Is Marketplace Lending Really Just Westworld?

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If you haven’t watched HBO’s new flagship TV show Westworld, my analogy may have some broad spoilers so you might want to look away. Also, you should start watching the show.

In a world controlled by banks, people can visit a world where the hosts looks like banks but aren’t. They’re non-banks with bank-like attributes run off of advanced programming. You can borrow from them, pay them back, invest in them and securitize their loans. They seem real indeed, but the real banks are the chartered ones that pull their strings and script their stories.

In this real life version of Westworld, might the proposed OCC charter be the maze?

A rose is a rose is a rose.

Last modified: December 18, 2016
Sean Murray

Category: Marketplace Lending, Opinion

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