Friday, 18 January 2013

Peer-to-Peer Lending


Peer-to-peer lending is an interesting concept, because it allows individuals to secure relatively large loans without getting a bank involved.  On its face, it sounds like a risky proposition, but these P2P lending sites generally have good measures in place to mitigate your risk (not to mention, you’re compensated for this risk by earning very high interest rates).  In addition, you can usually invest in someone else’s loan for a small amount (e.g. $25), which reduces the risk you take for any given loan.
  1. Lending Club (U.S. Residents Only) - I’ve been talking about this site ever since I started this blog, so there’s no reason to stop now.  Lending Club is an important part of my passive income strategy.  I discuss it in all of my income reports, so you can read those for more detail.  As I’ve said several times, I believe this is my only true source of passive income.
  2. Community Lend - Like Lending Club, for Canada residents.  I have not done business with them, so do a bit of research first if you plan to invest here.

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