The industry as a whole has slow takeup of loans, and a focus by lenders on recoveries coming true, so it makes sense that's where the focus is. The "scaley" loan took a while to fill, and there's no point doing all the leg work to set up a loan if there's insufficient appetite.
P2P isn't the same as a term deposit from the bank, and interest only / short term amortising loans (with a large final payment that normally requires a refinance) have a completely different dynamic to the fully amortising mortgage debt that many of us are familiar with. Anything involving legal process often seems to take longer than expected!!
When COL went tits up we had reassuring statements from several platforms that they were safe and well capitalised. Since the same thing happened with Lendy we've heard nothing from any of the other platforms or the P2PFA which does make me wonder how many other platforms also have trouble brewing.