12-29-2016- Fintech in 2016: Collaboration, Investments and Regulation Grow Up (finance magnates)


Platform News:

12-06-2016- Assetz Capital Appoints Rob Pailin As New Chief Commercial Officer (Crowdfund Insider)

12-08-2016- LendingHome Tops $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans, Claims Title of Fastest Growing Marketplace Lender for Mortgages (Crowdfund Insider)

12-08-2016- P2P Lending Platform CapitalStackers Receives Full FCA Authorization (Crowdfund Insider)

12-12-2016- Fifth Third Signs New Banking Partnership With ApplePie Capital (WSJ)

12-13-2016- Franchise funding specialist inks $180m loan purchase deal, closes $16.5m Series B (altfi)

12-15-2016- EstateGuru Reports: Average History Return Reaches Highest In December 2016 (Crowdfund Insider)

12-19-2016- Assetz Capital Lends £105 Million to UK Businesses During 2016 (Crowdfund Insider)

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