Fitch Affirms GM Financial Automobile Leasing Trust 2014-2

CHICAGO--()--Fitch Ratings affirms all classes of GM Financial Automobile Leasing Trust 2014-2. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The affirmations to all outstanding classes reflect loss coverage levels consistent with the current ratings. Hard credit enhancement (CE) has grown for all classes since close, and residual performance is consistent with Fitch's initial expectations. The Outlook Stable designation for the class A, B, C, and D notes reflect Fitch's expectation for loss coverage and credit enhancement to continue to improve as the transaction amortizes.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Unanticipated increases in the frequency of defaults or deterioration in vehicle values could produce loss levels higher than the current expectations and impact available loss coverage. Lower loss coverage could impact ratings and Rating Outlooks, depending on the extent of the decline in coverage.

To date, the transaction has exhibited strong credit and residual performance, inside Fitch's initial expectations with rising loss coverage. Due to the growing credit enhancement levels and increased loss coverage afforded to the notes, a substantial deterioration in used vehicle values would have to occur to have a negative impact on the updated ratings.

DUE DILIGENCE USAGE

No third party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation to this rating action.

For Fitch's initial Key Rating Drivers, Rating Sensitivities and the full detail analysis for this transaction, please see the New Issue report dated Sept. 8, 2014. Fitch's analysis of the Representations and Warranties (R&W) of this transaction can be found in 'GM Financial Automobile Leasing Trust 2014-2- Appendix'. These R&W are compared to those of typical R&W for the asset class as detailed in the special report 'Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions' dated June 12, 2015.

Fitch has affirmed the following ratings:

GM Financial Automobile Leasing Trust 2014-2

--Class A-2 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class A-3 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class A-4 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class B at 'AAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class C at 'Asf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class D at 'BBBsf'; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria

Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds (pub. 14 May 2014)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=744158

Criteria for Rating U.S. Auto Lease ABS (pub. 24 Apr 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=864500

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 06 Jul 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=867952

Related Research

GM Financial Automobile Leasing Trust 2014-2 - Appendix

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=772208

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Surveillance Analyst
Andrew Tinari
Analyst
+1-312-368-3127
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Committee Chairperson
Du Trieu
Senior Director
+1-312-368-2091
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, New York, +1 212-908-0278
Email: sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com