Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – November 8, 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.

Ron Suber’s Guide to Improve the Crowdfunding Industry from Crowdfund Insider – Prosper’s president provides some advice for platforms.

International P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes October 2014 from Wiseclerk – The monthly loan volumes for the major European p2p lending platforms.

Are Online Lending Platforms Beating Banks at Big Data? from American Banker – Some notes from last week’s AltFi conference.

Guest Post: Marketplace Lending & Institutional Investors from Orchard – Jilliene Helman, CEO of Realty Mogul, talks about investing in real estate platforms.

Santander and BlackRock work on first rated P2P securitisations from Financial Times – Looks like there will be a rated securitization of Prosper and Lending Club loans next year.

Genetic Algorithm Investing With Lending Club via P2PQuant from Peer & Social Lending – There is a new site available for investors looking for help choosing the best loans.

Lending Club Strategy: 5 Simple Ways to Increase Returns from LendingMemo – Some solid advice for investors looking to maximize their returns.

Nesta Study Examines Alternative Finance Trends in UK from Wiseclerk – The new research report from Nesta is out with the latest on the UK market.

Institutions Bank on Peer-to-Peer Lending, but for How Long? from Institutional Investor – Will the hedge funds stick around if they can find yield elsewhere?

Lending Club Form 10-Q from the SEC – The third quarter results from Lending Club are out with strong growth but more losses.

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.

LC Eliminating 41 credit data fields from note download… goodbye modeling – Discussion of this week’s changes at Lending Club.

Third party debt buyer – Lending Club occasionally sell non-performing loans to a debt buyer.

Credit for Ineligible Loan – Some mysterious credits from Lending Club this week.

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