KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Consumer Loan Underlying Bond (CLUB) Credit Trust 2019-HP1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of notes issued by Consumer Loan Underlying Bond (CLUB) Credit Trust 2019-HP1 (“CLUB 2019-HP1”). This is a $358.15 million consumer loan ABS transaction.

This transaction is LendingClub Corporation’s (“LendingClub”) twelfth rated sponsored securitization and the first sponsored securitization consisting of high-prime unsecured consumer loans facilitated by LendingClub’s proprietary technology platform (the “LendingClub Platform”). The LendingClub Platform is an online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors by offering a variety of loan products originated by issuing banks through the platform, www.lendingclub.com. Overall, KBRA has rated thirteen other securitizations whose origination was facilitated by the LendingClub Platform.

The transaction has initial credit enhancement levels of 18.07%, 9.71% and 4.99% for the Class A, Class B, and Class C notes, respectively. Credit enhancement is comprised of overcollateralization, subordination of the junior note classes, a cash reserve account and excess spread.

KBRA applied its Global Consumer Loan ABS Rating Methodology and its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and LendingClub’s historical gross loss data. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of the LendingClub Platform, as well as a review of the transaction’s legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will also review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.

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Preliminary Ratings Assigned: Consumer Loan Underlying Bond (CLUB) Credit Trust 2019-HP1

Class

Preliminary Rating

Initial Class Principal

A

A+ (sf)

$309,100,000

B

BBB (sf)

$31,350,000

C

BB (sf)

$17,700,000

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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

Contacts

Analytical Contacts:
William Carson, Senior Director

(646) 731-2405

wcarson@kbra.com

Pritam Patel, Associate

(646) 731-3374

ppatel@kbra.com

Abby Barkwell, Associate Director

(646) 731-3304

abarkwell@kbra.com

Eric Neglia, Managing Director

(646) 731-2456

eneglia@kbra.com

Business Development Contact:
Ted Burbage, Managing Director

(646) 731-3325

tburbage@kbra.com

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