BBVA Compass says there is plenty of room in the market for the bank to wade into online unsecured consumer loans; Shayan Khwaja, BBVA Compass’ executive director of consumer lending, told American Banker, “We’ve seen the asset class grow, and fintech has shined a light on how we can take this value proposition to the consumers. The general population is fairly savvy with digital products. They’re not just used to it, but they’re demanding it.”; the move follows Barclays and PNC who have recently launched into the same market; analysts are not as bullish on the moving citing fraud concerns and the recent spike in personal loan losses.
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