NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to two classes of notes for FCI Funding 2021-1, LLC, a property tax lien ABS transaction.
This transaction represents the second term securitization for Finch Investment Group, LLC. On the Closing Date, FIG Capital Investments, LLC (the “Fund”), a Delaware limited liability company, will own all of the membership interests of the Issuer. The initial collateral pool comprises property tax lien assets from municipalities within the states of Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey that have been purchased by special purpose tax lien holding subsidiaries of the Fund.
The transaction features an additional tax lien account, not funded at closing, which may be used to purchase up to $71 million of additional tax liens (approximately 29% of the initial note balance) on properties that meet certain eligibility criteria on or prior to the payment date in March 2022. The transaction also includes a subsequent tax lien account totaling $25 million at closing to purchase subsequent tax liens on properties related to either tax liens in the initial pool or to tax liens purchased from the additional tax lien account.
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