KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to OneMain Direct Auto Receivables Trust 2018-1

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by OneMain Direct Auto Receivables Trust 2018-1 (“ODART 2018-1”) an auto loan ABS transaction.

The collateral in the ODART 2018-1 deal will include approximately $535.69 million of loans at closing. The preliminary ratings reflect the initial credit enhancement levels ranging from 27.75% for the Class A notes to 2.25% for the Class D notes, which build over time. Credit enhancement is comprised of overcollateralization, subordination of junior note classes, a cash reserve account and excess spread. The transaction will also include a two-year revolving period, during which additional loans may be funded as long as they comply with certain eligibility criteria.

This transaction represents the fourth auto loan ABS securitization that KBRA has rated for OneMain Financial Holdings, LLC (collectively, with OneMain Financial Group, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates, “OneMain” or the “Company”) and third auto loan ABS securitization sponsored by Springleaf Finance Corporation (“SFC”). OneMain has issued eighteen consumer loan term securitizations through its subsidiaries since 2013.

KBRA applied its Global Auto Loan ABS methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and OneMain’s historical static pool data. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment on the originator and servicer, as well as a review of the transaction’s legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will also review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.

For complete details on the analysis, please see KBRA’s Pre-Sale Report, OneMain Direct Auto Receivables Trust 2018-1, which was published today at www.kbra.com.

 

Preliminary Ratings Assigned: OneMain Direct Auto Receivables Trust 2018-1

Class     Preliminary Rating     Expected Initial Principal Balance
A     AAA(sf)     $389,720,000
B     AA+(sf)     $61,600,000
C     AA(sf)     $37,500,000
D     AA-(sf)     $37,500,000
       

Representations & Warranties Disclosure

All Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations are required, pursuant to SEC Rule 17g-7, to provide a description of a transaction’s representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms that are available to investors when issuing credit ratings. KBRA’s disclosure for this transaction can be found in the report entitled ODART 2018-1 Representations and Warranties.

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Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Haksun Kim, 646-731-2412
Director
hkim@kbra.com
or
Alla Mikhalevsky, 646-731-3356
CFA, Associate Director
amikhalevsky@kbra.com
or
Pritam Patel, 646-731-3374
Senior Analyst
ppatel@kbra.com
or
Andrew Silverhardt, 646-731-2492
Senior Analyst
asilverhardt@kbra.com
or
Rosemary Kelley, 646-731-2337
Senior Managing Director
rkelley@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Haksun Kim, 646-731-2412
Director
hkim@kbra.com
or
Alla Mikhalevsky, 646-731-3356
CFA, Associate Director
amikhalevsky@kbra.com
or
Pritam Patel, 646-731-3374
Senior Analyst
ppatel@kbra.com
or
Andrew Silverhardt, 646-731-2492
Senior Analyst
asilverhardt@kbra.com
or
Rosemary Kelley, 646-731-2337
Senior Managing Director
rkelley@kbra.com