Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – November 15, 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.

I am writing this Saturday news post from London where the LendIt Europe conference is taking place on Monday. So, you will notice lots of Europe themed news articles this week.

A QUICK THOUGHT ON BIG DATA from Blue Elephant – An interesting perspective on data and the recent changes at Lending Club.

Repayment Velocity on Prosper from Orchard – An in depth look at how quickly payments are made on Prosper loans.

Nonbank Lender OnDeck Capital Files for IPO from The Wall Street Journal – It is official, OnDeck has filed for an IPO to raise up to $150 million.

LendIt Europe Connects the Online Lending Community; Conference Meets in London from Crowdfund Insider – Coverage of our LendIt Europe conference happening on Monday, November 17.

The 12 Most Important European P2P Platforms from LendIt – A short review of the major European P2P lending platforms.

Is OnDeck Capital the Next Generation of Lender or Boiler Room? from Businessweek – A not very flattering review of OnDeck Capital.

Why The Big Money Is Going To Europe from FINalternatives – My fellow LendIt co-founder, Bo Brustkern, discusses the attraction of Europe for large P2P investors.

New and Improved Statistics Page from Lending Club – Lending Club has improved their statistics page with an updated look and some new features.

Top Peer to Peer Lending Complaints from Peer & Social Lending – A look at the many complaints current investors have with P2P lending.

Six Trends Driving the Growth of the UK P2P Lending Market from P2P Money – My guest post on P2P Money about the growth of the UK market.

Cutting Open Data by 50%, Lending Club May Lose Its Most Passionate Users by LendingMemo – Simon gives his take on the reduction in transparency at Lending Club.

Meet The Borrowers: Nick uses Prosper from P2P Lending Expert – Profile of a very happy Prosper borrower.

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.

Automatic Investing Feature – Should investors use Lending Club’s automated investing feature or one of the third party tools?

New IRA Agreement for Folio trading? – It looks like the ban has been lifted on secondary market trading within a Lending Club IRA.

SAS Analysis – Discussion of the different option for statistical analysis.

  • 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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