Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – February 16, 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.

THE WORLD’S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN FINANCE from Fast Company – Great news for Lending Club this week as they were named one of the top 10 most innovative financial companies in the world.

Returns vs Loan Availability at Lending Club from White Coat Investor – Can you still get great returns at Lending Club while at the same time putting your money to work quickly?

Lending Club CEO: Innovate at the right time from Vator News – Renaud Laplanche gave a speech this week about innovation at the Vator Splash conference.

Prosper Unveils New Protection for Lenders from Prosper blog – Official announcement from Prosper about the completion of the Prosper Funding LLC bankruptcy remote vehicle.

Lending Club Update – February, 2013 from Narrow Bridge Finance – Update from a small Lending Club investor and blogger.

Peer to Peer Lending isn’t as passive as I thought from Retire by 40 – This Prosper investor realizes that to get above average returns more research needs to be done.

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.

Automatic order creation and selection – This enterprising Lending Club investor has created software to do some data mining of the loan history as well as tool to help invest.

I can have a taxable account, but not an IRA? What? – This Lending Club investor tried to open an IRA for trading on the secondary market and was denied.

Worth-Blanket2 is back… – Prosper’s largest investor is back investing after a three month hiatus.

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