Roundup of Social Lending News – December 10, 2011

Every Saturday I bring you the latest news from the world of peer to peer lending. These are the best of the news articles and blog posts from around the web that I shared on Twitter this past week.

This week was a busy one for me with the launch of my new video course, the P2P Lending Wealth System, which was graciously covered by several bloggers in this industry. I give you links to a couple of their articles below. There was also news out of the UK this week that struggling p2p lender, Quakle, closed their doors for good. Finally, I want to highlight the fascinating article on Dataspora. Tanya Cashorali has authored another analysis of p2p lending, this time contrasting the Prosper data with the Lending Club data. It is a very interesting read for all serious p2p investors.

Money Q&A – Learn Peer To Peer Lending With The P2P Lending Wealth System Video Course

Nickel Steamroller – P2P Lending Wealth System Review

Lazy Man and Money – Get Higher Interest Rates: Learn P2P Lending from an Expert

Mortgage Finance Gazette (UK) – ‘Peer-to-peer’ lending not protected by the FSCS

Good Financial Cents – Prosper Review – Investing with a Peer to Peer Lender

Dataspora – Visualization of’s Loan Data Part I of II – Compare and Contrast with Lending Club

This is Money (UK) – Peer-to-peer firm Quakle collapses: How safe is social lending for savers?

P2P Lending News – My Peer-to-Peer Lending Investments: December 2011 Update

Lending Club Experience – ‘Tis The Season, I Hope

Black Enterprise Business Report (Video) – Profile of an entrepreneur who borrowed $50,000 from Lending Club and Prosper



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Dan B
Dan B
Dec. 11, 2011 12:30 am

What specifically did you find fascinating about the Dataspora article?

charlie H
charlie H
Dec. 12, 2011 2:24 pm

I would not call it fascinating Dan, but it is always interesting (and sometimes helpful) to see a visualization of data.

It helps to internalize the results on an emotional or “gut” level. The same information calculated and presented as raw numbers has to be process and intellectualize to become internalized.

Its part of the handwaving explatation on why people learn different ways. 🙂