Roundup of Social Lending News – July 28, 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.

It was a pretty quiet news week. The most interesting story of the week was the article on Bloomberg that provided a detailed look at the peer to peer lending industry in China and how it compares to this country. A new blog, P2PAnalytics appeared on the scene – they plan to offer data analysis on the historical loan data at Lending Club data and Prosper. Anil from Random Thoughts provided his typical rigorous analysis and it was good to see Michael from Nickel Steamroller with some interesting thoughts about hedging high risk p2p lending portfolios. Enjoy the start of the Olympics (I am a huge fan) and have a great weekend.

Live the New Economy – Lending Club First Month Review

Beating Broke – Can You Fund Your Own Lending Club Loan?

P2P Analytics – IS LENDING CLUB GETTING THE UPPER HAND OVER PROSPER? 

Bloomberg – China Shadow Bankers Go Online As Peer-To-Peer Sites Boom

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Amount: Default of Loans with 8% and higher Interest Rates

Retire by 40 – Peer to Peer Lending Investment Midyear Update

Nickel Steamroller – Hedging High Risk P2P Portfolios

  • 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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