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Kickfurther’€™s twist on crowdfunding: investors own a company’€™s inventory
www.marketwatch.com

Businesses ask Kickfurther participants to fund their inventor, and, if a funding goal is met, Kickfurther buys the inventory and gives it to the business. The business then sells it, returning a percentage to the backers.

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P2P lender Bondora targets Europe
www.ft.com

Peer-to-peer lender Bondora is preparing to launch a pan-European lending platform after securing $5m of financing from one of the early backers of Lending Club, the world’€™s biggest €œP2P€ company.

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Lending Club: What Did Investors Expect?
seekingalpha.com

After the close yesterday, Lending Club (NYSE:LC) reported strong quarterly numbers with key figures growing over 100%. The FinTech company that only went public back in December trades at a lofty valuation (…)

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Europe Weans Itself Off Bank Loans
www.bloombergview.com

Granted, it will be critical to maintain safeguards to prevent lenders from getting fleeced. But provided that’s the case, it seems like a combination of old-school financial engineering and new-fangled Internet connectivity could deliver a modern solution to the problem of financing small companies.

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Why Shares of Lending Club Tanked Today
www.fool.com

The fourth-quarter performance and the company’s outlook for the current quarter were a bit of mixed bag relative to Wall Street’s expectations (notably, the full-year outlook was light on anticipated profit)

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LendingClub Posts $32.9M Losses In 2014
www.pymnts.com

LendingClub’s first post-IPO results are in, and they are not great. The P2P lending marketplace reported a 2014 loss of $32.9M, a contrast with 2013.

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Why SoFi’s Securitization is a Big Deal
www.lendacademy.com

SoFi securitization is a big deal in the P2P lending industry. Learn more about securitization and why this SoFi announcement is significant.

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With Puddle, You Can Build Your Own Online Credit Network With Your Peers
www.fastcoexist.com

A slush fund for a rainy day emergencycourtesy of your friends, not a banker.

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