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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – April 5, 2014

April 5, 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. What’s Next for the Peer-to-Peer Lending Industry? from DepositAccounts.com – A wide cross section of thoughts on the future from many leaders [...]

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Lending Club to Stop Daily Updates of New Loans

April 4, 2014

For three and a half years now I have been keeping close track of the lending volume at Lending Club and Prosper. Regular readers are used to seeing my end of month updates with the loan volume charts. Well, that is all about to come to an end, at least where Lending Club is concerned. [...]

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Prosper Crosses $1 Billion in Loans Issued

April 3, 2014

Today is a big day for Prosper. They have now issued more than $1 billion in total loans – crossing that milestone this morning. They have an official press release announcing the story and they also created this very cool infographic to celebrate. In addition they announced this giveaway on their blog last week that [...]

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LAP10: Interview with Scott Sanborn of Lending Club

April 2, 2014

Last month I visited San Francisco and brought along my trusty audio recorder for a podcast interview in the Lending Club offices with Scott Sanborn. Sanborn joined Lending Club in 2010 as the Chief Marketing Officer and last year was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for Lending Club’s day to day operations [...]

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Lending Club Partners With Tesla And Introduces Auto Loans

April 1, 2014

[Update: The article below is not true. There is no Lending Club partnership with Tesla. So, if you have just stumbled upon this story you should know that it was published on April 1st as an April Fools joke.] In a joint press release today, Lending Club and Tesla have announced a brand new loan [...]

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Lending Club and Prosper Both Have Record Months in March

March 31, 2014

March was a great month for Lending Club and Prosper any way you slice it. Together the two leading p2p lenders issued a combined total of $349 million in new loans, up 12% from February. Another interesting milestone crossed this month is that both companies have issued more than a combined $5 billion in loans [...]

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Discounted Pricing For LendIt 2014 Ends Tomorrow

March 30, 2014

The LendIt Conference is just five weeks away. And I want to let everyone know that the discounted pricing will end tomorrow night. The price will be going up from $795 to $1,195 on Monday night at midnight Pacific Time. So, if you are sitting on the fence about whether or not to attend LendIt [...]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – March 29, 2014

March 29, 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. Realty Mogul Raises $9M as Real Estate Crowdsourcing Turns Into Hot Property from The Wall Street Journal – The big news of [...]

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LAP09: Interviews with the Top Three UK P2P Lenders

March 28, 2014

On my recent trip to London I sat down with the founders of the three leading UK p2p lenders: Peter Behrens of Ratesetter, Samir Desai of Funding Circle and Giles Andrews of Zopa. This extended edition of the Lend Academy Podcast features my conversation with all three leaders. There is a lot we can learn [...]

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Realty Mogul Completes First Year, Raises $9 Million

March 27, 2014

It has been a big month for Jilliene Helman and her Realty Mogul team. The real estate crowdfunding platform, profiled here last year, has just finished it’s first year in business closing $15 million in deals on properties worth over $100 million. But the really big news is being released today. Realty Mogul has just announced that [...]

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