KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Canada Square Funding 2021-1 Plc

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of notes to be issued by Canada Square Funding 2021-1 Plc (Canada Square 2021-1), a static RMBS securitisation of recently originated BTL loans. The provisional portfolio aggregates £244.6 million and were originated by four UK specialist lenders – Fleet Mortgages Ltd (53.4%), Landbay Partners Ltd (34.2%), Topaz Finance Ltd (9.5%) and Hey Habito Ltd (2.9%). Canada Square 2021-1, is the fourth in the series of issuances by Citibank, N.A., London Branch with the first issuance in October 2019 (Canada Square Funding 2019-1 Plc) and most recent priori one in July 2020 (Canada Square Funding 2020-2 Plc).

Each of the four lenders are also the named servicers for their respective loans in the transaction. Pepper UK Limited would be delegate servicer for the loans originated by Habito and likewise Computershare Loan Services, the delegate servicer for the loans originated by Topaz and Link Mortgage Services, the delegate servicer for Landbay.

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