Roundup of Social Lending News – August 27, 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.

It was a busy week on the p2p lending news front with plenty of updates and news from the blogosphere. One personal finance blogger who is new to our news roundup, Beating Broke, had not one, but two posts about Lending Club this past week. Both posts made the list below. And let’s not forget Prosper. They released the video from their recent p2p lending webinar. This should be required viewing for every p2p lending investor. Enjoy your weekend.

Prosper – Webinar Recording Available: “Social Lending’s Role in Volatile Times”

P2P Lending News – How to Invest $60,000 in Peer-to-Peer Lending Notes in 30 Days

Beating Broke – Calculating a Real Rate of Return on My Lending Club Portfolio

Consumerism Commentary – High-Yield Investing In a Low-Yield Environment

Bloomberg Businessweek – B-School Startups: A New Lending Option in NOLA

Nickel Steamroller – Total ROI – A Look At Diminishing Returns

Beating Broke – Lending Club: How I Select My Investments

Sweating the Big Stuff – I Moved to California to Join Lending Club

Lending Tuber – A look at Prosper’s 2008 Loans

  • 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.