se·​cu·​ri·​tize | \ si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌtīz How to pronounce securitize (audio) , -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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Other Words from securitize

securitization \ si-​ˌkyu̇r-​ə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce securitization (audio) , -​ˌkyər-​ \ noun

Examples of securitize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Duke is putting together a deal to securitize the costs, issuing a bond that would be paid back over 10 years. Mark Chediak,, "Traditional Ways of Paying for Fires and Floods Aren’t Cutting It," 12 May 2020 Borghi pushed back against Draghi, saying that mini-BOTs would just securitize already existing debt. Washington Post, "Why Investors Flinch Over Italy’s Mini-Bills Plan," 11 June 2019 Banks can choose which mortgages to securitize and sell, but Fannie and Freddie are essentially required to buy any mortgages that meet certain criteria. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "U.S. taxpayers are at risk for homes threatened by climate change," 2 Oct. 2019 These would securitize a portion of future profits to fund payouts, thereby enabling shareholders to take only a temporary hit to value rather than permanent dilution from straight equity issuance. Washington Post, "PG&E’s Busy Week Offers More Heat Than Light," 11 Sep. 2019 According to Charania, Dinwiddie's plan is to start his own company to securitize his deal as a digital token. Khadrice Rollins,, "Report: Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie Converting Contract to Digital Investment," 12 Sep. 2019 Ginnie Mae in June curbed the ability of Freedom and two other lenders to securitize certain VA mortgages. Annamaria Andriotis, WSJ, "The New Mortgage Kings: They’re Not Banks," 6 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of securitize

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Securitize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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transitive verb
se·​cur·​i·​tize | \ si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌtīz How to pronounce securitize (audio) \
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 How to pronounce securitization (audio) \ noun

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