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Loan Creation & Management

Loan Creation

In standard mode, creating a loan with crvUSD involves specifying a certain amount of a collateral asset and determining the quantity of crvUSD to borrow. After the collateral amount is set, the interface displays the maximum amount of crvUSD that can be borrowed, along with the health and borrow rate of the loan.

The user interface (UI) features a dropdown menu for viewing additional loan parameters, such as the current Oracle Price and Borrow Rate.

In the upper right-hand side of the screen, there is a toggle button for advanced mode.

The advanced mode adds an additional display with more information about the current distribution across all the bands within the entire LLAMMA.

It also expands the loan creation interface by displaying the liquidation and band range, number of bands, borrow rate, and Loan to Value ratio (LTV). Additionally, users can manually select the number of bands for the loan by pressing the adjust button and using the slider to increase or decrease the number of bands.


A higher number of bands results in fewer losses when the loan is in soft-liquidation mode, see here. The maximum number of bands is 50, while the minimum is 4.

Loan Management

Everything needed to manage a loan is available in this interface. The features include:

This tab provides options to Borrow more crvUSD, Repay debt, or Self-liquidate a loan

Options to add or remove collateral from a loan are available here.

This tab facilitates loan deleveraging. Find more details here.

Soft-Liquidation Mode

During soft-liquidation, users are unable to add or withdraw collateral. They can choose to either partially or fully repay their crvUSD debt to improve their health ratio or decide to self-liquidate their loan if their collateral composition contains sufficient crvUSD to cover the outstanding debt. If they opt for self-liquidation, the user's debt is fully repaid and the loan will be closed. Any residual amounts are then returned to the user.

Leveraging Loans

The UI offers a leveraging feature for loans, accessible by navigating to the Leverage tab.

More information on how to deleverage a loan here.


Collateral can be leveraged up to 9x, depending on the number of bands chosen. If a user wants to use the maximum leverage (9x), they loan will have the minimum number of bands (4). Using the highest number of bands (50) only allows for a leverage of up to 3x. For the consequences of using different numbers of bands, see here.

The process of leveraging effectively involves repeat trading of crvUSD for collateral and depositing it to maximize the collateral position. Essentially, all borrowed crvUSD is utilized to acquire more collateral.


Caution is advised, as a dip in the collateral price would necessitate repaying the entire amount to reclaim the initial position.

A good explainer how leveraging works

Toggling the advanced mode expands the display to show additional information about the loan, including the price impact, trade route and the actual leverage.

Deleveraging Loans

Deleveraging a loan — irrespective of it being leveraged — is an option available through the UI. Users must navigate to the 'Deleverage' tab and input the amount of collateral they intend to allocate for deleveraging. This particular collateral is then converted into crvUSD, which is used to facilitate debt repayment.


When a user's loan is in soft-liquidation, deleveraging is only possible if the loan is fully repaid. Apart from that, the loan can typically be self-liquidated. If the position is not in soft-liquidation, the user can deliberately deleverage by any chosen amount.

The UI will provide the user with their updated loan details, such as liquidation and band range, borrow rate, and health, as well as the LLAMMA changes of collateral and debt.