2016 Rating Agency Involvement in Marketplace Lending Transactions

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2016 Annual Report on Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs) notes increased rating activity for marketplace lending; says smaller NRSROs have increased market share by rating marketplace lending securitizations; rating agencies issuing ratings for marketplace lending transactions included KBRA, Fitch, S&P, Moody’s and DBRS; of the 28 rated marketplace lending transactions in 2016, DBRS rated 28.6%, KBRA rated 25.0%, Moody’s rated 25.0%, Fitch rated 7.1% and S&P rated 3.6%.  Source