POSTS FROM PAST WEEK
On yesterdays portfolio performance overview, we saw that the realized returns for 2017 have had a strong start so far, with 19.80% for Q1. The early Q1 indicators for this year suggest we’re on track to deliver a fourth consecutive year of improved total realised net returns.
American Banker published a piece suggesting that marketplace lenders should refrain from attempting to replicate the practices of traditional banks.
Lend Academy took an interesting look at the state of marketplace lending in Japan.
INC. took a look at Amazon’s growing presence in the marketplace lending world. The monolithic company started lending in 2011 and “has surpassed $3 billion in loans to small businesses.”
Nasdaq reviewed which loans can help expand a small business. The article is a good introductory guide to what a small business will need in preparing to apply for a loan.
The Huffington Post article splits apart different sectors of the alternatiive lending market and examines how each has grown in recent years.
German article by Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung cited Bondora among alternative financial services that enable borrowing or lending money without turning to banks.
In this post we looked at the most common myths and misconceptions about P2P lending:
- P2P lending is an unregulated “Free for All”
- P2P lending is dangerous because you don’t know who you’re lending to
- Measuring risk adequately in P2P lending is impossible
- P2P lending and traditional banks are at war
For each myth, we explain why they are incorrect misrepresentations of the P2P lending market.