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Many Conference Options for P2P Investors This Fall

July 2, 2014

Many of you know that I am a co-founder of the LendIt Conference. It was the first conference in this industry where investors could gather to learn and network. Not surprisingly, as the industry has grown, more conferences are popping up. In fact, there are five different conferences being held in this country during the [...]

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More Strong Growth at Prosper With $146 Million in New Loans in June

July 1, 2014

Prosper ended the second quarter very strongly with $146 million in new loans in June, up from $124 million in May. The total loan volume for the second quarter was a very impressive $370 million up from just $73 million in the second quarter of 2013. The three month moving average (the black line in [...]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – June 28, 2014

June 28, 2014

During the week I share the latest p2p 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. The biggest news this week was the story broken by the Financial Times  (free registration required) yesterday about the upcoming Lending Club [...]

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LAP18: Jilliene Helman of Realty Mogul on Real Estate Investing

June 27, 2014

Without question real estate is one of the hottest sectors in marketplace lending right now. We have gone from just a couple of platforms two years ago to nearly 100 today. And more seem to be launching every week. At the forefront of this movement is Realty Mogul. It was co-founded by Jilliene Helman less [...]

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LendIt is Heading to Shanghai Next Month

June 25, 2014

The LendIt team is partnering with the Shanghai Finance Institute to produce a p2p lending conference in China next month. Called the Bund Summit 2014 it will be held in Shanghai on July 19-20 at The Peninsula Hotel. You can read more about it on our LendIt Shanghai page here. For Chinese speakers, here is [...]

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Upstart Makes Changes Today That Benefit Investors

June 23, 2014

Upstart, who just launched their p2p lending platform a couple of months ago, has made some very interesting changes today for investors. One of the complaints I hear from investors in Lending Club and Prosper is that when a loan defaults it is the investors, not the platforms that take the hit. With the changes [...]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – June 21, 2014

June 21, 2014

During the week I share the latest p2p 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. Mad Rush at Loan Release Time: Part II – Loan Performance with Time to Fund from PeerCube – Fascinating analysis of loan [...]

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What the Lending Club IPO Will Mean for Investors

June 20, 2014

Unless you are brand new to this industry you will likely have heard about the forthcoming Lending Club IPO. It was first mentioned publicly 18 months ago in this interview with Renaud Laplanche at LeWeb12 and has been covered a great deal in the press this year. Unfortunately, getting anyone at Lending Club to provide [...]

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LAP17: Noah Breslow of OnDeck on Small Business Lending

June 17, 2014

A lot has been written about small businesses and their lack of access to capital. This was exacerbated by the financial crisis but it is something that many small businesses have struggled with for a long time. Traditionally there have been two primary sources of outside capital for a small business: a bank loan and [...]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – June 14, 2014

June 14, 2014

During the week I share the latest p2p 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. P2P Lending: Creating New Ways to Prosper from Crowdfund Insider – In depth profile of Prosper including a discussion with president Ron [...]

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