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A Look Back at the Social Lending News in 2011

by Peter Renton on December 31, 2011

Normally, every Saturday I bring you the latest news from around the web about p2p lending. Today, I will do that as normal, but I am also going to feature some of the major news stories of 2011.

Nickel Steamroller – 2012 Predictions for P2P Lending

Pinch That Penny - Investing: P2P Lending vs. Bank CDs

How I Save Money - Lending Club Performance Update: December 2011

Prosper (press release) - Prosper Launches ‘Fired Up’ Kindle Fire® Sweepstakes

Bloomberg News (video) - LendingClub CEO on Loan Criteria, Investors

P2P Lending News - A New Year’s Resolution for my Peer-to-Peer Lending Investments

Freelance Switch - Have You Heard of Peer-to-Peer Lending?

Major P2P Lending News Stories from 2011

There was some major coverage of p2p lending in 2011 that no doubt brought in a lot of new investors and borrowers. Here are what I consider to be the five most important news stories from this year. Most of these stories shine a very positive light on p2p lending with the exception of the New York Times article. The articles are presented here in chronological order.

TheStreet.com - Peer Lending Grows as Business Owner Option

The New York Times - The Gamble of Lending Peer to Peer

Forbes - Q & A With Union Square’s Fred Wilson and Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche

Bloomberg - LendingClub Lures Investors as Consumer Loan Rates Top Bonds

Reuters - Cutting out the banker middleman

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Bryan at Pinch that Penny! December 31, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks for mentioning me!

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Charlie H January 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I die a little on the inside every time I see LC / Prosper unsecured securities compared with certificates of deposit.

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