Welcome to the first annual Bitbond P2P-lending blog awards! 🎉
What do you need to do now?
- Vote for your 3 favourite P2P-lending blogs in the poll provided below
- Share this poll with others who might also want to vote
Good luck to all the nominees and thank you for voting! (Once you cast your votes, you will be able to see the current rankings)
Polling is closed! A massive thank you to everyone who voted! You cast over 15,000 votes in total, bringing forward a clear winner:
Congratulations to P2P-banking, the Lending Mag, and Lending-Times and thank you to everyone who took part!
Ready to share this poll with your followers? Then tweet this:
— AltFi News (@AltFiNews) October 21, 2016
— LendIt Conference (@LendIt) October 20, 2016
My blog is nominated. Go and vote 🙂 https://t.co/tRxfTlagsd
— Stu Lustman (@StuFinancesTech) October 20, 2016
— TheLendingMag (@TheLendingMag) October 20, 2016
— Ian Gurney (@IanJamesGurney) November 3, 2016
What are the Bitbond P2P-lending awards?
The Bitbond P2P-lending blog awards are designed to reward excellent websites for adding great value to the peer-to-peer lending ecosystem. This year, we have combed through hundreds of websites to find the very best 15 lending blogs.
Now that we have established a shortlist of 15 excellent websites, the winner will be established by voting. The website with the most votes by December 10th 2016, will be named the best P2P-lending blog of 2016, as well as awarded $500 in prize-money. The second and third place will receive $300 and $200 respectively.
As we operate in the fintech space, it is only right that the prize-money be paid out in bitcoin, and of course we will be delighted to help set up a bitcoin wallet if necessary. 😉
About the nominees
AltFi was founded back in the autumn of 2013 by executive directors David Stevenson and Rupert Taylor, both veterans of the investment world. Working with AltFi’s editor Ryan Weeks they observed that this disruptive financial sector needed a forum for global news, views and data – and of course a world class event through the AltFi Summits.
Since its founding, LendIt has hosted eight major events for the global lending community. Its mission: connect every major player, platform, investor and service provider in the space. In late 2012 Jason and Bo decided to launch a small gathering to meet other people in the P2P lending industry. They approached Peter, who at the time was the most widely known blogger in the P2P industry.
The timing was perfect, and together they launched the inaugural LendIt conference in June 2013. The first event, held in New York City, exceeded their modest expectations, and they knew that they were at the start of something big. Today, LendIt draws an international audience to its conferences in New York, San Francisco, London, Shanghai and Beijing.
Crowdfund Insider is the leading news and information web site covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including crowdfunding, peer-to-peer / marketplace lending and other forms of Fintech. Our site provides extensive coverage, and industry leading perspective, from a team of staff writers and leading industry expert contributors from around the world.
Lend Academy has been bringing you all the news and information about peer to peer lending since 2010. Founded by Peter Renton, Lend Academy not only has the most active news site, but also the largest online forum and the first and most popular podcast in the industry.
Founded by founder and former CEO of Boston Technologies George Popescu, Lending-times brings daily news, analysis and data for the Alternative, Peer-to-peer and Marketplace lending space.
Cited by major press (CNBC, Marketwatch, Yahoo Finance) for its peer to peer lending education and news, our main purpose at LendingMemo is to help you discover this new and exciting way to invest your excess cash and earn a great return.
LendingRobot fully automates peer lending investments for individuals in a cost effective and easy to use way. It aims to bring superior returns at low risk by combining cloud technologies with machine-learning algorithms.
Based in Seattle, WA, the company is a privately held, VC backed SEC Registered Investment Advisor. LendingRobot’s service is made possible by the combined skill set of a unique team of quants and computer technology experts.
Launched and run by lending expert Claus Lehmann, P2P-banking has become one of the foremost authorities in the P2P-lending space. Industry updates and European lending platforms are at the core of P2P-banking, for which it is recognised throughout the web.
The P2P money website was the first to provide independent coverage of peer-to-peer lending within the United Kingdom. We’re passionate that peer-to-peer lending can help lenders and borrowers alike, and have a positive impact on the economy by facilitating loans to creditworthy individuals and small to medium size enterprises.
The P2P money website provides news on the sector though our blog and Twitter feed, an innovative comparison tool that aids customers compare products, and finally a unique cashback microsite that gives customers an extra incentive to try peer-to-peer lending. Our mission is to educate and illustrate the benefits of peer-to peer lending.
About Joseph Hogue, the man behind Peerfinance101:
As an investment analyst, I’ve worked with everyone from venture capital firms to individual investors and can tell you there’s no one-size-fits-all in personal finance.
That’s why PeerFinance101 was created to share our individual experiences so we could all learn and reach our financial goals together. Share your PeerStory and become part of the PeerFinance101 community!
P2P Lending Expert is run by Stu Lustman. Stu is a lifer in finance who has spent the last 10 years doing credit analysis and structuring transactions in the equipment finance industry. Almost 2 years ago, he started his blog on marketplace/peer to peer lending to share how a commercial credit professional would look at and analyze these loans.
Peer Social Lending aims to educate borrowers and lenders about the benefits and risks of P2P-lending. Launched by Ryan Lichtenwald, this excellent blog writes comprehensive platform reviews and reports on newest industry trends.
Orchard Platform aggregates detailed market data across a wide spectrum of originators, allowing investors to platform detailed analysis of historical and current loan data at both the market and originator level.
Luckily Orchard also run an excellent blog, providing industry snapshots and insights found nowhere else. Definitely a blog worth checking out.
Smart Bitcoin Investment is one of the best P2P bitcoin lending blogs around. Since 2013, the owner Marco Schwartz has posted about his experiences on various platforms, and posted insightful return reports. These have helped to shine a light on a still fresh subject and informed thousands of readers about the possibilities of P2P bitcoin lending.
The Lending Mag is an excellent source of information for P2P-lending run by Warren Lee. The website aims to be the most actionably intelligent news site for peer-to-peer & private money lenders.