Self-proclaimed “online marketplace” lenders connect borrowers with a range of traditional and alternative lenders. However, these marketplace models are far from agnostic in that they typically only partner with a handpicked number of preferred financial institutions and other high-cost online lenders who compensate them directly for referring loan applicants. Therefore, these platforms have a strong incentive to promote lending partners who pay the largest referral fees instead of those who provide the best financing option to a borrower.
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