Press Release

DBRS Confirms Ratings of Dutch Property Finance 2017-1 B.V.

RMBS
August 03, 2018

DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) confirmed its ratings on the following bonds issued by Dutch Property Finance 2017-1 B.V. (the Issuer):

-- Class A confirmed at AAA (sf)
-- Class B confirmed at AA (sf)
-- Class C confirmed at A (sf)
-- Class D confirmed at BBB (sf)
-- Class E confirmed at BB (sf)

The rating of the Class A notes addresses the timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal on or before the legal final maturity date. The ratings of the Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E notes address the ultimate payment of interest and principal on or before the legal final maturity date.

The confirmations follow an annual review of the transaction and are based on the following analytical considerations:

-- Portfolio performance, in terms of delinquencies, defaults and losses.
-- Portfolio default rate (PD), loss given default (LGD) and expected loss assumptions on the remaining receivables.
-- Current available credit enhancement to the notes to cover the expected losses at their respective rating levels.

Dutch Property Finance 2017-1 B.V. is a securitisation of mortgage loans secured against buy-to-let residential properties and commercial real estate properties located in the Netherlands. The mortgage loans were originated by the RNHB mortgage business.

PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE
As of July 2018, loans that were two- to three-months in arrears represented 0.3% of the outstanding portfolio balance, down from 0.5% in October 2017. As of July 2018, the 90+ delinquency ratio was 0.6%, down from 1.0% in October 2017, and the cumulative loss ratio was 0.2%.

PORTFOLIO ASSUMPTIONS
DBRS conducted a loan-by-loan analysis of the remaining pool of receivables and has maintained its base case PD and LGD assumptions at 10.8% and 13.8%, respectively.

CREDIT ENHANCEMENT
As of the July 2018 payment date, credit enhancement to the Class A notes was 30.1%, up from 25.7% at the DBRS initial rating. Credit enhancement to the Class B notes was 17.6%, up from 15.0% at the DBRS initial rating. Credit enhancement to the Class C notes was 13.0%, up from 11.1% at the DBRS initial rating. Credit enhancement to the Class D notes was 8.2%, up from 7.0% at the DBRS initial rating. Credit enhancement to the Class E notes was 5.9%, up from 5.0% at the DBRS initial rating. Credit enhancement is provided by subordination of junior classes and a non-amortising reserve fund.

The transaction benefits from a non-amortising reserve fund of EUR 17.0 million. The reserve fund is available to cover senior fees, interest and principal (via the principal deficiency ledgers) on the rated notes.

Elavon Financial Services DAC, U.K. Branch acts as the account bank for the transaction. The DBRS private rating of Elavon Financial Services DAC, U.K. Branch is consistent with the Minimum Institution Rating, given the rating assigned to the Class A notes, as described in DBRS's "Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions" methodology.

The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC (trading as NatWest Markets) acts as the swap counterparty for the transaction. DBRS's Long-Term Critical Obligations Rating of NatWest Markets Plc at ‘A’ is in line with the First Rating Threshold as described in DBRS's "Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions" methodology.

Notes:
All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is the “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology”.

DBRS has applied the principal methodology consistently and conducted a review of the transaction in accordance with the principal methodology.

A review of the transaction legal documents was not conducted as the legal documents have remained unchanged since the most recent rating action.

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release. These may be found on www.dbrs.com at: http://www.dbrs.com/about/methodologies.

For a more detailed discussion of the sovereign risk impact on Structured Finance ratings, please refer to “Appendix C: The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Other DBRS Credit Ratings” of the “Rating Sovereign Governments” methodology at: http://dbrs.com/research/319564/rating-sovereign-governments.pdf.

The sources of data and information used for these ratings include investor reports provided by Elavon Financial Services DAC, U.K. Branch and loan-level data provided by CarVal Investors LLC.

DBRS did not rely upon third-party due diligence in order to conduct its analysis.

At the time of the initial rating, DBRS was supplied with third-party assessments. However, this did not impact the rating analysis.

DBRS considers the data and information available to it for the purposes of providing these ratings to be of satisfactory quality.

DBRS does not audit or independently verify the data or information it receives in connection with the rating process.

The last rating action on this transaction took place on 4 August 2017, when DBRS finalised its provisional ratings on the notes.

The lead analyst responsibilities for this transaction have been transferred to Andrew Lynch.

Information regarding DBRS ratings, including definitions, policies and methodologies is available at www.dbrs.com.

To assess the impact of changing the transaction parameters on the rating, DBRS considered the following stress scenarios as compared with the parameters used to determine the rating (the “Base Case”):

-- DBRS expected a lifetime base case PD and LGD for the pool based on a review of the current assets. Adverse changes to asset performance may cause stresses to base case assumptions and therefore have a negative effect on credit ratings.
-- The base case PD and LGD of the current pool of loans for the Issuer are 10.8% and 13.8%, respectively.
-- The Risk Sensitivity overview below illustrates the ratings expected if the PD and LGD increase by a certain percentage over the base case assumption. For example, if the LGD increases by 50%, the rating of the Class A would be expected to remain at AAA (sf), assuming no change in the PD. If the PD increases by 50%, the rating of the Class A would be expected to fall to AA (high) (sf), assuming no change in the LGD. Furthermore, if both the PD and LGD increase by 50%, the rating of the Class A would be expected to fall to AA (low) (sf).

Class A Risk Sensitivity:
-- 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of AAA (sf)
-- 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of AAA (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD, expected rating of AAA (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD, expected rating of AA (high) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of AA (high) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of AA (high) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of AA (high) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of AA (low) (sf)

Class B Risk Sensitivity:
-- 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of AA (low) (sf)
-- 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of A (high) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD, expected rating of A (high) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD, expected rating of A (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of A (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of A (low) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of A (low) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (high) (sf)

Class C Risk Sensitivity:
-- 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of A (low) (sf).
-- 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (high) (sf).
-- 25% increase in PD, expected rating of A (low) (sf).
-- 50% increase in PD, expected rating of BBB (high) (sf).
-- 25% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (high) (sf).
-- 25% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (sf).
-- 50% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (sf).
-- 50% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (low) (sf).

Class D Risk Sensitivity:
-- 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (sf)
-- 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (low) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD, expected rating of BBB (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD, expected rating of BBB (low) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of BBB (low) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BB (high) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of BB (high) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BB (high) (sf)

Class E Risk Sensitivity:
-- 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of BB (sf)
-- 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of BB (low) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD, expected rating of BB (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD, expected rating of BB (low) (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of BB (sf)
-- 25% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of B (high) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 25% increase in LGD, expected rating of B (high) (sf)
-- 50% increase in PD and 50% increase in LGD, expected rating of B (sf)

For further information on DBRS historic default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) in a central repository, see:
http://cerep.esma.europa.eu/cerep-web/statistics/defaults.xhtml.

Ratings assigned by DBRS Ratings Limited are subject to EU and US regulations only.

Lead Analyst: Andrew Lynch, Assistant Vice President
Rating Committee Chair: Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director
Initial Rating Date: 14 July 2017

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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: http://www.dbrs.com/about/methodologies.

-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers
-- European RMBS Insight Methodology
-- European RMBS Insight: Dutch Addendum
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions
-- European CMBS Rating and Surveillance Methodology

A description of how DBRS analyses structured finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at: http://www.dbrs.com/research/278375.

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