Roundup of Social Lending News – December 24, 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.

I expected the week before Christmas to be a pretty quiet one on the news front but that was simply not the case. As I mentioned yesterday, I did an interview with Fox News on Monday and the segment was aired several times on Tuesday. I link to the article (with video) below. There were plenty of other great articles this week including several interesting posts from some of my fellow p2p lending bloggers. Merry Christmas.

Utah Business – A Friend in Need: Peer-to-Peer Lending Gives New Options to Startups

Lending Club Experience – A Revelation On My Grace Period Epidemic

Prosper blog – Use a Ladder to Climb Your Way to a Better Return

Fox News – Small Business Owners Seek Loans From Peers

Boulder Daily Camera – Dave Gardner: Profitable investing with the people

BBHart.com – Hello, Lending Club

Prosper – Peer-to-Peer Lending Provides Financial Alternative for Consumers Facing Holiday Debt (press release)

The Wisdom Journal – Factors I Consider As a Lending Club Investor

Nickel Steamroller – Efficient-market Hypothesis & P2P Lending

Bible Money Matters – Lending Club Income And Taxes

Huffington Post – P2P Lending Gets Ready to Explode for Christmas

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Charlie h
Charlie h
Dec. 26, 2011 11:59 am

In other news has anyone noticed the LC compare returns function has disappeared?

Michael Phillips
Dec. 26, 2011 12:17 pm

@Charlie H
I didn’t, but now I do. Nice find.

Shawn
Shawn
Dec. 28, 2011 8:11 am

Just a hunch but I think lendstats was hacked…

Michael
Dec. 28, 2011 9:22 am

Some script kiddie just replaced all of the index.php/index.html files on the shared host.

https://www.lendstats.com/loansearch/lc/lcloanfilter.php?sdm=01&sdy=2010&edm=12&edy=2015&sho1=2&ex1=1

Still works.

Matthew Paulson
Dec. 28, 2011 10:17 am

Yeah. One of the down-falls of shared hosting is that if one site on the server has a vulnerability, it can effect the others too.