To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took to stop Lendy from declaring dividends to pay capital to that firm’s owners when Lendy was under review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); and whether the FCA intends to compensate any lenders who did not receive full remediation payments as a result of a shortfall in capital.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for the authorisation and regulation of peer to peer (P2P) platforms, and is currently carrying out an enforcement investigation into the circumstances that led to the administration of Lendy. It would be inappropriate for Government to pre-empt its findings.
The FCA is operationally independent from Government. The question as it relates to the FCA has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.