DBRS Ratings GmbH (DBRS) confirmed the ratings on the following bonds issued by Secucor Finance 2013-I DAC (the Issuer):
-- Class A1 Notes at AA (sf)
-- Class A2 Notes at AA (sf)
The ratings on the Class A1 Notes and Class A2 Notes (together, the Class A Notes) address the timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal on or before the legal final maturity date.
The confirmations follow an annual review of the transaction and are based on the following analytical considerations:
-- Portfolio performance, in terms of charge-off rate and monthly payment rate as of the May 2019 payment date.
-- Current available credit enhancement to the Class A Notes to cover expected losses at the AA (sf) rating level.
-- No revolving termination events have occurred.
Secucor Finance 2013-I DAC is a securitisation of a revolving portfolio of consumer credit receivables originated and serviced by Financiera El Corte Inglés E.F.C., S.A. (FECI), the captive finance company of the El Corte Inglés S.A. (ECI) distribution group. The receivables represent the amortising consumer loans and store charge card credit facilities issued to customers of ECI. The transaction closed in November 2013, with a revolving period currently scheduled to end in April 2021, and uses a cross-border structure whereby the securitised receivables are transferred to the Issuer, an Irish special-purpose vehicle.
As of the May 2019 payment date, the monthly principal payment rate and the annualised charge-off rate were 48.9% and 1.1%, respectively, of the performing principal balance at the beginning of the reporting period.
As of May 2019, loans that were two to three months in arrears represented 0.6% of the outstanding portfolio balance, up from 0.4% in May 2018. As of May 2019, the 90+ delinquency ratio was 0.3%, up from 0.1% in May 2018. As of May 2019, the cumulative default ratio was 0.2%.
DBRS conducted a loan-by-loan analysis of the outstanding pool of receivables and has maintained its base-case charge-off rate and monthly payment rate assumptions for the different portfolio products as follows:
-- FCC: monthly payment rate and charge-off rate at 14.8% and 7.2%, respectively.
-- FSC: monthly payment rate and charge-off rate at 21.8% and 1.9%, respectively.
-- TS9: monthly payment rate and charge-off rate at 93.5% and 7.4%, respectively.
-- TSC: monthly payment rate and charge-off rate at 95.3% and 2.0%, respectively.
As of the May 2019 payment date, credit enhancement to the Class A Notes was 31.9%, up from 20.0% at the time of DBRS’s initial rating. The transaction has dynamic credit enhancement and borrowing base calculations. The credit enhancement to the Class A Notes is provided by the subordination of the Class B Variable Funding Notes, the excess spread and the Reserve Fund. The Reserve Fund of EUR 9.0 million, equal to 1.5% of the outstanding balance of the Class A Notes, is available to cover senior fees, expenses and any interest shortfall on the Class A Notes.
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.A., Spanish Branch acts as the account bank for the transaction. Based on the reference private rating of BNP Paribas Securities Services S.A., Spanish Branch; the downgrade provisions outlined in the transaction documents; and structural mitigants, DBRS considers the risk arising from the exposure to the account bank to be consistent with the ratings assigned to the Class A Notes, as described in DBRS's "Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions" methodology.
In addition, Banco Santander SA, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. and CaixaBank S.A. act as the collection account banks for the transaction.
The transaction’s structure was analysed in Intex DealMaker.
All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is the “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology”.
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. Due to the inclusion of a revolving period in the transaction, the analysis continues to be based on the worst-case replenishment criteria set forth in the transaction legal documents.
A review of the transaction legal documents was not conducted as the legal documents have remained unchanged since the most recent rating action.
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 sources of data and information used for these ratings include investor reports provided by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; servicer reports; information provided by FECI; and loan-level data provided by European DataWarehouse GmbH.
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 last rating action on this transaction took place on 1 June 2018, when DBRS confirmed the ratings of the Class A Notes at AA (sf).
The lead analyst responsibilities for this transaction have been transferred to Ettore Grassini.
Information regarding DBRS ratings, including definitions, policies and methodologies is available at www.dbrs.com.
To assess the impact of changing the transaction parameters on the rating, DBRS considered the following stress scenarios as compared with the parameters used to determine the rating (the “Base Case”):
-- DBRS expected a lifetime base case Charge-Off Rate and Payment Rate for the pool based on a review of the current assets. Adverse changes to asset performance may cause stresses to base case assumptions and therefore have a negative effect on credit ratings.
-- The base case Charge-Off Rate and Payment Rate of FCC, FSC, TS9, TSC products of the current pool of loans for the Issuer are 7.2%, 1.9%, 7.4%, 2.0% and 14.8%, 21.8%, 93.5%, 95.3%, respectively.
-- The Risk Sensitivity overview below illustrates the ratings expected if the Charge-Off Rate and Payment Rate increase by a certain percentage over the base case assumption. For example, if the Payment Rate increases by 50%, the rating of the Class A Notes would be expected to remain at AA (sf), assuming no change in the Charge-Off Rate. If the Charge-Off Rate increases by 50%, the rating of the Class A Notes would be expected to remain at AA (sf), assuming no change in the Payment Rate. Furthermore, if both the Charge-Off Rate and Payment Rate increase by 50%, the rating of the Class A Notes would be expected to fall to AA (low) (sf).
Class A Notes Risk Sensitivity:
-- 25% increase in Charge-Off Rate, expected rating of AA (sf)
-- 50% increase in Charge-Off Rate, expected rating of AA (sf)
-- 25% increase in Payment Rate, expected rating of AA (sf)
-- 50% increase in Payment Rate, expected rating of AA (sf)
-- 25% increase in Payment Rate and 25% increase in Charge-Off Rate, expected rating of AA (sf)
-- 25% increase in Payment Rate and 50% increase in Charge-Off Rate, expected rating of AA (sf)
-- 50% increase in Payment Rate and 25% increase in Charge-Off Rate, expected rating of AA (sf)
-- 50% increase in Payment Rate and 50% increase in Charge-Off Rate, expected rating of AA (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 GmbH are subject to EU and US regulations only.
Lead Analyst: Ettore Grassini, Financial Analyst
Rating Committee Chair: Alfonso Candelas, Senior Vice President
Initial Rating Date: 5 November 2013
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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
-- Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Originators
-- 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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