Fixed-Income Funds
Lenders define their personal Fixed Income Funds. Lenders deposit into their FIF's. And platform matches the FIF's with the borrower's credit lines.
Lenders lend via their personal fixed-income funds (FIF). They define into which maturities they want to invest a ratio of their assets. This allows lenders to mix different loan maturities and create a preferred loan portfolio.
A FIF consists of four buckets:
  • Bucket 0” will be invested into Compound’s variable-rate money-market fund.
  • Bucket 1” will be invested into loans 11–30 days
  • Bucket 2” will be invested into loans 31–90 days
  • Bucket 3” will be invested into loans 91–180 days
The investor can also create multiple FIFs. For example, the investor could create:
  • First FIF for short-term lending strategies
  • Second FIF for longer-term lending strategies
Or the investor could, for example, choose only one bucket for his investments:
  • Only bucket 1 for loans 11–30 days OR
  • Only bucket 2 for loans 31–90 days
This means - the lender can choose strategy, which matches best his expectations. Lender can allocate more funds into the "bucket 2" or "bucket 3" - and earn more interest. Or lender could allocate more funds into the "bucket 0" or "bucket 1" - and have higher flexibility, but less interest.
The following assets are supported for lending:
Asset
Etherscan link
ETH
Supports buckets 0, 1, 2 and 3
DAI
Supports buckets 0, 1, 2 and 3
USDC
Supports buckets 0, 1, 2 and 3
USDT
Supports buckets 0, 1, 2 and 3
FRAX
Supports buckets 1, 2 and 3
SMRTCREDIT
The lender can withdraw the un-invested funds from his FIF. The lender can also terminate the FIF investment. This FIF will not be used for matching anymore. In this case, the invested loans will be paid back as the loans end, and the lender can then withdraw all his funds. This means the FIF investor cannot withdraw his funds immediately; he must wait until the loans are paid back.
The borrower pays loan interest to the lender, platform fee (0.5%) and loss provision fund fee.
The lender receives the loan interest into the FIF, which gets then re-invested into new loans. Loan interest is based on the pre-defined yield curves. See more in the section "Interest Rates".
Lenders don't need to pay any fees for creating FIF's, depositing into FIF's or withdrawing from the FIF's. The cost of creating a FIF for the lender is:
  • Pay gas for creating FIF contract
  • Pay gas for depositing into FIF contract
  • Pay gas for withdrawing from the FIF contract
There are no other fees for the lender. See more in the section "Revenue Model".
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