Der amerikanische Anbieter Prosper.com plant zusammen mit einem lokalen Partner sein Angebot auch in Japan und nicht benannten weiteren Märkten in Japan anzubieten. Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung von Prosper:
Prosper and SBI Holdings to Establish Prosper in Japan and Other Asian Countries
San Francisco – August 6, 2007 – Prosper (http://www.p2p-kredite.com/prosper), America’s first people-to-people lending marketplace, and SBI Holdings, Inc., a holding company for SBI Group, the financial innovation leader of Japan, today announced an agreement to form a joint venture to facilitate the launch of Prosper in Japan and explore other Asian markets.
“As Prosper takes the first step toward expanding to Japan, we’re confident SBI is the optimal partner to navigate the regulatory landscape and successfully launch and operate the Prosper marketplace in the region,” said Chris Larsen, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prosper.
SBI Group has a market capitalization in excess of $8 billion and consists of 65 consolidated subsidiaries and 12 affiliated companies, including 9 public companies. … To find out more about SBI Holdings, Inc., visit www.sbigroup.co.jp/english/.
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