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

Industry News:

02-05-2018- Highlights from the 2018 Paris Fintech Forum (Crowdfund Insider)

02-05-2018- State regulators will soon begin offering a simpler licensing process for fintech firms to operate across multiple states (American Banker)

02-06-2018- U.S. states join forces on fintech licenses (Reuters)

02-08-2018- What will banking look like in the future? (Crowdfund Insider)

02-09-2018- What are the risks and rewards for P2P platforms to scale up their operations via the IFISA? (altfi)

02-12-2018-What does the future have in store for digital advice? (altfi)

02-14-2018- Fintech lender Lendix launches in Germany and the Netherlands (altfi)

02-16-2018- LendIt Fintech announces finalists for second annual industry awards (Crowdfund Insider)

02-16-2018- Lendtech Roostify raises $25m in Series B round (altfi)

02-26-2018- P2P and marketplace lending equity investments recover in 2017 to set new record (altfi)

02-27-2018- Now is the time for fintech to focus on financial wellness (Lend Academy)

Platform News:

02-01-2018- Fintech lender BlueVine doubles its credit line to $5m (altfi)

02-01-2018- Assetz Capital Cautiously Welcomes Sajid Javid’s Proposed Housing Intervention (Crowdfund Insider)

02-05-2018- StreetShares’ unique focus gives them an edge in the small business lending market (Lend Academy)

02-08-2018- Renaud Laplanche’s newest online lending startup, recognized the number one personal loan platform by Lending Tree (Crowdfund Insider)

02-12-2018- An Interview with Brett Baris, CEO and Co-Founder of Credibility Capital on the challenges of small business lending (MonJa blog)

02-13-2018- Assetz Capital reports high level take up of IFISA (altfi)

02-13-2018- OnDeck achieved GAAP profitability and announced some interesting new developments for 2018 (Lend Academy)

02-14-2018- Mintos, Online Lending Marketplace Surpasses $500 Million in Just Three Years (Crowdfund Insider)

02-20-2018- Assetz Capital announces appointments of Jason Roper, David Hardman, & Karl Kent (Crowdfund Insider)

02-20-2018- LendingClub Q4 results: Revenue & loan originations increase, shares dip after hours (Crowdfund Insider)

02-21-2018- MonJa’s Small Business Lending Interview Series: Rohit Arora, CEO and Co-Founder of Biz2Credit (MonJa blog)

02-22-2018- LendingClub increases interest rates on loans (Crowdfund Insider)

02-23-2018- P2Plender CrowdProperty launches Innovative Finance ISA (Crowdfund Insider)

02-26-2018- Assetz Capital’s manual lending ISA goes live (altfi)

02-26-2018- SoFi’s new CEO says bank charter remains an option (American Banker)

02-28-2018- PeerIQ launches consumer credit suite (Crowdfund Insider)


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