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.
The Financial Times continues to be one of the leading sources of breaking news for this industry. While they are behind a paywall you can register for free – that will allow you to view 8 articles a month. I highly recommend everyone who wants to stay in touch with the news in this industry to do just that. Even though they are a UK publication their coverage of the US p2p lending industry is outstanding.
Peer-to-peer lender wins landmark rating from Financial Times – This is a big deal for our industry: SoFi, the student loan lender, has received an A rating from Standard & Poors. This is the first time one of the big three ratings agencies has rated a package of peer to peer loans.
Our Billion Dollar Quarter from Lending Club – The other big news story of the week was the milestones achieved by Lending Club, covered on Lend Academy here.
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.