Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – December 1, 2012

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.

Lending Club Investment Update: November 2012 from Brave New Life – Quarterly update on his Lending Club portfolio.

Zopa passes quarter of a billion in peer-to-peer loans from Finextra – Short press release from Zopa who passed £250 million in loans issued since inception.

Best Practices for New P2P Lending Investors from Free Money Finance – My guest post for new investors.

October, 2012 Investor Monthly Update from Prosper – Regular monthly column by Prosper Chief Investment Officer Joe Toms.

A top ten for business leaders from The Economist – Ten trends business leaders needs to watch in 2013 including #10: a reshaping of the financial system.

Do Zopa, Ratesetter & Funding Circle really pay 8% on savings? from MoneySavingExpert.com – Leading UK money blog gives a good roundup  and comparison of the top UK p2p lenders.

From the Lend Academy Forum

The Lend Academy forum is where investors go to discuss p2p lending. Below are some topics that were being discussed this week.

Changes in information available for notes that have been issued – Discussion about the Lending Club data and the mismatch between the historical data file and the in funding notes.

About to blacklist folioFN in my email – Active trading platform investor on Lending Club asked how to handle the large volume of email from FolioFN.

Chasing High ROIs – Successful Prosper investor wonders is he can do even better.

  • 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.