A couple of peer-to-peer (p2p) lending articles came out in major publications over the weekend… Enjoy…
Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands.
At least that’s the mind-set of individuals who lend and borrow money from each other online, known as peer-to-peer lending. In this virtual community you may stand a better chance of obtaining a loan for your start-up business or earning an attractive return.
But though based on self-rule, peer-to-peer lending is not without its conditions. Consider the following before you forgo the bank entirely. […]
In the wake of the subprime mortgage meltdown, traditional financial institutions have tightened up on who gets to borrow money. But some people are still finding ways to borrow what they need, thanks to another area of lending that is booming.
Person-to-person lending, or “social” lending, is growing at a phenomenal pace on the Internet as consumers look for an alternate way to pay off debt, according to new research by Javelin Strategy & Research. Javelin predicts that the demand for person-to-person lending services, or P2P, to pay off credit card debt may grow from $38 billion to $159 billion over the next five years. […]