Roundup of Social Lending News – October 22, 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.

Not a whole lot to report this week, it was a pretty quiet week on the news front. Interesting to see a blog post by Prosper CEO, Chris Larsen about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the need for regulators to embrace the call for change. Enjoy your weekend.

P2P-Banking (Europe) – Smava Raises 4 Million; Gets Share in Prestiamoci

Prosper (press release) – Prosper.com Announces 367% Year-Over-Year Growth in P2P Lending

Sweating the Big Stuff – Lending Club Loans to Avoid

Lending Club (press release) – Jefferies Senior Vice President Joins Lending Club

Prosper blog – Why Hasn’t A Facebook Of Banking Emerged?

P2P-Banking (Europe) – Pretdunion Gains Banking License And Raises Funding

Nickel Steamroller – Lending Club A&B Loan Demand Surged in September

Money Q&A – Dissecting My Twelve Loans That Defaulted On Lending Club

  • 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.