The Lend Academy P2P Forum has been down since late May. This has been due to the web hosting company suddenly going out of business. We received no warning and one day the forum was simply gone. I could not login to our web hosting portal, receiving 404 error messages there. We spent some time trying to salvage the situation, with some of the forum members offering their own help, but it has been to no avail.
deBanked Has Taken Over the Forum
Sean Murray, the owner of deBanked, reached out to me offering to take over the forum. We came to an agreement and he has been using the Internet archive to restore the forum. He has done a decent job restoring most of the history dating back to 2012, you can see the results here: https://debanked.com/p2pforum/. So, the forum will begin a new life at deBanked but forum members will need to contact deBanked at email@example.com to reactivate your account. You can read more about it in his announcement.
I have known Sean for many years and he has been running his own forums for the Merchant Cash Advance industry. He understands forums and will be able to do a better job than I could at rebuilding the site. I wish him all the best. And I would like to thank all the members of the Lend Academy Forum who have contributed over the years. You are in good hands with Sean.
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.