24 February 2017

Lending Loop – How loans reach the marketplace




One question we’re asked a lot of at Lending Loop is how are businesses and their loan applications evaluated? In this post, we’ll walk through the behind the scenes work that goes into evaluating each application at Lending Loop. There are 4 steps that a business goes through to be listed on the marketplace. Step […]

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22 February 2016

How P2P Lending Works




Traditionally, when a company or a person wanted a loan, they would often go to the only place where they could get one: the bank. But now there’s another option called peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. P2P lending started about a decade ago and came to Canada only recently. Companies like Lending Loop act as an intermediary [...]
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26 January 2016

How to Properly Analyze Businesses




Before investing in a business, you’ll need to do a little bit of homework and determine its financial position. While this task may seem daunting, it’s actually quite easy. There are four things you should pay attention to most: sales, earnings, operating expenses, and assets and liabilities. Sales A business that’s able to grow its [...]
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7 November 2015

Investment Options to Diversify Your Portfolio




The key to successful investing is having a well-diversified portfolio because a variety of investments will help you manage volatility. A portfolio is often made up of three main investment categories: cash, stocks, and bonds. The percentage you allocate to each depends on your risk tolerance. If you’re looking for growth, then you’ll want to [...]
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