se·​cu·​ri·​tize | \ si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌtīz , -ˈkyər-\
securitized; securitizing

Definition of securitize

transitive verb

: to consolidate (something, such as mortgage loans) and sell to other investors for resale to the public in the form of securities

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securitization \ si-​ˌkyu̇r-​ə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən , -​ˌkyər-​ \ noun

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Small suppliers have been able to offload receivables from the likes of China Vanke and Country Garden at a discount to third-party factors, who securitize them and sell them to investors. Andrew Peaple, WSJ, "China Is the New Hotspot for the Products Behind the Financial Crisis," 11 Sep. 2018 In other words, Kennedy’s job was to figure out how to manage Deutsche Bank’s risk in loaning Trump the money to build his Chicago tower, and to securitize or sell off parts of the loan as needed. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "The thinly-sourced theories about Trump’s loans and Justice Kennedy’s son," 12 July 2018 In other words, Kennedy's job was to figure out how to manage Deutsche Bank's risk in loaning Trump the money to build his Chicago tower, and to securitize or sell off parts of the loan as needed. Salvador Rizzo,, "There is an unfounded conspiracy theory about the Supreme Court and Trump Tower Chicago," 14 July 2018 Delinquent taxes are an issue the city will continue to face in 2018 – City Council is considering legislation to securitize tax liens, which means selling them to collection agencies. Laura Mccrystal,, "Philly officials: Don't forget to pay your city taxes," 22 Dec. 2017 The approach being taken by Freddie Mac is in part a response to criticism of Fannie Mae’s deal to provide a guarantee to investors in the 10-year, $1 billion loan that Wells Fargo provided to Invitation Homes and will securitize. Matthew Goldstein, The Seattle Times, "Freddie Mac may help fill need for affordable rental homes," 29 July 2017 Still, big banks have continued packaging loans that finance companies then securitize and sell to investors. Tom Metcalf,, "As Inventor of Subprime Car Loans Exits, Critics Smell a Lemon," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of securitize

1981, in the meaning defined above

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transitive verb
se·​cur·​i·​tize | \ si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌtīz \
securitized; securitizing

Legal Definition of securitize

: to convert (assets) into securities typically by transferring them (as by sale) to a special trust, partnership, or corporation that issues them as securities with a resulting reallocation or reduction of risk and increase in liquidity for the company (as a bank) acting as the sponsor of the transaction — see also asset-backed security at security

Other Words from securitize

securitization \ si-​ˌkyu̇r-​ə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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