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Nicola Horlick: Heard of crowdfunding? Entrepreneurs certainly have
www.independent.co.uk

Seventy-five entrepreneurs met in Sheffield this week at an event organized by law firm Irwin Mitchell. They were asked a number of questions about crowdfunding. Their responses were fascinating.

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Lending Club picks NYSE for landmark IPO
www.ft.com

Lending Club, the world’€™s biggest peer-to-peer lender, has chosen the New York Stock Exchange for its hotly-anticipated initial public offering, say people familiar with the planned listing. The IPO is being viewed as a watershed (…)

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Royal Bank of Scotland to enter P2P lending market
www.ft.com

The high street bank is planning to pilot an online peer-to-peer platform before the end of the year in a tie-up with a third party operator.

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Government Acts to Give Smaller Businesses Second Chance at Accessing Finance
www.economicvoice.com

The legislation, which is being introduced through the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill, will introduce measures to help smaller businesses by requiring banks that turn them down for loans to offer these businesses the option to have their key information passed to government designated platforms that will help match them with alternative lenders.

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Upstart: An Elegant Lending Platform for a More Civilized Age
wallstcheatsheet.com

Upstart is one of those Silicon Valley companies with a killer pitch, and it could shake up the way people borrow money forever.

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Government to consult on new Peer-to-Peer lending ISA
www.bbc.com

The government is considering setting up a separate tax free individual savings account (ISA) for people who want to lend out money.

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Lending Circles helping Borrowers Meet Financial Goals
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

A traditional form of peer-to-peer lending that’€™s been practiced in other countries for centuries is helping Californians meet their financial goals and build credit at the same time.

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Study Shows Borrowers Can Save Big by Comparison-Shopping Personal Loans on LendingTree
digitaljournal.com

An analysis of offers made to prospective borrowers through LendingTree’s personal loan marketplace shows that significant savings opportunities exist for consumers receiving multiple loan offers

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