A simple tool that will watch your LendingClub account and automatically invest cash as it becomes available.
Lending Club Auto Investing Tool
A simple python tool used to watch your LendingClub account and automatically invest and reinvest cash as it becomes available based on a series of personalized investment options and settings.
I have tested this tool to the best of my ability, but understand that it may have bugs. Use at your own risk!
I built this tool to solve the common annoyance when investing money in LendingClub. When not all the loans get funded, it becomes a two steps forward, one step back process of reinvesting the cash every few days until it’s all invested. For large sums of money this process can take over a month to complete.
How it works
When running, it will monitor your account for available cash. If the available cash meets or exceeds a minimum amount you define, it’s all automatically invested into a collection of loans that match the criteria that you have set (average interest rates, rate grades, term length, etc.). See the Options section for information on these settings.
To put it simply, the tool does the same thing as if you were to:
- Log into your account
- Click Invest and select any filters you want to use
- Select an average interest rate portfolio you want to invest in
- Now click Continue and to through the following two pages to invest in that portfolio.
Find the latest version on github: https://github.com/jgillick/LendingClubAutoInvestor
Feel free to fork and contribute!
These can automatically be installed with pip:
sudo pip install python-daemon requests beautifulsoup4 html5lib argparse pybars pyyaml pause
The tool can be run directly from the bin directory or installed globally, by running:
sudo python ./setup.py install
It can also be installed with PIP:
sudo pip install lcinvestor
To start the tool in the foreground:
The script will run continuously and print all the output to the screen until you exit it with CTRL+C.
To run it as a background daemon (does not work on Windows):
$ lcinvestor start
All output will be sent to /var/log/daemon.log.
To stop the daemon run:
$ lcinvestor stop
Help and Usage
To see the usage info:
$ lcinvestor --help
When you run the tool, it will take you though a series of prompts to define how to invest your cash.
Email / Password
This is the email and password you use to sign into LendingClub. Your password will be kept in memory but never saved to file.
When the auto investor runs it will attempt to invest ALL available cash in your account into a investment portfolio. This option tells the tool how much money should be in the account before investing. i.e. What is the minimum amount of cash you want to invest at a time. For example, $25 can only be invested in a single loan note, whereas $1000 could be invested across up to 40 notes.
Min/Max Percent interest rate
When the minimum available cash option is met, the auto investor will query the LendingClub API and get a list of possible investment portfolios available at that moment. To pick the appropriate one for you, it needs to know what the minimum and maximum AVERAGE interest rate value you will accept. The investment option closest to the maximum value will be chosen and all your available cash will be submitted to it.
This value relates to finding a investment portfolio using the slider on the Invest page on LendingClub.com. It’s not possible, at any given time, to define an absolute interest rate value, so we need to know the range that you will accept.
Note This does NOT filter out individual notes based on interest rate. It defines the average interest across all notes. Use the Advanced Filters to filter out notes by loan grade.
You can choose to have all new investments assigned to a named portfolio. You can either choose an existing portfolio or create a new one.
The advanced filters section brings in a few of the filters from the Invest page on LendingClub, such as:
- Filter by loan grade (A - G)
- Exclude loans you’re already invested in
- Include loans by their funding progress
- Filter by term length (36 - 60 months)
After all the options are set, you will be given a review screen to verify those values. If you approve, type Y + <Enter> to start the program. It will now check your account every 30 minutes to see if there is enough available cash in your account to invest.
Please help me by forking and committing enhancements!
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2013 Jeremy Gillick
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