During the week I share the latest p2p lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here.
This was a week like no other I have experienced. The Lending Club IPO was front and center all week with the media covering virtually nothing else when it comes to this industry. If I thought the previous week had a lot of coverage this week was off the charts – my Google alerts picked up well over 500 stories. Also, LendAcademy.com saw its biggest week ever with traffic more than doubling over the previous week and the forum setting a new record.
I have sifted through the several hundred stories and share the most interesting ones below.
The Lend Academy forum is where investors go to discuss p2p lending. Below are some topics that were being discussed this week. Not surprisingly, the talk on the forum this week was also centered around the IPO.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.