Integration of Financial Markets and Capital Markets

RBI’s P2P Regulations: A step forward or backward?

The Reserve Bank of India issued a Master Directions – Non Banking Financial Company – Peer to Peer Lending Platform (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “Directions”) on 4th October, 2017[1], which is an extensive statement outlining in detail the various rules and regulations that all existing and prospective entities carrying on or intending to carry on the business of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending (hereby known as NBFC-P2P) will have to comply with. These Directions shall come in force with immediate effect and shall apply to all NBFC-P2Ps, i.e. with effect from the date of issuance of the Master Directions, mentioned above. Read more

P2P lending comes under the ambit of RBI

By Mayank Agarwal & Anita Baid (


Peer to Peer lending (P2P Lending) is a virtual marketplace which connects borrowers and lenders online by providing quick funds to borrowers and high returns to lenders. The borrower can raise fund by borrowing from a single lender or a group of lenders. The accelerated growth in P2P Lending platforms was recognized for the first time by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2016-17[1]. Read more