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  • LendingPoint CEO Tom Burnside on the growth of PoS lending

    LendingPoint CEO Tom Burnside on the growth of PoS lending

    Point-of-sale (PoS) and small business lender LendingPoint has experienced strong growth in recent years thanks to the growing segment of young consumers that prefer term loans over a credit card. Tom Burnside, co-founder and CEO of the company, spoke with GlobalCapital about why the industry is gaining traction and its upcoming plans for securitization.

  • FCA urges stricter criteria for high cost lenders

    FCA urges stricter criteria for high cost lenders

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has laid out expectations for how repeat non-bank lenders should behave once they resume lending, pushing firms to make operational changes to improve customer welfare.

  • Kroll downgrades Kabbage, Funding Circle small business ABS

    Kroll downgrades Kabbage, Funding Circle small business ABS

    Kroll’s recent downgrades of three classes of notes issued by online small business lender Kabbage, just one week after the rating agency took negative rating action on six notes from Funding Circle, show the distress rising up from businesses to the marketplace lending sector as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Former Morningstar MD joins blockchain securitization platform

    Former Morningstar MD joins blockchain securitization platform

    Cadence, a blockchain based securitization platform for private credit, has added Rohit Bharill to be the firm’s first head of risk, a company executive told GlobalCapital. Bharill joins from Morningstar Credit Ratings, where he headed the ABS and CLO ratings team.

  • Amigo holds on to RBC securitization facility as deadline nears

    Amigo holds on to RBC securitization facility as deadline nears

    Amigo Holdings, a UK guarantor loan provider, has won a waiver for its £300m securitization facility with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), giving it until August 14 to come to an agreement on terms while the company fends off an Financial Conduct Authority probe and a public spat between the board and the company's founder.

  • Tesla returns to ABS with $780m auto lease deal

    Tesla returns to ABS with $780m auto lease deal

    Electric car maker Tesla is preparing its fourth retail auto lease securitization, issuing into a strong ABS market supported by high investor demand and solid auto market fundamentals in spite of the virus, sources said.

  • People moves in brief

    People moves in brief

    Palmer gets interim ECM head gig at BofA — Clarke to join JP Morgan for FIG — Paz-Galindo promoted at UBS

  • Enova to buy small business lender OnDeck for $90m

    Enova to buy small business lender OnDeck for $90m

    Small business lender OnDeck has agreed to a $90m cash and stock deal with Enova after months of struggling through the pandemic crisis. The acquisition is the first in an expected wave of consolidation, as Covid-19 tests the resilience of online lenders, sources say.

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