Should You Buy the RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Fund?

RiverNorth started its Marketplace Lending Fund (RMPLX) in September 2016 as an interval closed-end fund. This means that shares are not bought or sold on any secondary market. For this reason, and because I found plenty of loans I liked for my own account, I have mostly watched this fund from a distance. However….. RiverNorth … Read moreShould You Buy the RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Fund?

Announcing My New Crypto Newsletter

My new service sorts and organizes your crypto news Twitter, Facebook, Signal, Telegram, Discord, Reddit, Hacker News, Project White Papers & Case Studies, Industry Websites, PR firms These are all sources of fintech and crypto information, yet I’m sure you’d agree that getting good, actionable fintech information is hard to do. Getting good, honest, actionable … Read moreAnnouncing My New Crypto Newsletter

Amazon, PayPal & EBay Expand Lending Options

The mantra in marketplace lending is to build, buy or partner. When people say this they are talking about fintech firms and banks and how they should work together. One side left out of this equation is fintech platforms getting into lending for their own customers like Amazon, Paypal, or EBay. All are or soon … Read moreAmazon, PayPal & EBay Expand Lending Options

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 moreHow Much Should I Invest in Peer to Peer Lending?

Lending Club’s 2nd Quarter Earnings

After yesterday’s close, Lending Club (symbol: LC) announced its 2nd quarter earnings. If you want to read the entire transcript from the earnings call yesterday, here is a copy at Seeking Alpha. (a free email signup required to read it all) You can also find the numbers and presentation on the LC site. Let’s check … Read moreLending Club’s 2nd Quarter Earnings