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How peer-to-peer changes the financial world

Another factor of reimagining finance for the internet age is the very nature of person-to-person connectivity and peer-to-peer networking.  These two factors are very different and also different in the nature of how people are connecting.  In the developed world, we have the viral connectivity of the smartphone; in the …

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Marketplace Lending comes of age: arise a new asset class

One of the interviewees in my new book ValueWeb is Ron Suber, President at Prosper Marketplace.  Ron just posted a summary of his latest speech on LinkedIn and it’s a great commentary, so I decided to repost it here.  Enjoy! Marketplace Lending: Evolution of an Asset Class (The following post …

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Social lending is not so social

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This post was first published on SAP for Banking Many markets are being 'disrupted' by peer-to-peer (P2P) connectivity and new open marketplaces.  Think Uber for taxis and Airbnb for hotels.  These are the new marketplaces for personal transport and accommodation.   Some say that P2P lending is the new marketplace for …

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10% of lending via P2P?

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I joined an interesting webinar yesterday about P2P Lending alongside: James Gardner, author of "Innovation and the Future Proof Bank" Gijsbert Koren, author of "Crowdfunding – The New Investing" Rhydian Lewis, CEO of RateSetter What was new to me was Rhydian’s take on P2P Lending. Rhydian is a career investment …

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The FT picks up our social lending debate

The Financial Times' Money Matters Blog has picked up on the debate  between James Gardner and I about Zopa.  They've asked readers for comments.  I thought I would re-post the responses here as it adds to the richness of the context of our discussion. Martin Campbell (the one that started …

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The FT picks up our social lending debate

The Financial Times' Money Matters Blog has picked up on the debate  between James Gardner and I about Zopa.  They've asked readers for comments.  I thought I would re-post the responses here as it adds to the richness of the context of our discussion. Martin Campbell (the one that started …

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The best FinTech startups in Europe

I received a long and lengthy article last week from Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai (tryan@valuer.ai). The link provides a comprehensive article on European FinTech developments. It’s so good that I am happy to share it with y’all. Enjoy.   THE BEST FINTECH STARTUPS IN EUROPE Government support for the financial …

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If they get big enough, we will buy them

I remember years ago hearing the story of a start-up that wanted to be acquired by the big incumbent institutions. The founder was struggling to succeed, and felt that an easy exit through acquisition was the best way to go. The young CEO went to the big old incumbent company …

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