The online small-business lender is enjoying a payoff from its year-old push to cut costs and tighten underwriting standards. It is also set to announce another lending agreement with a major bank this year, its CEO said Tuesday.
David Nelms said that many digital lenders do not understand how to underwrite personal loans properly, and he took a dig at their lack of profitability. The upstarts say their industry's ability to attract capital speaks for itself.
Stepping in after co-founder Mike Cagney's resignation, Twitter's Anthony Noto needs to overhaul the firm's corporate culture, lay the groundwork for an IPO and determine whether to renew SoFi's pursuit of a bank charter.
Marketplace lenders bringing securitization in-house seized the top spot in 2017; readers also focused on Blackstone's big entry into an esoteric corner of the CRE market and the PACE industry's embrace of consumer protections.