Roundup of Social Lending News – July 14, 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 had two detailed p2p lending portfolio updates this week from established bloggers, Investor Junkie and Nickel Steamroller. They shared details about their returns from Lending Club and Prosper and both bloggers continue to do very well. We welcome a new blogger this week to the weekly news roundup, Prosper to Retire, who shares his experience as a Prosper investor since 2008. Finally, I want to toot my own horn briefly. An article this week in Business Insider included yours truly in the list of 15 money experts everyone should follow on Twitter. Enjoy your weekend.

Business Insider – 15 Money Experts Everyone Should Follow On Twitter

Fox 5 Atlanta (video) – What is peer-to-peer lending?

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Amount and Defaults

Prosper blog – Introducing Prosper Premier

Prosper to Retire – I lost it all with P2P Lending… But Then…

Nickel Steamroller – July P2P Portfolio Update

Myintroducer.com (UK) – Consumers flock to peer-to-peer finance

Investor Junkie – Prosper Review – Are They Worth A Second Look?

PR News Wire – Lending Club Wins Third Consecutive AlwaysOn Global 250 Award (press release)

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Q2 2012 Update – Credit Grade, Days to Issue, and Funded Amount

Investor Junkie – Lending Club (July 2012 Update)

This is Money (UK) – ‘Peer-to-peer’ lending means savers and borrowers get far better rates together

  • 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.