se·​cu·​ri·​tize si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌtīz How to pronounce securitize (audio)
securitized; securitizing

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The reserves may also be used to securitize borrowing by the government. Ray Ndlovu, Fortune, 9 Oct. 2022 Intesa Sanpaolo, the country’s leading lender with assets of more than €1 trillion, and midsize peer BPER Banca hired firms in December to help securitize a portfolio comprising some €3.1 billion in sour loans. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 11 July 2022 Mortgage rates in the United States are rising quickly, yet a Miami startup is racing to securitize home loans with cryptocurrency. Jon Markman, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Straits Trading hopes to realize larger gains and has begun to securitize some of these assets into a private trust—part of a broader strategy to divest mature properties and reinvest the capital, Chew says. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 The governor on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will securitize the costs of incomplete payments by retail electric providers to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas that were left over from February’s winter storm. Dallas News, 21 June 2021 Friday, the governor also gave his signature to Senate Bill 1580 that would securitize the debt owed by electric coops, namely, Brazos Electric Coop and Rayburn Electric Coop. Dallas News, 21 June 2021 Wait for a massive costly event, securitize the costs. Morgan O'hanlon, Dallas News, 7 May 2021 Some players in the ERCOT market may be allowed to securitize their debts. Robert Bryce, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of securitize was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Securitize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition


transitive verb
se·​cur·​i·​tize si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌtīz How to pronounce securitize (audio)
securitized; securitizing
: 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
securitization noun
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