New York, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 LendIt, the largest and most recognized conference for the P2P and online lending industry, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2nd annual conference scheduled for May 4-6, 2014 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square . LendIt will bring together the leaders and pioneers at the forefront of the p2p and online lending industry. In addition to the leading lending platforms, LendIt 2014 is expected to draw institutional investors, financial analysts, private wealth managers, family offices, individual investors and media representatives from across the globe. Agenda, speakers and sponsors will be announced within the coming months. “With the online lending industry’s annual growth rate currently near 200%, global interest in the sector is rapidly intensifying,” said Peter Renton , Co-Founder of LendIt and Founder of Lend Academy . “As such, we have expanded the LendIt program and increased the size of the venue in order to accommodate the rising demand.” The consumer p2p lending platforms in the United States grew dramatically in 2013. The world’s leading p2p lender, Lending Club , issued $2.1 billion in new loans last year growing at an astounding 188% annual rate. The number two player, Prosper Marketplace , issued $357 million in new loans, a 133% annual growth rate. Both companies are based in downtown San Francisco with their head offices just a few blocks from the LendIt 2014 conference venue. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance in order to ensure ticket availability. Early Bird ticket prices will remain available until January 15th . Additionally, LendIt has room blocks at discounted rates, available for a limited time, at the Hilton. In order to secure the best rates, LendIt participants are also advised to make hotel reservations early. Attendees can register today at http://www.lendit.co/2014/ . Press Registration Information Credentialed members of the news media may receive complimentary registration which includes access to the entire program including the exhibit hall. If you are a member of the media and interested in a press pass, please email press(at)lendit(dot)co. For more information on LendIt 2014, visit us at http://www.lendit.co . About LendIt LendIt is the preeminent global conference organization dedicated exclusively to the P2P and online lending industry. LendIt events showcase leading and emerging online lending platforms, the ecosystem of Big Data companies that are serving the sector, as well as the Wall Street firms that are providing innovative financing structures and investment capital to this rising asset class. In addition to the leading p2p and online lending platforms, LendIt 2014 is expected to draw institutional investors, financial analysts, private wealth managers, family offices, individual investors and media representatives from across the globe. Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LendIt/2014/prweb11464057.htm
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