It seems like all the players in the marketplace lending space felt the cloud of uncertainty that surrounded the industry last year. Except for PeerStreet. The platform brings real estate to the marketplace lending space, opening up a previously inaccessible asset class to investors. Launched in November 2015, PeerStreet has beenRead More
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This bank created an innovation lab, and that bank is launching a fintech team. But this other bank just started a blockchain focus group, and everyone else is investing in tech. Gone are the days when banks could afford to be “conservative” with new product launches and tech projects, whichRead More
It’s almost time to wave goodbye to 2016. This was a big year for fintech, with new regulations, new startups, and new technologies displayed across events like Sibos and Money20/20, making it clear that the progress of fintech can’t really be stopped. But how will it continue? That’s the realRead More
4. Consolidation, and Winners Emerging Brew Johnson and Brett Crosby, Cofounders, PeerStreet Brew: “I think the biggest trends will be consolidation in the marketplace lending and crowdfunding space, and increased partnerships/collaboration between banks and fintech companies.” Brett: “I’d add that we’ll see a widening spread between the healthy businesses andRead More
A good way to check the current climate in fintech is to see where investors are placing their bets. The top funding rounds this past week dealt with cybersecurity and compliance, investing, and financial advice. This brings us to our top three fintech funding rounds of the week: Prevalent Networks ITRead More
One of the best things about the fintech world is the variety—it’s like a sushi bar for financial services; which is why learning about new startups is so much fun. With that in mind, here are three startups you should keep your eye on this week: PeerStreet You’re probably usedRead More