Prosper and BBVA USA Team Up to Launch Innovative Digital Home Equity Line of Credit Platform

Leading Marketplace Lending Platform and Top 25 U.S. Bank Bring Together Strengths in Fintech and Digital Banking to Dramatically Improve the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Experience for Homeowners

HELOC Platform Now Available to Customers in Alabama, Arizona, Florida and Texas via Prosper’s website and available soon to a select group of BBVA USA customers via a BBVA branded version of the platform

Prosper, a leading online marketplace lending platform connecting borrowers and investors, together with the U.S. subsidiary of Madrid-based BBVA, announced their collaboration in providing a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) available through Prosper’s website (www.prosper.com).

Prosper and BBVA USA have worked closely together to build an end-to-end HELOC solution that allows customers to complete an online application in minutes and receive an instant pre-qualification. The digital platform saves customers weeks compared to the traditional application process and offers HELOC consumers access to competitive rates and no origination fees.

How Our Exclusive Partnership Works

BBVA USA is Prosper’s exclusive bank partner in the bank’s main footprint states of Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, and also worked side-by-side with Prosper, lending equity product knowledge and expertise as the digital solution was developed. The bank will soon offer the digital HELOC to a selected group of its own customers via a BBVA branded version of the platform.

We are thrilled to have a partner like BBVA that believes, as we do, in the power of technology to improve efficiency and deliver a great customer experience,” said David Kimball, CEO, Prosper Marketplace.

“Working closely with BBVA, we’re excited to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to quickly and easily apply for a HELOC online, which can be a smart and affordable financing option for things like home improvement and debt consolidation. We look forward to expanding this product offering to more states and continuously improving the experience.”

“BBVA is the leader in digital banking globally, and as such, we’re focused on a transformation that leverages digital to help us drive growth and improve the banking experience for our customers,” said BBVA USA Head of Retail Banking Çağri Süzer. “The digital HELOC with Prosper is reflective of the type of transformation we think will carry us into the future, but more than that, we’re excited to work with a fintech stalwart like Prosper to help people quickly and easily access the equity that they have built up in their home.”

How Teaming Up Helps the HELOC Process

Available home equity reached an all-time high of $6.3 trillion in the second quarter of 2019.[1] While many homeowners have equity available, the traditional process of getting a home equity line of credit has been a confusing, lengthy and cumbersome process.

Prosper has used its expertise in technology and consumer loans to create a fast and simple process for obtaining a HELOC, while BBVA is using its extensive experience in equity lending to deliver knowledge and a great customer experience to HELOC borrowers. The partnership is a unique example of how a fintech and bank are working together to provide a long-term relationship product like HELOC to customers with ease and efficiency.

How the Digital Platform Works

The platform recently launched in a limited number of states including Alabama, Arizona, Florida and Texas, and will roll out to additional states in the coming months. Key benefits of the HELOC platform include:

  • An online application that can be completed in minutes with instant offers and information about rate and prequalification status
  • Competitive rates with bank-paid closing cost offered by BBVA
  • Flexible monthly payments and the opportunity to access to a line of credit in weeks versus the months it traditionally takes
  • Access to a dedicated client services team that can help users get immediate answers to their questions and understand the benefits of getting a HELOC
  • Confidence of having a HELOC originated and serviced by a reputable lender like BBVA

To learn more about the digital HELOC product available today on Prosper’s website, visit: https://www.prosper.com/heloc.

About Prosper Marketplace

Prosper’s mission is to advance financial well-being. The company’s online marketplace lending platform connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions that want to invest in consumer credit. Through Prosper’s flagship personal loan marketplace, borrowers get access to affordable fixed-rate, fixed-term personal loans. Investors have the opportunity to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. To date, over $16 billion in personal loans have been originated through the Prosper platform for debt consolidation and large purchases such as home improvement projects, medical expenses and special occasions. Through its new digital HELOC platform, Prosper is using its expertise in consumer loans to improve the process of applying for and securing a home equity line of credit, as well as deepening its commitment to simplifying consumer finance and advancing financial well-being.

Prosper Marketplace, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco. The platform is owned by Prosper Funding LLC, a subsidiary of Prosper Marketplace, Inc. Personal loans originated through the Prosper marketplace are made by WebBank, member FDIC. Visit www.prosper.com and follow @Prosperloans to learn more. Prosper notes are offered by Prospectus.

About BBVA USA

In the U.S., BBVA is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 642 branches, including 330 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 17 in New Mexico. The bank ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). In the U.S., BBVA has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 8th nationally in terms of dollar volume of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2018.

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[1] BlackKnight July 2019 Mortgage Monitor


Prosper Reports Third Quarter Growth; Closes $1.5 Billion of Securitizations in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2017 –  Prosper, a leading peer-to-peer lending platform for consumer loans, today reported growth in both transaction revenue and loan originations for the third quarter of 2017. Continued demand for Prosper’s personal loan product resulted in $822 million in loan originations through its platform, up 6% quarter-over-quarter and 164% year-over-year. The company also grew transaction fee revenue 5% quarter-over-quarter and 164% year-over-year.

“We continued to see growth during the third quarter as people turned to Prosper’s personal loan product to refinance high-interest debt, pay for medical expenses, and finance home improvement projects,” said David Kimball, CEO, Prosper Marketplace. “As we look to the end of the year and 2018, our ability to consistently generate positive operating cash flow along with the $50 million capital raise in the third quarter will help drive strategic investments in the company’s platform and products.”

Prosper also recently closed the third securitization from the Prosper Marketplace Issuance Trust, Series 2017-3, with approximately $500 million of notes issued.

“We are very pleased with the success of the Prosper securitization program this year, which included three deals totaling $1.5 billion and over 45 unique investors participating,” said Usama Ashraf, CFO, Prosper Marketplace.

The following table summarizes the financial highlights from the quarter:

Key Operating and Financial Metrics (Unaudited) (in thousands)

  Three Months Ended September 30,
  2017 2016
Loan Originations $            821,841 $        311,776
Transaction Fees, Net 37,250 14,086
Servicing Fees, Net 6,976 7,079
Net Loss (26,940) (17,417)
Adjusted EBITDA(1) 7,271 (8,804)
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities 9,881 (4,237)

 

Summary of key financial highlights:

    • Prosper facilitated $822 million in loan originations through its platform, up 6% quarter-over-quarter and 164% year-over-year, driven by strong demand for its personal loan product.
    • Transaction fee revenue rose to $37.2 million, up 5% quarter-over-quarter and 164% year-over-year.
    • The company reported a Net Loss of $26.9 million in the third quarter of 2017, which included $28.1 million in non-cash charges related to warrants to purchase preferred stock that were issued to a consortium of investors and a third party in connection with a settlement agreement.
    • Prosper generated $9.9 million of Net Cash from Operating Activities and Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $7.3 million in the third quarter of 2017.

    (1) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP Financial measure. The accompanying schedule to this press release provides a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

About Prosper Marketplace

Prosper’s mission is to advance financial well-being. The company’s online lending platform connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions that want to invest in consumer credit. Borrowers get access to affordable fixed-rate, fixed-term personal loans. Investors have the opportunity to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. To date, over $10 billion in personal loans have been originated through the Prosper platform for debt consolidation and large purchases such as home improvement projects, medical expenses and special occasions.

Prosper Marketplace, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco. The lending platform is owned by Prosper Funding LLC, a subsidiary of Prosper Marketplace, Inc. Loans originated through the Prosper marketplace are made by WebBank, member FDIC. Visit www.prosper.com and follow @Prosperloans to learn more. Prosper notes are offered by Prospectus.