Sunday, June 16, 2013

Download your note list

I have added a new feature to allow you to download a listing of your notes through the Prosper API.  You can then use these lists of notes on the Loan Analysis or the Previously Late Loans tools to help manage your portfolio.

Currently the download feature is only capturing newly originated loans.  Loans bought/sold on Folio are not being taken into account.  This mimics how the tools used to work when looking at the previously public bid data.

To add notes:

Once you sign in to Prosper-Stats, your email address will display on the top left of the page next to the Sign Out link.  You can click your email address to go to your profile page.  This page will show you information on any note lists you have downloaded and provide you a link to download notes from Prosper.

You will need to enter your username and the password for the API (which should be different then the password you log in to the website with) to download notes.  You will have to come back to this page and re-enter your username and password in order to refresh your note list.

I am not saving passwords:

At this time I am not saving anybody's password.  I am only saving the list of notes.  Once I update my security model I will provide an option where you can choose to save your password to facilitate automatic updating.  Until then, you will have to manually enter your username and password every time you wish to refresh your list of notes.

Activating the Prosper API for your account:

In order to use the Prosper API you have to have it turned on.  You can do this by logging into Prosper's Website and going to "My Account"->"Settings" Then clicking the "Edit" link on the API box.   You can also try and follow this direct link.  You have the option of making your Prosper API account read only.  If you are not currently bidding on loans with the API then I would recommend you do so as an added measure of security.  (And if you are really paranoid, change your API password immediately after downloading your note listing into Prosper-Stats.)  DO NOTE MAKE YOUR API PASSWORD THE SAME AS THE WEB LOGIN PASSWORD.