TechCrunch  Oct 1  Comment 
 Back in May, Mike Cagney, the CEO of online lender Social Finance, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that his company was “profitable and as any private company we want to be opportunistic about when we go public,” adding...
Financial Times  Sep 29  Comment 
Marketplace lending record set with $325m injection from General Atlantic and JPMorgan
Financial Times  Sep 29  Comment 
Second day of falls for the wider London stock market
Reuters  Sep 23  Comment 
Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti is in talks to buy a stake in Saipem as part of a revamp of the troubled oil contractor that could include a capital...
The Times of India  Sep 15  Comment 
RBI is considering a proposal that would limit the number of participants in a single lenders' consortium.
Reuters  Sep 15  Comment 
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering a proposal that would limit the number of participants in a single lenders' consortium, in a bid to encourage banks to carry out better independent credit checks and do more to chase rogue borrowers.
Reuters  Sep 9  Comment 
Housing finance lender Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd plans to raise up to $600 million in a share offering, tapping equity markets after investors sent its stock price up by over half since the beginning of the year.
Financial Times  Sep 8  Comment 
Hans Morris joins $35m round of equity financing for CommonBond
Euromoney  Sep 4  Comment 
Iwoca a game changer, say banks; it will lend at scale to small companies.



Lets someone use something that belongs to them with the intention of getting it back. Lending gives the borrower greater flexibility in dealing with temporary fluctuations in cash flow. One who lends. [1]

Lending and borrowing are basically about smoothing out the flow of cash into and out of a persons budget. A lender receives interest on the principal that he lends, and the borrower pays back more than they receive. The lender gets paid for giving up the use of the money for a time, and must also be compensated for the risk of delayed or non-repayment of the principal by the borrower.

  • Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
  • For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
  • And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
    • William Shakespeare ~ Hamlet [2]

From to lend, be surety for, pledge, to hide, protect. Apparently on the notion of collateral deposited as security for something borrowed. [3] Bury, to raise a mound, hide, bury, to shelter, protection, shelter, to save, preserve. [4]


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