Happy Cinco de Mayo! In a few hours from now I’ll be having tacos and maybe a cerveza. I draw the line at doing a hat dance. Grab yourself some nachos and chew on these articles about P2P lending…
Moolanomy spectulates why Lending Club has stopped taking new lenders. Interesting thought that “If they are successful, I believe they will emerge as the industry leader.” I think Prosper already has a head start on Lending Club, so I think they’ll just emerge as a stronger #2 than before.
Not to be outdone, Cash Money Life speculates on the future of Lending Club.
Prosper Lending Review tells you how you can buy your own P2P Lending company. I’m guessing that it’s not going to come cheap.Â I wonder if my credit score is good enough to get a loan on Prosper to buy it – just kidding.
Wiseclerk covers the launch of Cashare in Switzerland. It’s similar to Prosper except that you have to submit paperwork for each loan.
The Prosper Blog notes the value in social capital in getting a loan funded. I’ve got more to say about this in the future – perhaps later this week.
RateLadder says that with the Fed dropping interest rates, buy a Zopa CD. It seems like you might even be able pay your loan back at negative percent if you can convince people to help you.