Home Credit India Completes First-ever Consumer Durables Loan Securitization, Raises INR 1.53 Billion
- o DCB Bank, IFMR Capital investors in the issue
- o First ever rating assigned in India to securitization transaction involving consumer durable asset loan receivables
Gurugram, November 22, 2017: Home Credit India Finance Pvt Ltd., one of India's fastest growing non-banking financial company (NBFC) and part of Home Credit Group, has raised INR 1.53 billion in a first-ever securitization transaction of consumer durable asset loan receivables by the company in India. It is also the first ever consumer durables loan securitization deal rated by any credit rating agency in India.
The issue has been subscribed by DCB Bank and IFMR Capital. As part of the transaction, the special purpose vehicle (Tarini IFMR Capital 2017) issued two tranches of pass through certificates. IFMR Capital is the arranger for the issue.
Speaking on the transaction, Mariusz Dabrowski, Chief Financial Officer, Home Credit India Finance Pvt Ltd., said, "The market for loan securitization transactions in India has been growing steadily over the last few years, both in volume and ticket size. The consumer durables loan securitization is a milestone transaction for Home Credit India and reflects our commitment in helping broaden the market for such transactions. Both DCB Bank and IFMR Capital are valued investors and we hope to carry forward our relationship in future securitization transactions as well."
"The transaction is an example of using IFMR Capital's structuring expertise to create innovative products that suit the needs of our clients. It was a challenging securitization deal as it was a new category of asset class with a very short residual tenure. We believe that there will be increased investor interest in similar transactions and the structure can be adapted to other asset classes with short tenure loans as well. We are also excited to partner with Home Credit in their India growth story and for providing them another product to raise capital and accelerate their expansion," said Kshama Fernandes, CEO, IFMR Capital.
In the current fiscal, this is the third successful loan securitization transaction for Home Credit India. Earlier in July, Home Credit India had raised INR 413 million in a first-of-its-kind two-wheeler loan securitization deal.The company recently completed another two-wheeler loan securitization through which it raised financing of INR 453 million.
The senior tranche of the issue has been rated A-(SO) by CARE Ratings. "Securitization of consumer durable asset receivables will further broaden the asset class choices available for securitization market and cater to new investor classes looking at shorter tenure instruments. It reflects the deepening of the industry as a whole," said Rajesh Mokashi, MD& CEO, CARE Ratings.
According to IFMR, this is the first pure play consumer durable securitisation transaction to be placed in India in over a decade. These are typically shorter tenure loans maturing in 6 to10 months and are used to fund the purchase of assets like mobile phones, home appliances and so on through tie ups with various retail stores.
Loan securitisation is a process in which the underlying pool of assets are structured or packaged and sold as financial instruments to investor(s) either directly or through a special purpose vehicle. Typically in India, the originators or sellers are banks, non-banking finance companies, housing finance companies & similar other investors.
Home Credit Group is developing its footprint in Asia's fast-growing, high-potential markets and in the U.S., while maintaining its role as a market leader in Central and Eastern Europe and CIS. Its distinctive business model of providing consumer finance products which are easily accessible even at the lower end of the economic scale is a formula which has been successfully rolled out in China, India and South East Asia. Home Credit Group has developed both bricks-and-mortar and online distribution that makes it very attractive to manufacturers and retailers who are seeking a consumer finance partner. This in turn supports the rapid development of Home Credit's loan portfolio.
About Home Credit India
Home Credit India Finance Pvt Ltd. is a leading consumer finance provider that is committed to drive credit penetration and financial inclusion by offering financial solutions that are simple, transparent and accessible to all. One of India's leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs), Home Credit India has its operations in 89 cities across 19 states in the country. The company has a strong network of over 20,000 Points-of-Sale (PoS) where it services nearly 5 million customers through an employee base of over 19,000 as of date. Home Credit India has been recognized by Aon Hewitt as a Regional AON Best Employer 2017 for employer excellence.
About Home Credit Group
Home Credit India Finance Pvt Ltd. is part of Home Credit Group, an international consumer finance provider with operations in 11 countries where there is high potential to grow. Founded in 1997, we focus on responsible lending primarily to people with little or no credit history. Our services are simple, easy and fast. We operate in highly attractive markets with significant barriers to entry. We are a leading provider of consumer finance in selected countries. It is our experience and knowledge across the different markets, which sustainably puts us ahead of our competitors. We drive and broaden financial inclusion for the unbanked population by providing a positive and safe borrowing experience – the first for many of our customers. We promote higher living standards and meet borrowers' financial needs. Our 148,000 employees have so far served over 83.7 million customers through a vast distribution network comprising 364,735 points of sale, loan offices, branches and post offices.
More information on Home Credit India is available at www.homecredit.co.in
More information on HCBV is available at www.homecredit.net
About IFMR Capital
IFMR Capital, established in 2008, has raised over INR 46,000 crore of debt for its clients till date. It connects high quality NBFCs catering to financially excluded households and businesses, such as microfinance, affordable housing finance, small business finance, consumer finance, agricultural finance and vehicle finance with investors and lenders through debt capital markets.
IFMR Capital has pioneered several innovative structures in the Indian market including the Multi-Originator Securitization (MosecTM) and is one of the leading arrangers in the securitization market in India. It recently executed the country's first Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) since the securitization guidelines were released in 2006.
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