Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – October 20, 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 – Lending Club Borrower’s Location and Defaults (Are borrowers in California and Nevada still underperforming the rest of the country? This post will provide the answer)

Investor Junkie – Lending Club And Prosper Update (October 2012) (Long time blogger and p2p lending investor gives an update and some opinions about his accounts)

Prosper – September, 2012 Investor Monthly Update (The always interesting monthly update from Joe Toms, Chief Investment Officer at Prosper)

CNN Money – Why Canaan Partners backed a digital pawn shop (Lending Club board member Dan Ciporin compares the leading digital pawn shop to Lending Club)

Interactive Investor (UK) – Getting to grips with social lending (Why the leading p2p lenders in Great Britain are becoming a mainstream alternative to banks)

White Coat Investor – Peer to Peer Lending Update (Why this doctor and investor has switched to the riskier loans at Lending Club and details of his new strategy)

Random Thoughts – Lending Club Borrowers’ Location and Bad-Loan Experience Index (A further comparison of Lending Club borrower locations)


  • Peter Renton

    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, 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.