Peer to Peer Lending News Roundup – March 23, 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.

AFR SocietyOne interview Online credit fills gap from SocietyOne – The Financial Review is Australia’s equivalent of the Wall Street Journal and they recently published an article about SocietyOne, Australia’s leading p2p lender.

Lending Club Loans – Principal Paid Back and Defaults from Random Thoughts – A look at the total amount of principal paid back over time.

New entrants in the P2P market from P2P Money Blog (UK) – In the UK p2p lending is thriving with several new entrants opening up shop this year.

Anthony Hilton: Peer-to-peer lender with a clever idea from the London Evening Standard – More innovation in the UK with the announcement of another peer to business lender, Relendex.

Lending Club Loans Issued Since 2010 – Principal Paid Back and Months of Payment from Random Thoughts – The fifth and final part in the series analyzing the time distribution of defaults at Lending Club.

Isepankur Launches Secondary Market – P2P Loans Now Tradeable from P2P-Banking – The Estonian p2p lender that is available to investors throughout the European Union adds a trading platform.

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.

A Vacation? Really???? – Discussion of loan purpose and whether it is wise to invest in borrowers who wants to use the loan proceeds for a vacation.

36 or 60? – Do Lending Club investors prefer to invest in 36 month or 60 month loans?

Originations seem to be back on the rise – Prosper is showing signs of a turnaround in March.

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