Roundup of Social Lending News – January 28, 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 an interesting cross section of articles this week. I would like to highlight the Prosper review by Wealth Pilgrim – I think that is the most detailed review of Prosper that I have read. Another  interesting one was the Reuter’s blog post on the regulatory history of Lending Club and Prosper. While the historical account is not 100% accurate, there are some interesting ideas about the future regulatory environment for p2p lending. Enjoy your weekend.

Money Q&A – Lending Club Waives Service Fees On Large Loans

P2P Banking (UK) – How Do the Efforts of Prosper and Lending Club in Search Engine Marketing Compare?

Prosper blog – Independent Audit Confirms Prosper’s Industry-Best Returns

Reuters Financial Regulatory Reform blog – Peer to peer lending: the murky future with America’s new consumer protector

Smart Peer Lending – Lending Club Strategy Challenge

This is Money (UK) – Beware the lure of web savings and lending sites after a rise in borrowers failing to repay debts

NY1.com – Peer-To-Peer Lending Can Help Investors’ Accounts Grow

Small Business Trends – 8 Ways to Finance Your Startup with Debt: Part 2

Bloomberg – Programmers Size Up Bank Borrowers With Algorithms Rather Than FICO Scores

Wealth Pilgrim – Prosper Review – Should You Take the Social Lending Plunge?

  • 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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