Consumers who lose their jobs can’t get loans to cover periods of unemployment; businesses that encounter trouble due to low demand can’t get credit lines to see them through to recovery. Furthermore, banks are more interested in recapitalizing than in lending. Growth in P2P lending will be driven by investors seeking higher returns and borrowers shunning (or being shunned by) banks. Gartner recommends that financial services providers investigate how to partner and collaborate in adding P2P to their existing offerings rather than building their own P2P lending networks. Full article
November 11, 2009
Ongoing economic challenges cannot be solved simply by fixing the traditional financial institutions, which proved to be opaque, fragile, and in some cases reckless. Navigating this ongoing financial crisis means embracing alternatives and new innovations that will make the country less dependent on Continue reading Innovative Financial Startups Band Together
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We are thrilled with the results from Prosper’s first two months of operations since re-launch. Lenders are really capitalizing on Prosper’s best in class rating system and auction pricing model. Continue reading Prosper Lenders Are Doing A Great Job Pricing!
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