Roundup of Social Lending News – September 15, 2012

During the week I share the latest p2p lending news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here.

Random Thoughts – Introducing PeerCube: Smart Lending with Peer Insights for Lending Club (introducing a new analysis site for Lending Club investors).

Nickel Steamroller – September P2P Investing Update (long time blogger shares an update on his Lending Club and Prosper investments).

P2P Money Blog – Zopa to drop C and Y markets (Interesting move from Zopa in the UK in dropping their highest risk borrowers from now on).

Wall Street Journal – Student-Loan Online Start-Up Gets Financing (VC’s must see a big future for this new startup focusing on student loans – they just invested $77 million!).

Prosper to Retire – August 2012 | 25.53% Effective Annual ROI | 9.34% Overall Return with Prosper.com (New Prosper investor shares his progress).

Afluenta – AFLUENTA.COM RELEASES THE FIRST COLLABORATIVE FINANCIAL NETWORK IN LATINAMERICA (Press release about the first p2p lender launching in Argentina).

Everything Finance – P2P Lending With Lending Club: A Review (A new Lending Club investor shares some thoughts).

Nickel Steamroller – Boosting Your Prosper Automated Quick Invest Return With Sorting (Discusses the sorting feature when searching for loans on Prosper).

Prosper to Retire – P2P Lending 104 – How should I start? (Some ideas for new investors at Prosper).

Lending Tuber – Words with Lends (Presenting some analysis done on words used in the description field of Lending Club loans).

  • 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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