February 14, 2013

Prosper Unveils New Protection for Lenders

By Prosper

Over the past several months, Prosper has been working with the SEC on implementing an important new protection to offer enhanced safety and soundness for all lenders on the Prosper platform.  We’re very happy to share that we are the first peer-to-peer lending platform to provide all of our lenders further security of assets. This industry-leading protection, along with our recent fundraising efforts and additions to the management team, represent important milestones for our customers.

First, some details on how this works. A new legal entity called Prosper Funding LLC has been established, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Prosper Marketplace, Inc. Prosper Funding LLC is now the owner of all loans and the issuer of all Notes on the Prosper Marketplace. As a result, all Notes (both new and previously issued) are now fully protected in the unlikely event of a Prosper bankruptcy.

In order to purchase Notes from Prosper Funding LLC, lenders simply need to agree to the new registration agreement. If you have not done so already, you will be alerted to accept this agreement next time you sign intoyour account. New lenders are automatically registered with Prosper Funding LLC. In addition, you can review a “Risk Factors” section in the Prospectus for information regarding the risks and benefits of this new offering.

Thank you for your continued participation on the platform. This new protection demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing best-in-class tools and services to our lenders.