As you may know every loan on both Lending Club and Prosper is a security that is registered with the SEC. Not only that but the quarterly and annual financial reports for both companies are also filed with the SEC.
The SEC has the Electronic Data-Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, known as EDGAR, that allows anyone to query their entire database of filings for information on any registered company. Which means you can search the filings for Lending Club and Prosper.
If you type Prosper into the company search form on EDGAR you can easily find the official filings of Prosper Marketplace Inc (the official name of Prosper) as well as their new entity Prosper Funding LLC which is still in the approval process. But type in “Lending Club” and you receive the message: No matching companies. What gives? [Read more…]