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Five Predictions for 2015

January 5, 2015

Happy New Year everyone. Here is my annual predictions post where I review my previous years predictions and make some new ones for the new year. Review of my 2014 Predictions Lending Club will issue $5.3 billion in new loans With Lending Club no longer providing timely updates on their loan book we will not know […]

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Marketplace Lending News Roundup – January 3, 2015

January 3, 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. Office Space: Bankers, techies work side-by-side at Lending Club from SFGate – Ever wonder what it is like to work at […]

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Prosper Ends 2014 With a Bang: $205 Million in New Loans in December

January 2, 2015

The year 2014 will certainly go down as the best year in Prosper‘s history. They built on their success of 2013 and created some amazing momentum this past year. As you can see in the chart above Prosper had a record month in both total volume and volume per business day. Not only that but in […]

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The Biggest Marketplace Lending News Stories of 2014

December 31, 2014

As the sun sets on another year I like to look back and think about the biggest news stories of this year. And what a year it was. There were so many firsts it was hard to cull the list of stories down to just five. But here are my top five news stories of […]

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Introduction to Marketplace Lending With Bitcoin – Part 2

December 30, 2014

[Editor’s note: This is the second in a two part series on bitcoin P2P lending by Stu Lustman of p2plendingexpert.com. Stu is a lifer in finance who has spent the last 10 years doing credit analysis and structuring transactions in the equipment finance industry. Almost 2 years ago, he started his blog on marketplace/peer to peer […]

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Introduction to Marketplace Lending With Bitcoin – Part 1

December 29, 2014

[Editor’s note: This is the first in a two part series on bitcoin P2P lending by Stu Lustman of p2plendingexpert.com. Stu is a lifer in finance who has spent the last 10 years doing credit analysis and structuring transactions in the equipment finance industry. Almost 2 years ago, he started his blog on marketplace/peer to peer […]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – December 27, 2014

December 27, 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. Whole and Fractional Loans Compared from Orchard – Is there a difference between the whole and fractional loan pools at Lending Club? […]

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An Update on Peerform

December 26, 2014

In an industry dominated by Lending Club and Prosper it is easy to stay focused on the top two players. But there are other alternatives in the unsecured consumer loan space and one of the up and coming players is Peerform. To call Peerform up and coming is probably a bit of a stretch because […]

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Happy Holidays and Thank You

December 24, 2014

I would just like to pause and take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. And I also want to say thank you. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Whether you are just a casual reader or visit and comment on a regular basis I appreciate you making Lend Academy part of your […]

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Podcast 29: Scott Langmack on the Evolution of P2P Lending

December 22, 2014

Scott Langmack has been around P2P lending almost since the beginning. He first met Lending Club founder and CEO, Renaud Laplanche, back in 2007 and he became one of the largest investors on the platform as well as an equity investor in 2008. He started the very first fund in the space back in 2009 […]

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