Marc Hochstein was the editor-in-chief of American Banker from July 2014 to September 2017. He joined the publication in 1998 as a reporter covering mortgages and steadily added responsibility over the years. At one time or another he oversaw American Banker's coverage of consumer finance, payments and community banking; the vibrant opinion blog BankThink; the wildly popular Morning Scan newsletter; and the reinvigoration of SourceMedia's mortgage publications. Marc was responsible for some of the earliest serious coverage of bitcoin anywhere and chaired SourceMedia's successful Blockchains + Digital Currencies conferences from 2014-2017.
Social Finance’s application for an industrial loan charter has not only drawn opposition from a coalition of incumbent banks and community activists, it also serves as a microcosm of several perennial debates in financial services policy.