KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to Fora Financial Asset Securitization 2021 LLC, series 2021-1



NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four categories of notes (the “Notes”) issued by Fora Financial Asset Securitization 2021 LLC, Series 2021-1.

This transaction is the second securitization for Fora Financial (“Fora” or the “Company”). The proceeds from the sale of the Series 2021-1 Notes will be used to purchase accounts receivable, fund the Reserve Account and pay related fees and expenses. The Notes are “expandable” term notes so that at any time during the renewal period, the Issuer may periodically issue additional Notes, up to a maximum amount of $ 500.0 million, so long as that certain conditions are met, including receipt of the notification from the rating agency.

Founded in 2008, Fora is a financial services and technology company that uses its proprietary risk scoring model, transactional data, technology systems and platforms to deliver capital to small and medium-sized businesses. Fora’s underwriting approach draws on multiple data sources and metrics related to a business owner that the Company considers to be predictive of a business owner’s credit performance.

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