The lending market comprises establishments engaged in making secured or unsecured loans to various entities. Entities include establishments such as finance companies, personal credit institutions, loan companies and student loans companies. This market covers all types of loans such as mortgage loan, personal loan, working capital loan, vehicle loan, industrial loans and others. Revenue generated from the lending market includes all the interest charges levied by the banks and financial institutions against loan sanctioned. This market includes interest charged by the banks on credit card and other cards.
The top five companies covered are Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, Citigroup Inc and JP Morgan. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China was the largest company in the lending market in 2017.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The global lending market was valued at around $663 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the lending market in 2017, accounting for above 53% market share. China was the largest country in the market in 2017, accounting for above 36% market share.
Online lending is growing across the world. This is primarily due to emergence of nonbank online lenders, who are particularly attractive to smaller businesses which need quick loans. Online lenders use automated network and data to reach borrowers, and offer cheaper loans than bank services such as credit cards. This has increased the competition among banks, leading to reduced rates and quicker approval times for borrowers. Some of the major online lenders include Upstart, Lu.com, Borrowell, Landbay, Auxmoney, Smava and Dianrong.