DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) discontinued its ratings of the Class A and B Notes issued by Driver UK Multi-Compartment S.A. acting for and on behalf of its Compartment Driver UK three.
The discontinuations reflect the payment in full of the Class A and B Notes on 25 February 2019. The remaining balance of the Class A and B Notes prior to the full redemption were GBP 34,337,815.60 and GBP 5,395,942.45, respectively. Prior to the discontinuation, the ratings of the Class A and B Notes were AAA (sf) and A (high) (sf), respectively.
All figures are in British pound sterling unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is the “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology”.
In DBRS’s opinion, a discontinued-repaid rating action does not warrant the application of the entire principal methodology, as the bond has been repaid in full.
Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release. These may be found on www.dbrs.com at: http://www.dbrs.com/about/methodologies.
For a more detailed discussion of the sovereign risk impact on Structured Finance ratings, please refer to “Appendix C: The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Other DBRS Credit Ratings” of the “Rating Sovereign Governments” methodology at: http://dbrs.com/research/333487/rating-sovereign-governments.pdf.
The source of data and information used for the ratings include the investor report provided by Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Limited.
DBRS did not rely upon third-party due diligence in order to conduct its analysis.
At the time of the initial rating, DBRS was supplied with third-party assessments. However, this did not impact the rating analysis.
DBRS considers the data and information available to it for the purposes of providing these ratings to be of satisfactory quality.
DBRS does not audit or independently verify the data or information it receives in connection with the rating process.
The last rating action on this transaction took place on 4 June 2018, when DBRS confirmed its ratings of the Class A and B Notes at AAA (sf) and A (high) (sf), respectively.
Information regarding DBRS ratings, including definitions, policies and methodologies, is available at www.dbrs.com.
As this is a discontinued-repaid rating action, a sensitivity analysis is not applicable.
For further information on DBRS historic default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) in a central repository, see: http://cerep.esma.europa.eu/cerep-web/statistics/defaults.xhtml.
Ratings assigned by DBRS Ratings Limited are subject to EU and US regulations only.
Lead Analyst: Joana Seara da Costa, Assistant Vice President
Rating Committee Chair: Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director
Initial Rating Date: 1 September 2015
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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: http://www.dbrs.com/about/methodologies.
-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers
-- Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions
A description of how DBRS analyses structured finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at: http://www.dbrs.com/research/278375.
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