Fitch to Rate Canadian Credit Card Trust II, Series 2016-1; Presale Issued

NEW YORK--()--Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Canadian Credit Card Trust II, Series 2016-1
https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/891046

Fitch Ratings has issued a presale report for Canadian Credit Card Trust II, Series 2016-1, which Fitch expects to rate as follows:

--$TBD class A credit card receivables-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--$TBD class B credit card receivables-backed notes 'Asf'; Outlook Stable;

--$TBD class C credit card receivables-backed notes 'BBBsf'; Outlook Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The underlying collateral characteristics play a vital role in the performance of a credit card ABS transaction. Fitch closely examines such collateral characteristics as credit quality, seasoning, geographic concentration, delinquencies and utilization rate on the cards.

Strong Collateral Performance Metric: As of September 2016, CCCT II's collateral performance metrics were in line with the Fitch indices. Chargeoffs and 60+ day delinquencies have remained relatively stable over the past 24 months, and the monthly payment rate (MPR) has remained consistent to slightly higher. Gross yield has been robust over the past two years.

Adequate Credit Enhancement: Credit enhancement (CE) for the class A notes is derived from 4.00% subordination of class B notes and 3.75% subordination of class C notes. Class B notes are supported by 3.75% subordination of class C notes. Each class of notes will also be supported by a designated cash collateral account to be funded by the trust if excess spread falls below 4.0%. The cash collateral account will not be funded at closing.

Quality Servicing Capabilities: National Bank of Canada (NBC) is an effective servicer, as evidenced by historical delinquency and loss performance of CCCT II's receivables. Deterioration in the credit quality of NBC may affect the performance of the collateral pool backing the series 2016-1 notes.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

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).

The harshest stress scenario of a combined 75% increase to defaults and a 35% reduction of MPR could lead to the most drastic downgrades to all classes. Under a moderate stress of a 50% increase in defaults and 25% reduction in MPR, rating migration could be less impacted. However, increasing defaults by 75% and reducing purchase rate by 100% alone in comparison will have the least impact on rating migration.

For a discussion of the representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms available to investors in this transaction please see the related presale appendix.

DUE DILIGENCE USAGE

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

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria

Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds (pub. 01 Sep 2016)
https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/886006

Criteria for Interest Rate Stresses in Structured Finance Transactions and Covered Bonds (pub. 26 Oct 2016)
https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/888492

Global Credit Card ABS Rating Criteria (pub. 21 Jul 2016)
https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/885146

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 27 Jun 2016)
https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/883130

Additional Disclosures

Dodd-Frank Rating Information Disclosure Form
https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/press_releases/content/ridf_frame.cfm?pr_id=1015454

Solicitation Status
https://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=1015454

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https://www.fitchratings.com/regulatory

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst:
John Alberici, +1-212-908-0370
Associate Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Secondary Analyst:
Harry Kohl, +1-212-908-0837
Director
or
Committee Chairperson:
Kevin Corrigan, +1-212-908-0156
Senior Director
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278
New York
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com