Roundup of Social Lending News – April 14, 2012

Every Saturday I bring you the latest news from the world of peer to peer lending. These are the best of the news articles and blog posts from around the web that I shared on Twitter this past week.

Well it was quite a big week for peer to peer lending coverage. We had the big story of John Mack joining the Lending Club board that was covered by just about every business publication in the country – I just shared two articles below (from CNNMoney and Businessweek) of the more than 50 that showed up in my Google Reader about this story.

Also this weekend the Wall Street Journal has a big feature article on peer to peer lending in the weekend edition of their newspaper. It is one of the best articles I have read in a long time, it provided plenty of information I didn’t know. It also features comments from our friend Ken over at Lendstats who as usual is right on the money. Enjoy your weekend.

Wall Street Journal – Would You Lend Money to These People?

The Independent (UK) – Money Insider: Peer-to-peer lending shows some longevity

Lucrative Lending – Sell My Note from Lending Club on FOLIOfn: There is No Honor Going Down With the Ship

SweatingTheBigStuff – Lending Club Returns at 13.71% in April 2012

CNNMoney – Mack is back: Wall Street’s new agitator

Businessweek – Lending Club names John Mack to board

Pinch That Penny – Lending Club Update – April 2012

Stltoday.com – ‘Social lending’ firm must refund investors

Myintroducer.com (UK) – RateSetter.com enjoys 100% growth in 6 months

Dun & Bradstreet – Is Peer-to-Peer Business Lending a Viable Financing Option?

MSN Money UK – Encash: a new rival for Zopa, RateSetter and Funding Circle

Data Science Hacking – Lending Club Loan Analysis: Making Money with Logistic Regression

Cult of Money – A late payment scare, P2P update

  • 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.