Marketplace Lending News Roundup – April 11, 2015

During the week I share the latest marketplace lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here.

The Next Big Ideas in Financial Technology from the LendIt Blog – Charles Moldow’s new white paper “The Next Big Ideas in Financial Technology”.

Fintech split on lower regulatory hurdles from AFR- There is some disagreement in Australia about the regulatory framework for p2p lending there.

Prosper Marketplace Raises $165 Million in Latest Funding Round from The New York Times –  Good coverage of the big Prosper funding round by Michael de la Merced in The New York Times.

DealStruck Raises $8.3 Million in Equity Financing To Grow Even If The Economy Tanks from TechCrunch – The deals keep coming this week, DealStruck has raised $8.3 million in equity.

A Close-Up of the Marketplace Lending Space in Canada from AltFi – North of the border, marketplace lending is starting to get some traction.

ApplePie Capital Raises Funding to Serve Up Lending for Franchises from The Wall Street Journal – Another funding announcement this week with ApplePie Capital raising $6 million in a Series A.

The Regulation of Marketplace Lending from Chapman & Cutler LLP – The attorneys at Chapman & Cutler LLP have released a new white paper on marketplace lending regulation.

Jamie Dimon: Silicon Valley startups are coming to eat Wall Street’s lunch from Business Insider – “Silicon Valley is coming” says JPMorgan Chase CEO in annual letter to shareholders. Leading the charge is Lending Club.

P2P Lending Is Not Dead from Huffington Post – After declaring p2p lending dead Jorge Newbery comes to grips with reality. Of course we knew that already…

On the Hunt for Higher Returns from The Wall Street Journal – There was a time when P2P lending would barely score a mention in an article like this but now it is considered the #1 option.

From the Lend Academy Forum

The Lend Academy forum is where investors go to discuss p2p lending. Below are some topics that were being discussed this week.

Prosper Roth IRA custodian and automated investing – Discussion about a Roth IRA account with Prosper.

Where, oh where, have all the loans gone? – A reader asks about current loan availability by grade.

Opposite of tax-loss harvesting to improve tax efficiency of P2P? – Discussion about possible ways to minimize taxes for P2P.

  • Peter Renton

    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.

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