I’ll be giving a presentation on ‘the future of money’ in a few months, and am trying to wrap my head around all the emerging disruptive tools and services that are shaking up the financial industry. I plan to do a few posts covering these areas, and hope we can have some interesting discussion about what it means and where we’re going. In the meantime, here’s a general resource of social lending platforms/marketplaces across the globe. If you’re aware of any I’ve missed, please let me know! Thanks.

Social Lending

Social Lending, or peer-to-peer lending, essentially brings individuals together to lend and borrow money directly from each other, cutting out the middle man (the bank). Borrowers are able to get low cost loans, lenders are able to get great returns while helping their fellow man, and both parties win.

1. Auxmoney

Twitter: @auxmoney
Facebook: auxmoney-GmbH
Location: Germany

2. Boober

Location: Italy

3. Cashare

Facebook: Cashare
Twitter: @cashare
Location: Switzerland

4. CommunityLend

Twitter: @communitylend
Location: Canada

5. Comunitae

Twitter: @Comunitae
Location: Spain

6. Dhanax

Location: India

7. Donjoy

Location: Korea

8. Fairplace

Location: Brazil

9. Finansowo

Facebook: Finansowo
Location: Poland

10. Fixura

Location: Finland

11. FriendsClear

Location: France

12. Funding Circle

Facebook: Funding Circle
Location: UK

13. Fyananz

Location: US

14. GreenNote

Facebook: GreenNote
Location: US

15. HypoDate

Location: Netherlands

16. iGrin

Location: Australia

17. isePankur

Facebook: isePankur
Twitter: @isepankur
Location: Estonia

18. Kokos

Twitter: @kokospl
Location: Poland

19. LendingClub

Facebook: Lending Club
Twitter: @lendingclub
Location: US

20. Lendit

Twitter: @LenditNZ
Location: New Zealand

21. Loanio

Location: US

22. LoanLand

Location: Sweden

23. lubbus

Location: Spain

24. Maneo

Twitter: @sociallendingJP
Location: Japan

25. Money Auction

Location: Korea

26. Noba

Location: Hungary

27. Peer Lending Network

Location: US

28. People Capital

Location: US

29. Popfunding

Location: Korea

30. ppdai

Location: China

31. Prosper

Facebook: Prosper Loans Marketplace
Twitter: @prosperloans
Location: US

32. Qifang

Location: China

33. Smava

Twitter: @smava
Location: Germany

34. Trundo

Location: Netherlands

35. Uppspretta

Twitter: @uppspretta
Location: Iceland

36. Vittana

Twitter: @vittana
Location: US

37. YES-secure

Facebook: YES-secure
Twitter: @YES_secure
Location: UK

38. ZimpleMoney

Location: US

39. Zopa

Twitter: @Zopa
Location: UK


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