The new facility diversifies Kabbage’s funding sources, enables the company to scale faster and establishes another committed source of capital to propel future growth. The new facility will allow Kabbage to serve more and larger small businesses as it expands into higher lines of credit with longer terms tailored to the needs of its customers.
This marks the first credit-facility transaction for Kabbage rated by DBRS. The top two classes of the multi-class transaction earned investment-grade ratings of ‘A’ and ‘BBB’ and are collateralized entirely with assets originated through Kabbage’s fully-automated underwriting technology.
These ratings demonstrate recognition of Kabbage’s ability to predictably and responsibly recognize, qualify and manage risk while serving more than 125,000 small business customers.
This brings Kabbage’s total debt-funding capacity to $750 million. In March 2017, Kabbage issued the largest securitization to date in the online small-business lending space, which was followed by a $25 million upsize in August 2017. The new revolving credit facility will be issued by Kabbage Asset Funding 2017-A, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kabbage.
“The new, DBRS-rated facility, provided by Credit Suisse, speaks to Kabbage’s maturity in the financial markets and gives us diverse funding options to serve our small business customers,” said Deepesh Jain, head of capital markets at Kabbage. “To earn an investment-grade rating requires a rigorous evaluation of not only our lending models, automated risk analysis, and successful history of reducing bad debt to an industry-low, but also our operational processes—from exceptional customer service to unmatched technology development.”
Kabbage is a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses. All Kabbage U.S.-based loans are issued by Celtic Bank, a Utah-chartered industrial bank.