Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Discontinues Ratings on the Notes Issued by SC Germany Consumer 2017-1 UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Consumer Loans & Credit Cards
July 15, 2020

DBRS Ratings GmbH (DBRS Morningstar) discontinued its ratings on the notes issued by SC Germany Consumer 2017-1 UG (haftungsbeschränkt).

The discontinuations reflect the payment in full of the notes on the 13 July 2020 payment date, following the occurrence of a Regulatory Call Event and the optional redemption of the notes by the seller. The ratings and remaining balances of the notes before the payment in full were as follows:

-- Class A Fixed-Rate Notes at AAA (sf), EUR 182,556,934.06
-- Class B Fixed-Rate Notes at AA (sf), EUR 53,200,000.00
-- Class C Fixed-Rate Notes at A (sf), EUR 33,600,000.00
-- Class D Floating-Rate Notes at BBB (high) (sf), EUR 13,100,000.00

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All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.

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

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 the ratings include investor and servicer reports provided by Santander Consumer Bank AG (the Servicer) and the early redemption notice by the Issuer.

DBRS Morningstar did not rely upon third-party due diligence in order 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 the 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 19 November 2019, when DBRS Morningstar upgraded the ratings of the Class A Fixed-Rate Notes, Class B Fixed-Rate Notes, Class C Fixed-Rate Notes, and Class D Floating-Rate Notes to AAA (sf), AA (sf), A (sf), and BBB (high) (sf) from AA (sf), A (sf), BBB (sf) and BB (high) (sf), respectively.

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As this is a discontinued-repaid 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: Daniel Rakhamimov, Senior Analyst
Rating Committee Chair: Alfonso Candelas, Senior Vice President
Initial Rating Date: 20 November 2017

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

-- Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology (22 April 2020),
-- Rating European Consumer and Commercial Asset-Backed Securitisations (13 January 2020),
-- Rating European Structured Finance Transactions Methodology (28 February 2020),
-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (11 September 2019),
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers (28 February 2020),
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions (10 October 2019),
-- Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (26 September 2019),

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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