Normally, every Saturday I bring you the latest news from around the web about p2p lending. Today, I will do that as normal, but I am also going to feature some of the major news stories of 2011.
Nickel Steamroller – 2012 Predictions for P2P Lending
Pinch That Penny – Investing: P2P Lending vs. Bank CDs
How I Save Money – Lending Club Performance Update: December 2011
Prosper (press release) – Prosper Launches ‘Fired Up’ Kindle Fire® Sweepstakes
Bloomberg News (video) – LendingClub CEO on Loan Criteria, Investors
P2P Lending News – A New Year’s Resolution for my Peer-to-Peer Lending Investments
Major P2P Lending News Stories from 2011
There was some major coverage of p2p lending in 2011 that no doubt brought in a lot of new investors and borrowers. Here are what I consider to be the five most important news stories from this year. Most of these stories shine a very positive light on p2p lending with the exception of the New York Times article. The articles are presented here in chronological order.
TheStreet.com – Peer Lending Grows as Business Owner Option
The New York Times – The Gamble of Lending Peer to Peer
Forbes – Q & A With Union Square’s Fred Wilson and Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche
Bloomberg – LendingClub Lures Investors as Consumer Loan Rates Top Bonds
Reuters – Cutting out the banker middleman