On March 7, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) released a consumer bulletin with information and tips for consumers of marketplace lending. The bulletin provides consumers with an overview of the peer-to-peer lending platform, as well as tips and general steps that should be taken when shopping for a loan. In conjunction with the release, the CFPB also announced that it is accepting complaints from consumers taking out loans from online marketplace lenders. Complaints are anticipated to be addressed within 60 days. CFPB Guide. Press Release.