Weekly industry news roundup – April 10, 2017

Around the world

AltiFi Credit posted an article exploring how banks have renewed their perspective on marketplace lending. Based on data from the Economist Intelligence Unit the author suggests that both traditional banks and P2P lenders will rely on one another more in the future. In fact, conventional banks will need to embrace FinTech to survive.

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ETF.com took a long look at alternative lending. The author explains the benefits of investing in loans. “These loans also provide some diversification benefits. The reason is that their correlation with the equity markets tends to be low,” he discusses. The author suggests using marketplace lending as a component of a fixed-income portfolio.

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Business Wire summarized findings in a new report offering a promising outlook for peer-to-peer lending. The conclusion of recent findings is that “Global Peer to Peer Lending Market to Grow at a CAGR of 51.5% by 2022.” Moreover, the scale of lending is growing. “The peer to peer (P2P) lending market was valued at $26,064 million in 2015 and is projected to reach $460,312 million by 2022,” remarked the authors.

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Financial Times Advisor offered a guide on “How To Navigate The P2P Maze.” As more investors look for original ways to drive growth, the more they are considering how to wisely harness the power of marketplace lending. The authors provide a useful list of question to ask like, “who are the borrowers” and “are the loans secured.”

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Peer-to-peer Finance News looked at how various firms are interested in settling on a universal definition of “default.” Creating a standardized measurement is important for potential investors who want to accurately gauge risk between different P2P firms.

Bondora mentions

P2P-Banking reported the loan volume originated in March of this year. The data shows Bondora was up 21% over last month and up 45% over the same month last year.

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ArticStartup looked at the key players in the FinTech world of the Baltics noting Bondora as a presence.