Prosper Marketplace Inc. has met with investors including Fortress Investment Group about potential capital injections, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Online lenders have found it harder to attract investors to buy loans in recent months, a difficulty that only increased last week after Prosper's competitor LendingClub Corp.said it had discovered problems with its internal controls, and that its chief executive officer and founder was stepping down. LendingClub received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice after the announcement, the company said in a filing on Monday.

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