Ebay to enter social lending

Several weeks ago Ebay bought Microplace. Microplace (like Kiva) aims to offer microfinance loans to individuals with entrepreneurial spirit in developing countries . Anyone can help fund loans with as little as $100 dollars investment according to Microplace. (Source on Ebay buying Microplace).

Other news: There is a site solongbanks.com saying it will offer peer-to-peer lending. No further information could be obtained.