Peer to Peer Lending

Discussion in 'Other Asset Classes' started by wombat777, 4th Nov, 2015.

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  1. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @wombat777, do you think you would loan money through a p2p lending site? I was thinking about it. Risky?
     
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    Yes I opened a thread on ratesetter but no response. Are you using money place Wombat?
     
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    @Perthguy, @Heinz57 - I'm not currently lending through any of the services. I would consider it - primarily in a funds pool model. It is more risky to lend to a single borrower. Some kind of diversification would be the right approach.
     
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    I'm leaning toward ratesetter. I have set the account up but haven't had the time to devote to it. The returns appear good and I think the risk manageable. I will explore more maybe look at a small investment and report back. Meanwhile it would be good to hear of some Australian experiences with P2P. Lot of info on the web but mainly US.
     
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    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    I first read about P2P lending maybe 2-3 years ago via Mister Money Mustache–loved the concept so I will be watching this thread with great interest.
     
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    P2P is a no brainer.......for the platform operator :) I struggle with the risk / reward analysis as the punter lender however.
     
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    Forgetting about loaning money, would you borrow to invest? That's what I'd be interested in..

    Supposedly the benefit for the borrower is lower rates than the big lenders?
     
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    Has anyone tried it?
     
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    I was looking p2p sector earlier this year but was focused more on buying shares in these companies as I could see compare to global market aussie is yet to embrace the ideas. I was keeping close eye on Money place listing but i think they were listed as back door entry. any P2P companies listed on asx??
     
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    Has the landscaped changed in the last 6 months or so? P2P lenders taking off. I heard Westpac invests in SocietyOne. The much more mature P2P market in the UK is growing by heaps and bounds.

    PS: I am primarily interested in ratesetter
     
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    The bank I work for invests in SocietyOne as well. They give borrowers a grade based on credit score and we've chosen to invest in the AA, A and B grade categories. Delinquency has been negligible and returns quite decent (around 8%-9%, with only minor administration). Good experience so opening up our mandate to put some into the C risk category soon.

    I tried to get a quote from a few of the platforms myself for investing but the rate wasn't attractive enough to proceed (since I still had equity in a property and could alternatively access mortgage secured rates).
    One of the platforms, I think it was Ratesetter, have details of their entire loan book available to download. I looked through it a while back and they have loans as low at 3.50%, but they didn't offer me one of those :(
     
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