Definition of securitize in US English:


(British securitise)


[with object]often as adjective securitized
  • Convert (an asset, especially a loan) into marketable securities, typically for the purpose of raising cash by selling them to other investors.

    ‘the use of securitized debt as a major source of corporate finance’
    • ‘You can also securitize the projected cash flows, as noted finance theorist Robert Merton has recommended.’
    • ‘Capital One is just one of many credit card issuers that securitize loans.’
    • ‘And much of the debt has been securitized into income shares sold to the public which has no knowledge of what they bought.’
    • ‘Additionally, many asset-backed conduits purchase financial assets already securitized by other funding corporations.’
    • ‘So instead of carrying a letter of credit on a balance sheet, a creditor will securitize it and sell it on the open market.’
    • ‘As more companies securitize their assets, the arguments become even more bitter.’