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Oportun completes $500m asset-backed securitization

By Edlyn Cardoza

October 29, 2021

  • Community Development Financial Institution
  • DBRS
  • FinTech
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Oportun, FinTech, USAOportun, an A.I.-driven FinTech recently announced the issuance of $500 million of three-year asset-backed notes secured by a pool of its unsecured and secured personal installment loans.

The offering included four classes of fixed rate notes: Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D notes. DBRS, Inc. rated all classes of notes, assigning ratings of AA (low) (sf), A (low) (sf), BBB (low) (sf) and BB (high) (sf), respectively. Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC rated the Class A and Class B notes, assigning ratings of A (sf) and BBB (sf), respectively. The notes were placed with a diversified mix of institutional investors in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The notes were priced with a weighted average fixed interest rate of 2.48% per annum. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as lead book-runner with Jefferies LLC and JP Morgan Securities as joint book-runners.

“Our securitizations continue to draw outsized investor interest and confidence as evidenced by the scale and low costs that this most recent deal achieved,” said Jonathan Coblentz, Chief Financial Officer at Oportun. “The strong execution of this deal reflects the quality and consistency of our A.I.-driven credit underwriting and the hardworking nature of our customers, who continue to reward our investors by demonstrating their creditworthiness at scale.”

Oportun issued its first securitization in June 2013. Oportun is a financial services company that leverages its digital platform to provide responsible consumer credit to hardworking people. Using A.I.-driven models that are built on 15 years of proprietary customer insights and billions of unique data points, Oportun has extended more than $10.5 billion in affordable credit, providing its customers with alternatives to payday and auto title loans. In recognition of its responsibly designed products which help consumers build their credit history, Oportun has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2009.

Recently, IBS Intelligence reported that Oportun, an A.I.-driven FinTech that provides hardworking people with responsible, affordable, and credit-building alternatives to payday and auto title loans, announced the expansion of its Lending as a Service (LaaS) business with the addition of its new strategic partner, Barri Financial Group (Barri).

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