SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today LendingClub (NYSE: LC), America's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, has sponsored and contributed to its second securitization deal. The Consumer Loan Underlying Bond (CLUB) Credit Trust 2017-P1 (CLUB 2017-P1) issued $323.1 million in prime notes backed by consumer loan assets facilitated through the LendingClub platform. This is the sixth securitization supported or sponsored by LendingClub, and the fourth rated securitization of LendingClub facilitated loans overall.
"After the successful execution of our inaugural securitization in the second quarter and the tremendous demand we observed, we continue to expand our investor universe with our second securitization by creating a consistent, repeatable program, at scale for our contributing investors," said Tom Casey, Chief Financial Officer. "This securitization demonstrates our continued commitment to our investors and the strong market demand for our asset."
This transaction was backed by approximately $350 million of collateral and includes $217.3 million of Class A notes rated "A-(sf)", $51.0 million of Class B notes rated "BBB (sf)" and $54.7 million of Class C notes rated "BB (sf)". All ratings were assigned by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Each tranche of notes was oversubscribed by a diverse set of investors, 10 of whom were new to investing in assets facilitated by LendingClub. Citi and JP Morgan acted as lead underwriters.
"I'm incredibly pleased with our team and its execution of this deal. Committing our own funds demonstrates skin in the game and we were able to expand our reach to 10 investors who previously did not have exposure to LendingClub facilitated loans, including insurance companies, mutual funds and other large asset managers," said Patrick Dunne, Chief Capital Officer of LendingClub. "The broad distribution of notes shows how mature this asset class has become as more investors access our consumer loan marketplace."
LendingClub was founded to transform the banking system to make credit more affordable and investing more rewarding. Today, LendingClub's online credit marketplace connects borrowers and investors to deliver more efficient and affordable access to credit. Through its technology platform, LendingClub is able to create cost efficiencies and passes those savings onto borrowers in the form of lower rates and to investors in the form of solid returns. LendingClub is based in San Francisco, California.
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Additional information about LendingClub is available in the prospectus for LendingClub's member payment dependent notes, which can be obtained on LendingClub's website at https://www.lendingclub.com/info/prospectus.action.
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