No, not the band, although we could all probably use a dose of Rock n Roll All Night these days. K.I.S.S. is an acronym, slightly hokey in that Forrest Gump kind of way. Yet its banality hides a very powerful message: Keep It Simple Stupid. Many of us, and especially those who suffer the curse of knowledge, are predisposed to complicate explanations. A gentle KISS reels us back in and reminds us that high impact communication is rooted in simplicity.
Digital private credit is, at its core, a simple asset class to understand. Terms like digital and Fintech may lead investors to believe it is a niche area but let us put those aside. The asset class is in essence all about investing in loans and similar fixed income obligations. A promissory note between a borrower and a credit provider is originated, whereby that note stipulates key terms like borrowed amount, rate, and term. This concept is nothing new; these contractual cash flows are structured in a similar manner to familiar loans, like mortgages, credit cards, or auto loans. The small balance feature of digital private credit allows investors to purchase lots of these fixed income assets.
The digital piece is introduced into the equation because technology has made several elements of the origination process more efficient. For example, credit sourcing and underwriting are done online, through websites and rule-based algorithms. These lead to better credit journeys for borrowers: more efficiency and transparency in a clear and democratic loan origination process. As for investors, the journey has also become more efficient and rewarding. The investor has access to fixed income assets that were not accessible, especially not in size. Transparency provides the investor with an ability to understand, often daily, the activity tied to each credit line item in a portfolio. Simple and effective.
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