Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – December 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.

Innovation of the Year: Online Marketplace Lending from American Banker – This demonstrates the kind of year it has been: the leading banking publications calls our industry the innovation of the year.

OnDeck IPO Cashing In On Alternative Lending Boom from Investors Business Daily – Another big IPO in the online space happened last week: OnDeck Capital.

Banks are taking a risk by treating peer-to-peer lenders lightly from The Financial Times – A look at the banking attitude towards P2P lending.

50 Best Fintech Innovators from Australasian Wealth Investments – Lots of companies Lend Academy readers would recognize on this list of innovators.

Most Important IPO of 2014: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Or LendingClub Corp (LC) from Insider Monkey – The fact that Lending Club is in the conversation about the most important IPO of 2014 is amazing.

The Death Of Banking: A LendingClub Story from Seeking Alpha – It is premature to talk about the death of banking but this is an interesting read nonetheless.

Why Are Banks Ignoring The Threat Posed By Lending Club (LC)? from BidnessEtc – Another article about banking and the impact of P2P lending.

Cash Flow is King in Peer to Peer Lending Investments from Peer & Social Lending – A good reminder to new investors that these P2P loans do pay back monthly providing some liquidity.

Alternative lenders are hot — especially among millennials from CNN Money – A look at the Lending Club and OnDeck IPOs and their growing target market.

LFP015 – Special Episode! The Amazing Story of US P2P With Peter Renton of Lend Academy from London Fintech Podcast – My recent interview about the US P2P lending market.

LendingClub And Billion-Dollar Valuations Are Just The Beginning For Online Lending from Forbes – Nav Athwal of RealtyShares gives his thoughts on the Lending Club IPO.

One Lender Growing Faster Than Bank of America — and Why That’s a Bad Thing from the Motley Fool – A more sober take on where Lending Club is today and its growth prospects.

From the Lend Academy Forum

The Lend Academy forum is where investors go to discuss p2p lending. Below are some topics that were being discussed this week.

LC loan credit trend statistics – Many investors track the FICO trends of their borrowers and shared their results here.

Lending Club Stock Price Speculation Dates/Info – Investors in Lending Club stock discuss strategy.

Buying notes above par? – For Folio-only investors is it ok to buy notes above par value.

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