On August 18, the Department of Treasury extended the comment period for the public to respond to its Request for Information (RFI) on online marketplace lending, entitled Public Input on Expanding Access to Credit Through Online Marketplace Lending. Originally published on July 20, the RFI seeks public input on three areas relating to the online marketplace industry: (i) business models of and products offered to consumers and small businesses; (ii) potential expansion of access to credit to the historically underserved; and (iii) the ways in which the financial regulatory framework can develop to support safe growth within the industry. Since the July 20 publication of the RFI, only four (4) comments have been received. Earlier this month, Treasury held a public forum to discuss online marketplace lending, with roughly 80 participants from the marketplace lending industry, consumer advocates, nonprofit public policy organizations, and the financial services industry. Per the August 18 extension, the public will now have until September 30 to provide comments on the RFI.