Nucleus Commercial Finance CEO Sees Trouble Ahead for UK P2P Lenders

Chirag Shah, CEO of Nucleus Commercial Finance, believes poor underwriting standards by UK P2P platforms will begin manifesting itself in 2017 and more platforms will begin to fail; in an interview with Business Insider he says: “Everyone’s done the easy part of building the loan books. Now let’s see who can get the money back.”; Shah also points out that the big platforms in the UK own most of the quality loan volume, second and third tier platforms are underwriting borrowers who were rejected by banks or the large platforms; Conrad Ford of Funding Options thinks Shah makes good points though he doesn’t think there is a systemic underwriting problem across the market.  Source