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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – November 29, 2014

November 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. LendingClub’s IPO Looms Over Alternative Lenders Seeking Funds from Bloomberg – Excellent article on what the Lending Club IPO means for […]

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Lending Club Increases IPO to $650 Million Targeting Mid-December

November 26, 2014

According to this piece published in the Financial Times this afternoon Lending Club has boosted the size of its planned IPO from $500 million to $650 million. Tracy Alloway and Arash Massoudi, the reporters who penned the story, are probably the best sourced journalists when it comes to the Lending Club IPO so we can be […]

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My Quarterly P2P Lending Results – Q3 2014

November 25, 2014

Every quarter I take some time to share how my p2p lending returns have been doing. I open the kimono and take you inside my Lending Club and Prosper accounts to share my returns. I do this because I believe in transparency and I want people to see how returns can change over time. I […]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – November 22, 2014

November 22, 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. Can peer-to-peer lending transform banking? from CNN – I was interviewed at the Lend Academy offices in Denver for this story […]

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Wrap up of LendIt Europe 2014 in London

November 21, 2014

This past Monday was the largest P2P lending event ever held in Europe. As many of you know, I am a co-founder and part-owner of LendIt so I was in London for several days preparing and working this event. We ended up with 456 attendees from 34 countries at LendIt Europe with just over 50% coming […]

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Prosper Records Their First Profitable Quarter

November 20, 2014

Even though Prosper is a private company because the SEC regulates it, every quarter it has to furnish financial statements in a Form 10-Q. I have been keeping an eye on these statements for many years. And the 10-Q filed with the SEC yesterday is the first time Prosper has ever shown a profit. I […]

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How to Invest in the Lending Club IPO

November 19, 2014

On Monday, Lending Club explained to retail investors how they could participate in their upcoming IPO. They did not choose Loyal3 as many people expected, but instead their shares will be available through Fidelity. I admit I have not been following this closely this week. I have been in London for the LendIt Europe conference […]

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Watch LendIt Europe from London Live Online Tomorrow

November 16, 2014

The largest P2P lending conference ever held in Europe is about to get under way. LendIt Europe happens tomorrow in London beginning at 9am UK time and going through until 6pm. We are broadcasting this event (at no charge) live online for the world to see at lendit.tv. So , if you are in the […]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – November 15, 2014

November 15, 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. I am writing this Saturday news post from London where the LendIt Europe conference is taking place on Monday. So, you […]

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Lending Club May Also Be Seeking a Buyer

November 14, 2014

This morning I just read this article on Reuters PE Hub. It claimed that Lending Club is also seeking a buyer at the same time they are preparing for an IPO. LendingClub Corp., which is backed by investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is pursuing a dual track process, two sources said. The peer-to-peer […]

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