WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velocity Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VEL) (“Velocity” or the “Company”), today announced the completion of its third securitization transaction of 2020. VCC 2020-MC1 is collateralized by $276 million in UPB of assets, primarily short-term loans secured by 1-4 unit rental and small commercial properties originated through Velocity’s operating platform. Approximately 17% of the loans are in a COVID forbearance plan as of May 31, 2020. Velocity sold the oversubscribed Class A note to a broad base of investors with an initial amount of $179 million and a fixed interest rate of 4.5%. The Company retained the remaining equity.
“Our ability to securitize in all market conditions speaks to the quality of our underwriting and the strong track record we have built with fixed income investors,” said President and CEO, Chris Farrar. “The completion of the VCC 2020-MC1 securitization marks the culmination of our strategy to find permanent financing solutions for all of our assets previously financed with warehouse facilities. With this objective achieved, we can now devote our full attention to restarting loan production to drive future growth and enhance long-term shareholder value.”
About Velocity Financial, Inc.
Based in Westlake Village, California, Velocity is a vertically integrated real estate finance company that originates and manages investor loans secured by 1-4 unit residential rental and small commercial properties. Velocity originates loans nationwide across an extensive network of independent mortgage brokers it has built and refined over 15 years.
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