January was a great month for p2p lending as far as publicity goes. There were several TV segments, news articles and posts on major blogs. In case you missed some of these, here is a breakdown of recent news.
Peer to Peer Lending on TV
I have been watching CNBC for almost 20 years and it was great to see Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, interviewed on their morning show. Renaud did a great job despite the fact the interviewers knew so very little about Lending Club or p2p lending.
BNN (Business News Network) in Canada
Interview with Michael Garrity, CEO of CommunityLend in Canada.
Interview with a Lending Club borrower and an investor who were on either side of the loan transaction.
Peer to Peer Lending on Major News Sites
CNN – Hitting up the family bank
ABC News – New Ways to Get a Loan Without Going to the Bank
TheStreet.com – Peer Lending Grows as Business Owner Option
This same article was picked up by Entrepreneur.com, and Fox Small Business Center ran a similar article.
Benzinga – Lending Club: Killing Two Birds With One Stone
9News.com – Your Money Sunday: Shred your credit card contest
DailyFinance – It Takes a Community to Repay a Loan: The Lessons of Prosper.com
Daily Kos – So you really want to hurt the financial industry?