Maya Capital, put together a list of the top 20 people in marketplace lending. It's an interesting group of executives, entrepreneurs, and industry experts.
Traditional lending dried up overnight in the aftermath of the Great Recession as banks drastically pulled back, effectively cutting off the lifeblood of the American economy. The repercussions were dramatic. Suddenly, countless credit-worthy borrowers had no place to turn. Small businesses, in particular, felt the squeeze when they could not get the capital they needed to expand, let alone continue what they were doing before the crash. Consumers and homebuyers also came up empty-handed, despite having good credit scores. It was as if the pendulum had swung too far in the opposite direction, with the classic lenders holding the market in a vice grip.