Roundup of Social Lending News – October 8, 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.

No major news stories this week but some excellent coverage for the p2p lending industry nonetheless. Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, was interviewed on Fox Business on Friday, giving broad exposure to his company and the industry. Then there was the local newspaper in Spokane, the Spokesman-Review running a story about p2p lending on the front page of their print newspaper. It all helps spread the word for potential investors and borrowers. Enjoy your weekend.

Fox Business (video) – A Loan That Works for Borrowers and Investors

Peerform – 9 Tips For Micro-Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners Looking for a P2P Loan

Mindful Money (UK) – Peer to Peer finance takes on the banks

Smart Peer Lending – LOAN RECOMMENDATION ENGINE PART #2

P2P Lending News – My Lending Club Investments – October 2011 Update

Nickel Steamroller – Advanced P2P Lending Charts

The Spokesman-Review – The lender next door: Peer-to-peer loans gaining popularity

  • 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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