UK Government Looks to End Wholesale Lending Market

The UK government has told P2P lenders that wholesale lending does not count under the current regulations and the practice is too risky for retail investors; wholesale lending is when you lend money to a business who then lends that money out; the FCA said, “this would mimic banking – but without the same protection for individuals or regulations for the firms involved”; P2P lender RateSetter started to wind down their wholesale loan book after getting more clarity from the FCA in December; the FCA still hasn’t provided full clarity on the subject, but they are at least beginning to give more insight so lenders know where the boundaries are.  Source