NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed classes A-3 and A-4 and upgraded class B of Ford Credit Auto Lease Trust 2014-B. The Rating Outlook is Stable for all of the classes.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
The affirmation of the outstanding class A notes and the upgrade of the class B notes reflect increased hard credit enhancement (CE) for all classes since close, and credit and residual performance inside of Fitch's initial expectations. The Stable Outlook on the A and B notes reflects Fitch's expectation that the notes will remain sufficiently enhanced to cover stressed credit and residual loss levels consistent with an 'AAAsf' rating.
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 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 July 22, 2014.
Fitch has taken the following rating actions:
--Class A-3 affirmed at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class A-4 affirmed at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class B upgraded to 'AAAsf' from 'AAsf'; Outlook revised to Stable from Positive.
Class C is not rated by Fitch.
Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.
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