NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of bonds issued by LendingPoint 2022-C Asset Securitization Trust (“LP 2022-C”), a $311.85 million consumer loan ABS transaction. Preliminary ratings reflect initial levels of credit enhancement ranging from 41.80% for Class A Notes to 6.00% for Class E Notes.
This transaction represents the twelfth KBRA-rated securitization secured by unsecured consumer installment loans issued through the online platform operated by LendingPoint LLC (“LendingPoint” or the “Company”). Founded in July 2014, LendingPoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of LendingPoint Holdings LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of LendingPoint Consolidated, Inc. The company currently offers two different lending products: direct to consumer (“DTC”) and point of need (“PON”); however, only DTC loans are included in LP 2022-C. DTC loans are typically used by borrowers for debt consolidation or credit card refinancing, to pay for home improvements, or to make a major purchase, while PON loans are used to finance a purchase at one of authorized dealers of the Company.
KBRA applied its ABS Global Rating Methodology for Consumer Lending, its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and its ESG Global Rating Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool and credit structure. proposed capital. KBRA reviewed its operational review of LendingPoint, as well as periodic update calls with the company. Operational agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.
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