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Description-text related soft information in peer-to-peer lending - Evidence from two leading European platforms

Dorfleitner, Gregor, Priberny, Christopher, Schuster, Stephanie, Stoiber, Johannes, Weber, Martina, de Castro, Ivan and Kammler, Julia (2016) Description-text related soft information in peer-to-peer lending - Evidence from two leading European platforms. Journal of Banking and Finance 64, pp. 169-187.

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Other URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2015.11.009


Abstract

We examine the influence of soft factors on the probability of successful funding and on the default probability in peer-to-peer lending for two leading European platforms. Soft factors such as orthography, the share of non-mandatory information items provided and the mentioning of certain social keywords are derived from the loan applications. We find that soft factors do have a significant ...

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Item type:Article
Date:1 March 2016
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung (Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner)
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Immobilien- und Kapitalmärkte
Research groups and research centres:Center of Finance
Keywords:peer-to-peer lending, soft factors, funding probability, probability of default
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:32875
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