Note: This post was published September 15th, 2008 – and remains posted for archival purposes.
We have made the decision to discontinue accepting new lender registrations, and new bids from existing lenders, from residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our decision to make this change was based on our ongoing discussions with regulators in Pennsylvania, which led us to believe the change was necessary to comply with their current interpretation of their state regulations.
We have notified existing lenders residing in Pennsylvania of this change via email. Existing lenders residing in Pennsylvania will continue with their existing lender agreements, have their existing loans serviced, and be able to transfer funds out of their Prosper account. However, they will not be able to place new bids on listings or transfer money into their Prosper accounts.
This change does not affect borrowers residing in Pennsylvania, who remain free to create loan listings on Prosper.
We apologize for any inconvenience this change may have caused. We will continue to keep lenders who are directly impacted as well as the broader Prosper community posted on any future developments related to this matter. We hope to make Prosper available to lenders in Pennsylvania again soon.