Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to --
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Fitch's ratings are based on the underlying receivables pool, available credit enhancement,
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.
Increasing defaults and reducing purchase rate alone have the least impact on rating migration even in the most severe scenario of a 75 percent increase in defaults. The harshest scenario assumes both stresses in increased charge-offs and reduction to MPR to occur simultaneously. Similarly, the ratings would only be downgraded under the moderate stress of a 50 percent increase in defaults and 25 percent reduction in MPR; however, the severe stress could lead to more drastic downgrades to all classes.
To date, the transactions have exhibited strong performance with all performance metrics within Fitch's initial expectations. For further discussion of our sensitivity analysis, please see the related presale report. For a discussion of the representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms available to investors in this transaction please see the related presale appendix.
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Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to