Ant Financial Securitized Loans from Alibaba’s Singles Day

Alibaba-backed Ant Financial sold $578 million worth of securities backed against small loans granted to consumers on “Double 11” day, the festival to celebrate singlehood and the world’s largest online shopping day; Chongqing Alibaba Small Loan provided the underlying loans for the asset-backed security through an online consumer credit portal, Ant Check Later (“Huabei” in Chinese); the Shanghai Stock Exchange approved the offering and allowed it to be privately placed last Monday to qualified institutional investors.  Source