Podcast 05: Interview with a P2P Borrower

As p2p investors we are funding loans all the time but we never know much about the people we are investing in. I want to try and change that a little. So, in this latest edition of the Lend Academy podcast we going over to the other side of the p2p lending equation as I talk with a borrower.

In this episode you will hear about the experience from Ivy K. a recent borrower at Lending Club:

  • Why she decided to get a p2p loan.
  • The challenges she had in getting a loan.
  • The big difference between the interest rate quotes she received.
  • What happened to her credit score after taking out a Lending Club loan.
  • How she was able to pay off her loan early.
  • The only debt that she will take on from now on.
  • What she wants to do once she is debt free.

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Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech.

LendIt Fintech conducts three conferences a year for the leading fintech markets of the USA, Europe, and Latin America. LendIt also provides cutting-edge content all year long via audio, video, and written channels.

Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.

Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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Feb. 5, 2014 11:56 am

Thank you Peter, good interview! I wish all our borrowers would be like her!

Here’s a challenge for you – next podcast, interview someone who defaulted.

Feb. 5, 2014 1:45 pm

Peter, I have listened to all of your podcasts as soon as you release them, however this is the first one that I found myself having a hard time hearing/understanding the person you interviewed. It was as if the call quality was different for this person than the previous people?

Thought you would want to know,

Feb. 5, 2014 4:57 pm

My experience of this podcast was similar to Chris’s. The audio of the interviewee was so garbled, I gave up listening after a couple of minutes. Your side of the conversation came through loud and clear.