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Traditional Banking Losing Out to FinTech

Jul. 04 2016

Technology is changing the way we do everything. We shop online with Amazon and other
internet vendors. We find vacation accommodations from alternative hosts online with Airbnb.
We ride share with Lyft and Uber instead of using taxi services. Finally, technology is updating
and changing the way we manage our finances. FinTech is in the category of businesses that uses...

Traditional Banks Getting a Run for Their Money from Nimble, Innovative Fintech Startups

Jun. 17 2016

The world continues to change and evolve to keep pace with emerging technologies
across all sectors. Fintechs, or financial technology firms, have posed a threat
to traditional banks for years, offering many banking and financial services in a
more user-friendly and cost-effective way. From wealth management to lending and...

Why Fintech Lenders Are Snatching Up More Personal Loan Business

Jun. 06 2016

In the past months a new type of loan service has shown signs of rapid growth – Fintech loan shopping tools. At first glance, these new solutions sound simple enough; a way to browse for available loans via online portals. But the success of Fintech services is based on much more than just that, and the trends enabling that success are changing the personal finance market as a whole.

5 Reasons Millennials Prefer Alternative Lenders

May. 22 2016

Once considered a very small niche within the lending market, peer-to-peer lending is starting to go mainstream. Recently, two such lenders, Lending Club and OnDeck Capital, have both raised several million dollars each by going public through their respective IPOs. What is the secret to their success? Millennials. More and more millennials it seems are establishing businesses and are in need of raising capital. Previous generations went through traditional sources such as banks, but millennial business owners appear to prefer peer-to-peer lending groups. Here are five reasons millennials prefer alternative lenders rather than traditional lenders.

Banks and Marketplace Lenders: An Unlikely Match

May. 14 2016

With the growing popularity of marketplace lenders, traditional banks are taking notice of the emerging competition. Meanwhile, marketplace lenders are looking to grow their currently niche client base. Instead of stoking a rivalry, however, some financial institutions from both groups have decided to team up. Such partnerships promise the convenience of marketplace lending with the familiarity and performance of a brick-and-mortar bank.

Why Both Installment And Payday Loans Are Under Regulatory Scrutiny

Mar. 27 2016

Both payday loans and installment loans are often described as “small dollar, high-cost loans,” because they are usually for relatively small amounts of money at high rates of interest.

There are many options, but a payday loan will typically be for an amount between $100 and $1,500 dollars for a period of no more than 30 days. As the term “payday” suggests, the idea is that the loan should be repaid when the borrower receives their next paycheck – typically within two to four weeks. The payday loan industry is currently estimated to be worth approximately $38 billion.