Update in the Argon Credit Bankruptcy Case
On March 28th, United States Bankruptcy Judge Deborah L. Thorne, ordered the trustee in the Argon Credit case to transfer the net proceeds and loan portfolio payments to the biggest creditor, Fund Recovery Services (FRS). That cash will be used to satisfy the approved secured claim of $37.3 million. FRS is an assignee of Princeton Alternative Income Fund, LP. Argon Credit was an online consumer lender that made loans between $2,000 and $35,000 with APRs ranging from 4.99% to 149%.
Initially, Argon Credit had applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after “experiencing financial difficulty,” though allegations of improprieties and mismanagement have come up in the legal filings. When FRS tried to stop their collateral from being spent, Argon argued in court that such a thing was unnecessary because they had more than enough collateral to pay off their debt to FRS, including $5.5 million worth of leads. By FRS’s calculations, the leads were worth as little as $1,500, not millions. Ultimately, the judge attributed no value to them.
The case was converted to Chapter 7 and FRS should be able to get repaid.Last modified: May 7, 2017