Investors say economic downturn would be ‘best thing’ for marketplace lending

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By David Bell
10 Oct 2016

An economic downturn would be an opportunity for the marketplace lending industry to prove its resilience, paving the way for a flood of wary investors to pile capital into the market, said investors at the LendIt Europe conference on Monday.

Some investors are spooked by the low levels of defaults occurring in marketplace originated loans, causing them to hold off from investing until the industry has been through an economic cycle, heard attendees at the event. One investor said that he would actually like to see default rates going ...

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