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Until April Lending Club updated their loan statistics every day. But in preparation for their upcoming IPO they moved to a quarterly update cycle instead of daily. So now, we have to wait several wee
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Prosper ended the second quarter very strongly with $146 million in new loans in June, up from $124 million in May. The total loan volume for the second quarter was a very impressive $370 million
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I just published the latest installment of my quarterly returns update. Here I share the details of all of my p2p lending investments. It is always one of my most popular posts of the quarter.
One of the most popular features on Lend Academy is my quarterly return updates. I provide everyone with a look inside my own personal portfolios and share exactly how they are doing. I am committed t
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Thanks Bastian. Best of luck to you.
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Great coverage of the Lend Academy Investments launch in Bloomberg News today.
The most prominent blogger covering peer-to-peer lending is trying his hand at investing.
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You are right I do not write about borrowers very much. I plan on changing that in coming months. Borrowers are a key part of the equation and deserve more attention. I did produce this podcast last month that was focused on a borrower:
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January is in the books and it was another great month for Lending Club and Prosper. Read my analysis here.
What a great start to the year it has been for both Lending Club and Prosper. January saw the companies jump out of the gate fast this year with very impressive months. They combined to issue $325.4 m
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Lending Club have wrapped up a very successful second quarter. They issued just over $1 billion in new loans for the quarter which takes them to $5 billion issued since inception. Very impressive growth.
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Do you offers loan? if yes then what will be terms or conditions for loan?
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My interview with Eric Gati about blogging and passive income.
I’m a big believer in doing what you can to build sources of passive income.  Like most good things in life, passive income isn’t very easy to obtain.  It’s a wonderful thing once it’s established and you’re reaping the benefits. But generally, if you want to build a decent source of passive income, you need ...
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I am starting to get super excited about the LendIt Conference that starts on Sunday night. I have been working on this conference for months and it is coming together very nicely. 
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no wonder you are so quite recently, you are busy with Lend-it conferences . Keep us posted . Thanks.
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One of my popular posts every year is the "How I am Investing Now" post. I have just written my latest update for 2014. This is how I am investing in Lending Club and Prosper today.
Every year around this time I share my investing strategies here for everyone to see. These are the filters I use every day to invest on both Lending Club and Prosper. These strategies have been
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Thanks Thomas. I appreciate your kind words.
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Entrepreneur with background in the label printing industry currently running an online media company. While I do some consulting my main business is blogging about peer to peer lending at Lend Academy.
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