How Much Should I Invest in Peer to Peer Lending?

How much should I invest in peer to peer lending? I get this question every week and like many investment related questions, the answer is it depends. Remember, everyone’s financial situation is different and I’m not a financial advisor….. While the real answer is it depends, there are some things you should look for when … 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

The Fitch P2P Lending Report: 5 Things They Got Right and 3 Things They Got Wrong

The Fitch ratings agency, who along with Standard & Poor’s are the 2 largest US based ratings agencies just released their first report on Peer to Peer Lending. While the report is based on the lending platforms themselves, you can’t have a report on the platforms without examining the industry in which they operate. This … Read more

Prosper President Ron Suber’s LendIt 2014 Presentation

Ron Suber, president of Prosper, gave a great presentation at LendIt and here it is for you, with his permission.   Here is a link to the URL to see it on Prezi: http://prezi.com/fx851yj47b_i/from-disruption-to-revolution/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy#   It’s a very good look not at Prosper, but at the state of our industry especially as it pertains to … Read more