Our take on the latest trending events:

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Lending Club, a major peer-to-peer lender, recently announced impressive second quarter figures, reporting that it facilitated $1 billion in new credit during the period.
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U.S. auto lending warmed up in the first quarter, as the total loans of banks and thrifts climbed higher and delinquencies declined.
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Concerned that traditional underwriting methods are leaving some would-be borrowers behind, peer-to-peer lender Upstart has responded by developing a unique process to vet credit applicants.
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Loan sales have been picking up steam in the U.S., as the rising interest in home equity loans and non-performing loan securitizations helps increase the value of such transactions.
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Sam Hodges, the CEO of innovative P2P lender Funding Circle USA, recently sat down for an interview with writer David Gustin of Spend Matters Network.
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Property tax bills are on the rise, and their steady climb has been causing stress for the already-troubled mortgage market.
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In a recent report, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency warned banks about the credit risk that is steadily accumulating because of their willingness to provide loans easily.
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Certain mortgage lenders have been following more stringent requirements than those created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an effort to ensure compliance.
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LendingClub Corp., the largest peer-to-peer lender in the U.S., has started preparing for an initial public offering, selecting major investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to lead the sale, individuals familiar with the situation told The Financial Times.
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