DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) assigned provisional ratings of AA (sf) and BB (high) (sf), respectively, to the Class A2019-01 Notes and Class C2019-01 Notes (collectively, the Notes) to be issued by Wizink Master Credit Cards Fondo de Titulización (the Issuer).
The ratings address timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal by the legal final maturity date.
The ratings will be finalised upon receipt of an execution version of the governing transaction documents. To the extent that the documents and information provided to DBRS as of this date differ from the executed version of the governing transaction documents, DBRS may assign different final ratings to the Notes.
The Notes are backed by credit card receivables related to credit agreements originated by Wizink Bank S.A. (the Seller) to individuals in Spain.
DBRS’s ratings are based on the following considerations:
--Transaction capital structure including available credit enhancement in the form of subordination, liquidity support and excess spread.
--Sufficient credit enhancement levels to support DBRS’s expected performance under various stress scenarios and the transaction’s ability to withstand stressed cash flow assumptions.
-- Seller’s capabilities with respect to originations, underwriting, cash management, data processing and servicing.
--An operational risk review of the Seller, which is deemed by DBRS to be an acceptable servicer.
--The transaction parties’ financial strength with regard to their respective roles.
--The credit quality and concentration of the collateral and historical and projected performance of the Seller’s portfolio.
--The sovereign rating of the Kingdom of Spain, currently rated ‘A’ by DBRS.
--The expected consistency of legal structure with DBRS’s “Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions” methodology and the presence of legal opinions that are expected to address the true sale of the assets to the Issuer.
The transaction cash flow structure was analysed with DBRS’s proprietary Excel-based tool.
Based on the latest performance data as of December 2018, DBRS revised the expected performance parameters of charge-off rate, principal payment rate and yield rate. The revised assumptions are not expected to have rating impacts on the outstanding note series of the Issuer (2017-01, 2017-02, 2017-03 and 2018-01).
All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is: “Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations”.
DBRS has applied the principal methodology consistently and conducted a review of the transaction in accordance with the principal methodology.
An asset and a cash flow analysis were both conducted.
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/319564/rating-sovereign-governments.pdf.
The sources of data and information used for these ratings include performance data relating to the receivables provided by the Originator through the Arranger, InterMoney Titulización S.G.F.T., S.A. DBRS received monthly dynamic performance data relating to yield rates, payment rates, charge-off rates and recoveries from January 2011 to December 2018.
DBRS did not rely upon third-party due diligence in order to conduct its analysis.
At the time of the initial rating, DBRS was not 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 ratings concern newly issued financial instruments. These are the first DBRS ratings on these financial instruments.
Information regarding DBRS ratings, including definitions, policies and methodologies, is available on www.dbrs.com.
To assess the impact of changing the transaction parameters on the ratings, DBRS considered the following stress scenarios, as compared to the parameters used to determine the ratings:
-- Expected Charge-Off Rate: 9.25%
-- Expected Principal Payment Rate: 12.5%
-- Expected Yield Rate: 22.0%
Scenario 1: a 25% increase on the expected Charge-Off Rate.
Scenario 2: a 25% decrease on the expected Principal Payment Rate.
Scenario 3: a 25% decrease on the expected Yield Rate.
Scenario 4: a 15% increase on the expected Charge-Off Rate, 15% decrease on the expected Principal Payment Rate and 15% decrease on the expected Yield Rate.
DBRS concludes that the expected ratings under the four stress scenarios are:
-- Class A Notes: A (sf), A (sf), A (high) (sf), A (low) (sf)
-- Class C Notes: BB (sf), BB (high) (sf), BB (sf), BB (low) (sf)
For further information on DBRS historical 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: Kevin Chiang, Senior Vice President, Global Structured Finance
Rating Committee Chair: Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director, Global Structured Finance
Initial Rating Date: 16 April 2019
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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: http://www.dbrs.com/about/methodologies.
-- Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations
-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Originators
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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