Roundup of Social Lending News – May 26, 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 some really great articles this week from a variety of sources. I already mentioned the Seeking Alpha article in my post yesterday. One of the most important articles this week was by Jeff Crowe on his Norwest Venture Partners blog. Crowe is hardly an impartial bystander – he is on the board of Lending Club and his company has invested VC money in Lending Club – but I found it very interesting to get the perspective of someone in his unique position. The Finovate interview with Renaud Laplanche was also noteworthy. Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend.

Tradestreaming – 9 Ways To Improve Your Investing Performance In P2P Loans

Brave New Life – Lending Club Update: May 2012

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Interest Rate and Return – Do Defaults Matter?

Short Road to Retirement – Peer to Peer Lending, Good Investment?

Finovate – CEO Interview: Renaud Laplanche of Lending Club

Seeking Alpha – Why I’m A Converted Believer In Investing In P2P Loans

Resilience Economics – A Revolution in Peer-to-Peer Investing

Thomas DeLong – Everyone can’t own the good loans: why indexing P2P lending is different than indexing stocks

NVP Blog – Grass Roots Capitalism: P2P Lending

Lucrative Lending – Credit Report Inquiries can be Warning of High Risk Personal Loans

The Independent (UK) – How peers can solve borrowing headaches

  • 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.