Marketplace Lending Rates Rising for High Risk Borrowers

TechCrunch analyzes rates at marketplace lending platforms, identifying a trend towards increased delinquencies and borrowing rates for lower credit quality borrowers; platforms have been increasing rates for lower credit quality consumers to potentially offset some of the higher risk of defaults; analysts have speculated that the changes occurring in the lower credit quality categories could be a sign of recession however other economic factors appear to be stable; TechCrunch identifies a significant change occurring in the labor market that could be influential for borrowers over the long term; the automation of jobs is affecting the labor market and the result could disrupt a number of historically stable industries while also changing the tech industry substantially.  Source