I am a day early with my weekly news roundup this week because I am heading off on vacation with my family for a few days. But here is the major news of the past week that I shared on Twitter.
We had many blogger updates this week and we also saw not one but two new p2p lending companies launch in the UK. It really is a vibrant marketplace across the pond and just shows what kind of innovation would be happening if the regulations here were not so burdensome. Speaking of innovation I want to point out the article on Gigaom about Lenddo, a new kind of lender that takes social connections into account when making loans. While not a p2p lender they are using many principles that could (and probably will be) easily be adapted by p2p lenders in the future. Enjoy your weekend.
Random Thoughts – Lending Club Loan Issued Date and Default Rate
Bible Money Matters – Lending Club Returns Closing In On 12%
Wiseclerk (UK) – Squirrl Launch – Secured Loans to Suppliers
MarketWatch – SoMoLend Closes $1.17M Seed-Round
FT Advisor (UK) – Massow launches peer-to-peer lending venture
Lending Club Experience – Ten Months on Lending Club, Brutal Reality Hits
Fast Company – Shaking Up Crowdfunding
Narrow Bridge Finance – Lending Club Update – May 2012
Lucrative Lending – Invest in P2P Lending While in Debt? Generally Not a Good Idea.