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 …

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The State of Federal Regulation in Marketplace Lending

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As our team prepares to attend LendIt 2017, the World’s Biggest Show in Lending and Fintech in New York next month, we find ourselves thinking about the current state of federal regulation in marketplace lending. In industry news today, there’s a lot of buzz regarding updates to the special purpose fintech charter announced by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency …

TRANSCRIPT: Liquidity Outlook (2nd Annual Investors’ Conference On Marketplace Lending)

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The following is the transcript for the panel entitled Liquidity Outlook: Establishing a Secondary Loan Market held at the 2nd Annual Investors’ Conference On Marketplace Lending on December 1, 2016. Visit IMN’s website to listen to the full audio session. Participants Michael McLaughlin, Senior Managing Director (MACQUARIE GROUP) Rupert Taylor, Founder (ALTFI DATA) Joseph Besecker, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer (EMERALD ASSET …

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Why Marketplace Lending Fund Returns Look Terrible

In Credit Risk Modeling, Featured, Risk Management by Joanna LaiLeave a Comment

Since the end of 2015, the marketplace lending industry has been seen in a negative light. The news portrayal is a result of several events- the Lending Club upheaval, platform job cuts, consumer loan defaults, and more. Funds appeared to be performing poorly. As a result, investors have pulled back from investing, opting to wait and see how things play …