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Highest Echelon

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Prosper Update: 1 Person Late (<15d)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

When I checked my Prosper.com account late last night I expected to see all 13 of my active loans to be Current. Was I ever shocked to see that 1 loan was Late (<15d). This is the first time I had seen this, but it means that this person's repayment is late by more than 1 day but less than 15 days.

I didn't want to be bothered by something like this too much so I simply sent an inter-Prosper mail saying:

Please make every effort to make the payment on this loan.

And I left it at that.

This morning I delved a little farther. At the origination of the loan, this person had 1 current delinquency, 10 past delinquencies, only 3 lines of credit, and wasn't a member of any group. Shame on me!

Credit grade: C
Now delinquent: 1
Delinquencies in last 7y: 10
Public records in last 10y: 2
First recorded credit line: Jul-1990
Total credit lines: 3
Inquiries in last 6 months: 0

Debt/Income: 4%

This was one of my first loans so I still didn't know what I was doing. I have since increased my standards. I now no longer lend unless the person is a member of a group and has significantly less delinquencies. The good part about the loan is that it is a C credit rating at 22.90%.

Later this morning I got an email back from this person.

Payment was made yesterday. Sorry, I changed jobs and my first payday fell on the 2nd of the month. I am in Iraq working so there shouldn't be any more problems. It just took a while to get my first paycheck. Thought I had it covered.
[Name withheld]
I confirmed his payment by looking under loan details. There is a small
† next to today's date.
† = in transit.

principal balance
Nov-07-2006† 307336 $1.93 - $0.03 - $0.00 = $1.90 $0.00 + $1.44 + $0.46 - $0.03 - $0.00 = $1.87 $48.36
Sep-21-2006 222981 $1.93 - $0.00 - $0.00 = $1.93 $0.00 + $0.75 + $1.18 - $0.02 - $0.00 = $1.92 $48.82

From what I can tell there is a $0.03 NSF charge that he also has to pay. But it seems like it may go to Prosper not me.
posted by johnwilkx, 10:10 AM


Unfortunately I have had a lot of experience with late borrowers. I think you're right that Prosper eats the late fees.

Good idea sending the borrower a note. I usually just obsess on the late loan but don't do anything about it.
All paid. :) I'm back to having no late borrowers.

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