We are focused on investor security. Before we onboard a Loan Originator and allow them to place loans on the Monestro Marketplace, we investigate their loan book and loan origination quality (see Loan Originator Due Diligence). Based on our findings we set a “Skin in the game” (i.e. a portion of the loan retained by the Loan Originator) at a level where we believe the Loan Originator is motivated to ensure proper handling of the loan. We may, in case of some Loan Originators (but not all), we may require the Loan Originator to provide security for the performance of its obligations. In such case, the security will be noted in the Assignment Agreement. Also, we may (at our discretion) set up a Reserve to purchase defaulted loans from investors under certain circumstances (see more from Reserve Policy). However, none of the above guarantee that an investor will get its investments back or earn a return.
As with any investment, there are some risks. The most significant risk is associated with possible credit losses from investments. The following measures have been taken by Monestro and Loan Originators to mitigate the risk:
1. All loans are issued according to the Loan Originator’s established policies, which take into account the borrower’s ability to repay the loan;
2. For the majority of loans, the Loan Originator has provided a Buyback Obligation, which means that if the loan is delayed by more than 60 days, the Loan Originator is obliged to repurchase the investment for the nominal value of the principal and the accrued interest till the date of repurchase.
Investors can mitigate risks by diversifying – making fractional investments in several loans across different borrowers, loan types, interest rates, Loan Originators etc. See more from Investor Protection.
Please note that any state authority or state fund does not secure your investments.