This is part of our semi-regular series where we take an in-depth look at the platform experience from the borrower side. A few months ago I took out a loan on Lending Club and I recorded the entire experience for Lend Academy readers. This was my second time applying for a loan on Lending Club, I first did this back in 2011 and you can read about that experience here.
Now, I didn’t actually need this loan from Lending Club, I just wanted to get a first hand look at their entire borrowing process. For investors I think it is important to have some understanding of the borrowing process, this is the core of what marketplace lending is all about and something few of us stop to consider. And for potential borrowers it is good to know how the process works before you apply for a loan.
When I was applying for this loan I created a screencast video of the process. This video walks you through the different screens and lets potential borrowers know what to expect. It runs just under six minutes and if you are looking to obtain a loan on Lending Club I highly recommend you watch the entire video. [Read more…]