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Following a record month for consumer focused P2P lenders, and the continued growth of lending leaders like Funding Circle and Prosper, March holds exciting promise for the marketplace lending world, beginning with the upcoming LendIt Conference 2017 in New York.

Industry News:

02-02-2017- Billionaire Dan Loeb Is Preparing To Make A Major Bet On Marketplace Loans (Forbes)

02-02-2017- Fintech Startups Want to Save One Key Page of Dodd-Frank


02-03-2017- Record month for consumer focused peer-to-peer lenders (altfi)

02-06-2017- Specialist fund manager with marketplace lending focus to expand into UK real estate (altfi)

02-07-2017- Alternative Finance – a closer look at P2P (altfi)

02-08-2017- What Trump’s Rollback of Dodd-Frank Means for Marketplace Lending (Forbes)

02-11-2017- 7 Cool Facts You Should Know About Online Lending [INFOGRAPHIC] (ValueWalk)

02-13-2017- Housing Whitepaper: Government Actions May Boost Online Lenders (Crowdfund Insider)

02-13-2017- Ram Ahluwalia of PeerIQ Shares the Future of Online Lending (Crowdfund Insider)

02-13-2017- How Investors Can Earn 7% Returns In A 2.5% World (Forbes)

02-14-2017- More Of The Same Or Time For Change? Six Fintech Predictions For 2017 (Forbes)

02-15-2017- How Investors Can Cash In On Soaring Student Debt (Forbes)

02-23-2017- LendIt Conference 2017: Orchard’s CEO Matt Burton Talks Marketplace Lending (Forbes)

02-23-2017- Lines of Credit: Online Lenders vs. Traditional Banks (Entrepreneur)


Platform News:

02-06-2017- Lending Club chairman launches new $125m VC fund targeting alternative credit and fintech (altfi)

02-06-2017- Four Advertisers Bet on Super Bowl Overtime and Won Big (WSJ)

02-13-2017- American Bankers Association gives thumbs up to first ever online lending platform (altfi)

02-14-2017- Lending Club Q4 Earnings Results Review – The Banks Are Back (Lend Academy)

02-16-2017- Another new peer-to-peer lender gets authorised (altfi)

02-20-2017- Leading marketplace lender Funding Circle tops £2bn mark (altfi)

02-21-2017- SyndicateRoom Report: Millennials Twice as Likely to Embrace Early-Stage Investing (Crowdfund Insider)

02-21-2017- Bitcoin Based P2P Lending Service Bitbond Raises 1.1M EUR Round (P2P-Banking)

02-24-2017- Assetz Capital Embraces Local Presence to Boost Online Lending (altfi)

02-27-2017- Big News for Prosper: Marketplace Lender Signs Agreement for $5 Billion in Loan Purchases from Consortium of Investors (Crowdfund Insider)

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