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

Industry News:

01-02-2018- Victory Park Capital fund exits Prosper loans (altfi)  

01-02-2018- Marketplace Lending Predictions for 2018 (Lend Academy)

01-04-2018- Treasury clarifies whether P2P lending constitutes deposit-taking (altfi)  

01-04-2018- Looking at 2018: A Discussion with Ron Suber (Crowdfund Insider)

01-04-2018- Can blockchain technology revive peer-to-peer lending? (American Banker)

01-05-2018- 4 Best Investments To Make In 2018  (Forbes)  

01-07-2018- How Much Do You Know About Fintech? Time to Find Out. (WSJ)  

01-10-2018- We Are Living in the Golden Age of Fintech (LLR Partners)

01-10-2018- 6 Key Trends in Fintech to Watch in 2018 (Lend Academy)

01-11-2018- Europe 2018: Four key trends investors can benefit from in Alternative Lending (altfi)  

01-11-2018- Investment banking boom is likely in 2018, analyst Dick Bove says (CNBC)   

01-13-2018- Marketplace Lending News Roundup – January 13 (Lend Academy)

01-16-2018- Peer IQ Releases Q4 2017 Marketplace Lending Securitization Tracker (Crowdfund Insider)

01-16-2018- Peer IQ Releases Q4 2017 Marketplace Lending Securitization Tracker (Lend Academy)

01-16-2018- 2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years (TechCrunch)

01-17-2018- Will this be the big fintech IPO of 2018? (altfi)  

01-17-2018- The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018 (Crowdfund Insider)

01-23-2018- UK fintech takes the lead in the Forbes 30 under 30 (altfi)  

01-24-2018- Regulators Are Looking at Cryptocurrency (WSJ)  

01-25-2018- AltFiData Predicts Strong Growth for Marketplace Lending in the US in 2018 (Lend Academy)

01-25-2018- 2017 marketplace lending volumes exceed expectation (altfi)  

01-26-2018- Europe’s Alternative Finance Sector Accelerates (Forbes)  

01-31-2018- Yahoo Finance Launches New Savings App (Lend Academy)

Platform News:

01-02-2018-  Proplend Looks Back on 2017 P2P Successes & Announces 2018 Plans (Crowdfund Insider)

01-08-2018- UK fintech firms Funding Circle, Monzo, Revolut and Transferwise boost VC funding to record levels (altfi)  

01-09-2018- LendingClub Warns Shareholders on Newest Share Exchange Offer by IEG Holdings (altfi)  

01-17-2018- Goldman Sachs’ Online Lending Platform Marcus Has Originated Over $2 Billion in Loans, Deposits Rise to Over $ 5 Billion (Crowdfund Insider)

01-17-2018- Funding Circle fund enters into £50m deal with CitiBank (altfi)  

01-17-2018- Funding Circle and Lufax: Two High Profile IPOs for 2018 (Lend Academy)

01-22-2018- P2P firm RateSetter narrows commercial lending focus (altfi)

01-22-2018- Twitter COO Anthony Noto Expected to Move into SoFi CEO Role (altfi)

01-23-2018- Five challenges facing SoFi’s new CEO (American Banker)

01-24-2018- P2P firm Zopa re-opens to new investors (altfi)

01-30-2018- New investors flock to $960.2m SoFi securitization, its largest ever (altfi)  

01-30-2018- Is Marcus Going to Launch a Credit Card? (Lend Academy)

01-31-2018- Zopa surpasses £3bn in lending (altfi)

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