Roundup of Social Lending News – July 21, 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 have quite a variety of articles for you this week. As usual there are a couple of interesting posts from Anil of Random Thoughts. There was a couple of Lending Club updates from prominent bloggers, my guest post on LearnBonds, a paper from the UC Davis Law Review from last year which I found very interesting. The last article I want to mention is from Marc at Lending Club Experience. After almost a year Marc has decided to liquidate his Lending Club investments and end his experiment with investing via the trading platform. He says he will be back again in the future and I certainly hope he is. I know I have learned a great deal from Marc about secondary market trading and I have appreciated him sharing his findings with us. Enjoy your weekend.

Forbes – Thomson-Reuters Director Doubles Down On Lending Club

Financial Times (UK) – Social lending cuts out the banks

My Dollar Plan – Are You Still Using Lending Club?

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Amount: Defaults for Loans with < 8% Interest Rate

LearnBonds – What’s Holding People Back from Peer to Peer Lending?

UC Davis Law Review (PDF) – The Misregulation of Person-to- Person Lending

Indiegogo – p2ploanstats.com funding campaign

Lazy Man and Money – Lending Club Update – July 2012

Lending Club Experience – One Year of Lending Club: The (Getting) Ins and (Getting) Outs of Lending Club

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Amount and Interest Rate

Financial Mail (South Africa) – Social Lending: Bypassing the Bank

  • 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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