Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Maintains Ratings on Alba 8 SPV S.r.l. Under Review with Positive Implications

Consumer/Commercial Leases
July 08, 2020

DBRS Ratings GmbH (DBRS Morningstar) maintained the Under Review with Positive Implications (UR-Pos.) status on the AA (high) (sf) and A (sf) ratings on the Class B and Class C Notes, respectively, issued by Alba 8 SPV S.r.l. (the Issuer)

The ratings address the timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal by the legal final maturity date.

Alba 8 SPV S.r.l. is a securitisation of lease receivables granted by Alba Leasing S.p.A. to corporates, small businesses, and individual enterprises with their registered offices in Italy. The pool comprises real estate, equipment, vehicle, and naval-air-rail lease receivables. The transaction closed in June 2016, when the special-purpose vehicle issued two senior classes of floating-rate notes (the Class A1 and Class A2 Notes), two mezzanine classes of floating-rate notes (the Class B and Class C Notes), and one class of junior notes (the Class J Notes).
The Class A1 and Class A2 Notes were fully redeemed on the January 2018 and July 2019 payment dates, respectively.
DBRS Morningstar placed the ratings on the Class B and Class C Notes UR-Pos. on 9 April 2020, in order to assess if the transactions’ performance trend could be sustainable amid the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) environment. For information on this rating action, please refer to

DBRS Morningstar has maintained the UR-Pos. status to keep monitoring the transactions’ performance given the current negative economic environment due to the coronavirus pandemic, also, considering the remaining outstanding balance of the Class B Notes.

Citibank NA, Milan Branch acts as the account bank for the transaction. Based on the private rating of Citibank NA, Milan Branch, the downgrade provisions outlined in the transaction documents, and structural mitigants inherent in the transaction structure, DBRS Morningstar considers the risk arising from the exposure to the account bank to be consistent with the rating assigned to the notes, as described in DBRS Morningstar's "Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions" methodology.

The coronavirus and the resulting isolation measures have caused an economic contraction, leading to sharp increases in unemployment rates, and income reductions for many borrowers. DBRS Morningstar anticipates that delinquencies may arise in the coming months for many ABS transactions, some meaningfully.

The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group released on 16 April 2020 a set of macroeconomic scenarios for the 2020-22 period in select economies. These scenarios were updated on 1 June 2020.

For details see the following commentaries: and The DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the moderate scenario in the referenced reports.

On 8 May 2020, DBRS Morningstar published a commentary outlining how the coronavirus is likely to affect the DBRS Morningstar-rated ABS transactions in Europe, for more details please see and

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 euros unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is the “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology” (22 April 2020).

DBRS Morningstar is undertaking a review of this transaction and will resolve the UR-Pos. status on the Class B and Class C Notes as soon as it is appropriate.

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 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 servicer reports provided by Alba Leasing S.p.A. and payment and investor reports provided by Securitisation Services S.p.A.

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

At the time of the initial rating, 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 9 April 2020, when DBRS Morningstar confirmed and placed UR-Pos. the AA (high) (sf) and A (sf) ratings on the Class B and Class C Notes, respectively.

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

The ratings are Under Review with Positive Implications. Generally, the conditions that lead to the assignment of reviews are resolved within a 90-day period, from the date of this rating action. As this is an Under Review Rating Action, a 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 GmbH are subject to EU and U.S. regulations only.

Lead Analyst: Daniele Canestrari, Senior Analyst
Rating Committee Chair: Christian Aufsatz, Managing Director
Initial Rating Date: 20 June 2016

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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 (22 April 2020)
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers (28 February 2020)
-- Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations (13 January 2020)
-- Rating European Structured Finance Transactions Methodology (28 February 2020)
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions (10 October 2019)
-- Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit (28 February 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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