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Here are some of the top stories and trends of January 2019 for marketplace lending investors and industry watchers:

Industry News

January 2, 2019 Fintech Predictions for 2019. Where We Have Been & Where We Are Going. (CrowdfundInsider)

January 3, 2019 Where Will Crypto be in 2019? Crypto Experts Share their Predictions.  (CrowdfundInsider)

January 3, 2019 5 Resolutions For Digital Banking Success in 2019 (FinancialBrand)

January 4, 2019 Read MonJa’s Digital Banking and Lending Monthly Roundup for December. (MonJa)

January 4, 2019 P2P lending fund sees best monthly returns since 2015. (AltFiNews)

January 7, 2019 Direct lending fund sees largest loan enter administration.(AltFiNews)

January 7, 2019 What are 10 ways technology will change banking in 2019? (AmericanBanker)

January 8, 2019 What to Expect in Fintech for 2019? (CrowdfundInsider)

January 8, 2019 New fund investing in specialist lending launches. (AltFiNews)

January 9, 2019 American and Canadian bankers say “mastering” digital banking and making more “agile” products are their most important issues. (AltFiNews)

January 10, 2019 Bankers, Make Room for Artificial Intelligence in the Future. (CrowdfundInside)

January 10, 2019 LendUp Splitting Personal Loans and Credit Card Businesses. (LendAcademy)

January 11, 2019 How Can Banks Solve The Profit Puzzle And Ramp Up Small Business Lending? (MonJa)

January 11, 2019 A look back on 2018: Funding rounds, expansion into new markets and high street banks playing catch up. (AltFiNews)

January 14, 2019 “Regulator reviews, expansion into new markets and high street banks playing catch up, were key fintech themes in 2018.” (AltFiNews)

January 14, 2019 Why the federal government’s influence is more expansive than expected on fintech. (rollcall)

January 15, 2019 Fintech lender Creditshelf hires IT boss. (AltFiNews)

January 17, 2019 A Closer Look at the US Alternative Finance Market. (CrowdfundInside)

January 17, 2019 LendIt Fintech Releases New White Paper on Small Business Banking. (LendAcademy)

January 18, 2019 Square’s new debit card poses big threat to banks. (AmericanBanker)

January 22, 2019 Goldman Sachs leads £45m robo adviser fundraise. (AltFiNews)

January 23, 2019 More than a dozen online lenders have partnered with blockchain startup Spring Labs to use distributed ledger and crypto technology in a bid to prevent fraud, enhance ID verification and lower origination costs. (AltFiNews)

January 24, 2019 P2P Lending and the Inevitable Bank. (fintech_weekly)

January 24, 2019 BankThink Fed should open the payments system to fintechs. (AmericanBanker)

January 25, 2019 Going Crypto: MIT Creates a Better Bitcoin with Vault. (CrowdfundInside)

January 25, 2019 Asset-backed peer-to-peer lender raises cash for broker platform. (AltFiNews)

January 28, 2019 Amex joins Curve’s all-in-one service. (AltFiNews)

January 30, 2019 Report: Fintech Deals Top $39 Billion During 2018 for Record Year of Investment. (CrowdfundInside)

January 31, 2019 Stripe rides the online payments boom to a $22.5 billion valuation. (CNBC)

January 31, 2019 Challenger bank signs Open Banking deal to boost European push. (AltFiNews)

Platform News

January 4, 2019 Assetz Capital launches cashback offer to new investors. (AltFiNews)

January 9, 2019 Cross River Bank Partners with Stripe for Faster Payments. (LendAcademy)

January 15, 2019 Ratesetter tops £3bn loans milestone. (AltFiNews)

January 16, 2019 LendingClub Selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. (CrowdfundInside)

January 16, 2019 Online lender Capify secures ‘landmark’ £75m credit facility from Goldman Sachs. (AltFiNews)

January 18, 2019 Tandem signs up 500,000 customers and promises foreign markets push. (AltFiNews)

January 28, 2019 Is SoFi Money the Bank Account of the Future? (LendAcademy)

January 29, 2019 Lending Works hits £150m of loans in five years. (AltFiNews)

January 29, 2019 Small Business Lender Kabbage Expanding to India. (LendAcademy)

January 30, 2019 Raisin signs Open Banking deal with Santander. (AltFiNews)

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