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The lending instrument allows makers to lend out their assets and expect interest as return. Takers can deposit their collateral in order to seize the lending assets, and they are expected to return both principal and interest when the lending is due.
Currently, the lending instrument is 1 to 1 only, which means one lending issuance can be engaged by only one taker.
The image below shows the lifecycle of lending issuance and engagement.
- When a lending issuance is created and the principal token is deposited, the lending issuance becomes Engageable;
- When a taker engages the lending issuance, a lending engagement is created and the lending issuance becomes Complete with a completion ratio of 10000;
- When maker cancels an Engageable lending issuance, the lending issuance becomes Cancelled and the deposited principal token is returned;
- When taker deposits the collateral token, the engagement is Active and the principal token is transferred to taker;
- When the lending engagement is due or taker repays in full(principal + interest), the engagement becomes Complete. Lending issuance defines a lending-specific engagement property to determine whether it's Complete as it's due or repaid.
The lending instrument is highly customizable. It defines a set of parameters which allows both Service providers and makers to customize the lending instrument and its issuances.
The following parameters allow Service Provider to customize the lending instrument. They are all defined in the lending instrument contract.
The following parameters allow makers to customize the lending issuance. They are defined as the maker data in creating new lending issuance.
The lending issuance defines a set of custom property. It includes all the maker parameters shown in the previous section with an additional field:
- Interest amount: The computed interest amount to pay
The lending engagement also defines a set of custom properties.
- Loan state: The state of the loan. Could be Unpaid/Repaid/Delinquent. It's useful to identify whether a lending issuance is Complete because it's due or it's repaid.
- Collateral amount: The actual collateral amount deposited. For lending engagement, the actual collateral value is computed at the time of engagement using the price oracle. Therefore, it's part of the lending engagement property.