After enduring a nightmarish week in which its chief executive was ousted, its funding began drying up and the Justice Department served it with a subpoena, Lending Club now finds itself contemplating emergency maneuvers that would have been unimaginable at the start of the month.

The world's biggest marketplace lender, whose business model depends on it quickly selling its loans to investors so it can originate new ones, disclosed in a regulatory filing late Monday that it is now considering using more of its own capital to fund loans.

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