Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – 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 p2p I have read all year featuring personal loan numbers from the banks. I intend to use some of this data to publish an article in the next week or two on Lend Academy.

Upcoming LendingClub IPO Scores High at Triton Research from StreetInsider – This research firm is very bullish on the Lending Club IPO.

P2P lender Lendico arrives in the Netherlands from Finextra – Lendico is quietly becoming a major player in Europe in p2p lending.

Bondora Sees Huge Opportunity in European Peer to Peer Lending from Crowdfund Insider – An in depth Q&A with the founder of another major player in Europe: Bondora.

Lending Club: A true disrupter coming to an old-style bourse near you from TradingFloor.com – More commentary on the impact of the Lending Club IPO.

Investing with BTCJam – Peer to Peer Bitcoin Lending from Peer & Social Lending – P2P lending with Bitcoin is available through BTCJam, Ryan provides a firsthand review.

Israeli Platform to Offer Employee Loans from AltFi – Partnering with corporations to offer employee loans could be a growth area for p2p lenders.

The Orchard Lendscape from Orchard – Orchard has updated their excellent “lendscape” graphic of the marketplace lending ecosystem.

Risk Tolerance 101: Loan Grades at Lending Club & Prosper from LendingMemo – Simon looks at the different risk appetites of investors across the loan grades.

Crowdfunding: Bank to the Future from Capgemini Consulting – Could and should banks start acquiring p2p lending platforms?

Risks, opportunities in China’s growing P2P lending market from The Asahi Shimbum – Detailed analysis of the Chinese p2p lending market: 81.8 billion yuan ($13.3 billion) lent in the first six months of 2014.

Eye-popping street art … and how it broke free of the banks from CNN – A look at how Funding Circle and MarketInvoice in the UK are helping borrowers.

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.

FolioFN Return Calculation!!!!!!! – The changes Lending Club made this week were, for the most part, received positively by forum members.

Portfolio Analysis – This Prosper investor wants to know about tools to help analyze her p2p investment portfolio.

Can’t sell notes in folio, Lending Club trading platform? – Discussion of pricing on Folio and how to price late notes for sale.

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