Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – October 6, 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.

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loans: Loan Purpose and Defaults (Analysis and charts of the different loan purposes at Lending Club)

Bargaineering – Lending Club PRIME Review (A look at the PRIME account option at Lending Club)

Minyanville – As Peer-to-Peer Lending Grows Up, Investors Seeking High Returns, Safer Bets Jump In (Popular finance site weighs in on the changing attitude of investors)

Beating Broke – Lending Club Update 3Q2012 (Long time personal finance blogger gives an update and some thoughts on his Lending Club investment)

The Loan Sheet – Growth of Peer-to-Peer Lending Creates Room for More Kinds of Borrowers (Interesting analysis of the increasing loan approval rate at Lending Club)

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Purpose: Default Rate and Bad-Loan Experience Index (Demonstrating a new index that compares default rates between different loan purposes)

MSN Money UK – How Zopa beats the stock market (Comparing the returns of Zopa investors to the UK stock market, money quote: “Zopa fits somewhere between savings accounts and the stock market in terms of risk and reward”)

  • 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.