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BlueVestment Releases BluePicks and a New User Interface

Retail investors who are looking for a more hands-on approach to investing in p2p lending have used third party automation tools for portfolio management, analytics and order execution. BlueVestment is among the favorites and today is releasing both a new user interface to their users and their new proprietary scoring model, BluePicks. They also recently merged with Interest […]

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Updated Investor Reviews for Lending Club and Prosper

It has been over 18 months since I last updated our investor reviews and a lot has changed. So this month Ryan and I have spent some time updating our reviews for both Lending Club and Prosper. Lending Club Investor Review You can read our detailed Lending Club review here. And below you can watch the […]

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Marlette Funding: the Fastest Growing Marketplace Lender in the US

You could be forgiven for never having heard of Marlette Funding. They have only been in business for just over 15 months and their major retail brand is called Best Egg. But this unassuming company is quickly becoming a major player in our industry. I chatted with Marlette’s founder and CEO, Jeffrey Meiler, recently to […]

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Doug Lebda CEO of LendingTree

Podcast 40: Doug Lebda of LendingTree

LendingTree is a company that is familiar to most of us. But it has only been recently that they have become an important part of the marketplace lending ecosystem. With a huge and growing appetite for borrowers LendingTree is one of the few companies that can provide just what the platforms want: borrowers at scale. […]

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Podcast 39: Al Goldstein of Avant

Al Goldstein is the CEO and co-founder of Avant. He has quietly led the establishment and growth of what is now one of the leading players in this industry. Their singular focus on what they call middle class borrowers has served them well and provides them with true differentiation from other platforms in this industry. […]


Podcast 38: Sam Hodges of Funding Circle

When it comes to small business lending Funding Circle is the largest online marketplace, at least when it comes to traditional term loans. They are the largest small business lending platform in the UK and the first multi-national online lending platform, operating in both the UK and the US. Our guest for episode 38 is […]

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