Recent Securities Litigations

PPDAI Group Inc. (NYSE: PPDF)

Company Name:PPDAI Group Inc.
Stock Symbol:NYSE: PPDF
Class Period Start:11/10/2017
Class Period End (inclusive):05/09/2018

According to the Complaint, PPDAI Group Inc. is an online P2P consumer finance company in China and the first online consumer finance marketplace in China connecting borrowers and investors whose needs are unserved or underserved by traditional financial institutions.

The Complaint alleges that Defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) PPDAI was engaged in predatory lending practices that saddled subprime borrowers and those with poor or limited credit histories with high interest rate debt they could not repay; (2) many of PPDAI's customers were using PPDAI-provided loans to repay existing loans they otherwise could not afford to repay, thereby inflating PPDAI's revenues and active borrower numbers and increasing the likelihood of defaults; (3) PPDAI was experiencing increasing delinquency rates, negatively affecting PPDAI's reserves; (4) PPDAI's purported "rapid growth" in the number and amount of loans had materially dropped off; (5) PPDAI was providing online loans to college students despite a government ban on the practice; (6) PPDAI was engaged in overly aggressive and improper collection practices; and (7) as a result of its improper lending, underwriting, and collection practices, PPDAI was subject to heightened risk of adverse actions by Chinese regulators.