Roundup of Social Lending News – October 15, 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.

I started creating these weekly news summaries about five months ago and this week was by far the busiest I have ever experienced as far as news goes. It seems like everyone was writing about peer to peer lending this week including some really high traffic sites. Speaking of which, if you only read one article on this list make it the GOOD article. This article was all over Twitter and Facebook this week and it is an excellent article to send to someone who doesn’t really get p2p lending. Enjoy your weekend.

Investor Junkie – Lending Club (October 2011 Update)

Prosper blog – An Update on Peer-to-Peer Lending Performance

Yes, I Am Cheap – Two Years of Peer-to-Peer Lending Results With Prosper

Dataspora – Mining Lending Club’s Goldmine of Loan Data Part I of II – Visualizations by State

Smart Peer Lending – RECOMMENDATION ENGINE DETAILS

Lending Club Experience – Third Month and Going Strong

EurActiv (Europe) – Online business angels fly to SMEs rescue

Nickel Steamroller – Current Policy on Lending Club’s Data Export – What is its True Meaning?

Everything Finance – Prosper Peer to Peer Lending: A Review

Wiseclerk (UK) – Ratesetter Finishes Successful First Year

24/7 Wall St – Peer-to-Peer Lending: Opportunity for Investors & Borrowers Alike

GOOD – Peer-to-Peer Lenders Take Banks Out of the Credit Equation

Investor Junkie – Lending Club vs Prosper (this is a guest post I authored)

Money Q&A – How I Got Greedy And Lost My Shirt With Peer To Peer Lending Loans

P2P Lending News – How to Get Funded When Applying for a P2P Small Business Loan

  • 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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