Lending Club Launches Business Loans

America’s Largest Credit Platform Now Offering
Affordable Credit to Business Owners Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO – March 20, 2014 –  With the launch of a new business loan platform (apply at https://www.lendingclub.com/business), Lending Club (https://www.lendingclub.com), the nation’s leading peer-to-peer lender, has officially entered the business lending arena.

"Everyone recognizes that small businesses are an engine of job creation and economic growth, yet their access to capital has been constrained," said Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche. "We look forward to delivering the same customer-friendly, transparent and affordable financing options to small business owners as we have been providing on the consumer side."

Lending Club has facilitated over $3.8 billion in consumer loans since inception, growing at a pace of over $750 million a quarter. Lending Club business loans will range from $15,000 to $100,000 initially, increasing to $300,000 in the future. The loans carry affordable fixed interest rates starting at 5.9% with terms of one to five years, no hidden fees and no prepayment penalties. The application process is simple and available online.

"We designed this product to fit the needs of small business owners," continued Laplanche. "Bigger businesses can get large loans from banks, but smaller businesses are not well served by existing banking products from traditional banks. We believe our technology-driven solution can bring costs down and make credit more available and more affordable to small businesses in America."

Since facilitating its first loan in June 2007, Lending Club has more than doubled annual loan volume each year. By using technology and automating processes online, Lending Club’s platform is able to offer more affordable credit to borrowers and attractive yields to investors.

About Lending Club
Lending Club utilizes technology and innovation to reduce the cost of traditional banking and offer borrowers better rates and investors better returns. Over $3 billion in personal loans have been issued through the Lending Club platform, which has more than doubled annual loan volume each year since launching in 2007. The Company is profitable and has been prominently recognized as a leader for its growth and innovation, including being named one of Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies in 2011 and 2012, a 2012 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and one of The World's 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance by Fast Company in 2013. Lending Club is based in San Francisco, California. More information is available at: https://www.lendingclub.com. Currently only residents of the following states may invest in Lending Club notes: CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KY (accredited investors), LA, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NV, NY, RI, SD, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, or WY.

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