Roundup of Social Lending News – July 30, 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 several bloggers shared their investing experiences with new updates but my favorite article of the week was on Fox Business where Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche has a monthly column. The topic of this month’s column was how to retire rich. While he doesn’t actually mention peer to peer lending in the article, the lesson is clear: invest when you are young and take some risks. Enjoy your weekend.

Prosper – Five Strategies of Successful Prosper Lenders — Part Four

Lazy Man and Money – Lending Club Update: It’s Getting Better All the Time

Lending Club (press release) – Lending Club Selected as AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Brian Wong’s Database Blog – Peer-to-Peer Lending with

GLG Research – Bank of Innovation: What would it look like to you? Part II

Fox Business – Want to Retire Rich? Invest Early and Aggressively

American Consumer News – Lending Club Vs. Comparison Review

Michael Grabowski – My Complete Lending Club Strategy

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Jul. 31, 2011 4:35 pm

Is American Consumer News an investor in Lending Club or something? Seems pretty biased and inaccurate about Prosper.

Oh and Peter, I’ll respond to your email soon, just got home on leave. =)

Prosper lender “shawnw2”
Aug. 30, 2011 8:56 am

There are great options out their for consumers to use crowd-funding, including which targets small businesses and entrepreneurs!