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.
Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loans: Loan Purpose and Defaults (Analysis and charts of the different loan purposes at Lending Club)
Bargaineering – Lending Club PRIME Review (A look at the PRIME account option at Lending Club)
Minyanville – As Peer-to-Peer Lending Grows Up, Investors Seeking High Returns, Safer Bets Jump In (Popular finance site weighs in on the changing attitude of investors)
Beating Broke – Lending Club Update 3Q2012 (Long time personal finance blogger gives an update and some thoughts on his Lending Club investment)
The Loan Sheet – Growth of Peer-to-Peer Lending Creates Room for More Kinds of Borrowers (Interesting analysis of the increasing loan approval rate at Lending Club)
Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Purpose: Default Rate and Bad-Loan Experience Index (Demonstrating a new index that compares default rates between different loan purposes)
MSN Money UK – How Zopa beats the stock market (Comparing the returns of Zopa investors to the UK stock market, money quote: “Zopa fits somewhere between savings accounts and the stock market in terms of risk and reward”)