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.
We have an excellent variety of articles for you this week. It was kicked off by Fred Wilson, a principal at Union Square Ventures (a VC investor in Lending Club and Funding Circle in the UK) who discussed Ron Lieber’s article in the New York Times last weekend. On the international front this week marked the launch of a new p2p lender in Australia and we also saw coverage of the great month experienced in July by UK p2p lenders. Lending Club did their first blog post in almost five months when they announced the addition of their new “Approved” status filter and Prosper penned a post about collaborative consumption. Enjoy your weekend.
Mortgage News Daily – On-line Peer Lending Turns to Real Estate Loans
Prosper – The Collaborative Consumption Movement
Prosper to Retire – P2P Lending 103 – Why spend the time?
P2P Analytics – ON LENDING CLUB DEFAULTS (AND THEIR EFFECT ON YOUR PORTFOLIO)
Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Amount and Credit Grade
Society One (Australia) – Australia’s first fully compliant p2p lender is here
AVC – Bypassing Wall Street