Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Consumer Loan Variable Interest Entities (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN CONSUMER LOANS - Consumer Loan Variable Interest Entities (Details) - VIE, consolidated - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Variable Interest Entity [Line Items]    
Total assets $ 815,516 $ 1,056,042
Notes and bonds payable 610,277 789,979
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 3,055 3,308
Total liabilities 613,332 793,287
Consumer Loan Companies    
Variable Interest Entity [Line Items]    
Consumer loans, held-for-investment 1,097,512 1,289,010
Restricted cash 10,479 11,563
Accrued interest receivable 16,351 19,360
Total assets 1,124,342 1,319,933
Notes and bonds payable 1,088,954 1,284,436
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 4,144 4,007
Total liabilities 1,093,098 $ 1,288,443
Face amount of bonds retained $ 121,000