KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Kinbane 2022-RPL 1 DAC

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA Europe (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of notes issued by Kinbane 2022-RPL 1 DAC. The transaction is a static RMBS securitisation collateralised by predominantly reperforming mortgage loans. The underlying collateral consists of a €574.3 million mixed portfolio of seasoned first lien performing and re-performing mortgages that are secured by owner occupied (OO, 92.9%) and buy-to-let (BTL, 7.1%) properties located in Ireland. The portfolio includes mortgages originated by two Irish originators, KBC Bank Ireland Public Limited Company (KBC) and Premier HomeLoans (fully owned subsidiary of KBC in Northern Ireland).

The servicing of the Kinbane portfolio migrated from KBC to Pepper in February 2022, however Pepper has meaningful number of years of experience servicing re-performing loans and loans deep in arrears.

KBRA’s rating approach incorporates a review and analysis of the loan originator, servicer and other key transaction counterparties, a review of the Agreed Upon Procedure Report, use of the KBRA European Mortgage Model (KEMM) for Irish mortgages to analyse collateral and borrower attributes, an assessment of the securitisation framework from a structural and legal perspective, and ongoing surveillance of the transaction. This analysis is further described in KBRA’s European RMBS Rating Methodology.

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