Lend Academy Article: The Top 10 Most Important Marketplace Lending Stories of 2016

Lend Academy takes a retrospective look at the most important stories for the industry in 2016; regulation was a factor for the industry and 2016 included a white paper from the Treasury with consultation from seven federal agencies governing the financial services industry including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency proposed its new fintech charter and the Marketplace Lending Association was formed as an advocate for the industry; other highlights included a $50 million investment in US P2P loans from Chinese marketplace lender CreditEase and a leading market position from SoFi.  Source