Peer To Peer Lending Revealed
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Peer To Peer Lending Revealed

Learn how peer-to-peer lending may be a source of short term funding to keep your business growing.
3.5 (41 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,767 students enrolled
Created by INVESTyR DealTeam
Last updated 6/2013
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to understand how P2P Lending can increase cash flow for your business with temporary loans
  • In this course, you will learn how to use sites like Prosper and Lending Club

  • Create a profile that will increase your odds of getting funded by others

Requirements
  • Student would benefit most by being a startup founder or an aspiring one
Description

 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.

Who this course is for:
  • Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 01:08:41
+ Introduction and Course Objectives
2 lectures 09:48
Intro to P2P Finance
07:26
Run-Down of the Course
02:22
+ What Is "P2P" and Why is it Important?
2 lectures 04:26
What is P2P Lending? What does P2P Mean?
02:09
What Do You Gain From Peer-to-Peer Lending?
02:17
+ Best Practices, and Difference Between P2P Loans and Bank Loans
2 lectures 12:25
General Criteria to Attain a P2P Loan, and Your Image in the Loan Market
05:39
Traditional Bank Loans vs. P2P Loans
06:46
+ General Facts, Rates, and Options Concerning P2P Loans
3 lectures 15:42
Fees Associated With P2P Loans, and Other Facts
06:10
Rates, Credit Scores, and How Your Reputation Relates to P2P Loans
06:00
What are the Options When it Comes to P2P Lending Platforms?
03:32
+ Platforms Among P2P Lenders, and Bank Loans vs. P2P Loans Contrasted
2 lectures 07:01
Is One P2P Leanding Platform Better Than Others? What's the Difference?
03:45
Pros and Cons of Banks vs Peer-to-Peer Opportunities and Why
03:16
+ Who Is Involved in the Process, and What is the Next Step When You're Ready?
2 lectures 13:20
The 3 Parties: Borrower, Intermediary, and Lender
04:48
At What Point in Your Investment Journey Should You Seek Out Loans?
08:32
+ Common Questions Explained, and Concluding Material
2 lectures 05:59
Why, When, Pros and Cons
05:12
Summary and Conclusion: Congratulations!
00:47