Earn Solid Returns

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Earn Solid Returns

Notes offered by prospectus filed with the SEC. This information should not be considered investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Consider reviewing the prospectus with a financial advisor prior to investing. Information presented for illustrative purposes only and is not a report of actual performance of an identified portfolio of Notes.

With an investment at Lending Club you can:

  • Quickly and easily build a portfolio that fits your investment objectives
  • Diversify across hundreds or thousands of loans taken by quality borrowers
  • Receive monthly payments of principal and interest as borrowers repay their loans

A Financial Innovation.

Lending Club is the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. Since inception we have facilitated billions in loans to quality borrowers . We operate completely online and utilize technology to lower costs versus the traditional banking system. We pass the cost savings on to borrowers in the form of lower rates, and to investors in the form of solid returns. As with a mutual fund, our reputation rests on our track record of evaluating loans and accurately predicting performance.

Easy to Diversify

Instead of investing in an entire loan, you can invest in fractions of loans in $25 increments. Each fraction of a loan is called a Note. Notes come in 36- or 60-month terms, depending on the term of the corresponding loan.

By purchasing many small Notes of equal size that correspond to different borrowers' loans, you can diversify your portfolio and reduce the impact of any single loan loss.1

99.9%Positive returns

With just $2,500 you can spread your investment across 100 Notes. 99.9% of investors that own 100+ Notes of relatively equal size have seen positive returns.1

Learn more about diversification.

Loan Grades: Risk and Reward

Lending Club assigns a grade (from A to G) to each loan based on borrower credit quality and underlying risk.

The lowest interest rates are assigned to the least risky grades, which reflect the potentially lower loss rates (lower rate of charged off loans) and lower volatility in returns.2

Reward / Risk
7.34% 10.95% 14.16% 17.27% 20.07% 23.64% 25.54%
Average borrower interest rates as of September 30, 2015
Lower interest payments
Lower expected loan losses
(fewer charge offs)
Lower expected returns
Lower expected volatility
Higher interest payments
Higher expected loan losses
(more charge offs)
Higher expected returns
Higher expected volatility

Quality Borrowers.

Applications are approved based on stringent credit criteria designed to focus on the most creditworthy borrowers. As of September 30, 2015, the majority of our members use the loans to pay off high interest rate loans, most often credit card balances. The average interest rate on credit cards is over 17.55%.3

As of September 30, 2015, the average Lending Club borrower shows the following characteristics:

  • 699 FICO score
  • 17.9% debt-to-income ratio (excluding mortgage)
  • 16.2 years of credit history
  • $74,414 personal income (top 10% of US population)4
  • Average Loan Size: $14,677

Solid Returns.

Lending Club Notes have Historical Returns by Grade A-C of 5.23% to 8.82%. 5 You can choose the grade or grades that fit your investment goals.To see the historical returns for all grades as well as other data, visit the Statistics page.

Historical Returns by Grade5:

  • AGrade


  • BGrade


  • CGrade


Monthly Cash Flow.

As borrowers make principal and interest payments each month, the funds are distributed to investors and are available for investors to reinvest or withdraw at any time. For example, if an investor made a $100,000 one time investment in 36-month, grade B Notes providing an aggregate 6.0% net annualized return, they would receive approximately $3,035 each month in cash payments to reinvest or withdraw.1

Investor Fees

Lending Club uses its low operating costs to pass savings on to investors in the form of solid returns and low investing costs. There are no hidden fees or charges. Lending Club collects fees from investors when they receive payment proceeds, so our revenue from investors is tied directly to their cash flow.

Service Charge

Lending Club provides servicing for the loans facilitated through our platform. This includes maintaining investor accounts, collecting and processing principal and interest payments from borrowers, and distributing these payments net of fees to investors. Investors pay Lending Club a service fee equal to one percent (1%) of the amount of any borrower payments received within 15 days of the payment due date. If borrowers miss a payment, investors do not pay a service fee.

Collection Fee

When borrowers miss payments and loans become late, Lending Club uses best practices from the banking industry to bring delinquent loans back to "current" status. Currently, Lending Club charges investors one of the following collection fees, which is deducted from any amount recovered: 1) 18% of the amount recovered if a collection action must be taken with respect to a loan and no litigation is involved, or 2) 30% of hourly attorneys' fees, plus costs, if litigation is involved. Lending Club does not charge a collection fee if no payments are collected, and no collection fee will be charged in excess of the amount recovered.

Please note that Lending Club currently charges investors a reduced collection fee, which may be discontinued at any time. The normal collection fee is a percentage of the amount recovered: up to 35% if a collection action must be taken in respect of a loan and no litigation is involved; or 30% of hourly attorneys' fees in the event of litigation, plus costs.

Lending Club Notes are offered by prospectus filed with the SEC. Please consider the risks of investing.

1 This information is not intended to be investment advice. Lending Club Notes are not guaranteed or insured, and investors may lose some or all of the principal invested. Notes are offered by prospectus filed with the SEC and you should review the risks and uncertainties described in the prospectus prior to investing. You should consult your financial advisor if you have any questions or need additional information. Actual results may vary.

2 Historical performance is not a guarantee of future results. Lending Club Notes are not guaranteed or insured, and investors may lose some or all of the principal invested.

3 As of September 2015. IndexCreditCards.com

4 2010 Population survey

5 As of September 30, 2015. To be included in the Historical Returns calculation, a Note must have been originated prior to March 31, 2014. Historical Returns are Lending Club's adjusted net annualized returns (Adjusted NAR) for Notes with Grades A through C. Adjusted NAR is calculated using the formula described here. Adjusted NAR is based on monthly borrower payments actually received net of Lending Club's service fees, actual charge offs, recoveries, and adjustment for estimated future losses. To estimate future losses, we apply a loss rate estimate to the outstanding principal of any loans that are past-due but not charged off. The loss rate estimate is based on historical charge off rates by loan status over a 9-month period. Historical Returns are not a promise of future results. Lending Club Notes are not insured or guaranteed and investors may have negative returns. Individual portfolio results may be impacted by, among other things, the diversity of the portfolio, exposure to any single Note or group of Notes, as well as macroeconomic conditions. Notes are offered by prospectus filed with the SEC and you should review the risks and uncertainties described in the prospectus prior to investing in the Notes.

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