Roundup of Social Lending News – August 18, 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.

The most interesting article of the week in my opinion was the Lending Club blog post. It is good to see Lending Club putting more effort into their blog after letting it languish for most of the past year. This article discusses research done by famous bond market guru Bill Gross and his opinion on where the bond and stock markets are heading – good news for p2p lending. We also have new offerings for investors coming for P2P Analytics and Prosper to Retire. Lots of interesting things happening for p2p investors. Enjoy your weekend.

BBC Radio (UK) – Fixing Broken Banking

Prosper to Retire – NumberWhale.com – P2P Investing Tool

Learn Bonds – How Ken Earns 16% Investing in Prosper Loans

Funding Knight (UK) – Crowdlending: A better name for peer to peer lending?

Lending Club – The Death of Equities and the Growth of Lending Club

Prosper to Retire – July 2012 | 21.89% Effective | 7.06% Overall ROI with Prosper

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Amount: Defaults for Credit Grade A Loans

P2P Analytics – SO HOW DOES THE LENDING CLUB ALGORITHM WORK? (LENDING CLUB STRATEGY)

Everything Finance Blog – Peer to Peer Lending: Cautions and Considerations

  • 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.