NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA assigns ratings to eight classes of notes issued by Pagaya AI Debt Trust 2024-1 (“PAID 2024-1”), a consumer loan ABS transaction. PAID 2024-1 has initial credit enhancement levels of 61.30% for the Class A notes to 7.45% for the Class E notes. Credit enhancement is comprised of overcollateralization, subordination of junior note classes, a cash reserve account, and excess spread.
PAID 2024-1 will issue 11 classes of notes totaling $396 million with KBRA rating the Class A through Class E notes and Class AB through Class DE notes. KBRA will not be providing ratings on the Class F, Class DEF, the Certificates, and the Class PT notes. PAID 2024-1 is a fully prefunded transaction where there is no collateral funded at closing.
Pagaya Structured Products LLC, the sponsor and administrator, is a 100% owned subsidiary of Pagaya US Holding Company LLC (formerly known as Pagaya Investments US LLC), which is a 100% owned subsidiary of Pagaya Technologies Ltd. (“Pagaya Technologies”), an Israeli corporation. Pagaya Technologies is a financial technology company in the lending marketplace that uses machine learning, big data analytics, and AI-driven credit and analysis technology. Pagaya Technologies is currently a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ (PGY). This transaction is the 16th publicly rated securitization sponsored by Pagaya Structured Products LLC (collectively with its affiliates, “Pagaya” or the “Company”).
KBRA applied its Consumer Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology, as well as its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and ESG Global Rating Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s proposed capital structure and Pagaya’s historical gross loss data. KBRA considered its operational reviews of Pagaya and each of the Platform Sellers, as well as periodic update calls with the Company and Platform Sellers. KBRA has conducted surveillance on each platform’s recent securitizations. Operative agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.
- Consumer Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
- ESG Global Rating Methodology
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