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  • Prosper – Finovate09 Interview #6: Tiffany Fox, Communications Director

    As you all know, I was very much looking forward to participate to my third finovate event. And what a day! Kudos to Jim Bruene, Eric Mattson , and the rest of their team for putting together such a smooth event with hardly no technical glitches. I invite you to check my wrap up on Visible Banking, add yourself to the list […] More

  • VB Interview #8 – Patrick Gannon, SVP Lending at LendingClub (Finovate 07)

    LendingClub is one of the leading players in the Social Lending space, with Zopa in the UK and of course Prosper in the US. It was a pleasure to meet with John Donovan, COO, and Patrick Gannon, SVP Lending. Unfortunately, Renaud Laplanche, CEO and a fellow Frenchman, couldn’t attend the event. Another good example of how to leverage Facebook There was a lot of […] More

  • Visible Banking on CommunityLend

    Yesterday, I found out that CommunityLend, the Canadian P-2-P social lending platform which will be launched in Fall 2007, listed Visible Banking News in their Google Blog Search section. Thanks Colin!   More

  • Prosper & Zopa: new figures

    Just a quick update on Prosper and Zopa. On Monday, I found that article on finextra: Zopa raises $12.9m in series c financing; names Dolton global CEO. * “Since launching in the UK in March 2005, Zopa says over 135,000 customer have signed up to the service.” * The series c investment raises Zopa’s total capital raised to $34m. […] More

  • CommuntyLend: a new player in social lending

    CommunityLend to set up online P2P loan exchange in Canada, article found on finextra on 09 March 2007. Social lending is booming: the concept in based on Peer-to-Peer technology, enabling people to lend & borrow money without the middlemen (the banks). The appetite for this service seems big in the UK, banks making huge profits and […] More

  • Interview – Chris Larsen, Founder & CEO at

    Earlier today, I received an email from Min Liu on behalf of the iinovative team. Min read my post about Prosper, and she thought I might be interested in their interview of Chris Larsen, CEO of, the leading social lending marketplace in the US. Thanks for your email Min. I found the format of the interview dynamic, and […] More

  • Social Lending & Web 2.0

    Social lending players Zopa, Prosper (previously known as circleone), CircleLending, Fygo Other P2P players LoanBack, Kiva,GlobeFunder Social lending: analysis and reviews of Zopa & Prosper  * Social lending the next Web 2.0 phenomenon – Part I Articles * Big-bank confidence dented by social banking * Internet social lending ‘may threaten banks’ * Press Release: Social lending the next Web 2.0 phenomenon * Prosper Launches – […] More