It’s not surprising that lenders have recently been calling and emailing us to find out if their Prosper cash balances are FDIC insured. We want to take this opportunity to let our lenders know that their cash balances are, in fact, FDIC insured. Prosper is not a bank, does not take deposits, and is not FDIC insured. But the funds that Prosper lenders place with Prosper to make bids on borrower listings are maintained at Wells Fargo Bank, which is FDIC insured, and those funds get pass-through FDIC coverage up to $100,000 (note that this amount may increase to $250,000 after the passage of recent legislation).
So during these challenging economic times, you can be comfortable knowing that the funds you place with Prosper have this protection.
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