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 one of the busiest weeks of p2p lending news for quite some time. We had the Lending Club, Orchard and CommonBond news that I covered earlier this week. In addition to that we had the announcement that the former CEO of Pimco, Mohamed El-Erian, has invested n a new p2p lending startup called Payoff (yet to launch); one of the UK’s largest banks is starting a p2p lending platform and a new partnership was announced between Funding Circle and PwC.
PWC & Funding Circle form UK Partnership from Crowdfund Insider – PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), one of the Big Four accounting firms, has signed an agreement with Funding Circle that will funnel small business clients to them.
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.