Consumer loan provider IEG Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: IEGH) this morning issued a news release urging LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) to enter negotiations related to the former’s tender offer to acquire approximately 4.99 percent of LendingClub’s outstanding shares. The offer, which is scheduled to expire on Thursday, February 22, 2018, comes as IEGH has identified what it believes to be “major risks and problems” with LendingClub’s business model and management strategy. IEGH believes that by altering this model to a balance sheet lender model, LendingClub would be able to generate significantly higher margins, provide substantially higher long duration cash flow, build increased goodwill with customers and enable increased customer refinancing. IEGH also highlights blockchain technology as a means of increasing LendingClub’s cash flow security and transparency. IEGH’s tender offer calls for the exchange of 13 shares of IEGH common stock for each share of LendingClub common stock, up to an aggregate of 20,701,999 LendingClub shares.
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About IEG Holdings Corporation
IEG Holdings Corporation provides online $5,000 and $10,000 unsecured consumer loans under the brand name, “Mr. Amazing Loans,” via its website, www.mramazingloans.com. In addition, IEG Holdings announced on December 22, 2017 that it has formed Investment Evolution Crypto, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of IEG Holdings (“Crypto”). Crypto will explore the legalities and economic risks and benefits of entering into a joint venture with Investment Evolution Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of IEG Holdings (“IEC”), to accept repayment of customer loans in the form of crypto/blockchain currencies such as Bitcoin, provide the crypto equivalent of $5,000 and $10,000 loans to customers, and also potentially create and issue an IEC cryptocurrency. Crypto has not begun operations and is in the development planning stages to explore these business opportunities in this time of changing technology. For more information about IEG Holdings, visit www.investmentevolution.com
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