Rating Action: Moody's affirms A1 (sf) rating of Mortgage Beneficial Interests A issued by Bora Chiara IV
Global Credit Research - 25 Dec 2020
Approximately JPY5.2 billion in debt securities affected
Tokyo, December 25, 2020 -- Moody's SF Japan K.K. has affirmed the A1 (sf) rating of the Mortgage Beneficial Interests A issued by Bora Chiara IV. The Mortgage Beneficial Interests are backed by residential mortgage loans insured by the Japan Housing Finance Agency (JHF).
The rating affirmation follows the additional entrustment of the residential mortgage loans and cash, and the increase in the principal of the Mortgage Beneficial Interests A.
The affected rating is as follows:
Mortgage Beneficial Interests A, Affirmed A1 (sf); previously on November 25, 2020 Definitive Rating Assigned A1 (sf)
Transaction Name: Bora Chiara IV
Issue Amount: JPY 5,232,840,000
Scheduled Dividend Rate: Floating
Closing Date: November 25, 2020
Additional Entrustment Date: December 25, 2020
Final Maturity Date: November 25, 2058
Underlying Assets: Residential mortgage loan receivables insured by JHF
Housing Loan Insurance Underwriter: JHF
Arranger/Private Placement Dealer: Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Credit Enhancement and Liquidity: Cash Reserves (4.5% of outstanding pool balance) and excess spreads available
Moody's affirms the rating of the Mortgage Beneficial Interests A issued by Bora Chiara IV after the originator entrusted additional residential mortgage loan receivables and cash to the trust. The A1 (sf) rating on the Mortgage Beneficial Interests A is based on JHF's (A1, Issuer Rating) capability to pay principal insurance proceeds and the availability of cash reserve and excess spread to cover risks and expenses not covered by the insurance policy.
The underlying residential mortgage loan receivables are insured by housing loan insurance provided by JHF.
JHF's housing loan insurance covers principal losses on the residential mortgage loans in the pool. That is, JHF pays the insurance proceeds to the asset trustee in case of an insurable event, after receiving a valid insurance claim.
The cash reserve is used to cover various risks, including commingling risk, the shortfall in interest collections upon obligor default, and liquidity risk in the event of servicer default and replacement.
Moody's used conservative mortgage pool default assumptions to assess the sufficiency of the coverage provided by cash reserve and excess spread. As such, neither detailed loan-by-loan Milan CE analysis nor cash flow model were used for the analysis.
The Mortgage Beneficial Interests A are redeemed according to the principal collections from the pool in a monthly, pass-through manner.
The scheduled dividend rate of the Mortgage Beneficial Interests A is equal to the base rate plus a spread. The spread is directly linked to the average prepayment rate from the closing date to the relevant calculation date. In its analysis, Moody's assessed the sufficiency of excess spread and cash reserve considering the highest possible spread.
The principal methodology used in this rating was "Moody's Approach to Rating RMBS Using the MILAN Framework" (Japanese) published in May 2020 and available at https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1228959. Alternatively, please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.
Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the rating:
The primary factor that could lead to an upgrade of the rating is an upgrade of JHF's rating. The primary factor that could lead to a downgrade of the rating is a downgrade of JHF's rating.
Moody's did not use any models in its analysis and therefore did not conduct the sensitivity analysis.
For further specification of Moody's key rating assumptions and sensitivity analysis, see the sections Methodology Assumptions and Sensitivity to Assumptions in the disclosure form. Moody's Rating Symbols and Definitions can be found at: https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBC_79004.
Moody's did not use any models, or loss or cash flow analysis, in its analysis.
Moody's did not use any stress scenario simulations in its analysis.
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