American Express (TRS) Co. is considering a deal to securitize a few of the consumer charge-card receivables portfolio. Formerly, they have relied exclusively around the captive finance subsidiary, Cred-co, to get this done function. The recommended securitization structure remains assist with by Lehman Brothers and sisters and is dependent around the present structure of credit-card receivables' securitizations. The growing resource-backed opportunities market presents TRS an opportunity to broaden its reasons for funds--however, you'll find top reasons to be cautious. Due to recent downgrades of American Express and Cred-co debt, the perceived financial weakness of credit-card receivable backed opportunities companies, as well as the proposal's sophisticated securitization structure, TRS is anxious the marketplace could see securitization being an indication of weakness The securitization may not be economical. Therefore, TRS must decide should you proceed with securitization at this time around around.
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