NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms two outstanding classes of the Nissan Auto Receivables 2013-B Owner Trust. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
The rating affirmations are based on available credit enhancement and loss performance. The collateral pool continues to perform within Fitch's expectations. Based on the current structure and credit enhancement, the securities are able to withstand stress scenarios consistent with the original ratings and make full payments to investors in accordance with the terms of the documents.
Unanticipated increases in the frequency of defaults and loss severity could produce loss levels higher than the current projected base case loss proxy and impact available loss coverage and multiples levels for the transaction. Lower loss coverage could impact ratings and Rating Outlooks, depending on the extent of the decline in coverage.
In Fitch's initial review of the transaction, the notes were found to have limited sensitivity to a 1.5x and 2.5x increase of Fitch's base case loss expectation. To date, the transaction has exhibited strong performance with losses well within Fitch's initial expectations with rising loss coverage and multiple levels. As such, a material deterioration in performance would have to occur within the asset pool to have potential negative impact on the outstanding ratings.
DUE DILIGENCE USAGE
No third party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation to this rating action
Fitch's analysis of the Representation and Warranties (R&W) of the transactions in this review can be found in 'Nissan Auto Receivables 2013-B Owner Trust -- 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 the Global Structured Finance Transactions' dated March 26, 2015.
Fitch has affirmed the following ratings:
Nissan Auto Receivables Owner Trust 2013-B
--Class A-3 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class A-4 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.
Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com
Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 31 Mar 2015)
Rating Criteria for US Auto Loan ABS (pub. 10 Apr 2015)
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