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.
What a week. My Google alerts picked up 267 stories covering our industry this past week which is by far the most I have ever seen in the 4 1/2 years I have been following along closely. Obviously, the Lending Club IPO was responsible for a majority of these and I have selected a handful of the more interesting articles below.
Rupert Murdoch, James Packer invest in SocietyOne peer-to-peer start-up from the Australian Financial Review – Three Australian billionaires have invested in the leading P2P lending platform down under.
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.