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Peer to Peer Lending Piece on NPR

by Peter Renton on May 10, 2013

National Public Radio discussing peer to peer lending

Normally, I include all p2p lending news stories in my weekly Saturday roundup. Occasionally, though, I feature the major stories here as soon as they happen. This is the case today.

NPR’s Morning Edition has around 13 million listeners according to their website. This morning, they covered p2p lending for the first time since I have been following this space, prompted by last week’s news of Google’s investment in Lending Club.

This is probably the largest audience ever to hear about p2p lending and is yet another step towards the mainstream for Lending Club and Prosper. I was also very pleased to be included in this story. I have to admit it was quite surreal driving to the gym this morning and hearing myself on the radio. You can listen to the segment here.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

writing2reality May 10, 2013 at 7:29 am

Pretty awesome to hear! The Google investment will most likely be remembered as one of the more significant steps in the history and growth of peer-to-peer lending.


Peter Renton May 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

Completely agree. I think we will look back in 10 years and see that development as a major turning point.


Simon Cunningham May 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Loved it, congrats Peter. Exciting stuff :)


Mike Craig May 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

The news is getting out there. Peer2Peer is here to stay. Even in Pennsylvania the word is getting out. Lending Club is available in Pennsylvania but only on a limited basis through Foliofn. But, guess what, Foliofn works just fine.


Maria John May 29, 2013 at 2:28 am

Pleased to hear about this..
This is an excellent stuff peter and i really appreciate it..


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