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Lending Club Issued $1 Billion in New Loans Last Quarter, $5 Billion Overall

by Peter Renton on July 8, 2014

Lending Club $5 Billion in P2P Loans

A major milestone was announced by Lending Club this morning. They have crossed $5 billion in total loans issued and $1 billion of that number was in this past quarter. They have released this cool infographic to commemorate the occasion.

As regular readers know Lending Club stopped daily updates to their download file and statistics in early April, so until now we had no idea how the second quarter was performing. This press release this morning has answered that question.

In the first quarter of this year we knew that Lending Club issued $791 million in new loans and in March (the last full month they shared this data) they issued $272 million. So it was not unexpected that they would issue $1 billion in the past three months. And given that they were at just over $4 billion in total loans issued since inception at the end of March the $5 billion number was no surprise either. But still, it was good to get confirmation that the strong growth is continuing at Lending Club.

When I reached out to Lending Club this morning they said their exact total for loans issued in the second quarter was $1,005,946,090. This brings their total originations from inception in 2007 through June 30th, 2014 to $5.04 billion. Lending Club has a history of hitting their projected numbers when it comes to total originations so clearly, these $1 billion and $5 billion numbers were targets for the second quarter.

They continue to show very impressive growth ahead of their upcoming IPO

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Hrant July 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Great news for all in the P2P community.
Thank you Peter for keeping “us” in the loop.
So, wish as Lending Club is preparing to go public, they would remember their investors, and lenders, as well as their borrowers, and offer them shares at the upcoming IPO prices, as they would probably be the staunchest, and longest term shareholders.
So, good luck LC, and here’s to another $5 Billion coming w/in the next year to total $10 Billion in loans. I am sure they will equal or surpass.

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Peter Renton July 14, 2014 at 10:38 am

Hi Hrant, I have heard a couple of times that Lending Club intends to provide their investors access to their IPO but have heard no concrete details yet. Of course, I will share them here when I know more.

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Hrant July 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Hello Peter,
Am sure they should for the reasons mentioned earlier.
Thank you, as always, for elucidating the p2p community on the goings on.
Just out of curiosity, have you seen any stats for late, defaults, collection figures, % collected, and other similar details?
Wonder how effective are their recovery rates, and efforts.
Thank you.

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Peter Renton July 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

Hrant, There really isn’t much in the way of data on recovery rates that I have seen. About all we have to go on are these pie charts at the bottom of Lending Club’s Loan Details page: https://www.lendingclub.com/info/demand-and-credit-profile.action

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