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Volume 2014 - Number 20

May 23, 2014

Structure of New Ford Credit ABS Deal May Prompt Similar Transactions in the Future

Ford Credit priced a $1.08 billion deal earlier this month backed by prime auto-loan receivables that included a noteworthy twist, according to John McElravey, director of consumer ABS research at Wells Fargo Securities. The deal will revolve for five years before paying principal with a soft-bullet maturity. “In our opinion, this deal adds an interesting new dimension to prime auto-loan ABS,” McElravey said in a recent report. “We would not be surprised if other prime lenders eventually adopted similar structures based on market pricing and the pace of investor acceptance. Upon reflection, it is somewhat surprising that more prime auto-loan ABS have not been structured in this way.” Moody’s Investors Service explained...

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