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DBRS Morningstar Publishes Final Rating European Structured Finance Transactions and Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodologies

May 19, 2022

DBRS Morningstar finalised its “Rating European Structured Finance Transactions Methodology” and “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology” (together, the Methodologies). The Methodologies supersede the previous versions published on 30 July 2021 and 8 February 2022, respectively. The Methodologies present the criteria applied in rating and monitoring European structured finance transactions, considering the respective appendices or sections.

In this update, the “Rating European Structured Finance Transactions Methodology” contains a new appendix applicable to the analysis of dual-recourse securities and the “Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology” contains an additional section addressing dual-recourse securities. DBRS Morningstar deems the updates to be material. The new appendix and section focus on the credit quality of the obligations backing dual-recourse securities and the degree of overlap in the drivers of their credit risk. DBRS Morningstar deems the update to be material, but determined that no outstanding public credit ratings are expected to be affected as a result.

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