Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – April 26, 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 Democratic Disruption of Finance from Project Syndicate – Mohamed El-Erian is a leading expert on fixed income investing and he says that p2p lending is one of the most promising examples of the disruption of finance.

Exhibit Space Sold Out for LendIt 2014 (press release) – LendIt 2014 starts in just eight days and it is shaping up very well.

Marshall Wace to Buy 90% Stake in Firm That Invests in Peer-to-Peer Loans from The Wall Street Journal – Eaglewood Capital, the company that put together the first p2p lending securitization, is being acquired by Marshall Wace.

Loan Purpose Research: Home Improvement Loans from Orchard – Home improvement loans are the second most common loan purpose on Prosper and here Orchard delves into the statistics on these loans.

LendIt P2P Conference Gears Up for San Francisco Event from Crowdfund Insider – More coverage of LendIt 2014.

Community Investor: Peer to Peer Lending Making Money Available When Banks Don’t from blogtalkradio – Ron Suber, president of Prosper, discussing p2p lending with host Larry Muck.

Reader Story #3: Introducing Jack from Downer’s Grove from LendingMemo – A good Q&A profile of a long time Lending Club and Prosper investor.

From the Peer And Social Lending Mailbox – #2 from Peer and Social Lending – Questions answered around loan diversification, investment automation and XIRR calculations.

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.

So Many Loans! – On page three of this thread and you will see some commentary and data on the ebb and flow of available loans at Lending Club.

Value of previously late notes – Lively discussion about buying and valuing notes on Folio.

Spreadsheet for future earnings given reinvestment and adding monthly – Tracking investor returns exactly is not that simple given the nuances of p2p lending.

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