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49,000 UK People Can Not Be Wrong On P2P.

Still not completely sure what P2P lending actually is? Read more http://t.co/G86he3KdOG
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In July 2013 an FT report looked at research into peer-to-peer lending (P-to-P) by the Open Data Institute which found that between October 2010 and May 2013 nearly 49,000 investors in the UK funded loans worth more than £378m. Some, including Zopa and RateSetter, arrange loans between individuals. Others such as Funding Circle lend to small and medium-sized businesses

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

Is P2P Lending Headed For Trouble Like The Mortgage Subprime Mortgage Crisis? | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Many p2p lending companies in the US and UK post their loan books online so that their investors can clearly see where the money is coming from and where it is going.
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China's nascent P2P lending sector courts investor, regulator attention

China's nascent P2P lending sector courts investor, regulator attention | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
China's nascent P2P lending sector courts investor, regulator attention China Economic Review Peer-to-peer (P2P) credit now stands at US$53 billion in China as more entrepreneurs turn to internet financing, representing a potential threat to...
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The Lending Startup Goldrush

The Lending Startup Goldrush | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Lending companies have raised over $1.5 billion in just the last five quarters. International market growth is driving the trend.

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Howard Freedland's curator insight, May 20, 2:09 AM

Marketplace Lending continues to draw capital from major institutional investors and prominent venture capitalists

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China's P2P lending surges, risks buildBusiness

China's P2P lending surges, risks buildBusiness | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
China's P2P Lending Surges, Risks Build - China Daily Asia http://t.co/xsCh5mM14Y
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As Money Pours Into Peer-to-Peer Lending, Some See Bubble Brewing

As Money Pours Into Peer-to-Peer Lending, Some See Bubble Brewing | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Recent rise in P2P lending, and securitization selling, sparks fears of a subprime mortgage boom. http://t.co/jt0LFoVuTH via @BloombergNews
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PayPal founder Levchin raises $275m for Affirm - a startup for instant credit at POS

PayPal founder Levchin raises $275m for Affirm - a startup for instant credit at POS | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Finextra: Affirm, a fintech startup led by Paypal co-founder Max Levchin that lets online merchants advance credit to consumers at the point of sale, has raised $275 million in debt and equity financing.

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Therese Torris's curator insight, May 8, 8:57 AM

Rather than using normal credit scores, Affirm asks applicants for their name, mobile number, date of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security number before using its algorithms to trawl online data that can be used to make a lending decision

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Chinese P2P web lending breaks new record in April

Chinese P2P web lending breaks new record in April | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
China's online P2P lending market continues to grow, and it broke a new record for total deal volume in April.
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LendingClub Investment Tool

LendingHarbor provides P2P investors intergerated tools to analyze and invest loans from P2P lending sites. Currently we only support LendingClub. We are ...
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Singapore P2P Lender Capital Match Launches: Targets SMEs

Singapore P2P Lender Capital Match Launches: Targets SMEs | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Crowdfund Insider Singapore P2P Lender Capital Match Launches: Targets SMEs Crowdfund Insider capital match The Singapore-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Capital Match which targets Singapore SMEs obtain loans financed by individual...
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P2P Lending Platforms: Big Money Investors Looking For Piece Of The Pie |

P2P Lending Platforms: Big Money Investors Looking For Piece Of The Pie | | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
RT @49186: recent funding rounds of #p2plending platforms: http://t.co/ljwvUaDM3L @crowdfundinside #fintech #Breathtaking
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Prosper Marketplace And OnDeck Announce Strateg...

Prosper Marketplace And OnDeck Announce Strateg... | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
The partnership between these two financial technology leaders committed to transforming traditional lending.
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Orchard: Best Practices to Investing in Marketplace Lending |

Orchard: Best Practices to Investing in Marketplace Lending | | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Must read paper on best practices for P2P investors via @orchardplatform #p2p #marketplacelending http://t.co/zC6lxbQOgF
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P2P Lender CreditEase & Wellington Management Partner to Invest in Pre IPO Companies |

P2P Lender CreditEase & Wellington Management Partner to Invest in Pre IPO Companies | | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
#P2P #Lender #CreditEase & #Wellington Management Partner to Invest in Pre #IPO Companies
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P2P Lending Site Funding Circle Raises $150M Led By DST At A $1B+ Valuation

P2P Lending Site Funding Circle Raises $150M Led By DST At A $1B+ Valuation | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Time to make way for another startup juggernaut out of the financial world. Funding Circle -- a London-based peer-to-peer platform for small businesses..

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From Morgan Stanley to Lending Club: John Mack's unusual career path

From Morgan Stanley to Lending Club: John Mack's unusual career path | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
It’s rare that a CEO retires at the end of a long career and then starts working with a company looking to disrupt the business whence he came. But that’s just what former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack is doing.

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Howard Freedland's curator insight, May 17, 11:15 PM

"There is a whole marketplace being developed on lending, using the Internet, with no expenses coming from branches"

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3 Key Things When Choosing P2P Lending Sites

3 Key Things When Choosing P2P Lending Sites | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
With the growth of peer-to-peer lending websites there are a few things that we individual lenders need to be sure of before we invest our hard earned money. 1.
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P2P Lending: Why You Need a New Uncorrelated Asset Class

P2P Lending: Why You Need a New Uncorrelated Asset Class | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
A detailed overview of the most popular asset classes, and why peer to peer lending needs to be included with them.
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Orchard channels billions of $ of institutionnal funds into lending marketplaces

Orchard channels billions of $ of institutionnal funds into lending marketplaces | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it

Orchard is credited here for causing the hockey-stock growth of p2p lending


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Therese Torris's curator insight, May 7, 11:07 AM
So much for desintermediation, direct lending, wisdom of crowds etc It all goes out the window
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Why Lending-as-a-Service (LaaS) is the Future of Alternative Credit | Revolution

Why Lending-as-a-Service (LaaS) is the Future of Alternative Credit | Revolution | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it

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Howard Freedland's curator insight, May 8, 1:43 PM

Yet a new name for P2P or marketplace lending.  lending-as-a-service (LaaS).

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5 Mobile Banking Trends to Watch

5 Mobile Banking Trends to Watch | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Biometrics, P2P and RPC are among the mobile capabilities credit unions should consider adopting.
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Women Entrepreneurs Are Finding P2P Lenders Less Daunting Than Banks

Women Entrepreneurs Are Finding P2P Lenders Less Daunting Than Banks | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Peer to Peer loans are a great option for entrepreneurs of all kind. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to seek loans with P2P lenders like Funding Circle.
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P2P lending in China

Peer to peer lending, or P2PL, is transforming business practices around the world. It's the practice of lending money to unrelated individuals, or peers, without ...
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Singapore P2P Lender Capital Match Launches: Targets SMEs |

Singapore P2P Lender Capital Match Launches: Targets SMEs | | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Singapore P2P Lender Capital Match Launches: Targets SMEs - The Singapore-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending... http://t.co/4H5pEjtSxQ
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Wall Street mania propels Prosper to $2B value

Wall Street mania propels Prosper to $2B value | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Following LendingClub's blockbuster IPO last year, smaller rival Prosper has raised $165 million, valuing the company at $1.87 billion.
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7 Problems that Keep P2P Lending a Niche Investment

7 Problems that Keep P2P Lending a Niche Investment | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
The returns are solid, the investment is passive, so why aren't more Americans peer to peer lending?
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