Tom Burnside, Co-Founder & CEO of LendingPoint

The lending space has come a long way since the original online lending pioneers came on the scene 15 years ago. Today, so much underwriting is done instantly, disbursements can be instant (even on weekends) and the loan application experience is quick and easy. Many lenders have expanded into new product lines to keep their customers engaged.

James Paris, CEO of Avant

The rallying cry of the online lending industry has been to eliminate high cost credit card debt. And while tens of billions of dollars of revolving credit has been refinanced with lower cost personal loans we are starting to see some companies branch out into credit cards. Avant is one such company.