Marketplace lending

Direct lenders ready to step in where Brexit makes banks retreat


Direct lenders are gearing up for more business in the U.K. as they see banks shrinking their sterling corporate loan books in the wake of Brexit-linked volatility and slower economic growth.


Madden lawsuit nears end, but online lenders still seek fix from regulators


The online lending industry has turned to the courts, Congress and now federal banking agencies in an effort, thus far fruitless, to blunt the impact of a 2015 appeals court ruling.


Can Citi and Chase beat fintechs at their own game?


The upstart lenders have been chipping away at credit cards’ consumer-lending dominance by offering fixed-rate loans with predictable repayment plans. Now the card giants are fighting back.


From SBA chief to fintech backer


Karen Mills, who led the Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013, is joining the Eastern Bank spinoff Numerated as an adviser and investor as it tries to bring online-lending technology to community banks.


GreenSky teaming with Amex to offer home improvement loans


The Atlanta company, which reported fourth-quarter results Tuesday, will test the partnership in five cities as part of an ongoing effort to add new sources of revenue.


HSBC: Fintech deal will provide access to midsize businesses in U.S.


Neptune Financial, an online business lender, will help the global bank reach commercial customers it was missing before and could ultimately be a $1.5 trillion opportunity, an HSBC executive says.


Banks fall further behind fintechs in personal lending


Personal loan balances hit an all-time high in 2018, while fintech lenders widened their market share lead over banks and credit unions, according to new data from TransUnion.


Could LendingClub return to profitability in second half?


The online consumer lender trimmed its losses in the fourth quarter and says an adjusted, non-GAAP metric suggests it's on the path to getting out of the red later this year.


SoFi plans new lending products and move Into stock trading


The company's expansion into new business lines could help offset recent declines in loan volume.


CommonBond gets $750 million in lending funds from top banks


Barclays, BMO, Citibank, Goldman Sachs and ING contributed to the online student lender, which last year made over $1 billion in loans.