KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to Avant Credit Card Master Trust, series 2021-1

KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to Avant Credit Card Master Trust, series 2021-1


NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four categories of notes issued by Avant Credit Card Master Trust (“AVCCT 2021-1”), an ABS credit card transaction. Ratings reflect initial credit enhancement levels ranging from 27.54% for Class A Notes to 2.85% for Class D Notes. Credit Enhancement includes over-collateralization, subordination of junior grade classes, the reserve account and excess margin.

AVCCT 2021-1 is Avant, LLC’s (“Avant”) first credit card securitization. The transaction will include a three-year revolving period during which no principal payment will be made on the Notes unless an Early Amortization Event occurs. Receivables in AVCCT 2021-1 are generated by accounts held by WebBank (the “Account Owner” or the “Home Bank”). WebBank is a state-chartered and federally insured industrial bank headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with which Avant has a long-standing strategic partnership. WebBank creates credit card accounts through the Avant program, supported by Avant technology and custom scoring templates.

Founded in 2012, Avant is an online provider of credit products based in Chicago, Ill. That includes personal installment loans (offered through the Avant platform) and credit cards to non-privileged consumers. Avant has generated over $ 7 billion in personal loans through the Avant platform since its inception. Avant started creating credit cards in 2017 and had over 460,000 active credit card accounts with a principal balance of $ 183.3 million as of July 31, 2021.

KBRA applied its global ABS credit card rating methodology as well as its global structured finance counterparty methodology and ESG global rating methodology as part of its analysis of the underlying collateral pool of the transaction and structure. of proposed capital. KBRA has reviewed its operational review of the Company, which was completed in February 2019. Operational agreements and legal opinions relating to the transaction will be reviewed prior to closing.

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a credit rating agency with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a credit rating agency with the UK Financial Conduct Authority under the temporary registration regime. In addition, KBRA is appointed as the designated rating agency by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a simplified prospectus or a shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a credit rating provider.


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