Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Discontinues Ratings on Bumper 8 (UK) Finance plc

July 21, 2020

DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS Morningstar) discontinued the ratings on the Class A Notes and the Class B Notes issued by Bumper 8 (UK) Finance plc.

The discontinuation reflects the full redemption of the Class A and B Notes at the payment dates of 20 April 2020 and 20 July 2020, respectively. Prior to their repayment, the ratings and the outstanding principal balance of the Notes were as follows:

--Class A Notes rated at AAA (sf) with an outstanding principal balance of GBP 11,801,440.00
--Class B Notes rated at AAA (sf) with an outstanding principal balance of GBP 5,445,842.50

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ESG Considerations
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 British pound sterling unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is the “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 these ratings include investor reports provided by LeasePlan UK Limited.

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 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 17 January 2020, when DBRS Morningstar confirmed the ratings of the Class A and Class B notes at AAA (sf).

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

As these are discontinued-repaid rating actions, 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 Limited are subject to EU and U.S. regulations only.

Lead Analyst: Natalia Coman, Senior Analyst
Rating Committee Chair: David Lautier, Senior Vice President
Initial Rating Date: 24 January 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 CLOs Backed by Loans to European SMEs and SME Diversity Model v2.4.0.0 (8 July 2019)
--Rating European Structured Finance Transactions Methodology (28 February 2020)
--Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions (10 October 2019)
--Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (11 September 2019)
--Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (26 September 2019)
--Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers (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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