PeerIQ Releases Monthly Industry Update

PeerIQ has released its monthly marketplace lending update for October; focus of the report is on the 2017 forecast for marketplace lending securitizations; PeerIQ forecasts 47% year-over-year growth ($11.3 billion) in new ABS issuance with 52% growth in new originations for its base case estimate; sees high demand continuing for securitized products however institutional investors will likely be more interested in shorter duration loans to manage interest rate risk as US rates are expected to rise; PeerIQ reports continued support from rating agencies with high ratings; expects leading securitization issuers in 2017 to be SoFi, Avant and Marlette.  Source