Last week I noticed on Twitter that someone is doing a dissertation on the motivations behind investing in p2p lending. It made me think of my own motivations for investing and I thought it would be interesting to run a quick poll to find out why other people decided to invest.
For me, the primary reason that I invest is for the potential high returns. I also like the exposure to the asset class of consumer lending which further diversifies my overall portfolio.
What about you? Why did you decide to start investing in p2p lending? Please take the poll below and leave more details about your choice in the comments. You can have multiple reasons so feel free to vote for more than one choice.
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.