Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Discontinues Rating on Series 2017-1 Issued by Latitude Australia Credit Card Loan Note Trust

Consumer Loans & Credit Cards
April 16, 2020

DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS Morningstar) discontinued its ratings of the Series 2017-1 (Class A1 Notes, Class A2 Notes, Class B Notes, Class C Notes, Class D Notes, and Class E Notes) issued by Latitude Australia Credit Card Loan Note Trust.

The discontinuation reflects the full payment of the Series 2017-1 on 23 March 2020. Prior to the repayment, the ratings and outstanding principal balances of the Series 2017-1 were as follows:
-- Class A1 Notes at AAA (sf), AUD 685,900,000.00
-- Class A2 Notes at AAA (sf), AUD 125,650,000.00
-- Class B Notes at AA (sf), AUD 57,600,000.00
-- Class C Notes at A (sf), AUD 52,350,000.00
-- Class D Notes at BBB (sf), AUD 41,860,000.00
-- Class E Notes at BB (sf), AUD 36,640,000.00

DBRS Morningstar continues to rate the Series 2017-2, Series 2018-1, and Series 2019-1 in this transaction.

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For more information regarding rating methodologies and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please see the following DBRS Morningstar press release:

For more information regarding structured finance rating methodologies and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please see the following DBRS Morningstar press release:

A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework and its methodologies can be found at:

All figures are in Australian dollars unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is: “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology” (13 December 2019).

In DBRS Morningstar’s opinion, a discontinued-repaid rating action does not warrant the application of the entire principal methodology, as the bond has been repaid in full.

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release.
These may be found at:

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 “Global Methodology for Rating Sovereign Governments” at:

The sources of data and information used for these ratings include an investor report provided by Latitude Financial Services.

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

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

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

DBRS Morningstar 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 2 March 2020, when DBRS Morningstar confirmed its ratings on the Series 2017-1, Series 2017-2, Series 2018-1, and Series 2019-1.

Information regarding DBRS Morningstar ratings, including definitions, policies, and methodologies is available on

As this is a discontinued-repaid rating action, sensitivity analysis is not applicable.

For further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a central repository, see:

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

Lead Analyst: Clare Wootton, Assistant Vice President
Rating Committee Chair: Alfonso Candelas, Senior Vice President
Initial Rating Dates:
-- Series 2017-1: 6 March 2017
-- Series 2017-2: 18 August 2017
-- Series 2018-1: 6 March 2018
-- Series 2019-1: 2 September 2019

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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at:

-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (11 September 2019).
-- Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology (13 December 2019).
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers (28 February 2020).
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Originators (28 February 2020).
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions (10 October 2019).
-- Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations (13 January 2020).

A description of how DBRS Morningstar analyses structured finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at:

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