Overview of US SMB lenders (alternative lenders)

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“Of the 28 million small businesses in the United States, over half faced financial challenges in the last year [2016] Janet Zablock; Former Head of Global Small Business at Visa and currently, an Independent Board member at Nav Inc. As we have all heard multiple times, Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) are the backbone of the US economy; still, they struggle …

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Monthly News Update- November 2017

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Here are some of the stories and trends that took place this October in marketplace lending. Please enjoy. Industry News: 10-02-2017- The P2P Power 50 (Peer2Peer Finance News) 10-03-2017- Ron Suber, Mitch Jacobs & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson to Advise YieldStreet (Crowdfund Insider)   10-04-2017- Is the hybrid model the future for robo-advice and digital wealth management? (altfi) 10-04-2017- How Big Data …

Overview of US real estate platforms (online lenders)

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Overview of US real estate platforms (online lenders) Since the 2008 financial crisis, the whole dynamics of real estate lending has changed. The perennial sources of funding like commercial banks, insurance companies, and other traditional lenders have turned much more conservative when it comes to underwriting loans for real estate.  The stricter regulatory restrictions imposed on commercial banks as well …

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Monthly News Update- October 2017

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Here are some of the stories and trends that took place this September in marketplace lending. Please enjoy! Industry News: 09-01-2017- Fintech’s busiest board member lands another role (altfi) 09-05-2017- Upstart 50 Master Ron Suber is a central figure in Bay Area fintech  (Biz Journals) 09-09-2017- How To Use A Peer-To-Peer Loan To Pay Off High-Interest Debt (Forbes) 09-10-2017- Lend360: Fintech …

Why can’t banks do what Prosper does? And why can’t investors do what MonJa does?

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Last week we were honored to be part of a very special event, organized by Vijay Rao, who has been MonJa’s Principal Consultant since the inception of the company. Vijay is also a CFA, FRM, the COO and Founder of Just Invest, Inc., and the chair of the FinTech Commitee at San Francisco CFA Society. The event took place at Prosper Marketplace office in San Francisco, …

Monthly News Update- September 2017

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Most significant and exciting stories and trends that took place this August in the marketplace lending space – all gathered in one place for you. This month: Prosper becomes Cash Flow positive again, Lending Club reports Q2 revenue growth and Funding Circle forms strategic partnership with Aegon. Please enjoy! Industry News: 08-01-2017- Fintech’s busiest board member lands another role (altfi) …

MonJa Monthly News Update- August 2017

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Here are some of the top stories and trends of July 2017 for marketplace lending investors and industry watchers: Industry News: 07-05-2017- ORCA CELEBRATES PEER TO PEER LENDING UK SURPASSING £10 BILLION MARK (Orca/Blog) 07-05-2017- New Milestone: Orca Celebrates P2P Lending Achieving £10 Billion Mark (Infographic) (Crowdfund Insider)   07-06-2017- Orchard & Experian Form Strategic Collaboration Partnership (Crowdfund Insider)   …

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MonJa Monthly News Update- July 2017

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Here are some of the top stories and trends of June 2017 for marketplace lending investors and industry watchers: Industry News: 06-05-2017- Is Marketplace Lending a Safer Investment Than the Stock Market? (National Real Estate Investor) 06-06-2017- Act Two: Renaud Laplanche Joins LendIt’s Lang Di Fintech as Keynote Speaker (Crowdfund Insider)   06-12-2017- What do the most up-to-date numbers in …

MonJa Monthly News Update- June 2017

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We’ve collected some of the most interesting and exciting marketplace lending news that happened during the month. Here they are –  top stories and trends of May 2017 for marketplace lending investors and industry watchers: Industry News: 05-01-2017- Online lending has reached a tipping point (Business Insider) 05-05-2017- Small banks warm up to marketplace lending for SBA expansion (American Banker) …