NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of Oportun Funding IX, LLC, Series 2018-B (“Oportun 2018-B”), a consumer loan asset-backed securities transaction.
The collateral in the Oportun 2018-B deal includes approximately $236.8 million of loans, as of the May 31, 2018 statistical calculation date. The transaction includes a three-year revolving period during which additional collateral may be funded in the transaction so long as it complies with certain eligibility criteria. The preliminary ratings reflect the initial credit enhancement levels ranging from 30.0% for the Class A note, 15.0% for the Class B note, 10.00% for the Class C note and 5.0% for the Class D note.
Oportun Financial Corporation is a California based consumer finance company founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Carlos, California. The Company provides unsecured installment loans to borrowers with little or no credit history who are underserved by traditional financial institutions. Oportun operates through 270 decentralized retail locations in California, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida. In addition, the Company began offering loans via their mobile website in Missouri and New Mexico in 2017 and recently expanded to Wisconsin and Idaho on a “mobile-first” basis. Oportun expects to expand its footprint in 2018 and beyond, in the near term to New Jersey, North Carolina, and South Carolina via mobile website.
KBRA applied its Global Consumer Loan ABS Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and Oportun’s historical gross loss data. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of Oportun, as well as a review of the transaction’s legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will also review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.
Preliminary Ratings Assigned: Oportun Funding IX, LLC, Series 2018-B
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