SHANGHAI, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China Rapid Finance Limited (the "Company" or "XRF") (XRF), operator of one of China's largest consumer lending marketplaces, today announced that it submitted its P2P Compliance Self-Inspection Report (the "Report") to its local P2P regulatory office. The Report is the first of three steps mandated in the inspection process, a key element in demonstrating compliance with industry reforms being promulgated by the National P2P Rectification Office.
Dr. Zane Wang, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of XRF commented: "The self-inspection process is critical to the stable growth of the P2P lending industry in China. This process creates a standardized level of best practices across the whole industry, which will protect the interests of both borrowers and lenders. We are pleased to submit our report, which marks our active support and participation in the compliance process. We are now ready to work with NIFA-- the National Internet Finance Association--and local authorities to move forward into the second and third stages."
The Company is now focused on the next two process steps, which are 1) a self-disciplinary inspection conducted by NIFA and regional regulatory authorities and 2) verification of inspection results by the regional P2P Rectification Office to conduct on field inspections. The Company has been making preparations and expects to complete these next steps before year-end.
Separately, the Company today announced that Andrew Mason resigned from the board of directors for personal reasons.
Dr. Wang commented, "Andrew served on our board for over 13 years, bringing valuable insight and guidance as we grew from a small start up to a publicly-traded industry leader. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for Andrew's extraordinary efforts, for how he inspired us, and for his friendship."
About China Rapid Finance
China Rapid Finance operates a leading online consumer finance marketplace in China, facilitating millions of loans annually. The Company deploys machine learning and proprietary decision technology to facilitate affordable digital credit for one of the world's largest untapped consumer credit markets: China's mobile-active consumers. China Rapid Finance utilizes its proprietary, mobile-first technology to efficiently select creditworthy consumers for its platform. The Company facilitates smaller, shorter-term initial loans to these qualified consumers and then enables larger, longer-term loans for returning borrowers who demonstrate positive credit behavior. This differentiated strategy positions the platform to attract and retain high quality consumers who generate significant customer lifetime value. China Rapid Finance was founded by Dr. Zane Wang, who has decades of consumer credit experience in the U.S. and China, and is governed by a global board of directors. For more information, please visit http://ChinaRapidFinance.com.
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