JPMorgan Chase has issued its first ABS transaction backed by credit card receivables through Chase Issuance Trust since May 2018. A wildcard to the deal, however, is a pending lawsuit involving the issuance trust.
LendingClub, which operates an online marketplace, recently issued its first consumer loan-backed ABS of the year. The loans were originated under a model that has been successfully challenged in certain courts, raising concerns from rating agencies.
In a first, Connecticut Green Bank will issue an ABS backed by solar renewable energy credits. The $38.6 million deal from the nation’s first green bank could provide proof of concept for future issuance.
Securitizations backed by oil and gas royalties likely will be issued this year, according to Fitch Ratings. The agency updated its future flow securitization rating criteria last week in anticipation of such ABS issuance.