[Article] The Secured Lender: Peer-to-Peer Lending


Fundation CEO, Sam Grazino, recently wrote an article for The Secured Lender regarding how online marketplace lending is changing the world of business. He explains how marketplace lending differentiates itself from traditional lending, and explains the risks and benefits of this new valuation model. You can read it here.

“By virtue of buying loans from one of the Marketplace Lenders, all an investor needs is the capital, the risk tolerance, and, as of recently, acccess to the supply of loans on these platforms. Demand from the institutional community (and yes, even some banks) has reached such a fevered pitch that an institution needs one of two things to get access to these loans, (1) The fastest algorithm to buy loans when they become available, or (2) a special deal with one of the platforms, guaranteeing an allocation of loan volume.”

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