NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has rated BA Credit Card Trust, class A (2014-1) as follows:
--$1,750,000,000 class A (2014-1) 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.
Key Rating Drivers:
Fitch's ratings are based on the underlying receivables pool, available credit enhancement, FIA Card Services, N.A.'s underwriting and servicing capabilities, and the transaction's legal and cash flow structures, which employ early redemption triggers.
The transaction structure is the same as class A (2010-1), with credit enhancement totaling 31.75% for class A.
Fitch models three different scenarios when evaluating the rating sensitivity compared to expected performance for credit card asset-backed securities transactions: 1) increased defaults; 2) a reduction in purchase rate; and 3) a combination stress of higher defaults and lower monthly payment rate (MPR).
Increasing defaults alone has no impact on rating migration even in the most severe scenario of a 75% increase in defaults. The rating sensitivity to a reduction in purchase rate also does not result in rating migration even in the most severe scenario of a 100% reduction in purchase rate. The harshest scenario assumes both stresses to defaults and MPR to occur simultaneously. The ratings would only be downgraded under the severe stress of a 75% increase in defaults and 35% reduction in MPR.
To date, the transactions have exhibited strong performance with all performance metrics within Fitch's initial expectations. For further discussion of our sensitivity analysis, please see the related presale report. For a discussion of the representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms available to investors in this transaction please see the related presale appendix.
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Applicable criteria available at www.fitchratings.com:
--'Global Credit Card ABS Rating Criteria' (June 2013);
--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria' (May 2013).
Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
Global Credit Card ABS Rating Criteria
Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria