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Great coverage of the Lend Academy Investments launch in Bloomberg News today.
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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: http://www.lendacademy.com/interview-p2p-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.
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Every year I look into my crystal ball and come up with predictions for the new year. Here are my top five for 2014.
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I have been wanting a change like this for some time. Lending Club has just made a really cool comparison feature available. I dig deep into these changes in this post.
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Another huge month for Lending Club and especially Prosper. Read all the details here.
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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.
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Thanks Thomas. I appreciate your kind words.
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I have been looking back at the year that was and the big stories that 2013 brought changes to the p2p lending industry. Here are my top 5.
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The dates and location for LendIt 2014 are set. LendIt 2013 was held in New York City and was completely sold out. We are moving to the west coast next year and have a bigger and better venue for LendIt 2014.
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I have said many times that I love small business lending. Well now I love it even more. Funding Circle, the leading UK peer to business lender, just announced they are coming to the US. Not only that but they have raised $37 million and are joining forces with Endurance Lending Network.
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Entrepreneur with background in the label printing industry currently running an online media company. While I do some consulting my main business is blogging about peer to peer lending at Lend Academy.
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Lending Club Buys Springstone Financial « P2P-Banking.com
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Lending Club announced today that it has acquired Springstone Financial for a total consideration of 140 million US$ in cash and stock. Spri

Funding Community Co-Founder Teaches Us the Right Way to Fail
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Last year at LendIt 2013 we featured a number of P2P lending start-ups in our exhibit area in order to learn about the next new thing. There

LAP10: Interview with Scott Sanborn of Lending Club
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Last month I visited San Francisco and brought along my trusty audio recorder for a podcast interview in the Lending Club offices with Scott

Isepankur Rebrands As Bondora – Received 1.3M With Global Founders Capit...
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P2P Lending marketplace Isepankur yesterday rebranded as Bondora. Bondora is active for borrowers in Estonia, Spain, Finland and Slovakia an

International P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes March 2014 – Round Fig...
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March brought growth for the major p2p lending services. Ratesetter managed to pass Zopa and Funding Circle in newly originated loan volume

Lending Club Partners With Tesla And Introduces Auto Loans
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In a joint press release today, Lending Club and Tesla have announced a brand new loan program. In an industry first Lending Club will be pr

P2P Lending Site Isepankur – Review of My Portfolio After Q1 2014 « P2P-...
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It's been one and a half years now since I started p2p lending at Isepankur. And since my last report another 4 months have gone by. Since t

LAP08: Interview with Liberum Capital About the State of P2P Lending
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While in London last week I sat down at the offices of Liberum Capital, a UK investment bank, to talk with Cormac Leech and his team. Liberu

P2P Lending to Become ISA Eligible Later This Year « P2P-Banking.com
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The UK government decided today that the annual ISA allowance (preferential tax treatment) will be increased from 11520 to 15000 GBP. The in

A Trip to London for the AltFi Conference
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I was in London last week to attend and speak at the AltFi (short for alternative finance) conference. The focus of this conference was on p

Two Big Banks Enter the International P2P Lending Scene
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Since the p2p lending industry began in 2005 no large bank has ever invested directly in a platform. Last week, there was not one, but two s

P2P Lending Service Lendico Launches in Poland « P2P-Banking.com
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Today Lendico launched its p2p lending service in Poland. Poland is the third market Lendico serves, after Germany and Spain. Loan amounts c

Barclay’s Bank Africa Acquires 49% Stake in P2P Lending Service Rainfin ...
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Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) has acquired a 49% stake in South African p2p lending service Rainfin. The investment amount is stated

International P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes February 2014 « P2P-Ba...
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Even though February was a short month, several p2p lending services topped their January loan volume. Even more impressive is the continued

Update on LendIt 2014 in San Francisco
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We are now just over two months away from the LendIt 2014 conference in San Francisco and I want to give everyone an update. For those who d

How To Filter Isepankur Loans to Reduce Risks and Achieve Higher ROIs « ...
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As you all know, if you are a regular reader of this blog, I have been investing on the Isepankur p2p lending service for over a year. So fa

Orchard Looking to Build Out the Online Lending Ecosystem
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Every Saturday, I include links to the most interesting blog posts and news articles of the week. And most Saturdays for the past few months

Prosper Making Some Needed Changes for Retail Investors
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For some weeks now the number of loans available to retail investors on Prosper has been paltry. The above screenshot is pretty typical. Jus

Lendico Launches P2P Lending in Spain « P2P-Banking.com
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German p2p lending service Lendico will launch tomorrow in the Spanish market. 'Spain is an attractive market with great potential due to th