P2P Lending: Responding to Disruption
P2P lending platforms have a 400–425 basis point advantage over traditional banks in loan origination. Retention of customers who have used a P2P platform before is high, with 75% saying they would approach one again when seeking a loan. Fractional lending and alternative credit risk assessments allow platforms to reduce exposure to default and asses risk more accurately than banks. The domination of institutional investors does pose a risk to the sustainability of some P2P platforms.
Verdict Financial’s P2P Lending: Responding to Disruption report is a comprehensive analysis of the rise of Peer-to-Peer consumer lending and its impact upon retail banks’ borrowers. The report details the impact of P2P lenders upon banks’ deposit bases. The report shows the growth of P2P lending platforms across the globe and highlights which markets are most at risk from disruption. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of the development and evolution of P2P consumer lending over the last decade. In addition, the report focuses on how P2P lending works and how this contributes to the platform’s competitive advantage. Lastly the report recommends improvements banks should make to their own business, in addition to highlighting their own strengths in relation to customer lending and how these can be leveraged to compete with P2P lending platforms.
Reasons to Buy
Identify emerging consumer trends in lending and learn how to re-orientate your business accordingly.
Understand the threat posed by P2P consumer lending platforms in your individual market.
Learn about the strengths of P2P consumer lending platforms and how they are able to offer customers a superior experience in terms of cost and ease of access.
Gain tactical insight into what changes can be made to banks’ operations and business strategies.
Learn about the focus of P2P consumer lending business and how these platforms are positioning their business for the future.
Table of Contents
P2P lending platforms are leaner, more dynamic, and more customer-friendly
P2P lending is rapidly growing in the UK due to conducive regulation, as well as the platforms themselves
Critical success factors
INTRODUCTION TO P2P LENDING
Banks face a formidable threat from a faster, cheaper, leaner rival
Chinese banks are most exposed to the greater competition from P2P lending
This report focuses on the threat to banks' loan business rather than deposits
P2P platforms hold a 400+ basis point cost advantage over traditional banks
Returns have attracted large institutional investors to P2P platforms
P2P platforms have directly targeted the banks' core prime customers
P2P platforms are building strong levels of advocacy
Strengths of P2P platforms
Fractional lending reduces default risk and lowers interest rates for borrowers
Intermediated funding models provide P2P platforms with faster and easier loan origination
Deeper, more accurate credit risk models allow P2P platforms to offer more competitive rates
P2P lending platforms have high retention levels among borrowers
Abbreviations and acronyms
Verdict Financial's 2015 Retail Banking Insight Survey
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