Posted on Mar 24, 2015 12:15pm PDT

The Capital Markets Practice of Bridgeforce LLC, a specialized consulting firm in the lending and payments industry, is releasing the second of a multi-part special report on the trending technology-enabled alternative lending business. Recent IPO's of two alternative lenders have brought heightened interest in this market sector.

The paper, titled "Alternative Lending Market: A Valuation Perspective" categorizes alternative lenders into three segments, highlighting the advantages claimed by each group, and points out the structural differences that make comparable valuations difficult. While technological advantages by these companies and the potential for greater market penetration likely warrant incremental valuation consideration over traditional lenders, the magnitude of current valuation differences may be uncorroborated. These differences will likely be balanced over time as valuation considerations, currently emphasizing technological benefits, begin to give greater weight to traditional factors including:

  • Management lending and banking experience, especially in early start-ups;
  • Portfolio management experience, both on or off book;
  • Compliance and regulatory management, as the industry draws more regulators' scrutiny;
  • Balance sheet assessment, currently in early stages, starts to mature.

"Technology-enabled alternative lenders, while still representing a small portion of consumer and small business lending, have already had considerable impact on the industry. Although their current valuations may shrink over time, we are already seeing trending changes across all lending platforms as a result of the innovations they are bringing," says Greg Rigg, Director of Bridgeforce Capital Markets.

To learn more about the Bridgeforce Special Report Series, please contact John Sanders, jsanders(at)bridgeforce(dot)com, +1 302.438.1382.
For more information about Bridgeforce LLC, go to http://www.bridgeforce.com

About Bridgeforce
Bridgeforce is a specialized multi-national consulting firm serving a variety of clients involved in almost all aspects of the consumer and small business lending and payments space. Over 75 percent of Bridgeforce consultants come directly from client-side leadership positions across multiple parts of the credit lifecycle. Combined with subject matter expertise in operations, technology, strategy and regulatory issues, Bridgeforce has the knowledge and experience to make the hard choices in developing and implementing best-fit solutions that are both achievable and lower the risks of execution to ensure sustainability. Bridgeforce success can be attributed to a culture fostering innovation and evolving experienced-based best practices recognized within the industry. For more information, visit http://www.bridgeforce.com.

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