Wish Finance: Blockchain SME Lending

Unlike EthLend, which is lending agnostic, Wish Finance is specifically for lending to small and medium-sized businesses, otherwise known as the SME market. Wish is based in Singapore. The white paper explaining their program is found right here: Wish Finance White Paper. Wish also has a separate pdf file giving an overview of their business. … Read more

Why New Investors Should Get Into P2PLending

Diversification. This is a word used often in the investments world and it’s based on the idea that you shouldn’t put all your risk into one investment. ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’, right? But diversification is more than just spreading your money out over numerous investments. It also means you need to … Read more

Marketplace Lending 2016: Bruised but not Broken

2016 was a tumultuous year in p2plending. Maybe it’s related to growing pains or maybe to something else entirely. The industry definitely took its bumps. Let’s look at some of the major trends in marketplace lending over the course of this year. Lending Club’s Issues Founder and former CEO Renaud LaPlanche was the biggest story … Read more

Earn Money and Do Good with New Platform AHP

The best lending platforms have a win/win or win/win/win scenario built into them from the beginning.  Prosper lets borrowers consolidate credit card debt. Instead of paying 16% to these credit card issuers they pay 7 or 8% to us. Prosper wins by originating the loan. Borrower wins by saving 800 basis points interest. Us lenders … Read more

Should Retail Investors Care About Madden v Midland Funding case?

Madden v Midland Funding Some of you may have heard about this case and that it may/might/could/is already affecting marketplace lenders. Miss Madden had a Bank of America credit card and defaulted on her payments. Midland Funding is a debt buyer and collection agency based in San Diego. Midland bought the debt of Miss Madden, … Read more