Marketplace Lending News Roundup – December 26, 2015


During the week I share the latest marketplace 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.

P2P Lending Platforms – the future of financing from Statista – According to Statista p2p lending loan volume will increase an average of 80% over next 5 years. Sounds about right to me.

What does the Fed rate hike decision mean for peer-to-peer investors? from NSR Invest – NSR Invest give their take on the impact of an increase in the Fed Funds Rate.

RBI to put out discussion paper on peer-to-peer lending from Livemint – India could be the next hot market. The Reserve Bank of India is taking a close look at p2p lending.

The Invisibility Cloak of Traditional Credit Scores from MReport – We need a new way to underwrite millennials that includes alternative data.

Geoff Miller Quits GLI Finance from AltFi – Geoff Miller has resigned as CEO from GLI Finance one of the leading players in marketplace lending.

Funding Circle – Highlights from 2015 (Video) from YouTube – Congrats Funding Circle UK and Funding Circle US on a great year. I enjoyed your video.

Extreme Tech Challenge 2016 Unveils Top 10 Semi-Finalists For CES, On The Road To Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island from Extreme Tech Challenge – The 2015 PitchIt @ LendIt winner Kickfurther has made the top 10 out of 2,000 companies for Extreme Tech Challenge.

Online Lenders Pinched by Market Jitters from The Wall Street Journal – As usual Telis Demos is right on with his assessment of the evolving marketplace lending industry.

2015 in 5 numbers from LendingRobot – The folks at LendingRobot are wrapping up a great 2015.

Chinese Investors Flock to Peer-to-Peer Lending Services from The Nanfang – One of the reasons p2p lending is so popular in China is the high awareness it has among investors.

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.

Time for LC to Raise Interest Rates? – Investors discuss Lending Club raising interest rates this week.

Opposite of tax-loss harvesting to improve tax efficiency of P2P? – As we approach the end of the year many investors are starting to think about taxes.

Effect of Previous Delinquencies on Probability of Default – Some Lending Club investors do a dive into delinquencies and whether it correlates to increased defaults.

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