Peer to Peer Lending Piece on NPR

National Public Radio discussing peer to peer lending

Normally, I include all p2p lending news stories in my weekly Saturday roundup. Occasionally, though, I feature the major stories here as soon as they happen. This is the case today.

NPR’s Morning Edition has around 13 million listeners according to their website. This morning, they covered p2p lending for the first time since I have been following this space, prompted by last week’s news of Google’s investment in Lending Club.

This is probably the largest audience ever to hear about p2p lending and is yet another step towards the mainstream for Lending Club and Prosper. I was also very pleased to be included in this story. I have to admit it was quite surreal driving to the gym this morning and hearing myself on the radio. You can listen to the segment 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.

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