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A look at the Great Recession and loans

Katie Schenk - June 10, 2016

If you take a serious look at the way banks operated before the world plunged into what’s now known as the Great Recession, it’s easy to see that a financial crisis was almost unavoidable. But...

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Consolidation, transparency, and the development of knowledge as currency

Cameron Stevens - June 03, 2016

Recently, I had the pleasure of participating on panels at the LenditUSA conference in San Francisco and the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego. LenditUSA focuses on connecting the global online lending...

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Rate hike

Fed rate increases - Let’s go for a hike…

Joel Frisch - January 21, 2016

Are you ready to conquer the great unknown? As you plan for a hike, reviewing a map can help provide insights into what is around the corner and how you need to prepare. Your financial journey is...

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The next generation

The next generation (read: online) bank

Prodigy Finance - November 12, 2014

Traditional brick-and-mortar bank, be gone. A whole slew of new start-ups are changing what banking is, how it works, and most importantly, how much it costs. The online bank A number of...

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Looking beyond FICO: innovative fintech startups in risk management

Prodigy Finance - November 07, 2014

Startups and technology are disrupting financial services in a myriad of ways that benefit consumers. In this two-part series, we review some of the most exciting “fintech” (financial technology)...

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Reimagining the credit report for the 21st century

Cameron Stevens - April 16, 2014

What’s in a credit report? Credit reports are detailed documents used by lenders to determine a loan applicant’s creditworthiness. While systems vary by country, the reports are generally compiled...

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Change is needed

Change is needed in the U.S. Student Loan Market – what’s the solution?

Jeremy Rabson - February 13, 2014

In the last few months, legal regulations have changed, allowing us to enter the U.S. student loan market. Yet even as regulatory challenges have lifted, other ones remain. Many aspects of our...

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"Banking the Unbankable"

Charlotte Lau - October 23, 2013

Our CEO, Cameron, talked about “Banking the Unbankable” at the FT Sustainable and Ethical Investment Conference in London last Wednesday, 16 October 2013. The event was part of the UK’s National...

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The global loan market

The global loan market: what in the world do you mean?

Katie Schenk - September 20, 2013

In certain parts of the world, banks have become sceptical about providing loans to first time home owners.  And a property represents physical collateral, within the country of their...

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The startup banks of the future (part 2)

Jeremy Rabson - July 25, 2013

In our article “The (startup) banks of the future” we touched on the challenges faced by banks since the start of the 2008 recession and we posed the question “Why are banks unable or unwilling to...

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