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rppatel79

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Free P2P APIs via GitHub
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:10:54 PM »
Hi All,
Over the last 7+ years, I have used Lending Club and/or Prosper.  Initially, I intuitively invested in loans hoping for good return.  After some mild success (about ~9% ROI), I wanted to formalize my strategy.  This became particularly important as my P2P accounts became a large component of my overall wealth.  So, I downloaded Lending Club's historical notes, data mined the population, and confirmed my original strategy was effective (or more accurately, I confirmed my strategy was effective).  I then built filters (within Lending Club and Prosper) that found active notes that met criterion of my strategy.  For the next year, I periodically logged into Lending Club and Prosper executed a filter and invested in notes.  There were two problems with this approach:
1.  I saw myself choosing not to invest in loans because of loan characteristics.  This intuitive judgement hurt my ROI.
2.  This was a very time consuming processes.  I spend almost an 1 hour per day using P2P sites.

So, as Lending Club and Prosper built APIs, I build technology to leverage them!  And recently, I have put the code on GitHub as a public project.
https://github.com/rppatel79/p2p

The code will:
1.  Periodically log into Lending Club and/or Prosper
2.  Database all the loans that were issued since the last execution
3.  Find all the loans that met the criterion of a strategy
4.  Purchase those loans
The code is authored in Java and each 'strategy' written in Javascript.  The strategies are intended to be simple to write/extend.

Although not require, I have deployed the code in Amazon Web Services.

Feel free to check out the GitHub repository, ask questions, and/or make suggests.

TheLittleDuke

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Re: Free P2P APIs via GitHub
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 03:01:23 PM »
Thanks!  Just Star'd and Watch'ing it.

I've done a bunch of API work in Python, but it's not bundled up yet into something consumable.

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rppatel79

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Re: Free P2P APIs via GitHub
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 08:59:05 PM »
Hi DVD,
Thank you for your interest.

The strategies are written in JavaScript, so it sounds like you should be up-and-running quickly!

I would encourage you to private message me any questions/concerns.  I will happily provide you guidance.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 09:40:06 PM by rppatel79 »

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Re: Free P2P APIs via GitHub
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 09:17:55 PM »
My project provides a single view into Lending Club and Prosper.  Does anyone know of other P2P platforms with accessible APIs?

rppatel79
https://github.com/rppatel79/p2p