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.
Last week, I included in this column an article by This is Money about Zopa in the UK that caused a bit of an uproar there. Basically they said that Zopa’s default rate was increasing, but it was still under 1%, and so this week they published a followup article. I hope to have an in depth look at Zopa published here some time this month. Plenty of other interesting articles below including one from a blogging newcomer, Lend Facts, about defaults at Lending Club. Enjoy your weekend and go Giants.
Nickel Steamroller – Using Mint and Yodlee to Track Your P2P Investments
Consumerism Commentary – Top Ten Personal Finance Start-Ups
Lend Facts – Defaults and Charge-Offs
The Wall Street Journal (Money Hunt) – How to Finance Your Start-Up Without Tapping Home Equity
Money Q&A – Review Of Peer-To-Peer Lending Site – Prosper
The New York TImes – Banks Taketh, but Don’t Giveth
The Anonymous Widower (UK) – Zopa in Hard Times