Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – November 29, 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.

LendingClub’s IPO Looms Over Alternative Lenders Seeking Funds from Bloomberg – Excellent article on what the Lending Club IPO means for the entire industry.

After 96 Loan Rejections, This Guy Built A $750 Million Marketplace For Business Loans from Business Insider – While Sam Hodges didn’t do it on his own Funding Circle is making a big impact in small business lending.

Is Fin-Tech History Rhyming Again? from Orchard – Comparing the rise of the online brokerages to marketplace lending.

GLI Finance Bets on Portfolio Strategy with Multiple P2P Platforms from Trade Financing Matters – GLI Finance is quietly building a global family of p2p platforms.

The state of p2p lending in Germany from AltFi – No one knows the German p2p lending market better than Claus Lehman of P2P-Banking.com.

Fight the Mud of Cash Drag with Automated Investing from LendingMemo – Simon gives some insight into the automated investing options at Lending Club and Prosper.

Peer-to-peer lending could ease banks’ grip from The Australian – P2P lending is just getting going down under but the environment there is great for the new platforms.

China: The Different Categories of Peer to Peer Lending Platforms from Crowdfund Insider – China has the most vibrant P2P lending industry on earth, this article provides a nice primer on the different models.

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.

Lending CLub IPO / pop or long term? – The Lending Club IPO is imminent, this thread discusses whether the stock should be held long term.

Lending Club IPO DSP How many shares could we get? – More discussion on the Lending Club IPO and how the share allocation might work for retail investors.

Any New Loans Lately? – Discussion about the changing demand at Lending Club and what investors can do about it.

  • 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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