Roundup of Social Lending News – August 20, 2011

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.

There were several bloggers discussing Lending Club this week, giving their take on investment strategy and the risks associated with that investment. The other big news of the week was the formation of the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association that I covered here and below you can read how the Financial Times covered the story.

P2P Lending News – The Great Lending Club Experiment

Brave New Life – Lending Club Investment Strategy

Money Observer (UK) – Is peer-to-peer lending worth the risk?

Financial Times Advisor (UK) – Peer-to-peer finance regulator launched

Good Financial Cents – Beware: Investing With Lending Club Is Too Risky….Or is it?

Bible Money Matters – Lending Club Now A Mainstream Investment Option? 4 Years, $325 Million In Loans Issued, 50,000 Investors

  • 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.