Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – April 5, 2014

During the week I share the latest p2p 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.

What’s Next for the Peer-to-Peer Lending Industry? from – A wide cross section of thoughts on the future from many leaders in the p2p lending industry.

IRA Investors Can Make Peer-to-Peer Loans Through Prosper, Millennium Trust from ThinkAdvisor – Some details about the new alliance between Prosper and Millennium Trust for IRA investors.

Zopa lends record level as it reaches 500 million from Zopa – The world’s first p2p lender crossed the £500 million milestone this week.

FCA announce new crowdfunding and lend-to-save regulation from Mail Online (UK) – The new rules regulating p2p lending went into effect in the UK this week – this article explains what it all means.

International P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes March 2014 from Wiseclerk – The total loan volume numbers from the major international p2p lenders.

Which Type of Peer to Peer Lending Investor Are You? I’m #3 from P2P Lending Advice – The different kinds of p2p investors – I am a #2 with some #5.

Loan Duration and Principal Remaining at Charge-Off from Orchard – Fascinating article looking at the default curves of 36 and 60 month loans at Prosper.

Lending Club – 2014 First Quarter Update from Write Your Own Reality – This blogger and p2p investor gives an update on his Lending Club results.

Isepankur Rebrands As Bondora – Raised 1.3M from Wiseclerk – The first cross border p2p lender in Europe has changed their name.

Liquidity Project Complete: Introducing the Sacramento Method from LendingMemo – The most extensive and rigorous analysis I have seen on how to price notes for sale on Lending Club’s trading platform.

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.

Feedback on a statistical model built in Excel – Feedback on one user’s statistical model leads to an interesting analytical discussion.

Trouble picking up new loans – Advantages of investing through Prosper’s API versus Automated Quick Invest.

Best days of month to find good loans? – Are some days of the month better than others for investors on Lending Club?


  • 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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