Lending Times Podcast

Our weekly podcast covers the most read Lending Times articles from the previous 2 weeks, why they were interesting and discussing the subjects.

Episode 9 ( June 21st 2016)

We talk about the P2P Industry in Canada, how originators are looking for investors with higher risk tolerance such as the Hedge Fund of George Soros, a short overview of the company eOriginal, and articles from the past few weeks.

Plus, we talk about Two Zinfandels.

Useful Links for this episode

Articles Discussed

A technology review for online lenders
An insight in Canada’s p2p lending industry
eOriginal – automatic due diligence for online lenders’ documents and data

News: LendingClub Held Talks on Funding Deals With Och-Ziff, Soros, Third Point
ews: The New CFPB Payday Lending Rules: An Early Analysis

Wines tasted

Pichetti Zinfandel
Rombauer Zinfandel


Episode 8 ( June 13th 2016)

We talk about Vehicle Lines of Credit, P2P Tech Companies & Proper Loan Due Diligence.

We also discuss and drink 2 California Pinot Noirs.

Useful Links for this episode

Articles Discussed

VELOC, a vehicle line-of-credit
Analysis of Fund Structures for Marketplace Lending
Marketplace Lending as a pure technology company

Wines tasted

Deloach Pinot Noir
Tulocay Vineyard

Episode 7 ( June 9th 2016)

“Tasting Wines with Lending Times”

Useful links for this episode

Articles discussed

Lending as a payment method
Selling pickaxes to Klarna
P2P Valuation methods: https://cointimes.info/2016/05/31/may-31st-2016-daily-news-digest/
Avant Layoffs: https://cointimes.info/2016/05/23/may-23rd-2016-daily-news-digest/
Amazon looking into acquiring Fintech : https://cointimes.info/2016/05/30/may-30st-2016-daily-news-digest/

Wines tasted

Tulocay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2013, 37 cases produced
Chateau Andron Blanquet, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, 2009



Episode 6
Useful links for this episode: Shanda Group accumulates 11.7% of Lending Club on the public marketsMid-term outlook on alternative lending, Successful p2p, gamification and social network lending in MexicoLending Club stock soarsTally, offering automatic credit card payoffs, raised $15m,

Episode 5
Useful links for this episode: Lending Club’s outstanding results,  Monroe Capital investing $1bil in marketplace lending, Blackstone pulling out of marketplace lending, Lending Club stock soars, and our event focused on funds.

Episode 4
Useful links for this episode : May 9th and 10th on Lending Club’s results and CEO resignation. OnDeck results. Bitcoin and Internet of Things. Yirendai stock discussion. Amex entering the SME lending space via aggregators. Credit cards vs personal loans. And past Meetup on May 10th.

Episode 3

Useful links for this episode : Prosper shutting down Prosper Healthcare and subletting propertiesMerging Kickstarter’s crowdfunding with the concept of p2p lendingCan retail investors compete with hedge-funds in p2p ?How Reg A+ enables raising up to $50 mil from the general public

Episode 2

Useful links for this episode : Cambridge Institute Survey. 72% of institutional investors expect consolidation. Funding Circle’s 1st European Securitization. Lending Club raising rates.  Complete guide to regulation. The next wave of Lending Fintechs. May 12th event.

Episode 1

Lending Times covers the peer-to-peer (p2p), marketplace and in general the alternative lending market. We provide a daily news digest and, a few times a week, an analysis piece usually about an aspect of this industry. Analysis topics include interesting business models, crowdlending and crowdfunding real-estate, unique originators, potential sources of venture capital and securitization , useful service and products providers to the space and more. Our content is most relevant to the operators of the industry and not the borrowers. We cover Lending Club, Prosper, Avant, SoFi, Funding Circle, OnDeck, Zopa and more.

Our full Podcast can be found here.

Producer: Ryan Ross


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