Much of the content of this blog has been dedicated to investing in unsecured peer to peer loans with Lending Club and Prosper. However, there is much more to the industry than the potential for solid returns. Consolidation of credit is the main reason for people to apply for peer to peer loans. These are real people who can benefit immensely from receiving a lower rate than their credit cards charge – eventually breaking free from debt altogether. In this post, I’ll outline a few of the benefits of getting a loan through Prosper or Lending Club for borrowers. [Read more…]
Archives for February 2014
From time to time, I like to feature other companies involved in the peer to peer lending space. Orchard Platform is one of many companies involved in investing money in peer to peer lending for institutional investors. I spoke to Matt Burton from Orchard to learn more about Orchard and get his insight into the p2p lending industry. [Read more…]
When it comes to investing in social lending, it is no secret that I’m a fan of automated investing. In our first video, I featured LendingRobot and today I’m featuring a free tool called BlueVestment. I’ve been using BlueVestment paired with p2p-picks.com for about a month now. BlueVestment allows you to select your own filters, but it also connects picks from Bryce’s credit models over at p2p-picks. It takes some time to get setup, but once you create the accounts it really is completely hands off.
If you want more information, check out our Q & A with Nathan (Owner of BlueVestment) here or feel free to ask questions in the comments.
Back in December, we featured our Q & A with Nickel Steamroller in anticipation for the new version of their site. If you haven’t already heard, Nickel Steamroller released version 2.0 a couple of weeks ago which includes a great amount of analytics for p2p lending that regular Nickel Steamroller users have been accustomed too. One big change you will notice is the addition of Prosper analytics. [Read more…]
There are many strategies in investing in P2P Lending, several of which were outlined in our last series of posts by New Jersey Guy and his experience with FOLIOfn. You should note that those 3 strategies were just a taste of the secondary market and there are some very dedicated people out there who are trying out all sorts of strategies. Just hop on over to the Lend Academy Forum and I’m sure others could teach you a thing or two. I’ve heard New Jersey Guy mention diversification within peer to peer lending investments several times and it is something I now realize I knew nothing about. [Read more…]