#1Mikeon 12.12.07 at 10:04 am
I wonder how Chris Larson will connect this to the latest Fed rate cut.
#2Chrisfs on 12.12.07 at 7:03 pm
Since Prosper raised the interest rate ceiling to 35%, it makes sense that the interest rates would be on the rise. Plenty of HR and E listings were hitting that ceiling. This allows for better differentiation of loans by interest rate (which could be seen as a proxy for risk)
#3Kevinon 12.12.07 at 7:44 pm
I actually don’t think raising the ceiling has the most effect…
I the majority of the effect if from informing the lenders of the expected ROI and from informing the borrowers where to start in order to have the best chance of funding…
However raising the ceiling surely allows for some higher interest rates and may explain why the adjustment has been steeper in the sub prime as opposed to near prime.
#4Amanda @ Me vs Debton 12.31.07 at 12:30 pm
I followed up on your comment/suggestion to getting a Prosper loan. I’m actually already a borrower. I got a great deal (especially compared to these number) with a 14.94% rate for a D rating. Luckily people were able to see past my rating to my honesty and potential. However, only 6 months later, its not likely that my rating has increased, so what are the chances of getting a rate under 14%? I’d say its not likely, but I could be wrong.
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