Roundup of Social Lending News – July 7, 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.

I am back in Denver now and slowly recovering from jetlag after the long trip from Sydney. Not a whole lot to report in this holiday shortened week. But in South Africa it was a big week for p2p lending with the launch of Rainfin, the first p2p lender in that country. The most interesting piece of the week in my opinion was the interview with Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, by Zack Miller of  Tradestreaming. Laplanche certainly painted an interesting picture of the future of p2p lending and Lending Club. Enjoy your weekend.

6400 Personal Finance – Be Your Own Bank

Beating Broke – Lending Club 2Q2012 Update

AOL Daily Finance – Need a Loan? Ask a Stranger: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Lending

PPC Ian – How To Pick Lending Club Loans

Business Day (South Africa) – RainFin to offer lower interest rates

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Q2 2012 Update – Loan Volume, Term and Interest Rate

Thomas DeLong – Lending Club’s data about their borrowers could help them more efficiently price risk in future P2P lending markets

Wiseclerk – Rainfin brings p2p lending to South Africa

Tradestreaming – Investing In People With Peer To Peer Loans – With Lending Club’s Renaud Laplanche

Herald Scotland (UK) – Social lending can cut out bank giants

  • 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.