FCA Includes P2P Platforms in Credit Assessment Rules

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing that they include P2P platforms in the review of the high cost credit industry; the city watchdog said in a release that there is currently a gap in the regulations for P2P; according to the watchdog this means creditworthiness requirements will be enacted when there is a “significant increase in the amount of credit or the credit limit under a P2P agreement”; the FCA explained further changes could come after this initial review period ends on October 31; John Coley, financial services risk director at PwC, explained to Peer2Peer Finance News, “The FCA has published proposals that potentially have a significant impact on firms operating in the consumer credit sector, these include proposed changes for assessing creditworthiness, feedback on its rules limiting so-called payday-loans, and insights into its continuing work into the motor vehicle finance sector.” Source