DRB, a bank and marketplace lender that has reached $1 billion in student loan refinancings, announced this week that it has closed its fourth securitization. This securitization brings total issuance in excess of $928.2 million. The $332.5 million in senior notes were rated A2 to A3 by Moody’s Corporation and AA by DBRS. The loan portfolio was comprised of 75% fixed and 25% variable loans. Morgan Stanley led this transaction.
In November 2015, DRB closed a $359.0 million transaction, a deal rated BBB+ by Fitch Ratings and A by DBRS comprised of 69% fixed and 31% variable loans. DRB has been providing refinancing options for student loans since 2013 and has originated over $1.3 billion since launching its student loan division.
Aryea Aranoff, Chief Strategy Officer of DRB, stated:
“Since DRB began focusing on student loan refinancing, we have prided ourselves on providing our borrowers with the lowest interest rates, the best customer service and leading technology that would allow them to focus on establishing a strong financial future. Our fourth securitization enables us to continue offering this to our borrowers. In less than two years, we have seen vast growth, and we continue to expand our product offerings as we focus on developing long-term relationships with our borrowers nationwide.”