It looks like person-to-person (P2P) lending is no longer just for the developing world. Kiva, the originator of the P2P model, now has at least one imitator in an OECD country. Smava, a German-based company, now offers P2P lending in Germany and starting this year in Poland as well. Perhaps finally the financial crisis will stimulate a bit more of the 'creative' side of creative destruction.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Peer to peer lending is a frequent topic of this blog. The PSD blog has a very good post on the subject as well: