LendingClub Founder Renaud Laplanche is coming back to Disrupt

Last year, privately held online lenders like Prosper, SoFi and Avant looked all but certain to go public at same unicorn valuations their venture investors had assigned them, if not higher. It seemed

CrunchBase Spotlight: Data hints at down rounds, but not wipeout, for marketplace lending

Marketplace lending may not be prospering now but a resurgence could be on deck.

MoneyLion brings traditional banking ever closer to obsolescence

The lingo of personal finance is rapidly changing. Mint has replaced our nagging parents and significant others who think our spending is out of control. Wealthfront and Betterment took away our perso

In defense of online lending

The marketplace industry will be just fine. It is uncertainty – rather than a fundamental flaw in the business model – that is the root cause of the sector’s present turmoil. There’s uncertain

Why your wallet is becoming the next platform

As digital wallets increasingly become the origination point for consumer spending, they will become THE platform for downstream financial services -- creating an opportunity for startups and a proble

What Lending Club’s falling share price means for the P2P lending sector

Lending Club, the largest P2P lending platform in the U.S., has seen its share price drop by more than 50 percent since December 10; the price per share on the NASDAQ Stock Market dropped from $14 to

Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

Lending startups are en vogue this year, with LendingClub and OnDeck planting the flag for the industry in public markets (and offering healthy returns to investors). But there's a crop of other lende

LendingClub Files For $500M IPO

LendingClub, a company that provides an online loan marketplace, filed today to go public. According to its S-1 document, the company intends to raise up to $500 million in its flotation. LendingCl

Lending Club Gets A $12 Million Credibility Boost

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/lendingclub"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/lendingclublogo-215x72.png" width="215" height="72" /></a>P2P money lending service <a

LendingClub To Close $10.26 Million Series A

Peer to peer lending service Lending Club will close a $10.26 million series A round of financing from Norwest Venture Partners and Canaan Partners tomorrow. This comes a few months after the company&