Tuesday, 23 February 2016
What will P2P lending look like 5 years from now?
'The really interesting thing about the potential for P2P to displace traditional banks and their clones is that it shows how easy it is to separate the business of taking deposits and running the payments system from the fundamentally unrelated business of allocating credit. Banks like combining these business lines to extract rents from the rest of society but there isn’t really any good reason why we let them do it. (Also, it’s not even clear they do a particularly good job at allocating credit to productive investments.)'
The worrying signal from US online lending