Latest Article

News

Marketplace Lending News Roundup – August 29, 2015

During the week I share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. Banks should be afraid, the disruption of financial services has only just begun from The Telegraph – Great piece by Simon Champ […]

Featured Article

DJIAAugust25

Marketplace Lending Returns and Stock Market Gyrations

In the past five days the Dow Jones Industrial Average has slipped 10.36% and the past two days we have seen wild swings both up and down. The news of volatility in the stock market has been the leading story in most major news outlets. Many stocks took a large hit yesterday and recovered slightly throughout […]

Featured Article

P2P Return Numbers Q2 2015

My Quarterly P2P Lending Results – Q2 2015

I love this industry. I love the fact that it is an efficient way to connect borrowers and investors, I love that borrowers can have a quick and seamless loan application process, I love that the industry is starting to achieve scale so that it can really make a difference. But most of all, I […]

Latest Lend Academy Podcasts

James Herbert of LendingHome

Podcast 44: James Herbert of LendingHome

LendingHome have been in business for less than 18 months but in that short time they have come to be the market leader for online real estate lendng. With some big name backers they have scaled very quickly and have now issued several hundred million dollars in loans. In the latest episode of the Lend Academy […]

David Johnson First Associates

Podcast 43: David Johnson of First Associates

Loan servicing is a critical part of this industry for both platforms and investors. We want borrowers to pay their loan on time, but as I learned in this interview, that is just one piece of what a good loan servicer does. In the latest episode of the Lend Academy Podcast I interviewed David Johnson, the CEO of […]

Kathryn Petralia COO of Kabbage

Podcast 42: Kathryn Petralia of Kabbage

There are many innovative companies in this space but I think Kabbage stands out above the pack. They are doing things in lending that have never been tried before, or even thought about, and they are doing it successfully. They are truly a 21st century lender that could not have existed even 10 years ago. Kathryn […]

View all Lend Academy Podcasts