I became a U.S. citizen earlier this month.
When I first moved to America 14 years ago it took me a few weeks to realize that "How are you?" wasn't really a question about my health, and I learned not to get offended if my interlocutor had already moved on and was 50 feet down the hall before I finished answering the question. Since that time I have never stopped learning and never ceased to be amazed at this country and its people.
I found in America a fertile ground for entrepreneurial ideas that would have seemed too disruptive and too ambitious almost anywhere else. I also found visionary investors who believed in these ideas. As a result, today I’m proud to lead a team of 400 people who live and breathe our goal to transform the banking industry to make it more consumer friendly, more transparent and more efficient.
This country was built on principles of freedom and responsibility that empower individuals to pursue their dreams and contribute to the greater good; these are a source of inspiration for people all over the world. I’m proud to call it home.
"What's next for two-time French sailing
champion Renaud Laplanche - a U.S. title?"
Lending Club has won the #5 spot on Forbes’ 2014 list of America’s Most Promising Companies, a ranking of high-growth, privately-held companies with under $250 million in annual revenue.
This is the third year in a row Lending Club’s been featured – we debuted at #20 and last year placed #12. We’re elated to move into the top 5 for 2014, as the only financial services company in the top 10 – and we could not have done it without each and every one of the borrowers and investors who have trusted us to help them meet their financial goals. Thank you!
Watch Founder & CEO Renaud Laplanche with Real Money's Ali Velshi
Tax season is coming. To help our investors prepare, Lending Club created a downloadable 2013 Tax Form Guide. You can also check out our online tax form FAQs.
Here are some important dates to keep in mind:
- Lending Club will post a Consolidated 1099 Package in the “Statements” section of your account by January 31, 2014. This package will include all applicable 1099 forms in a single place. It will also include supplementary information about charged-off loans that may be helpful as you prepare your tax return.
- Don’t forget to file your taxes with the IRS by April 15, 2014.
If you have questions about the data that is reported on the IRS 1099 forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All other tax questions should be directed to your financial or tax advisor. Lending Club does not provide tax advice.