Markit Recap – 5/23/2016

Securitised peer-to-peer loans see risk escalate

Recent troubles at Lending Club have only compounded risk in the peer-to-peer credit market

  • P2P backed loans were introduced in 2014 and saw spreads fall to lows in mid-2015
  • Average spread on senior P2P loan backed securities has widened 76% since last October
  • Markit Liquidity score among P2P securities has deteriorated to 2.69 from 1.50 last December