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Securitization

The financial practice of pooling various types of contractual debt such as auto loans, equipment leases or credit card debt obligations and selling said debt as bonds or pass-through securities to various investors. The principal and interest on the debt, underlying the security, is paid back to the various investors regularly. Securities backed by mortgage receivables are called mortgage-backed securities, while those backed by other types of receivables are asset-backed securities. The so-called lower risk of securitized instruments attracts a greater number of investors seeking to benefit in the process of taking many individual assets and repackaging them as Collateralized debt obligation. (Courtesy www.wikipedia.org)

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