Roundup of Social Lending News – January 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.

It seems that the mainstream media are most interested in the borrower side of p2p lending, in particular the small segment of p2p lending that is for small business loans. There were three articles this week that dealt with that very topic and I think probably more than half the stories I cover here from mainstream media in my weekly roundup are about small business financing. It is a compelling story I guess even though small business loans account for just a small percentage of loans issued at Lending Club and Prosper. There were plenty of other interesting articles this week from my fellow p2p lending bloggers. Enjoy your weekend.

Ky3.com – Funding your small business — get creative

Lending Club blog – Lending Club’s Year in Review

Smart Peer Lending – Loan Recommendations Newsletter

Wiseclerk – P2P Lending Predictions For 2012

Entrepreneur – How to Raise Money for Your Startup — Now

P2P Lending News – Peer-to-Peer Lending Federal Tax Guide

Peerform blog – Peer to Peer Lending Looks More Attractive to Small Business Loan Seekers

Sweating the Big Stuff – Lending Club Returns at 15.85% in January 2012

Nickel Steamroller – Taking Estimated ROI to the Next Level

The White Coat Investor – Lending Club 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.

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