Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of Oportun Funding X, LLC, Series 2018-C (Oportun 2018-C), a consumer loan asset-backed securities transaction.
The collateral in the Oportun 2018-C deal includes approximately $263.16 million of loans, as of the September 20, 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 who do not have a credit score, or who may have a limited credit history and are mis-scored, meaning that traditional credit scores do not properly reflect their credit worthiness. Oportun operates 283 decentralized retail locations in California, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida. In addition, the Company offers loans via their mobile origination solution in Missouri, Wisconsin and Idaho and New Jersey on a mobile-first basis. The expansion is expected to continue throughout 2018/2019 into other geographic locations including South Carolina via their mobile origination solution.
KBRA applied its Global Consumer Loan ABS Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities as part of its analysis of the transactions underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and Oportuns historical gross loss data. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of Oportun, as well as a review of the transactions 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 X, LLC, Series 2018-C
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