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BNP Paribas Securities Services’ ESG Marketplace, Manaos, Onboards Util, V.E., Part of Moody’s ESG Solutions

BNP Paribas Securities Services’ ESG marketplace, Manaos, has confirmed the onboarding of new partners – Util and V.E, which is part of Moody’s ESG Solutions – in order to enhance its sustainability data and analytics product offering. Manaos, which is described as an open-servicing platform… Read More

Fintech Younited Credit Completes First Securitization, Rated by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s

Online lender Younited Credit has completed its first public securitization transaction: Youni 2019-1, listed on Euronext, Paris. Youni 2019-1 is the first public securitization carried out by a Fintech in continental Europe. Younited Credit claims to be the first Fintech in the world to earn,… Read More

Moody’s: “Banks Could Benefit Significantly from the Development and Implementation of Blockchain”

Earlier this month, securities rating firm Moody’s produced a report on blockchain technology and the implication for financial services firms.  In a release, Moody’s stated that “blockchain technology has the potential to significantly reduce the costs and time involved in cross-border banking transactions, increasing banks’… Read More

Moody’s on Treasury’s Fintech Recommendations: Increased Competition will Help Boost Economic Activity but Poses Risks to Incumbents Unable to Keep Up

  The US Department of Treasury’s report on Fintech has been welcomed by many engaged in the sector of innovative finance. The document published outlined a litany of changes necessary to further the goal of modernizing financial services – most importantly is the existing regulatory… Read More

Moody’s Upgrades 4Finance Credit Ratings as Online Lender Tops € 5 Billion in Loans

Moody’s Investor Service has upgraded 4Finance‘s credit ratings to B2 from B3. The upgrade comes as 4finance says it has passed € 5 billion in loan originations. The 4finance S.A. senior unsecured issuer rating was also upgraded to B2 from B3. The outlook on all ratings… Read More

Moody’s: Marketplace Lending May Benefit from OCC Fintech Bank Charter

Moody’s is out with a note commenting on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s recent announcement it will offer Special Purpose Bank Charters for Fintech firms.  The move by the OCC was in recognition of the growing importance of Fintech and the movement… Read More

CommonBond Receives A1 Moody’s Rating on $168 Million Securitization

CommonBond’s 3rd Securitization CommonBond has closed securitization of $168 million in refinanced student loans. The online lending platform reported a rating of ‘A1’ from Moody’s and ‘AA (low)’ from DBRS. The securitization was backed by $178 million in collateral. Goldman Sachs served as joint-lead managers and bookrunners… Read More

Moody’s Report: US Online Lending Market Inherently Weak Business Model

US online lenders have quickly seized opportunities to meet demand for more targeted, easy-to-access digital financial services; however, inherent weakness in the online lender business model will likely limit it to a small segment of the market, Moody’s Investors Service says in a report only… Read More

Moody’s Expects Residential Mortgage Backed Securities from Marketplace Lenders

Foreshadowing the inevitability for all forms of finance moving online, Moody’s has published a report stating the Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) will soon be issued by marketplace lending platforms. They also believe that current regulatory and securitization frameworks will reduce additional risk with RMBS… Read More

Moody’s Confirms Ratings on Prosper Backed Bonds, Pulls Warning

Moody’s confirmed ratings on securities backed by pools of unsecured consumer installment loans originated by Prosper. The bonds which were sold by Citigroup got hit by a downgrade warning earlier this year. Moody’s has now removed the warning in a rating action this past Thursday. According to… Read More

SoFi Receives Highest Rating from Moody’s. First Ever AAA

While the marketplace or online lending industry has been hammered recently with negative news, is reporting that Moody’s has delivered the highest rating possible for a new bond deal coming out of SoFi. According to the report, the most recent bond securitization deal merited a… Read More

Moody’s Calls Class Action Lawsuit Against Lending Club a Negative for Entire Sector

Rating’s agency Moody’s has published a report that is critical of the marketplace lending sector. Pointing to the class action lawsuit filed in a US District Court against Lending Club (NYSE:LC) on April 6th, Moody’s states that owners of Asset-Backed Loans (ABS) face legal challenges… Read More

Moody’s: Securitization Provides Alternative Financial Solutions for Indian and Chinese Financial Systems


Moody’s Investors Service avers that the development of domestic securitization markets will help India and China achieve their common goal of building inclusive financial systems that will ultimately bring affordable credit to the underprivileged segments of their societies and which are usually excluded from the conventional banking… Read More

Moody’s Rates $536 Million in SoFi Asset Backed Securities

Moody’s assigned definitive rates to the  SoFi Professional Loan Program (2015-D).  According to Moody’s, approximately $536 million in asset backed securities were rated. The securities are backed by student loans.  Moody’s said cumulative expected net loss for the loan pool was about 4.7%. The rating… Read More

Shadow Banking In China: Tighter Regulations Slowing Core Alternative Finance Activity, But Others Expanding More Quickly, Says Moody’s

  Moody’s Investor Service on Monday said that tighter regulations in China, which is Aa3 stable, have been successful in slowing the growth of core “shadow banking” activity. However, other alternative banking activities have been expanding more rapidly–a situation akin to pushing down on an inflating air mattress and watching the surrounding space rise… Read More

SoFi to Issue $411 Million in Bonds. Moody’s Rates from Aa2 to Baa3

SoFi received provisional ratings from Moody’s on over $411 million in post graduate loan backed notes on Monday. The notes were rated from Baa3 to Aa3 – the highest rating received to date according to Bloomberg. According to Moody’s the provisional ratings were assigned to… Read More

SoFi Closes $303 Million A Rated Securitization of Refinanced Student Loans: Ratings Agencies Include S&P, Moody’s, DBRS

Peer to Peer Lending Platform Achieves “A” Rating from S&P and “A2” from Moody’s Social Finance or “SoFi”, a leader in P2P or marketplace lending, today closed a $303 million+ securitization of refinanced student loans for graduate borrowers. The senior notes were rated “A” by… Read More

China Evergrande Group Flashes Default Warnings, Tether Says We Don’t Hold its Debt

As has been widely reported, China Evergrande Group (HKEX:3333), China’s second-largest property developer, is flashing default signals on its corporate debt.  In a corporate statement Evergrande said that the company expects a “significant continuing decline in contract sales in September, thereby resulting in the continuous… Read More

France: Société Générale Completes First Central Bank Digital Currency Transaction

Société Générale, a top French bank, has completed the first central bank digital currency (CBDC) transaction. According to a statement by Societe Generale SFH, a subsidiary of Société Générale, the company has issued 40 million euros in covered bonds in the form of “security tokens”… Read More

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