BEIJING, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) ("Yirendai" or the "Company"), a leading online consumer finance marketplace in China, today announced that it has entered into an agreement of intent (the "Agreement") with the Beijing branch of PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited (2328.HK) ("PICC P&C"), the largest property and casualty insurance company in China.
Under the terms of the Agreement, PICC P&C will provide Yirendai with performance bond for certain loans facilitated through the Company's online marketplace. PICC P&C will reimburse lenders within the agreed scope should any losses incur due to the Company's failure to perform adequate due diligence during the credit underwriting process.
"We are pleased to begin working with PICC P&C on performance bond," said Ms. Yihan Fang, Chief Executive Officer of Yirendai. "We believe a strong alliance between our two industry-leading companies will enable us to provide higher quality products and services to our customers to better serve the large demand for personal finance."
 According to PICC P&C's annual report for 2015, PICC P&C is the largest property and casualty insurance company in Mainland China. PICC P&C's gross written premiums in 2015 achieved a market share of 33.4% in the property and casualty insurance market of the PRC, with the incremental premiums maintaining number one ranking in the market.
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Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) is a leading online consumer finance marketplace in China connecting investors and individual borrowers. The Company provides an effective solution to address largely underserved investor and individual borrower demand in China through an online platform that automates key aspects of its operations to efficiently match borrowers with investors and execute loan transactions. Yirendai deploys a proprietary risk management system, which enables the Company to effectively assess the creditworthiness of borrowers, appropriately price the risks associated with borrowers, and offer quality loan investment opportunities to investors. Yirendai's online marketplace provides borrowers with quick and convenient access to consumer credit at competitive prices and investors with easy and quick access to an alternative asset class with attractive returns. For more information, please visit yirendai.investorroom.com.
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