I first wrote about the GAO report on p2p lending last year. The GAO have been doing an analysis of the federal regulatory environment concerning p2p lending and would make recommendations to Congress on how to regulate this growing industry going forward. The report was released yesterday, two weeks early.
The full report is 78 pages long and while I haven’t read every word yet I have skimmed the report and to tell you the truth I am a bit disappointed. The upshot of their report is that they say it is difficult to know what the best regulatory environment will be because the industry is so dynamic and growing rapidly.
However, the report did identify two options for regulating p2p lending: [Read more…]