Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – April 12, 2014

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.

New Age Lending and the Evolution of Credit from Huffington Post – From the founder of LendingTree a look at the different kinds of loans available online today.

Credit Bureau Variable: Historical Delinquencies from Orchard – Just because a person has a delinquency on their credit report does this mean they are more likely to default?

Watch out big banks, here comes RateSetter from The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) – This week Ratesetter announced they will be opening operations in Australia later this year.

New social lender hits South Africa from BusinessTech – Germany-based Lendico are expanding again, this time to South Africa.

Escape from the Matrix: Alternative Finance and Investment Advisors from Alt Finance News – This European financial advisor explains why p2p lending is becoming popular but wonders why so few advisors are embracing it.

Prosper Gives Back: A Social Timeline Recap from Prosper – The Prosper $2,000/day giveaway is over – here are some of the comments on social media.

Prosper Marketplace – 2014 First Quarter Update from Write Your Own Reality – The quarterly investment update from this Prosper investor and blogger.

Online dating services for borrowers and lenders are almost upon us, so what will they mean? from Interest.co.nz – There is some very interesting p2p lending innovation coming out of New Zealand right now.

LendingRobot now registered as Investment Advisor with the SEC from Peer & Social Lending – The first of the third party p2p lending automated investor tools to become a Registered Investment Advisor.

Lending Club CEO: Peer Lenders Already Competing With Banking Giants from TheStreet (video) – Short interview with Renaud Laplanche covering some p2p lending basics.

Lending Club customer information safe from Heartbleed Bug from Lending Club – Official blog post discussing the security breach that spread around the world this past week.

An Education in P2P & P2B from Assetz Capital plc from CrowdFund Insider – Assetz Capital, profiled here, is one of the fastest growing 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.

SSL Heartbleed Vulnerability and Third-party sites – Interesting discussion about the impact of the Heartbleed bug on the third party statistics and order automation sites.

Interest Rate Calculation by Lending Club – A common question for new investors is how the return numbers are calculated.

Buying Lending Club Stock come IPO time – How does a regular investor buy shares in an IPO.

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