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ABS

ABS or asset-backed securities are bonds or notes created via securitisation that are backed by a range of assets or receivables. Generically, all securitisations can be labelled ABS and it is often used as a coverall term; in some cases in SCI, ABS will be used in this manner. However, in many cases, ABS are taken to exclude mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and structured credit instruments, such as CDOs. If so, then asset-backed securities or ABS are taken to include consumer ABS, such as credit card securitisations, auto loan or dealer floorplan ABS, student loan securitisations, project finance/infrastructure securitisations and equipment leasing-based transactions. ABS originators are typically loan issuers, such as banks, credit card companies, auto finance and consumer finance firms, but can be any institution that generates regular, quantifiable future income flows (or cashflows), which includes governments. To create asset-backed securities, institutions sell pools of their loans to a special-purpose vehicle, or SPV, which then sells the loans to a trust. The trust then repackages the loans as interest-bearing securities and issues them. This true sale of the loans to the SPV ensures that the ABS is treated as being bankruptcy-remote from the originator.


  • Innovative Dutch SRT completed

    Rabobank has completed an innovative Dutch significant risk transfer (SRT) deal with the EIF. The &a...

    News    28 March 2018
  • Seeking to scale

    The capital relief trades (CRT) market suffers from a material gap between banks’ needs an...

    News Analysis    26 March 2018
  • Market moves - 23 March

    CDS clearing developments Intercontinental Exchange has transitioned index CDS open interest from...

    News    23 March 2018
  • Non-traditional ABS growth to continue

    There was record ABS issuance in 2017, with the most since the crisis. Non-traditional ABS accounted...

    News Analysis    23 March 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 23 March

    Credit Suisse is believed to have priced a capital relief trade referencing a loan book originated i...

    News    23 March 2018
  • Grappling with uncertainty

    Capital relief trade issuers are incorporating structural features highlighted in the EBA&a...

    News Analysis    23 March 2018
  • Increase in liquidity 'hard to measure'

    Liquidity in structured products is difficult to quantify, and perhaps even to define. Whichever way...

    News Analysis    22 March 2018
  • Marketplace lending now 'mainstream'

    The US consumer economy’s long recovery has now become well established and access to cred...

    News Analysis    22 March 2018
  • Greek lease ABS prepped

    Hertz franchisee Autohellas is in the market with AutoWheel Securitisation, an ABS backed by operati...

    News    19 March 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 19 March

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline There was a somewhat more measured pace of pipeline additions last week. The final count...

    News    19 March 2018
  • Market moves - 16 March

    EMEA Citigroup has appointed Laura Coady to the newly created position of head of EMEA, structured...

    Market moves    16 March 2018
  • Doubling-up on due diligence?

    Securitisation investors believe that their own due diligence procedures will still be required on d...

    News Analysis    16 March 2018
  • Issuers urge goodwill on STS

    European securitisation issuers are modelling new transactions and updating legacy deals, across a r...

    News Analysis    15 March 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 12 March

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Upcoming event SCI Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar – Tomorrow (13 March), New...

    News    12 March 2018
  • Market moves - 9 March

    North America Anthony Orso has joined NKF Capital Markets as president of capital markets stra...

    Market moves    9 March 2018
  • Cyber tops ILS agenda

    The insurance sector continues to push the boundaries of innovation, with new product offerings in t...

    News Analysis    9 March 2018
  • Efficiency drive

    Credit Suisse is pioneering the re-tranching of capital relief trades, following the implementation...

    News Analysis    9 March 2018
  • Basel 4 impact 'manageable'

    The new Basel 4 capital framework (SCI 14 December 2017) is expected to increase Dutch bank RWAs by...

    News    7 March 2018
  • Risk-sharing on the agenda

    Panellists participating in SCI’s Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar are primed to...

    News    7 March 2018
  • Diesel ban 'bad news' for auto ABS

    Germany’s Federal Administrative Court has ruled that cities in Germany can impose restric...

    News    5 March 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 5 March

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Upcoming event SCI Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar - 13 March, New York SCI...

    News    5 March 2018