The Prosper Rating is a proprietary credit rating that we assign to each listing. The Prosper Rating is a letter that indicates the level of risk associated with a listing and corresponds to an estimated average annualized loss rate range for the listing. There are currently seven Prosper Ratings, represented by seven letter scores from A-HR, but this, as well as the loss ranges associated with each, may change over time as the marketplace dictates. The estimated average annualized loss rate for each listing is based on the following scores: a consumer reporting agency score and one or more custom Prosper scores calculated using the historical performance of previous Borrower Loans with similar characteristics (a “Prosper Score”), as may be supplemented by additional proprietary scoring models. We use these scores to determine an estimated average annualized loss rate for each listing, which correlates to a Prosper Rating. This rating system allows for consistency when assigning ratings to listings.
To assign the Prosper Ratings to the 2 and 4-year term loans we began offering to borrowers, we utilized personal loan industry data tracking performance for loans with the same terms. This industry data, along with the historical performance of our 3 and 5-year term loans, support our estimates of the average annualized loss rate and ultimately the designation of a Prosper Rating for these new loans.
The Prosper Rating assigned to a loan listing may not accurately reflect the risks of investing in the Notes and is not a recommendation by us to purchase a Note. No assurances can be provided that the actual loss rates for the Notes will come within the estimated average annualized loss rates indicated by the Prosper Rating. The interest rate on the Notes might not adequately compensate Note investors for these additional risks. Please review a copy of our latest Prospectus, including the “Risk Factors” section, for more information.