P2P Lending Market Growth By The Numbers 2015

Ever since the financial crisis in the U.S. happened, potential borrowers have been desperately trying to find better access to credit and at lower interest rates, in the meantime, retail investors have been seeking ways to grow their money more efficiently and receive higher returns on their investments. Banking institutions, who've been saddled with regulatory burdens, haven't been able […]

Is P2P Lending Headed For Trouble Like The Mortgage Subprime Mortgage Crisis?

From www.bloomberg.com - There’s certainly some cause for concern. Consider these facts: P2P loan volume is poised to hit $77 billion this year, a 15-fold increase from just three years ago. Lending Club, the No. 1 player worldwide, is trading at a market value of about $7 billion even though it lost $33 million last […]

Lendit Conference: Closing Keynote by Prosper's Ron Suber [Video]

Well, here's another reason for me to be upset that I missed the LendIt conference in New York this year. The LendIt conference hosted by Peter Renton of Lend Academy was a huge hit. The excitement was bubbling over in the speakers and the bright future of peer-to-peer lending was being celebrated and plans for […]

Derivatives Trading & Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Inevitable

From www.bloomberg.com on derivatives trading - It began with a seemingly wacky idea to reinvent banking as we know it. But no one is scoffing at peer-to-peer lending anymore -- least of all, Wall Street. Barely a decade old, “P2P” has gone mainstream and is now being co-opted by some of the big financial players it […]

Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Alive & Stronger Than Ever

  From www.huffingtonpost.com - A short while ago, I pronounced P2P lending dead. Annihilated. Massacred by Wall Street bankers. Choked by a Black Rock. Then, I heard from Dara Albright, co-founder of LendIt, the largest peer-to-peer lending conference in the world. She said she had found a pulse. I didn't believe her. I put my […]

P2P Lending Will Become "Traditional" For High-Tech Millennials

From www.blog.lendit.co - Recently I heard a “soft rock” version of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. As shocking as that was, it got me thinking a bit about how over time “alternative” things go mainstream. In the banking context, peer-to-peer or non-bank lenders are still “alternative” and they still represent a very small part of […]

How P2P Lending Could Shake Traditional Consumer Lending To Its Core

From www.badcredit.org - What’s attributing to this business model’s success and popularity? Investors have been able to turn a profit from debt-related investments like asset-backed securities and bonds for decades and borrowers have had access to personal loans and credit for even longer. So why P2P? The answer may lie in disintermediation, or the removal […]

Prosper MarketPlace #61 On Forbes "America's Most Promising Companies" List

From www.forbes.com - Prosper Marketplace is a peer-to-peer lending platform that connects borrowers and investors, with over $ 2 billion in loan origination. CEO Aaron Vermut joined the company in early 2013 along with the investment from Sequoia Capital. More than 90% of the company’s employees invest in the platform. In 2015, the company will […]

Prosper Marketplace Appears Ready For Its IPO In 2015

From www.valuewalk.com - Peer-to-peer lending company Prosper Marketplace president Ron Suber and CFO Macy Lee did an interview with btigresearch.com analysts Mark Palmer and Giuliano Bologna this week, and it’s clear that the two execs are already laying the foundation for their IPO, expected later this year. “People underestimate what it takes to do this,” […]

6 Predictions For Peer-to-Peer Lending In 2015

From www.lendacademy.com - Here is my annual predictions post where I review my previous years predictions and make some new ones for the new year. Let me look into my crystal ball and give five predictions for the coming year. Editor’s Note: Peter Renton from Lend Academy gives his annual wrap up, detailing where he […]

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