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REPORT: Opportunities and challenges in online marketplace lending

  By John M. Pachkowski, J.D. The Treasury Department has released a white paper regarding its review of the online marketplace lending industry that commenced with the Treasury Department’s Request for Information in the summer of 2015. The white paper entitled, “Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending,” provides an overview of the evolving market landscape, reviews stakeholder opinions, and provides policy recommendations. The white paper also acknowledges the benefits and risks associated with online marketplace lending, and highlights certain best practices applicable both to established and emerging market participants. It should be noted that the white paper explicitly stated that “this document is not an…

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WATCH: LendingClub CEO on Peer To Peer Lending Revolution

Deleveraging America with P2P Lending

By Dara Albright, CrowdFunding Beat Contributing Editor,  The debt side of crowdfinance – typically called P2P (“peer-to-peer”), online or marketplace lending – continues to mushroom at a neck breaking pace, attributable primarily to meatier yields that in many instances return more to investors in one month than conventional fixed-income asset classes do in an entire year. Cormac Leech of Liberum estimates that by 2016, P2P volumes in the U.K. and U.S. will reach $40 billion or 5 times the size of the total global market today. In less than a decade, P2P lending has become a worldwide phenomenon, experiencing a number of watershed moments in the…

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Prosper Marketplace Ron Suber Keynote at AltFi Global Summit

Lending Club IPO Packs More than the Usual Legal Drama

by PETER RENTON on NOVEMBER 3, 2014 [Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Brian Korn. He is the Founder and Co-Head of Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Brian has become one of the leading legal experts in the country on p2p lending and he is a regular speaker at industry conferences. We asked him to write about the Lending Club IPO from a legal perspective, commenting on some of the lesser known issues, including whether Lending Club will become available to investors in all 50 states post-IPO.] The upcoming initial public offering of LendingClub Corporation will be a true “coming of age” event in the peer-to-peer lending…

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Prosper.com P2P Lending Review

 By Howard Orloff, A smart and easy way of lending in today’s times Crowdfunding-website-reviews.com P2P lending is the abbreviation for Peer to peer lending (ex. Prosper.com). It is also commonly called social lending. It is an approach for debt financing. In this process, individuals can lend and borrow money easily without the help of any financial institution such as banks. So basically. there is no intermediary in this type of lending. In other types of lending, banks or traditional lenders play the role of a middleman. P2P lending eliminates the intermediary from the process but it requires much more effort and time. Risk is also greater in…

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The VergeDonald Trump's terrible crowdfunding site was a microcosm of his political careerThe VergeAnd from the beginning, the site had Trump's populist edge. Zanker boasted that “the reign of Kickstarter's Brooklyn hipsters is over,” referring to Kickstarter's New [...]

Social media, crowdfunding skirmishes encapsulate Endy debateThe Herald JournalAfter that, a campaign with the same goals and the same organizer appeared on a separate crowdfunding site, FundRazr.com. This campaign also drew negative attention on social media, and after a few hours th [...]

FortuneCrowdfunding: Women Better at Raising Money Than Men Are ...FortuneA new study has found that women are generally better than men at crowdfunding.Women are better at crowdfunding than men, shows study | The ...The Independentall 3 news articles » [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding's Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated - Creators Ship, Especially In ChinaForbesBased on recent media reports, it looks like crowdfunding is now in the "disillusionment" phase of the famous Gartner hype cycle, after peaking a few years back. I will arg [...]

Wired.co.ukAfter budget cuts, museums are crowdfunding to preserve historyWired.co.ukIn 2015, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. launched its very first crowdfunding campaign to 'Reboot the Suit'. The idea was to raise much-need funds to conser [...]

How Women Trounce Men When Raising Seed Crowdfunding CapitalForbesMale entrepreneurs may account for the majority of business owners raising finance on crowdfunding platforms in the UK, but their female counterparts are far more likely to get the support they seek, new research shows. [...]

ReutersStudy says women are better at crowdfunding - ReutersReutersWomen around the world are less likely than men to tap the crowd online for money to fund their businesses and projects, but when they do they are likely to.and more » [...]

YourStory.comA crowdfunding portal ensuring total authenticity of cases, MeHelp lets you donate confidentlyYourStory.comIn March this year, Samiya Hafeez, a 22-year-old woman from Hyderabad, was arrested for running a fake crowdfunding campaign through which she collected almost Rs 22 [...]

Yahoo SportsCan crowdfunding save women's college hockey? - Yahoo SportsYahoo SportsNorth Dakota cut its women's hockey program in March, in one of the saddest and most stunning decisions to rock the sport at the collegiate level. “When you ...and more » [...]

MashableAtaribox crowdfunding plan is a giant, flapping red flagMashable"To limit risk taking, this product will initially be launched within the framework of a crowdfunding campaign," the note — translated from French — reads. It may not have been uttered by a PR mouthpiece [...]

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