Roundup of Social Lending News – August 6, 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.

The news this week was dominated by one story – the new $25 million funding round secured by Lending Club. My Google Alerts picked up no less than 120 news stories and blog posts mentioning this story. There were also several follow up stories that discussed this big news, some of which I reference below.

Wall Street Journal – Lending Club Nabs $25 Million In New Funding

Forbes – Q & A With Union Square’s Fred Wilson and Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche

Washington Post – With Record P2P Loan Growth, Lending Club Raises $25 Million Led By Union Square 

Union Square Ventures – Lending Club

iWatch News – As person-to-person online lending grows, how should it be regulated?

Bible Money Matters – Lending Club Returns Still Improving: No Defaults And 10.76% Returns

The Marketing Tea Party – P2P Lending — The Bank And Credit Union Way

Lending Tuber – Words of Loss




  • Peter Renton

    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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