My 5 Favorite Marketplace Lending News Sources

Marketplace lending is more transparent than other areas of finance and many of us are in the industry are pleased that this trait continues as the industry matures. Yet, there are still issues with when and where to get timely information on what’s going on. Good decisions come from good information. For instance, Lending Club … Read moreMy 5 Favorite Marketplace Lending News Sources

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?

New Retail P2P Investment: The Worthy Bond

  When I wrote my book on P2P Lending for the retail investor, P2P Investing 101 (the paperback version here), that came out in November, there were only 7 options for retail investors.  Those options were Lending Club and Prosper, as well as 5 options that take advantage of the adjustment to SEC Regulation A known … Read moreNew Retail P2P Investment: The Worthy Bond

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 moreWish Finance: Blockchain SME Lending

The Next Generation in Blockchain Lending part 1

Hey guys and gals, did you miss me? I’ve been spending most of September putting the finishing touches on my book. Are you interested in a copy when it’s published? You can get on the advance mailing list for a discounted copy right here: http://eepurl.com/cOtAbr   Now back to our original programming…..Blockchain-based lending to be specific Bitcoin … Read moreThe Next Generation in Blockchain Lending part 1

Big News from 2 Retail Investor Platforms

Of the 7 retail investor friendly platforms out there today, we found big news from 2 of them this week. That’s on top of Lending Club’s positive earnings surprise last week. The two platforms in question: Prosper and AHP. Prosper Q2 Earnings Prosper surprised everyone with their earnings that start with them posting a cash … Read moreBig News from 2 Retail Investor Platforms

Merger Creates Largest Robo-Investor in Marketplace Lending

Two of the biggest retail investor-focused companies in p2p lending are merging.   NSR Invest and Lending Robot are joining forces to create the largest robo-investing fund in marketplace lending. Regular readers may remember that NSR Invest started as Lend Academy Investments, which I wrote about back when they started in 2014 as a retail … Read moreMerger Creates Largest Robo-Investor in Marketplace 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