The Obama administration made some announcements recently that should be of concern to anyone who gets loans online or who operates an online lending company. The administration announced that it is actively soliciting for complaints from people who have been “encountering problems with loans from online lenders.” This is a blatant warning that financial regulators are going to be taking some serious action against an industry that has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years. There are literally millions of people who have taken out personal loans via the Internet. These types of loans continue to grow in popularity because they don’t require borrowers to spend hours trying to procure a loan, and they give consumers access to loan applications, comparing loans and ultimately getting their money around the clock. People can easily compare the rates of one lender to another, the same way that they would compare hotel room prices or prices for products on Amazon. Marketplace loans, or online loans grew from $12 billion…
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