Roundup of Social Lending News – October 1, 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.

We have a good selection of articles here for your weekend reading. From major publications like Forbes and The New York Times to some new bloggers joining the fray. Enjoy your weekend. I will be at the Financial Bloggers Conference in Chicago this weekend discussing personal finance (and promoting p2p lending) with some leading bloggers.


Lending Club Experience – I’m No Longer On Top

Lending Club (press release) – Angelo Gordon Partner Joins Lending Club

Peerform blog – Could Bank Regulation Cause Peer Lenders to Supplant Small & Community Banks? – P2P Lending to Rise as Savings, Investing Alternative

San Francisco Chronicle – Alternative Ways To Invest In Debt

The Telegraph (UK) – Peer-to-peer lenders join forces in regulation call

Forbes – Can Peer-To-Peer Lending Programs Jump-Start Banking?

The New York Times – Pennies From Many


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    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.