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Fintech gears up for the latest wave of M&A action
www.efinancialnews.com

As young financial technology companies continue to attract increasing amounts of venture capital funding, investment bankers are expecting deals.

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Online Lender SoFi Gets First AAAs on Its Student-Loan Bonds
www.bloomberg.com

Social Finance Inc., the four-year-old online lender that’s said to be in talks to raise about $800 million in a new round of capital, is getting top ratings for the first time on securities backed by its student loans.

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Funding Circle to float fund to invest in small business loans
www.ft.com

Funding Circle, one of the UK’€™s biggest peer-to-peer loan providers, is seeking to raise £150m for the launch of an investment trust later this year, becoming the first P2P platform to float its own fund.

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Don’t Let Outdated Laws Shackle Credit Innovation
www.americanbanker.com

Marketplace lending — also known as peer-to-peer lending — is a general description for online lenders that use cutting-edge proprietary algorithms and more efficient processes to extend credit.

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Van Eck Overland Launching a Closed-End Fund Investing in Online Loans
www.lendacademy.com

Last week a new player emerged on the marketplace lending scene. A Form N-2 registration was filed with the SEC by Van Eck Overland Online Finance Trust to form a new, publicly traded closed-end fund.

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FinFair speaker Brustkern opens peer-to-peer lending door to financial advisors
www.banklesstimes.com

If you want peer-to-peer lending to hit a mainstream audience, it’s important for the existing massive network of financial advisors to have access to the stream.

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Does Goldman Sachs Have Another Billion-Dollar Business In The Works? —  The Motley Fool
www.fool.com

Goldman Sachs is going to get into the online lending business. Is this a good move?

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Treasury Department Starts the Regulatory Ball Rolling for Marketplace Lending
www.pepperlaw.com

The Treasury Department’s notice and request poses 14 detailed questions to gather public information concerning the role of marketplace lending in the financial services industry.

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