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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.


  • Testing times

    MPL platforms addressing coronavirus impact

    As an expansion-era product, marketplace lending securitisation is expected to be tested for the fir...

    Talking Point    27 March 2020
  • Euro CLO coronavirus exposure mitigated

    Sector developments and company hires

    Euro CLO coronavirus exposure mitigated A portion (15%) of European CLO collateral is derived from...

    Market moves    27 March 2020
  • Liquidity risk

    Pandemic pressure on NPL performance

    Economic disruption caused by Covid-19 is expected to negatively impact the timing and amount of col...

    News    27 March 2020
  • UK WBS hit expected

    Sector developments and company hires

    APAC Frontier Advisors has appointed Joe Clark as senior consultant in its alternatives and deriv...

    Market moves    26 March 2020
  • Closing the gap

    Audentia Global investor relations head Sophia Vanco and chief of staff Nick Makin answer SCI's ques...

    Q: How and when did Audentia Global become involved in the capital relief trades market? NM: Aude...

    The Structured Credit Interview    26 March 2020
  • Call for TALF expansion

    Sector developments and company hires

    BlackRock hired The New York Fed has retained BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory as a third-party...

    Market moves    25 March 2020
  • TALF response mixed

    Fed facility could be found wanting

    The US Fed’s introduction of the new iteration of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Fa...

    News Analysis    24 March 2020
  • Fed revives the TALF programme

    Sector developments and company hires

    Return of the TALF The US Fed announced a slew of new measures to support the credit markets this m...

    Market moves    23 March 2020
  • CRT deals disclosed

    Intesa publishes capital management strategy

    Intesa Sanpaolo has released details of its capital management strategy, following the release of it...

    News    23 March 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 March

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    SCI NPL Securitisation Awards 2020 - new deadline SCI NPL Securitisation Awards 2020 - new de...

    News    23 March 2020
  • Invoice ABS debuts

    First trade receivables securitisation for India

    Northern Arc Capital and fintech platform CredAble have closed a trade finance securitisation backed...

    News    23 March 2020
  • NPL supervisory flexibility introduced

    Sector developments and company hires

    Canadian purchase programme The Canadian government has launched a revised Insured Mortgage Purchas...

    Market moves    20 March 2020
  • Economically efficient

    Study supports reduction of PD estimates

    A new study undertaken by Open Source Investor Services (OSIS) suggests that capital relief trades a...

    News Analysis    20 March 2020
  • Credit event definitions

    UTP category brings less uniformity

    The EBA’s guidelines on default definitions have brought less uniformity to credit event d...

    News Analysis    20 March 2020
  • Close relationship

    CRT documentation should evidence intentions

    When structuring a capital relief trade, the documentation should evidence the intentions of the par...

    News    20 March 2020
  • Further central bank support unveiled

    Sector developments and company hires

    Bridging loan deal inked UK challenger lender Glenhawk has closed a private revolving securitisatio...

    Market moves    19 March 2020
  • Short-term volatility

    SRTs on hold, although 2H20 rebound expected

    Capital relief trade issuance has been postponed until the second half of the year due to the corona...

    News Analysis    19 March 2020
  • Risk off

    Securitisation markets seize up

    Amid a global sell-off, securitised asset classes where liquidity is scarce and asymmetry of positio...

    News    19 March 2020
  • EIB mulls SME ABS purchase plan

    Sector developments and company hires

    Dealer credit facility launched The US Fed has established a Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF)...

    Market moves    18 March 2020
  • Pandemic response

    DNB lowers bank buffers amid outbreak

    Dutch central bank DNB has lowered the capital buffers for Dutch banks and postponed the introductio...

    News    18 March 2020
  • Even playing field?

    Reg AB relaxation set to release RMBS

    The relaxation of FDIC rules regarding bank compliance with SEC Regulation AB when issuing RMBS (SCI...

    News Analysis    18 March 2020