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Fintech and Online Lending Power Players to Convene in Chicago Under One Roof


Fintech and Online Lending Power Players to Convene in Chicago Under One Roof

The entire online lending ecosystem to connect at the 5th Annual LEND360 Conference, Chicago, October 8-10, 2018

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The fintech industry continues to heat up, as unexpected behemoths like Amazon and Goldman Sachs have entered and disrupted the online lending space. And as this industry shift is taking place, Chicago finds itself in the heart of the fintech boom, touting one of the most competitive financial markets in the world.

The 5th annual LEND360 conference, to be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, is the go-to event to get plugged into exclusive insight from fintech leaders on what is happening in the ever-evolving online lending industry. We will address the topics with the greatest impact on the financial services industry, including building trust and financial wellness with customers – in both the consumer and small business lending space, reimagining the regulatory and legislative landscape, and focusing on the trends and innovations impacting the future of fintech.

The Chicago-based 2018 LEND360 Host Committee, co-chaired by Kirk Chartier, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Enova International, Inc. and Bill Phelan, President of PayNet, Inc., is excited to deliver an informative and inspiring experience for the expected 850+ attendees from around the globe. The Innovation Floor has 60+ exhibitors for attendees with whom to engage and build new business relationships.

"LEND360 provides decision-makers in fintech a place to meet under one roof to share ideas and figure out ways to get capital out to small businesses," said Phelan. "Non-bank lenders have been an important source of capital for small businesses after the dislocations of the Great Recession."

Additional Host Committee member companies include:

  • Continental Investors
  • Glass Mountain Capital
  • Illinois Technology Association
  • Mintel
  • Monroe Capital

"Our goal is to take on the issues facing the online lending industry, like consumer trust in fintech companies," said Chartier. "LEND360 brings thought leaders from around the world together to share ideas and develop actionable takeaways to solve problems. We recognize the tremendous promise of fintech to help serve millions of consumers, and together we can be forward thinking in shaping that reality."

To learn more about LEND360, or register to attend, please visit If you want to be a part of the action and secure a discounted rate, the deadline for reduced registration rates is Friday, September 14!


LEND360 is the online lending conference for the industry, by the industry. Each year, members of the fintech ecosystem come together for three days to network, collaborate and solve business challenges. From banks to consumer, small business and marketplace lenders to service partners including credit bureaus, payment processors and advertising/marketing companies, the entire online lending industry is represented at LEND360.

LEND360 will take place on October 8-10, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. To learn more, visit



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