There are fixed as well as floating rate asset-backed securities. A floating rate asset-backed security is one whose underlying pool consists of loans or receivables carrying a floating rate. Examples of this kind are, securities backed by credit card receivables, student loans, trade receivables, home equity loans, etc. On the other hand, a fixed rate asset-backed security is structured in such a way that the underlying pool consists of fixed-rate loans but the security is divided into one or more floating rate tranches. For example, equity loans carrying fixed rate can be pooled to create a structure with floating-rate tranches.