I cannot stop talking about how much I am loving Lending Club. I initially fell in love because it was the site that gave me the best loan when I needed to consolidate my credit cards so that I could get out of debt.
After paying off my debt I decided to invest in Lending Club and even though I have had a few poorly performing loans I do not regret anything about my decision.
I am currently receiving a return of 5.14% on my investment which is more than what is available on savings accounts. I know I can get a higher rate of return by investing in the more risky loans but I have decided to stick to the low risk loans in order to preserve my investment.
Here is the breakdown of my loans at present:
-51 current and active
-20 fully paid
-0 late 16 to 30 days
-2 late 31 to 120 days
-4 charged off
I feel really blessed that out of all my loans I have only had 4 total that were charged off and those were all the minimum investment of $25 each.
I only invest $25 per loan to spread out my risk when possible, although I did invest more than that in TWO loans because they were people that I personally knew. One of those loans has been fully paid off and the other one is only four months old but I have confidence in it being repaid.
I am receiving slightly over $25 in repayments on average every month, so I will continue to fund a new loan for $25 every month. I withdraw the money from Lending Club on a weekly basis because the money does not earn interest while it is sitting in the account. I track my receipts on a spreadsheet and every month that I collect at least $25 I create a new loan the following month.
How is YOUR investment doing right now?
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