Hammering the Final Nail in the ‘Peer Lending’ Coffin

Lending Club recently announced the launch of a new type of credit: auto loans. This is great news,… except for the individual Peer Lending investor, who remains without access to this investment opportunity. Again. Perhaps this change was inevitable, as technology originally designed to serve the individual investor has evolved to deal with its own success. Peer-to-Peer as an impetus…

What is the value of a Portfolio?

Alas, Bob is not anymore the trustworthy friend he used to be, and you may have doubts about his ability (or willingness) to pay you back. For instance, if he was supposed to give you some money yesterday, but you haven’t heard from him and he’s not even answering your calls. In that case, you would be very happy to offload me the loan for \$120 or even \$100, but I wouldn’t buy it at that price.

Lending Club stock versus Lending Club notes

A \$20,000 portfolio split evenly between Lending Club stock and in Lending Club notes at the company’s IPO in 2014 would be worth \$14,188 today. The notes would have a value of \$11,607, while the Lending Club stock would be valued at \$2,581. That’s not the end of the story, though.