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Peer-to-peer lending, also known as person-to-person lending, peer-to-peer investing and social lending, is a financial transaction that occurs directly between individuals without the assistance of a bank. What this model does is cut out the costs of a traditional intermediary, allowing you access to potentially cheaper loans. However, credit scores and other aspects of lending such as collateral are still important to the process.
While P2P lending might not be a source of funding to complete an entire capital round, it certainly might help complete one. It may also be a source of short term funding to keep your business growing if cash flow becomes a problem.
If you feel you need a bridge loan for a short period of time to cover operating costs, peer-to-peer lending could be utilized. Our course, "Bring Money in With P2P Lending" will give you an introduction to the way creative financing occurs. Think about how a P2P Lending site could be used strategically. Could this be a way for you to attract new followers, friends and fans? Sign up for the course today and learn from the INVESTyR DealTeam.
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|Section 1: Introduction and Course Objectives|
Intro to P2P Finance
Run-Down of the Course
|Section 2: What Is "P2P" and Why is it Important?|
What is P2P Lending? What does P2P Mean?
What Do You Gain From Peer-to-Peer Lending?
|Section 3: Best Practices, and Difference Between P2P Loans and Bank Loans|
General Criteria to Attain a P2P Loan, and Your Image in the Loan Market
Traditional Bank Loans vs. P2P Loans
|Section 4: General Facts, Rates, and Options Concerning P2P Loans|
Fees Associated With P2P Loans, and Other Facts
Rates, Credit Scores, and How Your Reputation Relates to P2P Loans
What are the Options When it Comes to P2P Lending Platforms?
|Section 5: Platforms Among P2P Lenders, and Bank Loans vs. P2P Loans Contrasted|
Is One P2P Leanding Platform Better Than Others? What's the Difference?
Pros and Cons of Banks vs Peer-to-Peer Opportunities and Why
|Section 6: Who Is Involved in the Process, and What is the Next Step When You're Ready?|
The 3 Parties: Borrower, Intermediary, and Lender
At What Point in Your Investment Journey Should You Seek Out Loans?
|Section 7: Common Questions Explained, and Concluding Material|
Why, When, Pros and Cons
Summary and Conclusion: Congratulations!
The INVESTyR DealTeam has over 30 years of corporate and project finance experience from venture funding to financing multi-billion energy projects.
We marry our corporate development expertise with the latest online tools and technology to provide learners with access to cutting edge strategic finance.
INVESTyR courses are taught by financial strategists, Phil Pogge and Patrick Donohue, and produced by Jason Martin.