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6 Things Lending Club's Co-Founder Wants You to Know

Image source: Getty Images.<p>John Donovan is a co-founder, former board member, and former chief operating officer at the online lending marketplace <b>Lending Club</b> . Today, Donovan is the chief strategy officer at CircleBack Lending, another marketplace lender.<p>I recently sat down with Donovanto discuss …

Robbins explains how he stays energetic

devan joseph<p>Tony Robbins is 55, but if you see him on stage or even have a casual conversation with him, you'll see he has more energy than most 20-somethings.<p>Robbins is not only the personal performance coach of business leaders like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and hedge fund manager Paul Tudor …

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Why Peer-to-Peer Lending Could Be a Good Investment Choice

This story appears in the February 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Like most entrepreneurs, I'm a risk-taker. It took guts to quit my day job to start my own business. And it takes guts to keep at the business even when my income drops.<p>But when it's time to invest the money I've risked so …

Finance

Remember P2P lending? Wells Fargo asks some employees to stay away

Is peer-to-peer lending too good to be true?

Websites that bypass the banks by matching up savers with borrowers are taking off in a big way – and with some claiming to offer returns of 10%-15%, it is no wonder punters are piling in.<p>New companies seem to be launching almost weekly, prompting suggestions that this will be the year that …

Quakle collapse serves as warning to peer-to-peer investors

It was the peer-to-peer website "for community-minded people" who wanted to lend money to each other in a "friendly and structured way".<p>But, as Quakle discovered to its cost, there are no friends in business. The business collapsed within a year of its launch – brought down, it is understood, by …

The major peer-to-peer lenders

Zopa<p><b>Date launched</b> March 2005<p><b>Quoted returns</b> You can choose to lend for up to three years, where the projected return – after the 1% fee – is 3.9%, or up to five years, where the projected return is 4.9%<p><b>Lender investors</b> 51,100<p><b>Your money goes to</b> Individual borrowers<p><b>Need to know</b> The UK's largest …

Money Talks: peer-to-peer lending, eBay's sellers and mortgage rates

Savers have been having a hard time with the base rate at 0.5% for almost five years now, and the bad news is there are few signs that things are about to improve. The latest round of Isa launches is unlikely to get anyone's pulse racing. It's little wonder that people are increasingly looking for …