Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – October 5, 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.

Kickstarter for Hedge-funders from New York magazine – Lending Club is one of the Boom Brands for 2013 according to Felix Salmon.

The evolution of Lending Club from Reuters – More from Felix Salmon, this time on his Reuters blog, with some interesting nuggets about Lending Club.

Vintage Analysis – Prosper Edition from Orchard – A comparison of the different vintages of loans issued by Prosper including some interesting charts.

P2P lenders turn to securitisation deals from Financial Times – Discussion of the Eaglewood deal and the interest it is generating on Wall Street.

IsePankur Enters Finland and Reports 2655% Overall Growth from Arctic Startup – IsePankur, the Estonian p2p lender, continues to expand in Europe.

P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes September 2013 from Wiseclerk – Monthly roundup of loan volume from the major p2p lenders in the US and Europe.

Peer-to-Peer Lending As an Investor from Main Street – Introductory article for investors.

#DigitalSkeptic: Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Now Wall Street from TheStreet – More coverage of the Eaglewood deal and the ramifications for investors.

My Returns at Lending Club & Prosper for 2013Q3 – 13.89% ROI from LendingMemo – Quarterly update on Simon’s Lending Club and Prosper investments.

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.

Impact of Government Shutdown – Will the shutdown impact borrowers who rely on the government for their income?

Anyone else missing the big investors lately? – On Lending Club this week there were more loans available than before and it seemed to be easier for investors to find loans.

Prosper TV Spot – Prosper is currently airing some TV ads to drive awareness for borrowers.

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