Momentum remains strong as banks continue to develop their digital lending strategy through engaging fintech platforms in a variety of forms or building their own online lending engines. This has morphed much of the dynamic between banks and platforms from foes to partners as the industry evolves. Growth, however, has also led to growing pains with recent turbulence on the loan funding side of the equation and consolidation of the industry.
Whether you are a bank, fintech firm or a loan investor, the twists and turns in Digital Lending + Investing give us much to discuss this year including new case studies from community, regional and large banks on digital lending options– acquire, partner, white label, license or build; updates on platform funding sources and diversification; the growth in securitization and secondary market developments. Sessions will also explore the Trump administration’s impact on the evolving regulatory landscape; new approaches to credit decisioning; blockchain as a problem solver; new entrants, emerging technologies and future disrupters; and what lending might look like over the next decade.