Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – July 19, 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.

The biggest news this week was the Funding Circle announcement of their $65 million funding round. This was covered by most major business publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fox Business and the San Francisco Business Times. Below is the rest of this week’s news.

International P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes June 2014 from Wiseclerk – The loan numbers for June of all the major European p2p lenders.

Prospect Capital Corporation’s 30% Yielder from the Motley Fool – Interview with the president of Prospect Capital, a BDC that is taking a keen interest in marketplace lending today.

Repeat Borrowers – Relationship Lending for the Modern Age from Orchard –  I have always liked investing in repeat borrowers so I appreciate this analysis by David Snitkof.

Tim Simon, CEO of Madiston LendLoanInvest, Talks Future of Peer to Peer Lending from Crowdfund Insider – Interview with the CEO of one the up and coming p2p lenders in the UK.

Liberum Invest in Australia’s Leading Short-Term Lender from AltFi – Interesting investment by Liberum, joining a former Lending Club executive in investing in an Australian lending startup.

Mad Rush at Lending Club Loan Release Time: Part V – Loan Term with Time to Fund from PeerCube – The latest episode in the excellent series analyzing Lending Club’s loans and the time it takes to fund them.

LendingRobot Can Improve Returns in Peer Lending from LendingRobot – How Lending Robot scores loans to try to maximize returns for p2p lending investors.

Must See LendIt Videos for Retail Peer Lending Investors from Peer & Social Lending – Ryan shares his favorite LendIt 2014 videos from the Demos and Workshops track.

Non-bank loans: Quick, easy…and addictive? from CNN Money – There are plenty of good alternatives today for small business owners seeking loans.

Harmoney Gets First P2P Lending License in New Zealand from Crowdfund Insider – Under New Zealand’s new regulatory framework Harmoney is the first platform to receive a p2p lending license.

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.

Chargeoff Rates vs Time – Some excellent charts and discussions about the charge-off rates for consumer debt. A good reminder to all p2p investors.

Automated Investing Campaign – Discussion as to why Lending Club is promoting their automated investing option so much.

What TERM loan do you invest in? – A survey along with interesting commentary by investors about 36-month versus 60-month loans.

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