A buyback guarantee is a form of investor protection and will usually allow you to recover your capital in case of a borrower default. It is essentially a promise of the loan originator to repurchase your investment into a loan, should the repayment of the loan exceed a certain number of days overdue (usually 30, 60 or 90). A buyback guarantee can cover only the loan principal or the principal plus the accrued interest. Note that a buyback guarantee doesn’t eliminate risk; it simply moves it to the loan originator. It’s also usually just a promise and not a legal obligation. Even though loan originators tend to hold on to it under “normal market conditions”, they might cease to honour their promise if some crisis hits and the number of defaults increases beyond their capacity to repurchase them all. Discover our complete introduction to buyback guarantee to find out more.