The ratings agency cautions that marketplace lenders' efforts to tighten credit standards during a "solid" macroeconomic environment underscore the volatility their portfolios might face in a downturn.
As in prior transactions, the company itself contributed only a small portion (7.55%) of the collateral for CLUB 2018-NP1; but this time only three unaffiliated parties were invited to contribute the remainder.
David Nelms said that many digital lenders do not understand how to underwrite personal loans properly, and he took a dig at their lack of profitability. The upstarts say their industry's ability to attract capital speaks for itself.
The British banking giant has been testing its new online lending platform with a handful of its U.S. customers and plans to roll it out in full force next year. It's all part of a broader effort to expand its U.S. consumer business beyond credit cards.