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What is Skin in the game?

The phrase “Skin in the game” is commonly used in the corporate finance industry and refers to when an owner or a principal of an investment vehicle maintains an equity stake in circumstances outside investors seek to invest. This is to ensure the interests of the Loan Originator of the asset are aligned with the interests of the investor, as both sides have a stake in the investment.

All Loan Originators that place loans on the Monestro Marketplace must keep a certain percentage of each loan, which is their stake in the loan. If a Loan Originator with 10% Skin in the game issues a €1 000 loan to a borrower, and then places this loan on the Monestro Marketplace, only €900 of this loan will be available for investors to invest in and the Loan Originator will keep a stake of €100.

Skin in the game of 10% implies that up to 90% of the particular loan’s principal can be assigned to investors.

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How is Monestro’s platform regulated?

Who can invest?

What is the minimum amount that can be invested?

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How liquid are investments?

What are the typical returns on Monestro Marketplace?

How does our affiliate program work ?

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Which browsers are supported for verification?

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What happens if I send currency different from the currency in my bank account?

I entered incorrect payment details. What happens with my deposit?

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Is it possible to secure Monestro account with two-factor authentication?

How to invest?

What is the Primary Market?

What is the Secondary Market (coming soon)?

What is the Premium/Discount on the Secondary Market (coming soon)?

How is the interest calculated?

How is interest divided between the seller and buyer of a loan on the Secondary Market (coming soon)?

Can I cancel my investment?

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How can I forecast expected income from my investments?

How can I exit my investment (before the loan reaches maturity)?

How are my earnings taxed?

How are my investments secured?

What risks are associated with investing through Monestro Marketplace?

What happens if Monestro goes out of business?

What is Auto Invest?

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Will Auto Invest invest in loans that I already have manually added into my portfolio?

My Auto Invest portfolio has stopped investing, why?

Who is a Loan Originator?

What is Skin in the game?

What loans are issued to the borrowers?

Can I know who the borrower is?

What happens if borrower defaults on their payments?

What is a Buyback Obligation and how does it work?

What happens if a Loan Originator cannot complete its Buyback Obligation or other commitments ?

What is a Voluntary Reserve, and how does it work?

Why our Lithuanian loans have a borrower risk rating and how to understand it?

What happens if a Loan Originator goes out of business?