Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – February 22, 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.

Alphabetic Ratings and Numeric Scores on Prosper from Orchard – An in depth look at Prosper’s ratings and scores.

Introduction to Filtering Peer to Peer Loans – Whiteboard #9 from LendingMemo – Filtering loans is an important concept for new investors to understand.

FICO Score Trends and Defaults for Lending Club Loans from PeerCube – The best analysis I have seen on FICO score trends for Lending Club loans.

P2P Expert Peter Renton, Founder of Lend Academy, on the Future of the Industry from Equities.com – My interview with Equities.com covering a number of p2p lending topics.

BlueVestment Video – Free Third Party Tool for Lending Club from Peer & Social Lending – Instructional video showing how to automate P2P Picks through Bluevestment.

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It’s Expensive. from Entrepreneur – OnDeck Capital is providing small business owners access to larger loans in a shorter time.

LendInvest CEO: Is P2P & Crowdfunding a Car Crash Waiting to Happen? from Crowdfund Insider – One of the problems with the new UK regulatory environment for p2p lenders.

Funding Circle gets £40m from UK government from Financial Times – After investing £20 million last year the UK government is doubling down on their investment in Funding Circle.

Actually, be a borrower and a lender! from Breaking Banks radio – Banking entrepreneur Brett King interviews top executives at Lending Club and LendUp.

Earn 7% Interest at Lending Club from Lazy Man and Money – Long time blogger and Lending Club investor provides an update on his investments.

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.

The Fed’s study on LC’s loans to small business (Feb-2014) – Commentary on a new Federal Reserve study on peer to peer lending for small business.

That first month is a LONG one – New investors need to keep in mind it takes a while until interest starts to appear in your account.

Wish List For Foliofn – Lending Club investors who use the trading platform regularly would love to see some changes here.

Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech.

LendIt Fintech conducts three conferences a year for the leading fintech markets of the USA, Europe, and Latin America. LendIt also provides cutting-edge content all year long via audio, video, and written channels.

Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.

Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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