The securitization of loans originated online, which has begun in the U.S. and is soon to be seen in Europe (ASRI 2/14/2000 p.3), is also likely to feature in Asian markets in the near future.

Start-up online originator SMEloan.com, which is targeting small and medium-sized businesses in Hong Kong, has confirmed that its business plan calls for its primary funding to come from the securitization of its loans.

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