Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – May 25, 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.

Part 1: Opening a No Fee Lending Club Roth IRA from Your Personal Finance Pro – First of a two part series on using a Roth IRA to invest in Lending Club.

Filtering Loans – Part 4: Splitting the Filter to Find More Loans from LendingMemo – Step-by-step guide for using Nickel Steamroller to analyze the loan history of Lending Club.

Investing In P2P Loans: Learn To Love Defaults And Late Payments from Forbes – While I don’t love defaults I agree with the general premise of this article that we can learn to accept them.

Filtering Loans – Part 5: Moving From Tools to Platforms from LendingMemo – How to implement the filters created with the third party tools into Lending Club and Prosper investments.

Top 15 European “Peer-to-Peer” Lending Services from – Run down of the main players in Europe with a short description of each one.

“Nous voulons transformer le système bancaire américain” from JDN – Interview with Renaud Laplanche in French but Google translate did a pretty good job with the English translation.

Stepping on the Peers from peHUB – I don’t agree with several points in this article but it’s general premise is that institutional investors are taking the peer out of p2p lending, which is obviously true.

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.

Platform -> Folio Rotation? – Should investors immediately put their notes up for sale on Folio as soon as they are issued?

FICO Distribution and Trend Over Time – Very interesting analysis from an investor who tracks changes in the FICO score of his Lending Club investments.

How to best explain P2P to the average Joe? – Those of us involved in this new industry often grapple with how to explain the concept of p2p lending to others.

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