Online Lending 2.0 by Renaud Laplanche

MEDICIGlobal Head of Content

Renaud Laplanche, Co-founder & CEO of Upgrade, shares his thoughts on where online lending is today, where it is going, and how it fits the broader FinTech trends.

Online Lending 2.0 by Renaud Laplanche

In an insightful, data-rich presentation, Laplanche shares predictions on where online lending is heading:

Prediction 1: The growth of online lending will accelerate in the next 15 months.

Prediction 2: An organized secondary market for online loans will emerge in the next 15 months.

Prediction 3: Continued re-building will give birth to at least one major consumer product innovation in the next 15 months.

About Upgrade

Upgrade is an online lending platform that combines personal loans with free credit monitoring, helping people secure affordable credit. Two members of the founding team, Renaud Laplanche and Soul Htite, are the co-founders of Lending Club, a pioneer in marketplace lending that facilitated over $28 billion, extending credit to nearly 2 million American families over the last decade. Soul also founded Dianrong, one of the largest marketplace lending platforms in China.


Elena Mesropyan

MEDICIGlobal Head of Content

Elena is a research professional with a background in social sciences and extensive experience in consumer behavior studies and marketing analytics. She is passionate about technologies enabling financial inclusion for underprivileged and vulnerable groups of the population around the world. Elena has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in FinTech 2018. Prior, she has been ranked in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017.