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LC just increased loan limit from 35k to 40k
OP: March 04, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Nice move
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#1: March 04, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Why is this good :)?
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#2: March 05, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
+1 Don't see any sense to it, unless LC is going to market it against Prosper? Anybody have any data how on many loans are 35k now?
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#3: March 05, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Inflation, yo!

Thanks NObama.
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#4: March 05, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
I feel like the higher this number goes up, the higher the temptation to become a straight roller.  Wiring 40 grand to someone's bank account with no collateral... and with Lending Club having no skin in the game.  :o I don't know. I already didn't like 35k that much even if statistics show that borrowers on that level have performed well. 40k is starting to push it. If Lending Club were sending all of the proceeds to the outstanding creditors, that's one thing but 40k straight into a bank account. Wow!
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#6: March 05, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Has Lending Club previously offered loans larger than 35k as part of their "policy 2" program?

I wonder how they adjust their underwriting when they roll out a new product like this. Presumably there isn't much historical data out there on >35k personal loans.
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#7: March 06, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
The 35k loans being more likely to default is anecdotal.

Below are some statistics of loans by their original amount, and the percentages of the amount bracket to be charged-off.

Seems loans in the [26,000.01-27k] bracket is the most likely to charge off; while the [34k-35k] bracket is among the least likely.

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#9: March 06, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Cherry picking loans that are an even multiple of $5,000 looks pretty good.
Bryce recently noted in another thread that univariate analysis alone was pretty worthless.
Of course you gotta do it in the first place to select a set of parameters for your model.
That said, I wonder if this $5k multiple parameter as a model factor would make any significant improvement to the model performance.
Perhaps some models yes and others no. Your mileage will vary.
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#12: March 07, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
I bet they are trying to stay competitive by matching offerings such as:

http://www.homedepot.com/c/Project_Loan
and
http://www.greenskycredit.com/
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#14: March 08, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Thank you, Fred, for the table.  It's a handy reference!
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