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Industry Profile – Everett K. Sands

CEO & President, Lendistry Everett K. Sands, CEO & President of California-based small business lender Lendistry has been in the lending business for over 18 years. “I started out at a small brokerage firm and then ended up just being...

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Weekly Online Lending Snapshot – April 28, 2017

In a clear escalation of the ongoing debate since the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) first proposed a special purpose bank charter for certain qualified fintech companies, it was reported this week that the Conference of State...


April 2017 Online Lending Meetup Recap

We hope everyone had as great a time as we did at Tuesday’s Meetup! Thanks for ignoring the weather, joining us for the discussion, and making the evening a great success. Also, big thanks to Hallie Bonnar, LendIt, and the rest of...

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Weekly Online Lending Snapshot – April 21, 2017

A new study entitled, “When Markets Quake: Online Banks and Their Past, Present, and Future,” was released this week by two Harvard researchers. The authors provide the latest, comprehensive study of the online lending industry and also offer recommendations for U.S....

Orchard Index 2.0

Updated Orchard Index Points to Needed Improvements for U.S. Consumer Online Lending

Recently, Orchard re-launched the Orchard US Consumer Online Loan Index (the “Index”). This “new and improved” version of the Index includes performance data from more online loan originators (now five platforms) and substantially more loans (now over $12 billion in loans outstanding...


Weekly Online Lending Snapshot – April 14, 2017

Last week we saw the first initial public offering (IPO) of 2017 for an online lender, Elevate Credit (ELVT), a lender focused on subprime consumer lending, announced the close of its IPO of 12,400,000 shares of common stock at a...


Weekly Online Lending Snapshot – April 7, 2017

As mentioned in earlier snapshots, we are closely watching the growing “coopetition” between traditional financial services firms and new fintech companies. Known for their widely-used consumer credit score, FICO® announced the launch of FICO® Origination Manager Essentials this week, a cloud-based...


Quantifying the Impact of Standardized Payment Data

All data is not created equal. The standardized payment datasets that Orchard provides to investors offer more accurate insights into the performance of pools of loans and allows them to make more informed evaluations and projections of future performance. In this...


Weekly Online Lending Snapshot – March 31, 2017

Let’s begin this week’s snapshot with some partnership news. In a successful example of a traditional lender partnering with a fintech firm, it was reported earlier this week that Androscoggin Bank, a community bank based in Maine, launched a small business...


Financial Inclusion, Regulatory Protection, and My Recent Trip to China

Let me just begin by saying that I’m no expert on China or Southeast Asia, but I am committed to learning and keeping up. The market is incredibly complex and is advancing very fast. Based on my last two trips, I’m...