Fitch Rates Chase Issuance Trust, Class A(2016-7); Outlook Stable
--$1,100,000,000 class A(2016-7) 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
Fitch's ratings are based on the underlying receivables pool, available credit enhancement, Chase Bank USA's underwriting and servicing capabilities, and the transaction's legal and cash flow structures, which employ early redemption triggers.
The transaction structure is the same as class A(2016-6), with credit enhancement totalling 14% for class A.
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 monthly payment rate (MPR), and 3) a combination stress of higher defaults and lower MPR.
Increasing defaults alone has no impact on rating migration even in the most severe scenario of a 75% increase in defaults. The rating sensitivity to a reduction in purchase rate is more pronounced with a moderate stress, of a 75% reduction, leading to possible downgrades across all classes. The harshest scenario assumes that an increase in defaults and reduction in MPR occur simultaneously. Similarly, the ratings would only be downgraded under the severe stress of 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. 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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REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS
A description of the transaction's representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms ("RW&Es") that are disclosed in the offering document and which relate to the underlying asset pool is available by accessing the appendix referenced under "Related Research" below. The appendix also contains a comparison of these RW&Es to those Fitch considers typical for the asset class as detailed in the Special Report titled 'Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions,' dated May 2016.