Roundup of Social Lending News – April 21, 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.

We have had a few new p2p lending bloggers emerge in the last month and you will see several stories from these newcomers below: Lucrative Lending, Lend Analyst and Lending Peers. I wish them well and I look forward to reading more contributions from them. My top article pick of the week was from Alchemy, the online magazine for SecondMarket. It talks about the changing face of p2p lending with more institutional investors coming on board (full disclosure: I was interviewed for this article). Enjoy your weekend.

Lucrative Lending – Prosper vs. Lending Club: Money Lending Sites Comparison

Lend Analyst – What is Portfolio Activity?

Wall Street Journal – New Suits Over Do-It-Yourself IRAs

Chicago Tribune – Tapping Bank of Mom and Dad generating interest

Lend Analyst – Lending Club Risk Avoidance Investment Strategy

Beating Broke – Lending Club Returns 1Q2012 Update

Lending Peers – Lending Peers

Alchemy – Peer to Peer Lending Grows Up: Consumer Loans Attract Large Investors

This is Money (UK) – Yes-Secure savers withdraw their cash after rates are cut

Lucrative Lending – Loan Default: Enemy #1 to Peer to Peer Loan Investors

Marketplace – Financial innovation and social lending

  • 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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