NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA assigns a preliminary rating to one class of notes issued by Upstart Structured Pass-Through Trust, Series 2022-2A (“USPTT 2022-2A”), a $112.026 million consumer loan ABS transaction. The rating reflects initial credit enhancement of 30.00%. Credit enhancement consists of overcollateralization and excess spread.
This transaction represents the 37th ABS securitization collateralized by unsecured consumer loans originated through the online platform operated by Upstart Network, Inc. (“Upstart” or the “Company”) and the second series of securities issued from the Upstart Structured Pass-Through Trust (“USPTT”, “Master Trust”) program. USPTT is sponsored by an affiliate of Credit Suisse Finance LLC and is separate from other securitization vehicles containing collateral originated through the Upstart platform including “UPST”, sponsored by Goldman Sachs Asset Backed Securities Corp. and “UPSPT”, sponsored by Jefferies LLC. Upstart was established in February 2012 and operates an online platform (www.upstart.com) and a white label technology licensing service (collectively, the “Upstart Platform” or the “Platform”) that allows financial institutions and other potential partners to leverage Upstart’s online application flow, machine learning credit model, verification process and other technology to originate loans according to their own underwriting standards.
The Upstart Platform currently offers fixed rate, monthly amortizing unsecured consumer loans with original balances ranging from $1,000 – $50,000, loan terms of either three, five, or seven years and fixed annual percentage rates (“APRs”). As of the Series Statistical Cutoff Date, the pool has a weighted average APR of 19.57%.
KBRA applied its Consumer Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology, as well as its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and ESG Global Rating Methodology as part of its analysis of the portfolio pool data, underlying collateral pool, and capital structure. KBRA considered its operational reviews of Upstart, as well as periodic update calls with the Company. Operative agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.
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- Consumer Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
- ESG Global Rating Methodology
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