Here are some of the top stories and trends of March 2018 for marketplace lending investors and industry watchers:

Industry News:

03-01-2018 The FCA authorized a fintech comparison app. (altfi)

03-01-2018 How to choose the best bitcoin or cryptocurrency exchange? (CNBC)

03-02-2018 The 5 undeniable truths of digital banking. (FinancialBrand)

03-05-2018 Credit card delinquencies at small banks rise sharply while remaining relatively steady at larger banks. (WSJ)

03-05-2018 The Best Fintech Companies to Work For. (American Banker)

03-05-2018 P2P lending “high up the scale of respectability” for non-standard investments. (altfi)

03-06-2018 Are you ready for an Amazon-branded checking account? (WSJ)

03-07-2018 Eight people you’ll meet in fintech.  (altfi)

03-08-2018 What is #Bitcoin? Cryptocurrency for 5 year olds. (fintech weekly)

03-08-2018 Banking + Fintech Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever.  Find out why “the banking ecosystem is in a state of transformation”. (Financial Brand)

03-09-2018 Why banks are turning to technology to cope with new regulations in Europe. (Forbes)

03-12-2018 OnDeck Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition. (OnDeck)

03-13-2018 Bankers aren’t waiting for Amazon ‘to come eat our lunch’. (American Banker)

03-14-2018 Are money management apps doomed to fail or be bought? (altfi)

03-16-2018 The most prevalent methods of valuing loan portfolios today? (Lend Academy)

03-16-2018 Can blockchain technology revive peer-to-peer lending? (American Banker)

03-19-2018 The balancing act in digital bank lending. (altfi)

03-20-2018 An interview with Krista Morgan, CEO and Co-Founder of P2Binvestor.   See what she had to say about online lending. (MonJa)

03-21-2018 Are marketplaces the future of digital banking? (altfi)

03-21-2018 Could blockchain tech help prevent bank fraud? (American Banker)

03-21-2018 Where does the UK stand after more than two months since the introduction of open banking? (Lend Academy)

03-22-2018 Is Personal Service in #Fintech Getting Lost Amid the Digital Mindset? (Lend Academy)

03-23-2018 How Amazon shaking up financial services? (American Banker)

03-23-2018 Why institutional investors are turning to marketplace loans. (Lending Club)

03-27-2018 Important tips for a good financial spring cleaning. (Prosper Loans)

03-28-2018 5 Savvy Ways To Invest $10,000 In 2018. (Forbes)

Platform News:

03-05-2018 Funding Circle plans IFISA rollout for new tax year as RateSetter opens to new investors. (altfi)

03-07-2018 Peer to Peer Property Lender Blend Network Boosts Management with Hire of former Morgan Stanley VP. (Crowdfund Insider)

03-09-2018 PeerStreet Announces Greg Galusha As New Head of Commercial Real Estate. (Crowdfund Insider)

03-13-2018 BondMason raises £1.85m in equity funding round. (altfi)

03-13-2018 Industry Pioneer Sam Hodges Steps Down as Head of Funding Circle US. (LendAcademy)

03-14-2018 Monzo adds investments and peer-to-peer lending to its marketplace. (altfi)

03-15-2018 Funding Circle Appoints Bernardo Martinez As New U.S. Managing Director. (Crowdfund Insider)

03-20-2018 OnDeckCapital Appoints Kenneth Brause As New Chief Financial Officer. (Crowdfund Insider)

03-20-2018 Brad Pennington talks about how Prosper Loans maintains a balanced marketplace for our borrowers and investors in a rising rate environment. (Prosper Loans)

03-22-2018 Funding Circle reveals gender pay gap of 24 per cent. (altfi)

03-26-2018 Ron Suber Joins Board of Fintech MoneyLion. (Crowdfund Insider)  

03-26-2018 Prosper Reports Full Year Results; Posts Positive Operating Cash Flow and 31% Increase in Loan Originations Year-Over-Year. (Business Wire)

03-27-2018 P2P lending data firm Orca launches own investment platform. (altfi)
03-28-2018 SoFi Announces Changes to Wealth Portfolios. (Crowdfund Insider)

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