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Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – April 6, 2013

by Peter Renton on April 6, 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.

A Note from our President, Aaron Vermut, as Prosper Looks to the Future from Prosper’s blog – The new president of Prosper provides an update on changes that are coming.

Chasing Han Solo: Active vs Passive P2P Lending from Lending Memo – A Star Wars themed whimsical look at the different investment styles of p2p lending investors.

Credit card delinquencies reach 18-year low from CNNMoney – Delinquencies on bank-issued credit cards are less than half the level today of where they were four years ago.

Peer-to-Peer Platforms are Disrupting Bank Lending Around the World; Is the Middle East Next? from Wamda – P2P lending is taking off across the globe but not yet in the Middle East.

Lending Club IRAs from Lending Club’s blog – A look at the advantages of investing with Lending Club through an IRA.

Welcome back Washington lenders! from Prosper’s blog – After being out in the p2p lending wilderness at Prosper for a couple of months Washington state investors can now lend again. Also an update is provided on the status of several other states.

Industry Influencers Introduce LendIt, the Inaugural Peer-to-Peer (P2P) & Online Lending Conference from SFGate – Our press release announcing LendIt picked up by the San Francisco Chronicle.

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming from Entrepreneur – This week was the one year anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act, here is an update on its status.

Should you ditch the banks and their low savings rates? from This is Money (UK) – A roundup of the big three p2p lenders in the UK.

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.

My first – WTH loan – A5 declaring bankruptcy – The conundrum facing all p2p investors: even borrowers who are a seemingly safe bet can go south on you.

How much of your portfolio goes to P2P lending? – Informal survey of investors and what percentage of their investments are in p2p.

Is Prosper turning around? – Discussion of the many positive changes at Prosper in recent days and recent.

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