The Treasury is planning to sell a £17bn book of Bradford & Bingley loans, according to reports.
The sale would be the largest British sale of financial assets, outstripping the £13bn sale of Northern Rock mortgages announced in November 2015.
UK Financial Investments, which oversees taxpayer interest in bailed-out firms, has approached advisers to analyse privatising the tranche of loans, according to Sky News.
B&B was bailed out by the Government in September 2008.
UK Asset Resolution, the body created to act as the parent of the so-called Northern Rock “bad bank” and B&B, would not comment on the reports.
UKFI have been approached for comment.