This news is a week old, but I’ve been a little too busy to get it out. It seems like the SEC ordered a cease and desist. I have to admit that reading the legalese is not my specialty. So I don’t really know what it amounts to. If anyone wants to read it and interpret it for me, I’d appreciate it.
In other news, Loanio has voluntarily decided to stop accepting lenders and borrowers. Presumably they’ve seen what’s going on with Prosper and what Lending Club has been through. This is why Zopa didn’t operate a pure P2P.
Sometimes I wish the US regulators that are going so hard after these P2P companies would spend more time preventing and fixing the economy.