Skin-in-the-game

Skin-in-the-game refers to a situation in which the issuer of an investment vehicle has stakes in that investment. In peer-to-peer lending, it means that a loan originator will keep partial ownership of an issued loan re-sold to investors (usually between 5 and 15%). For lenders, it’s a reassurance that the loan originator vouches for the quality of the loan with their own money – if the loan defaults, the loan originator loses too. Read more in our quick guide to skin-in-the-game in P2P lending.