Indirect Structure

An indirect structure refers to an investment structure where the investor purchases a pre-funded loan from a lending company – a loan originator. Unlike the direct lending model, where three parties are involved (borrower - platform - lender), indirect lending involves an additional middleman – a loan originator. The loan originator lends money to the borrower and then refinances the loan by selling it to the investor via a platform or marketplace (borrower - loan originator - platform - lender). Explore more differences between the two lending structures and find out what it means for your investments in our indirect vs direct investment structure explainer.