Podcast 04: Simon Cunningham of LendingMemo

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Simon Cunningham is the publisher at LendingMemo.com one of the few sites like Lend Academy that is 100% devoted to p2p lending education and analysis. Simon and I have complementary approaches to the industry and we both believe in collaboration rather than competition, so I am delighted he agreed to come on the podcast for the first show of 2014.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • What Simon is looking for with p2p lending as an investment.
  • How much every investor should put in p2p lending.
  • How his investing approach has changed over time.
  • The states that Simon avoids.
  • What he thinks of the available investor tools today.
  • Why average investor returns have been dropping.
  • The results of his Foliofn experiment that he called the liquidity project.
  • Why he gave up on the Prosper secondary market.
  • What he believes the future holds for p2p lending.
  • The main thing he is excited about for 2014.

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  • Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.