securitize se‧cur‧i‧tize [sɪˈkjʊərtaɪz ǁ -ˈkjʊr-] also securitise verb [transitive] FINANCE
if a financial institution securitizes loans, it buys the loans from lenders such as banks and uses them as backing for bonds. The financial institution uses the repayments on these loans to make payments to investors who buy the bonds. Money that the lenders get from the financial institution when it sells the bonds is used to improve its financial situation, make more loans to customers etc:

• The company purchases and securitizes mortgages from all over the United States.

— securitization also securitisation noun [uncountable] :

• The government is counting on securitization to help resolve the mortgage problem.

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securitize UK US (UK also securitise) /sɪˈkjʊərətaɪz/ verb [T] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
to borrow money in the form of bonds which can then be traded on financial markets: »

David Bowie securitized his potential earnings by issuing bonds against the future royalties of his recording catalogues.

securitization (UK also securitisation) noun [U]

National Westminster Bank announced the $5 billion securitization of its high-quality corporate loan.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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