Roundup of Social Lending News – December 17, 2011

Every Saturday I bring you the latest news from the world of peer to peer lending. These are the best of the news articles and blog posts from around the web that I shared on Twitter this past week.

Even though many of us are gearing up for holidays there was plenty of interesting coverage of p2p lending this week. It is always good to see coverage in major publications like the Wall Street Journal and NewScientist (the latter is a very detailed article) but I would like to highlight the piece by Brett King in Finextra. King is the author of Bank 2.0 and a major critic of the current banking system. I always find his commentary on p2p lending interesting. Have a great weekend.

Wiseclerk – Kiva Enters Direct P2P Microfinance

NH Public Radio – Banking for the 99%…maybe

Dataspora – Prosper Loan Data Part II of II – Social Network Analysis: What is the Value of a Friend?

Finextra – P2P Lending heads for its biggest season ever

Prosper blog – Increase Income and Manage Credit Risk with Prosper 5-Year Notes

Wall Street Journal – Home Bargains Abound, But Willing Lenders Are Rare Breed

Bible Money Matters – Learn How To Increase Returns And Become A Better Peer To Peer Lending Investor: P2P Lending Educational Resources

NewScientist – Bank says no? Ditch the bank – borrow from the crowd

P2P Lending News – My Prosper Investment Strategy

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