Posts Tagged ‘peer to peer lending’

Loanio Roundup – The Economy, Small Business, Loans, and P2P Lending

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The Economy, Small Business, Loans, and P2P Lending

Welcome to the fourth edition of Loanio’s roundup. There’s more on the peer to peer lending industry in this post with several links for small business entrepreneurs to check out as well. Browse through and make sure you’re up to date on all the financial information. Might want to grab a coffee first.

We hope the remainder of your weekend is great!

The Economy:

  • U.S. banks still aren’t lending says Business Week.
  • Wall Street Journal looks at global currencies, markets buffeted.
  • FT goes in-depth on the global financial crisis.
  • American Bankers writes in closing act, Wachovia lays bare extent of woe.
  • Forbes says fear will subside.
  • The Economist posts the financial crisis: into the storm.

Small Business:

  • P2P Lending is offered as a funding option for home business owners at Cash Paid Surveys.
  • Blogging Stocks posts Entrepreneur’s Journal: Can’t get a business loan? Try a credit union
  • Your Outsource Solutions blogs “Online Marketing Tools for Today’s Small Business” e-Book Release.
  • 24/7 Wall St. writes Google (GOOG) Earnings: A Perfect Proxy For Small Business.
  • CNN Money points to a sharp drop in business lending – again.

Peer-to-Peer Lending:

  • Top Ten Reviews says Peer to Peer Lending is the next internet craze.
  • The International Herald Tribune internet lending sites come under stress.
  • writes P2P Lending caught in credit crunch, pauses.
  • Maneo becomes first P2P Lending platform in Japan says Prosper Lending Review.
  • Lubbock Online features Peer-to-Peer Lending: beneficial for loaner, borrower, but also risky.
  • Champs Portals writes about hiccups in peer to peer lending start-ups.
  • New York Times asks is Peer-to-Peer Lending working for you?
  • Wall Street Journal says Peer-to-Peer Lending sites getting squeezed in credit crunch.

Loanio in the News:

  • Prosper Lending Review mentions us in Lending Club rapidly adding more states.
  • Southtown Star takes a look at Peer-to-Peer lending: Weighing benefits, risks.
  • A brief mention of Loanio in lending alternative hits hurdle by New York Times.
  • P2P Lender Prosper closes marketplace to lenders; Loanio unaffected for now writes Free Signal.
  • P2P Banking blogs Loanio says it won’t face registration process in near future.
  • A quick mention in Banking on Customers’ post what’s coming…

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Loanio Roundup – Wall Street Crisis and the Resilient Dollar

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The Resilient Dollar

Welcome to the second edition of the Loanio Roundup. This edition focuses heavily on the national economy and peer-to-peer lending news. We hope you enjoy pursuing through the links below. Leave a comment and tell us what you think – we’d love to hear your views on the Wall Street Crisis and National Bailout.

The National Economy:

  • McCain reshuffles rescue deal writes Wall Street Journal.
  • NPR asks is the financial storm about to break?
  • Business Week talks on the financial crisis: how to stop the panic.
  • Economist focuses on the resilient dollar especially on why the greenback has managed to so far withstand the financial panic.
  • NYT says ignoring reality has a price.

Career and Home:

  • CNN Money says jobless claims fall from 7-year high.
  • Yahoo! Money presents the How-to Guide: Buying Life Insurance.
  • Kiplinger talks about marriage and money.

Peer-to-Peer Lending and Loanio in the News:

  • FiLife writes new age borrowing: peer to peer loans.
  • My Card Blog posts Loanio launches person-to-person lending service.
  • American Banker writes Loanio P-to-P firm caters to subprime borrowers
  • Center Networks says peer-to-peer lender Loanio launches to help credit challenged people obtain loans.

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Loanio Roundup #1- National Economy

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Roundup #1

Good morning everyone! Welcome to Loanio’s first ever roundup post. We’d like to thank the blog community for their support. You are the best press releases out there. Then lastly before we start with the links we would like to take a moment to wish everyone a splendid weekend. Take care.

The National Economy:

  • As Lenders Tighten Flow of Credit, Growth at Risk writes New York Times.
  • Kiplinger asks What Should Investors Do Now?
  • Smart Money writes about The Cost of Securing Your Money.
  • Economists brace for big drop in payrolls says Market Watch.


  • Check out the Roadmap to Saving and Investing at Best Growth Stock Weblog.
  • News Day writes about Investing Your Money: Stock pickers seek big opportunities.
  • Asian Stock Market presents the stock investing guide – make your homework for better returns
  • One Mistake that WILL Lose YOU Lots of Money cautions the Wild Investor.

Peer-to-Peer Lending and Loanio in the News:

  • Center Networks writes Peer-to-Peer Lender Loanio Launches to Help Credit Challenged People Obtain Loans.
  • Net Banker says Loanio Launches New Person-to-Person Lending Service
  • Loanio launch II by P2P Banking.
  • Eric’s Credit Community exclaims Loanio Launches At Last.
  • Prosper Lending Review in Loanio Launches.
  • Loanio Launches New Person-to-Person Lending Service by Free Esignal.
  • P2P lending site Loanio targets sub-prime borrowers over at Finextra.
  • Lazy Man and Money presents Loanio Launches!

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Welcome to the Loanio Blog!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Now that we are deep into the first 24 hours of going live, I would like to take a moment to officially kick off the Loanio Blog. For more about our official launch, please click here to view our first press release.

The week leading up to this launch has been a wonderful time for me and my family. My son just turned one, I won $1,000 in the New York State lottery, the Jewish New Year began, and now Loanio has finally launched! However, the week also continued with lots of uncertainty about the future health of U.S. financial markets and economy. I for one am quite confident that things will eventually get back on track, but I believe we have a long road ahead of us. With that said, I suppose you could argue that it is either the best of times to introduce a new “alternative” lending and borrowing platform-like Loanio-or the worst of times. We are passionate about the former and we hope you are too.

At this time, I wish to thank everyone who has been supporting this project from day one. The development of this website has been a very long, complex, and winding journey-it simply would not have been possible without them.

I am extremely excited and bullish on the future that is ahead for Loanio and the rest of the peer to peer lending community. I invite you to join us toward the goal of bringing these great alternative borrowing and lending vehicles to everyone.

Michael Solomon
CEO and Founder