NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch rates Discover Card Execution Note Trust, Class A (2015-A) VFN as follows:
--$1,000,000,000 class A (2015-A) 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.
The note purchase commitment is $1,000,000, with a principal balance at closing of $0.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
Fitch's ratings are based on the underlying receivables pool, available credit enhancement, Discover Bank's underwriting and servicing capabilities, and the transaction's legal and cash flow structures, which employ early redemption triggers.
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).
Decreasing purchase rate alone has the least impact on rating migration even in the most severe scenario of a 100% decrease in purchase rate. The rating sensitivity to an increase in defaults also does not have any rating migration. 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.
DUE DILIGENCE USAGE
No third party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation to this rating action.
The publication of a RW&Es appendix is not required for this transaction.
Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.
Global Credit Card ABS Rating Criteria (pub. 30 May 2014)
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