Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – June 7, 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.

“P2P” Investment Trust Trades on London Stock Exchange from Crowdfund Insider – The world’s first publicly traded p2p fund has begun trading on the London Stock Exchange.

Debt To Income from Orchard – A detailed analysis of Debt-to-income (DTI) on Prosper.

Episode 543: A World Without Banks from Planet Money – I don’t think a world without banks is a good thing but the Planet Money podcast explores that idea.

Creating a new asset class of personal loans — with Lending Club’s Scott Sanborn from Tradestreaming – Zack Miller interviews Scott Sanborn, the Chief Operating and Marketing Officer at Lending Club.

The Draw of Real Estate Crowdfunding from Fox Business – Feature on real estate crowdfunding and in particular, Realty Mogul, on why they are becoming popular.

Exclusive: CEO Renaud Laplanche on Lending Club’s IPO from LendingMemo – Lots of great info in this wide ranging interview with Renaud Laplanche conducted at LendIt last month.

Discussing One of My Favorite Sources of Passive Income with Peter Renton from Lend Academy from The Daily Interview – My interview with Eric Gati for his internet entrepreneur interview series.

Thoughts From Lendit 2014 from Mike Cagney on LinkedIn – The always interesting Mike Cagney, CEO of SoFi, gives his unique perspective on where banking and marketplace lending is headed.

Q & A with NoteX360 – Execution Services for the Alternative Lending Market from Peer & Social Lending – Interview with the Simon Hermiz, the co-founder and CEO of NoteX360.

Are The Banks About To Gobble Up Peer-to-Peer Lenders? from Forbes – An opinion piece about the role of banks in peer to peer lending.

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.

How to Analyze Secondary Market Loans – Is there an easy way to analyze the history of the loans on the secondary market?

End of Month Return Calculation (Before Statement Date)? – I always calculate my returns from the monthly statements but not everyone is that patient.

100% funded by one investor immediately – This borrower wonders how his loan was funded by just one investor almost immediately.

  • 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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