Treasury Request for Public Input on Expanding Access to Credit through Online Marketplace Lending

July.21.2015

On July 20, the Department of the Treasury published a Notice and Request for Information ("RFI") seeking comment on various aspects of online marketplace lending, including –  

  • the business models and products offered to small businesses and consumers
  • the potential to expand access to credit to underserved market segments
  • how the financial regulatory framework should evolve to support the growth of the industry

Treasury asks for comment on 14 categories of questions, some of which include multiple specific questions, which we summarize and, with respect to some, offer initial thoughts on below.

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