Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – November 17, 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.

More positive news in peer-to-peer lending from Bdaily (UK) – A county in the UK is teaming up with peer to business lender Funding Circle to boost small business lending.

How to Use P2P Lending to Fund Your Retirement from LearnBonds – My guest post about how retirees can potentially use p2p lending to help generate income in retirement.

UK economy: How does peer-to-peer lending work? from BBC Business – Video of a small business in the UK and how Funding Circle has helped them.

Prosper: Best Search Filters for Automated Quick Invest from My Money Blog – New Prosper investor discusses how he decided on his investment strategy.

New Feature: Note Sales from Interest Radar – New feature on the popular Lending Club statistics site to help investors track their trading platform sales.

Lending Club hits hockey-stick growth from Upstart Business Journal – Some more commentary on Lending Club’s $1 billion milestone.

Peer-to-Peer Investing a Bust in Michigan from Free Money Finance – The perspective of a potential Lending Club investor who is not allowed to invest on the retail platform.

Taking a Peek at Peer-to-Peer Lending from TIME – Respected financial blogger, JD Roth, gives his perspective on peer to peer lending in one of the nation’s leading news publications.

The Main Reasons To Borrow Money Through Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Lending from Financial Samurai – Commentary on the different ways borrowers at the p2p lenders use their money.

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.

FOLIOfn Selling Strategy… Flawed? – What kind of notes are buying on the secondary market looking for? Some perspectives from Folio-only investors.

Calling your P2P investments your own business? – Taxes and p2p lending – the perennial discussion.

Finding Blenders – Looking for borrowers on Prosper who are also investors (known as blenders).

  • 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.

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