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Lending Club Accepts Webby Award as Best Banking / BillPayingWebsite (VIDEO)

… but wait, we’re not a bank!  I demand a new category to be created: Best Disruptive/Paradigm Shifting Web Concept. Yes?

On Monday night, Lending Club was awarded the top web honors in the Banking / Bill Paying category at the 15th Annual Webby Awards in New York City. Other nominees in this category were JPMorgan Chase, US Bank, Kashoo and Billeo.

The Webby Awards, hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, are given annually to the best of the web in a variety of categories. Over 10,000 entries were received from 60 countries to gain recognition for websites, interactive advertising & media, online film and video, and mobile & apps. This is the second time Lending Club has been awarded a Webby, originally receiving the award in 2008. This year Lending Club joins big-name winners including Groupon, Mint, Zillow, Pandora, National Geographic, Angry Birds and Dropbox and celebrity sites from Conan O’Brien, Zach Galifianakis and Snoop Dogg.

The best moments of the ceremony award were when Antoine Dodson joined the Gregory Brothers to perform their viral hit live and when Peter Vesterbacka of Angry Birds accepted The Webby Award for Best Mobile Games – Handheld.

As customary, we were asked to deliver a 5-word acceptance speech when receiving the award.  Check it out:

CONTEST: Tell us your alternative 5-word Webby acceptance speech for Lending Club and WIN!

Oh, and to celebrate our win, we will be giving away 5 stainless steel laser-engraved Zippo money clips to the most creative alternative 5-word speech.  Think: “if I had to receive the webby award for Lending Club, what would my 5 words have been?”.  Drop us a comment on our Facebook page to participate. Winners to be announced on Friday June 17 around 4pm on our Facebook page.

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