Marlette Funding's next securitization may show that winning over new investors is better done through emulating, rather than disrupting, traditional bank lending practices.

Marlette, better known as Best Egg at, is marketing a new $257.44 million pool of bonds backed by $281.7 million of prime unsecured personal loans purchased from a third-party originating partner bank. Marlette Funding 2017-1 is the third transaction backed by loans originated on the platform. The trust will issue three classes of notes with preliminary ratings from Kroll Bond Rating Agency.

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