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Online Lending Monthly News. Here are some of the top stories and trends of March 2021 for online lending investors and industry watchers.


Industry News

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]3/1/2021 Klarna confirms its $1bn raise at a $31bn post-money valuation (AltFiNews)

3/1/2021 Marcus Co-Founder Leaving for New Walmart Fintech Initiative (LendAcademy) 

3/2/2021 Mollie appoints new CEO as it doubles down on international expansion (AltFiNews)

3/3/2021 How cryptocurrency is changing the movement of money (AmericanBanker) 

3/4/2021 The MLA and OLPI Merge to Form the American Fintech Council (LendAcademy) 

3/4/2021 Klarna expands its open banking offering to eight new countries (AltFiNews) 

3/5/2021 4 Tech Trends That Will Massively Transform Banking in 2021 (FinancialBrand)

3/8/2021 Goldman Sachs: Institutional crypto interest on the rise (p2pfinancenews) 

3/8/2021 Walmart’s Fintech Ambition (Forbes)

3/9/2021 Forbes blockchain 50 (Forbes)

3/10/2021 Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $75M led by insurance giant Allianz (TechCrunch) 

3/11/2021 JPMorgan Bitcoin Exposure Basket Could Be ‘Gateway Drug’ for Clients (Forbes) 

3/12/2021 Assetz Capital Reveals that Women are Less Likely to Invest than Men, P2P Lender to “Challenge” Gender Investment Gap (CrowdfundInsider) 

3/12/2021 The many paths fintechs are taking to banking’s mainstream (AmericanBanker) 

3/16/2021 Brian Brooks joins blockchain company Spring Labs (AmericanBanker) 

3/16/2021 How To Invest In Cryptocurrency With A Self-Directed IRA (Forbes) 

3/17/2021 The Public Markets Are Sizzling Hot—Here’s Why Stripe Is Skipping The Party (Forbes) 

3/17/2021 New fintech combining banking and wealth management Ikigai launches in the UK (AltFiNews) 

3/18/2021 From Bitcoin to NFTs, why institutions are adopting crypto (AltFiNews) 

3/18/2021 How Wells Fargo and Current keep digital banking novices engaged (AmericanBanker) 

3/22/2021 Stripe closes $600M round at a $95B valuation (TechCrunch) 

3/23/2021 How Fintechs and Social Changes Are Radically Reshaping Banking (FinancialBrand) 

3/23/2021 Top 20 FinTech Influencers Under 40 (Benzinga) 

3/24/2021 COVID-19 has transformed all areas of fintech, including bill payment. How can lenders meet the moment? (LendAcademy) 

3/25/2021 Is a federal digital currency inevitable? (AmericanBanker) 

3/26/2021 Fidelity to launch bitcoin ETF (CNBC) 

3/26/2021 LenDenClub Becomes The First P2P Lending Platform On Google Pay (Entrepreneur)

3/29/2021 Are NFTs the next big thing? (AltFiNews) 

3/31/2021 Goldman Sachs Will Soon Offer Client Access to Digital Assets, Bitcoin (CrowdfundInsider) 

3/31/2021 Walgreens Gets Into Banking, Will Offer Bank Accounts, Debit Cards (CrowdfundInsider) 


Platform News

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]3/9/2021 SoFi acquires community bank Golden Pacific Bancorp to speed up its national bank charter process (TechCrunch) 

3/10/2021 Prosper Performance Update – February 2021 (ProsperLoans)

3/11/2021 LendingClub Reports Q4 Earnings (LendAcademy) 

3/15/2021 Prosper Reports 81% Originations Rated AA-B, Avg Loan Size was $13k, Avg Borrower Income $103k for Feb 2021 (CrowdfundInsider) 

3/15/2021 Assetz Capital hires UK director for the North (p2pfinancenews) 

3/19/2021 Prosper, LendingClub and VPC form American Fintech Council (p2pfinancenews) 

3/22/2021 Zopa raises £20m to expand digital bank, eyes profits (AltFiNews) 

3/24/2021 Monzo co-founder Gary Dolman joins new fintech (AltFiNews) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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