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Roundup of Social Lending News – September 22, 2012

by Peter Renton on September 22, 2012

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.

Random Thoughts – Mrs. RT: From Lending Club Night to PeerCube Night (How Peercube is being used to filter and select notes on Lending Club). I will be reviewing Peercube in an upcoming post.

Lending Club – Google This: “Searching for Better Yields” (Interesting to see Google is starting to look at alternative asset classes to invest their huge cash war chest).

Prosper – August, 2012 Investor Monthly Update (Comparison of Prosper notes with corporate bonds and some commentary about the current economic environment).

Informilo – Social Lending (Canadian academic Don Tapscott gives his thoughts on p2p lending and its impact on banking).

Nerd Wallet – P2P Lending: Borrowing Beyond The Bank (Good primer on p2p lending and direct p2p along with a comparison chart).

Bible Money Matters – Searching For Better Yields? Lending Club Could Be The Ticket In Tough Economic Times: Returns At 12% (Long time Lending Club investor and blogger shares his returns, his strategy and some cool p2p lending facts).

Everything Finance – Why People are Scared of P2P Lending (New investor gives her thoughts about why some people don’t jump on the p2p lending band wagon).

The Fine Print – Government to Challenge Financial Red Tape (UK blogger provides insight into UK government plans to regulate p2p lending across the pond).

Sustainable Life Blog – Lending Club 6 Month Update (Small investor gives an update on his Lending Club investments).

P2P Analytics – LENDING CLUB NOTE AVAILABILITY & NEW INDEX FOR SUBSCRIBERS (New Lending Club analytics site provides an update along with a chart showing historical days in funding).

 

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anil @ PeerCube September 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Peter, thanks for mentioning PeerCube and interest in reviewing the site. Let me know if we can help during your evaluation process.

The feedback since the release has been very interesting. It appears we are attracting lot more users who are newish to p2p lending. Similarly, users are much more interested in creating and saving filters.

In coming weeks, we will be making some changes to PeerCube to meet needs of such constituents.

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Peter Renton September 24, 2012 at 7:26 am

Great Anil. I am looking forward to delving into Peercube. Will let you know if I have questions.

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Don September 24, 2012 at 7:18 am

Peter,
You have a slight syntax problem with your “Bible Money Matters” link…. you need to add a colon :

Don

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Peter Renton September 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

Thanks for the heads up Don. This is now fixed.

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