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Roundup of Social Lending News – April 21, 2012

by Peter Renton on April 21, 2012

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 had a few new p2p lending bloggers emerge in the last month and you will see several stories from these newcomers below: Lucrative Lending, Lend Analyst and Lending Peers. I wish them well and I look forward to reading more contributions from them. My top article pick of the week was from Alchemy, the online magazine for SecondMarket. It talks about the changing face of p2p lending with more institutional investors coming on board (full disclosure: I was interviewed for this article). Enjoy your weekend.

Lucrative Lending - Prosper vs. Lending Club: Money Lending Sites Comparison

Lend Analyst – What is Portfolio Activity?

Wall Street Journal - New Suits Over Do-It-Yourself IRAs

Chicago Tribune - Tapping Bank of Mom and Dad generating interest

Lend Analyst - Lending Club Risk Avoidance Investment Strategy

Beating Broke - Lending Club Returns 1Q2012 Update

Lending Peers – Lending Peers

Alchemy - Peer to Peer Lending Grows Up: Consumer Loans Attract Large Investors

This is Money (UK) - Yes-Secure savers withdraw their cash after rates are cut

Lucrative Lending - Loan Default: Enemy #1 to Peer to Peer Loan Investors

Marketplace - Financial innovation and social lending

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Jerry Batoski April 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thank you for mentioning my blog. My goal is to provide a new perspective on topics you and a few other bloggers have posted about, as well as write about topics that haven’t been delved into before. I’ll make a series of posts about the complete end to end experience at lending club.

Eventually this series will encompass the investment process, portfolio monitoring, and managing FOLIOfn sales. My hope is to provide something both new and seasoned investors can find useful, as well as for the person who is on the fence about peer to peer lending.

Lastly, my background is in web development, so over time I’ll be releasing a handful of tools that I’ve built to aid me in the investment and monitoring process.


Peter Renton April 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

@Jerry, You are welcome. It sounds like you have some great plans – I look forward to seeing what you publish.


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