KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Prosper Marketplace Issuance Trust, Series 2019-2
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three
classes of notes issued by Prosper Marketplace Issuance Trust 2019-2
(PMIT 2019-2). This is a $174.243 million consumer loan ABS transaction.
This transaction represents the twelfth securitization collateralized by
unsecured consumer loans originated through the online marketplace
lending platform operated by Prosper Funding LLC (Prosper or the
“Company”) and the seventh from the Prosper Marketplace Issuance Trust
Founded in 2005, Prosper operates an online marketplace lending platform
(the “Prosper Platform” or the “Platform”), where personal installment
loans are offered to prime and near prime customers. The loans in PMIT
2019-2 were all underwritten as Standard Product Loans under the WebBank
and Prosper Credit Guidelines. The loans on the Platform are originated
by WebBank, a Utah chartered Industrial Bank. The Prosper Platform
offers fixed rate, fully amortizing unsecured consumer loans ranging
from $2,000-$40,000, terms of 3 years and 5 years. Origination fees of
1%-5% are charged to the borrower based on the borrower’s risk profile
and loan term. Since inception the Prosper Platform facilitated
originations of over 1 million loans with an aggregate balance of $14
The transaction has initial credit enhancement levels of 43.87% for the
Class A Notes, 27.71% for the Class B Notes, and 10.87% for the Class C
Notes. Credit enhancement consists of excess spread,
overcollateralization, subordination (in the case of the Class A, and
Class B Notes) and a reserve account funded at closing.
KBRA applied its Global Consumer Loan ABS Methodology as part of its
analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed
capital structure and the Prosper Platform’s historical gross loss data.
In addition, KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of the
Prosper Platform. KBRA also reviewed the operative agreements and legal
opinions for the transaction prior to closing.
Preliminary Ratings: Prosper Marketplace Issuance Trust, Series
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Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)
Market Issuance Trust, Series 2019-2 Presale Report
Consumer Loan ABS Rating Methodology
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Eric Neglia, Managing Director
Brendan Carter, Associate Director
Melvin Zhou, CFA, Director