KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to American Credit Acceptance Receivables Trust 2019-2
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to six
classes of American Credit Acceptance Receivables Trust 2019-2 (“ACAR
2019-2” or the “Issuer”), an auto loan ABS transaction.
ACAR 2019-2 will issue six classes of notes totaling $274.8 million that
are collateralized by a pool of retail automobile contracts, made to
subprime obligors and secured by new and used automobiles and
The structure for ACAR 2019-2 includes a prefunding account that will be
used to purchase additional receivables up to 22% of the initial cutoff
date pool balance and expected balance of the subsequent receivables for
up to 3 months after closing. The transaction has initial credit
enhancement levels of 64.10% for the Class A Notes through 9.90% for the
Class F Notes. Credit enhancement consists of excess spread,
overcollateralization, subordination (except for the Class F Notes) and
a reserve account funded at closing.
American Credit Acceptance, LLC (“ACA” or the “Company”) issued its
first securitization in October 2011 and since then has issued 26
additional transactions in the total amount of approximately $5.52
billion. ACA is a subprime auto finance company that has been under
current ownership since 2007.
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 ACA’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.
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Preliminary Ratings Assigned: American Credit Acceptance
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registered with ESMA as a CRA.
Neglia, Managing Director
Polvere, Senior Analyst
Kelley, Senior Managing Director