Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – January 12, 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.

Lending Club Peer Review from The Economist – Great article on Lending Club from one of the top business publications, several little gems here.

Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative from Entrepreneur – How and why one Prosper borrower used $15,000 to help start her business.

The Crowdfunding Crowd Is Anxious from the New York Times – An in depth look at the status of crowdfunding for business.

P2P lending on track to reach £1bn milestone by 2014 from Mortgage Strategy (UK) – Short article on the projected p2p loan volume in the UK.

Lending Club And Prosper Update (January 2013) from Investor Junkie – Latest update from this long time p2p investor and blogger.

P2P LendingClub and Prosper Loan Portfolio Update – January 2013 from My Money Blog – Another blogger updates their investment returns.

Lending Club 2012 in Review. Part III: Loan Title, Loan Description and State of Residence from Random Thoughts – The third part in the series looking back at the Lending Club data in 2012.

Crowdfunding (aka P2P Lending): The First Pure Internet-Induced Disruption in Financial Services from Net Banker – Don’t agree with the premise that crowdfunding is the same as p2p lending but agree that both concepts are disruptive.

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.

Borrowers with >$20,000/month Income – It is always curious to see people with very high incomes taking out a p2p loan.  This discussion explores whether these people are good investments.

Risks – An open discussion about the risks of p2p lending specifically pertaining to Lending Club.

Background of P2P Investors – The thread is a few weeks old but it has become very popular. Investors share their backgrounds and why they invest in p2p lending.

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