How Does the Urgency of Borrowing in Text Messages Affect Loan Defaults? Evidence from P2P Loans in China

Hong Liu, Mingkang Yuan, Meiling Zhou, Chi-Hua Chen
2021 Security and Communication Networks  
In P2P loans with information asymmetry, the text information described by the borrower plays an important role in alleviating the information asymmetry between borrowers and lenders. To explore the borrowing described in text information and its relationship with default behavior, this article selects credits from April 2014 to October 2016 as the repayment period and studies default data. This is performed based on the length of the excavated text, purpose of the loan, repayment ability,
more » ... ngness to reimburse, five text variables, and degree of loan urgency. The empirical results show that text length has a significant negative correlation with the default probability of borrowers. Different loan purposes have different default risks. Interestingly, the more urgent a loan is, the more likely the borrower is to default. However, repayment ability information and repayment willingness information have no significant effect on default behavior. In addition, the Nagelkerke R2 improved by nearly 3% in the logistic regression model with the addition of text variables. In short, fully excavating loan description information is helpful in reducing the risk of loan default.
doi:10.1155/2021/4060676 fatcat:az3xr5x5xnehlik2rqdrnu34qi