KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Dividend Solar Loans 2018-2 LLC

November 29, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 29, 2018--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by Dividend Solar Loans 2018-2, LLC (“DIV 2018-2”). This is a $103.45 million term ABS securitization collateralized by a pool of $110.004 million residential solar loans.

This transaction is Dividend Finance, Inc.’s (“Dividend” or the “Company”) third securitization collateralized by UCC-secured residential consumer solar loans originated by DSF. Credit enhancement for the Notes consists of i) overcollateralization ii) subordination (in the case of Class A, Class B and Class C Notes) iii) excess spread and iv) amounts on deposit in the reserve account. The loan collateral in the transaction will include a pool of $110.004 million residential solar loans from two different loan products that contain a combination of interest-only periods and required or optional prepayment thresholds.

Dividend is a California based specialty lender providing financing in the clean energy space through residential solar loans, home energy-related home improvement loans, as well as residential and commercial PACE assessments. Dividend was formed through the merger of Dividend Solar, Inc. and Figtree Finance Company in 2016. Dividend originates loans in 33 states and the District of Columbia through its state lending licenses where required. Loans typically have original balances of $10,000 - $50,000 (but may exceed this amount); original loan terms of 12 or 20 years and fixed interest rates of 2.50% - 9.99%. Depending on the loan type, these rates may step-up if certain incentive payments are not made.

KBRA applied its as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool and the proposed capital structure. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of Dividend in March 2018, as well as a review of the transaction’s legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will also review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.

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Eric Neglia, Managing Director

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csmart@kbra.comJenny Ovalle, Director

(646) 731-2309

jovalle@kbra.comUsman Khan, Associate Director

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SOURCE: Kroll Bond Rating Agency

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