SOURCE: Orchard Platform

Orchard Platform

December 05, 2014 09:00 ET

Orchard Platform Introduces New Marketplace Lending Database

First-of-Its-Kind Tool Provides Clear and Comprehensive View of Marketplace Lending Loan Originators

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 5, 2014) - Orchard Platform, an investment and analytics platform focused on the global marketplace lending market, has announced the creation of the Orchard Originator Database, a first-of-its-kind source for aggregated information on a large and growing number of leading loan originators across a wide range of global asset classes. The database is designed to give investors an efficient way to evaluate originators and provide originators with a venue to share information about their platform with qualified institutional investors.

Given the rapid expansion of origination platforms, it can be a challenge for institutional investors to identify and evaluate these various lending opportunities. Meanwhile, loan originators are looking for ways to showcase their portfolios to investors interested in specific loan types, risk/return potential or borrower profile. The Orchard Originator Database provides that visibility and facilitates the continued progression of marketplace lending into a major asset class.

"As institutional investors have entered the marketplace lending space they bring a more mature set of expectations to the market," said Matt Burton, CEO of Orchard. "Being able to research and compare loan originators is a valuable tool and something we're excited to offer. For loan originators security is critical and we've crafted a thoughtful balance between transparency and privacy that benefits all involved."

"Security is an extremely important feature of the new database," said David Snitkof, Co-founder and Head of Platform at Orchard. "Originator data is protected by industry-standard SSL encryption and covered under NDAs that are signed by investors as a prerequisite for accessing the information."

Orchard's new database allows institutional investors to filter and search by asset class, term, track record, and more. This makes it easier for investors to find and fund opportunities that are the best match for their specific goals. Participation is available for qualified institutional investors who sign up with Orchard, which provides them the opportunity to explore information on origination platforms and initiate contact if they are interested in learning more.

Marketplace lending continues to benefit from increasingly sophisticated investors and an expanding range of loan originators. Orchard's new database will add a rich layer of clarity and transparency for investors looking to enter the market, as it expands in scale and complexity.

About Orchard
Orchard Platform is an investment and analytics platform that is leading the future of the credit industry. Orchard supports the new marketplace for loans by providing technical and operational efficiencies to help institutional investors and loan originators connect and transact. Founded in New York City in 2013, Orchard focuses on building the systems and infrastructure that will allow marketplace lending to grow into a global financial market. Orchard enables institutional investors to scale their investment in the space by providing investment strategy, real-time execution and reporting, premier analytics, and access to supply. Orchard helps originators expand the credit landscape by connecting them to a diverse set of capital providers and enables them to focus on making loans and giving borrowers more choices. Orchard Platform Advisors, LLC is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser, and is also recognized as a clear thought leader in the space and publishes a blog on its website exploring analytical and technical topics related to lending, and runs the monthly Marketplace Lending Meetup.

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