WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department will release a white paper next week outlining “research and recommendations” related to marketplace lending as a capstone to its nearly yearlong inquiry into the fast-growing industry.

The Treasury issued a request for information last July soliciting comments, data and recommendations for how or to what extent regulators should set more stringent standards on peer-to-peer lending, also known as marketplace lending. The RFI laid out 14 specific questions, including the impact of marketplace lending on market segmentation, implications for anti-money-laundering and fraud, and the considerations for traditionally underserved demographics.

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