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Learning from My First Hackathon 

Going to your first hackathon is a bit nerve-wracking. It was for me at least. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. It was an awesome experience, one I hope to repeat soon, but next time I want to be able to use what I learnt to help me get the most out of the next opportunity that comes my way. 987 more words


Zopa to launch digital bank

Zopa, the world’s first peer-to-peer lender, announced their intention to launch a bank to enhance their market-leading peer-to-peer business, a press release reveals.

Jaidev Janardana, CEO of Zopa said… 48 more words


Crowdfunding, peer to peer investing, and passive income

When I started this blog a few months ago one of the things I wanted to experiment with was generating income from sources other than my job. 1,015 more words

Passive Income

Negotiation Skills

I took a course in school on Personal Development, in the specialized area of Negotiation skills, and I must say that it was an eye opening course. 1,738 more words


Will Customer Expectations Drive Fintech Faster?

I have written several thoughts about the growth in importance of Fintech in recent months and especially how it is set to transform the entire retail banking industry. 632 more words

Current Affairs

J.P. Morgan, OnDeck And The Future of Alternative Lending

Earlier this month, J.P. Morgan announced a strategic partnership with OnDeck Capital to originate, underwrite, and distribute loans targeted specifically at small businesses.

As evidenced by a 28% single-day spike in OnDeck’s share price, this announcement clearly is a big deal to one of the leading FinTech companies today, and has major implications for the future of alternative lending. 1,364 more words