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Volume 2014 - Number 18

May 9, 2014

Hurdles Around Peer-to-Peer Lending Need to be Removed Before P2P Securitization Can Take Off

There are some potential problems with the evolving peer-to-peer lending sector that need to be resolved before ratings can be assigned to the securitization of such assets, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. To start to get a handle on this emerging sector, it is important to understand P2P companies’ specific strategies and their target demographic of borrowers and investors. “Platform operators in the P2P lending sector are...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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