Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – May 18, 2013

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.

Disruptors Providing Next-Gen Financial Services from CNBC (video) – Lending Club named one of five financial services companies in the CNBC Disruptors 50 list.

Zopa CEO Giles Andrews: less talk about rebuilding trust in banks, more doing from Wired UK – Interview with Zopa CEO Giles Andrews on trust and the big banks.

Peer to Peer Lending: Loving Your Neighbor With Your IRA from Bible Money Matters – In this guest post Simon Cunningham from LendingMemo discusses the social impact of p2p lending.

Now You Can Send Money Through Gmail, Google Announces from Huffington Post – Google Wallet is being integrated with Gmail, yet another step on Google’s foray into financial services.

Lending Club’s Sanborn Discusses Recent Google Investment from LendingMemo – Another excellent interview by Simon Cunningham, this time with Lending Club’s COO Scott Sanborn.

Time to Bail on Bonds? from Bloomberg TV – When asked where investors should put money if they take it out of bonds commentator Bob Rice suggested p2p lending.

More Information About Our “Verified Income” Filter from Lending Club’s blog – The loans are disappearing so fast from Lending Club these days that virtually none of the active loans have income verified before they are fully invested.

From the Lend Academy Forum

The Lend Academy forum is where investors go to discuss p2p lending. Below are some topics that were being discussed this week.

Feeling Irritable! – This investor is irritated when loans pay off early, others provide their opinion on this issue.

Mobile – Lending Club quietly released a new mobile-friendly version of their website this week.

Desperate Borrowers – Investors weigh in on one particular loan and whether to hold or sell.



  • Peter Renton

    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s largest digital media 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.