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Overview of P2P Automation and Analytics Sites – Part 1

February 17, 2015

There is an ever increasing number of websites dedicated to aiding in analytics and investing in Lending Club and Prosper. In this comprehensive two-part series we will look at all of the popular tools that investors use today (there are ten in all) in order to backtest strategies, automate their investments and analyze data. Analytics and data […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – February 14, 2015

February 14, 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. We Need A Small Business Borrowers’ Bill Of Rights from Forbes – Former White House policy advisor, Brayden McCarthy, calls for more […]

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The Lend Academy Team is Expanding

February 12, 2015

Many of you know that I spend a good deal of my time these days focused on the LendIt Conference. I am the CEO and Conference Chairman of LendIt which is pretty much a full time job. Consequently, I am finding it more difficult to find the time to write quality in-depth articles, the kind […]

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Lending Club Signs a Deal With a Consortium of 200 Community Banks

February 9, 2015

The big announcements keep coming from Lending Club. While the partnerships with Google and Alibaba were big news, the deal announced today may have a more dramatic impact on Lending Club’s future. Today, Lending Club announced a partnership with BancAlliance, a consortium of 200 community banks with assets ranging from $200 million to $10 billion. […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – February 7, 2015

February 7, 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. The biggest news of the week was clearly the Lending Club deal with Alibaba – this announcement was covered by pretty […]

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Renaud Laplanche Discusses Lending Club-Alibaba Deal on CNBC

February 5, 2015

The big news from Lending Club this week is their announcement of a deal with Alibaba to fund short term loans for small businesses. These loans mark a significant departure for Lending Club in that these are very short term loans, terms are six months or less, and interest rates will range from 0.5% – […]

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Podcast 31: Aaron Vermut of Prosper

February 3, 2015

Aaron Vermut, the CEO of Prosper, has presided over one of the most remarkable turnarounds in this industry’s short history. I have been wanting to get him on the podcast for some time and we were finally able to have a chat last week. In this extended interview he talks about the challenges of building […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – January 31, 2015

January 31, 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. What a busy week this was. I think there were more major announcements and interesting articles written about this industry than […]

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Funding Circle USA Launches Their Fractional Marketplace

January 28, 2015

It has been a big week for industry news. Yesterday, Funding Circle USA launched their fractional marketplace aimed at individual accredited investors. In what is the first offering of its kind in this country investors can now invest directly in fractions of small business loans. Until now, Funding Circle investors could invest in whole loans […]

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Prosper Makes Its First Acquisition – a HealthCare Lender

January 27, 2015

More big news from Prosper today and this story is very significant. Prosper has completed their first acquisition – American Healthcare Lending (AHL) – for $21 million in cash. As the name implies AHL is for patients looking to finance their medical procedures. Founded in 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah, they work in a […]

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