Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – October 27, 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.

TheStockFox – MY LENDING CLUB EXPERIENCE (Investment strategy of a new Lending CLub Folio investor)

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loans – Borrowers’ FICO Score and Defaults (Analysis of credit scores and this variable’s impact on defaults)

This is Common Cents – Roll Like a Banker: Peer to Peer Lending (Some thoughts from a blogger considering an investment in Prosper)

Yes I am Cheap – Beating Bank Returns With Peer-to-Peer Lending and Prosper (Small investor on Prosper gives details of her returns and strategy)

Tiny Little Loans – PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Blogger gives an update of both his Lending Club and Prosper investments)

Wiseclerk – How to Lend at Isepankur – Step by Step Guide (Estonian p2p lender, Isepankur has opened for investors across the European Union – Wiseclerk shows how the platform works)

From the Lend Academy Forum

This is a new section to my weekly updates where I share some of the interesting discussions going on at the Lend Academy Forum. This past week say the most discussion ever on the forum.

Larger notes on FolioFn (How easy is it to sell large notes of $100 or more on the Lending Club trading platform)

Additional variables in data & models for loans (Discussion about the Lending Club LoanStats.csv file and modeling the late loans)

2% Bonus on Cash Invested! (The new Prosper bonus for investing in AA, A, B and C grade loans)

  • 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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