Investors are so hungry for yield in the bond market that they’re giving rich college grads money to help pay off their student loans.
Social Finance, a company that uses crowdfunding to refinance student debt, just packaged a bunch of those loans and sold them.
It’s an increasingly popular form of lending called peer-to-peer, or P2P. Firms like Social Finance (SoFi) and contemporaries Lending Club and Prosper pair people who want income with people looking for credit. It’s an end run around traditional bank lending.
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