Roundup of Social Lending News – June 16, 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 Financial Times and Guardian articles below, even though they are mostly about the UK market, continue to expose p2p lending to more mainstream investors. Recent developments in this country certainly make it feel that p2p lending is nearing a tipping point. But we are not there yet. I am sure if you poll 100 of your friends less than 10 will still have heard of p2p lending, but that is slowly changing. What has changed is that now, if you poll 100 professional investors on Wall Street, I expect 90 or so will have heard of p2p lending. Plenty of good stories for you below. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

Naked Capitalism – Peer-to-Peer Lending: Will Aggressive Operators Screw Up a Promising Idea?

P2P Money (UK) – What makes a P2P company successful?

YouTube – Zopa on BBC News Channel’s Your Money programme

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Credit Grade – A & B offer better risk-adjusted returns – P2P Lending: Experimenting with Lending Club

Financial Times (UK) – Peer-to-peer lending: Model takes off worldwide

Riches Corner – Using the Social in Social Lending – FIVE KEY INDICATORS P2P LENDING IS REACHING A TIPPING POINT IN THE U.K.

Bitcoin Magazine – Why Bitcoin Is Not Ready for Peer Lending

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Base Interest Rate – Excess Lending Capital Supply

The Guardian (UK) – Are peer-to-peer lenders the future of banking?

  • 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.