Here is Lending Club's explanation of the new features:
- Reinvesting Monthly Payments: until now, it took some efforts to keep your money invested. We have made it a lot easier by offering the ability to schedule a search that runs automatically when your cash balance equals or exceeds a given amount. This feature currently uses LendingMatch; we will be adding the ability to use the more granular credit criteria soon. To find this feature, log into your lender account and go to Invest > Reinvest
- Notes Already Invested in: many of you have asked for this feature in the last few months: you will now be able to see which series of notes you have already invested in and avoid investing a second time. You can also exclude them altogether when browsing and searching for notes to invest in, by selecting a check box at the top of the search page.
- Give your friends $50: you can now pass the word out to your friends and family and give them $50 to try Lending Club. Simply log into your lender account, click on the "Invite" tab, and fire up emails to your connections.
- Charged off loans and notes: we have added a “charged off” status to your account, so that you can now differentiate defaults from charge-offs. While “default” occurs automatically when a loan is 120 days past due, a loan or note only gets charged off when Lending Club considers it unrecoverable after a review of the collections activities (which can happen before or after 120 days). These charge-offs will appear in your end of year statement so that you can report them as losses for tax purposes.