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LAP24: Jonathan Morris of Titan Bank on the Banking Perspective

September 24, 2014

In this edition of the Lend Academy Podcast we have someone quite a bit different than our typical guest. Jonathan Morris is a banker, but he is not your conservative banker who works at a big bank, he is very much an innovative and forward thinking banker. His bank, Titan Bank, was one of the [...]

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CircleBack Lending Secures a $500 Million Investment from Jefferies

September 23, 2014

For some time now we have had something of a duopoly in the consumer p2p lending space. Lending Club and Prosper have dominated the market and no strong third contender has emerged. Well, that is all about to change with the announcement today from CircleBack Lending. They have secured a $500 million deal with investment [...]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – September 20, 2014

September 20, 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. Lenders Turning to High-Interest Personal Loans from The Wall Street Journal (paid registration required) – Probably the most interesting article on [...]

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Lending Club Rolls Out Enhanced Reporting Features for Foliofn Users

September 18, 2014

Today, Lending Club has added some long awaited features for investors who use the Lending Club trading platform to buy and sell notes. Until today many people who traded notes on Foliofn had no idea what their actual returns were – these were often mispriced by Lending Club’s NAR calculation. No more. If you have [...]

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New Zealand P2P Platform Harmoney Launches With NZ$100 Million in Lending Capital

September 16, 2014

I hear from a lot of platforms both in the US and around the world in various stages of launch. Never before have I heard of a new platform launch with such a large cash war chest. Harmoney has received NZ$100 million (around US$80 million) in lending commitments – for a p2p platform to raise [...]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – September 13, 2014

September 13, 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 Economic Health of a Borrower’s City Affects Loan Performance from Orchard – A guest post by a family [...]

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LAP23: Dave Girouard CEO and Co-Founder of Upstart

September 11, 2014

For many years the p2p lending industry in this country has been dominated by two platforms: Lending Club and Prosper. Dave Girouard, the CEO and Co-Founder of Upstart and guest on this edition of the podcast, wants to change that. Upstart began with a unique lending idea called Income Sharing Agreements but earlier this year they [...]

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The Lend Academy Speaking Calendar in the Next Month

September 10, 2014

This is a very busy fall for p2p lending conferences. And starting next week with the Apex Lending Exchange Lend Academy will be speaking at several conferences in the coming month. Here is a brief description of these conferences and the sessions where we will be presenting. Apex Lending Exchange: Sep 16-17 (New York City) [...]

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Lending Club Had Their First Down Month Since Feb 2011, Should Investors Care?

September 8, 2014

Until April Lending Club updated their loan statistics every day. But in preparation for their upcoming IPO they moved to a quarterly update cycle instead of daily. So now, we have to wait several weeks after the end of the quarter before we can see the full loan data for loans Lending Club issued in [...]

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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – September 6, 2014

September 6, 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. IS AMAZON QUIETLY GETTING INTO THE LENDING BUSINESS? from PYMNTS.com – Amazon has hired a former Visa and Prosper [...]

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