五月从Lending Club离职的Renaud Laplanche正准备筹建一家新的在线借贷公司，名为Credify Finance Corp。
据《华尔街日报》报道，Laplanche与两名Lending Club前任管理人员Jeff Bogan和Adelina Grozdanova拟于2017年推出该平台。据称，该新型在线借贷平台是由Laplanche本人出资创建的，计划在明年达成5000万美元盈利。
自五月Laplanche离职后，Lending Club便努力重获融资方及银行的信任。在其最新季度报告中，Lending Club管理人员表示，大部分大型投资方已悉数回归。有些业内人士认为，Lending Club在尚未具备足以抵御突发事件能力之时便仓促上市。
Renaud Laplanche，the visionary behind Lending Club (NYSE:LC) who was pushed out of the marketplace lender this past May, is prepping a new online lender: Credify Finance Corp.
WSJ.com is reporting that Laplanche along with two other former Lending Club executives, Jeff Bogan and Adelina Grozdanova, expect to launch at some point in 2017. The new online lender is allegedly being funded with Laplanche’s own money and expects to generate $50 million in revenue next year.
Following Laplanche’s departure from Lending Club in May, the platform struggled to regain the confidence of funding channels and banks. In the most recent quarterly report, Lending Club executives said most of the big investors had returned. There were some industry participants who were of the opinion that Lending Club IPO’ed too soon before it was sufficiently mature to weather unexpected events.
At one point, there was a rumor circulating that Laplanche was looking to raise sufficient funding to take Lending Club private. Regardless it should not come as a surprise to anyone that Laplanche wants to start once again and complete his vision of the future of online lending. The market for online consumer lending still remains relatively untapped. We will learn more next year.