Fitch Rates Sears Credit Account MT II Ser 2001-1 `AAA/AA'.Business Editors
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2001
Sears Credit Account Master Trust II's $600 million floating-rate class A master trust certificates and $49 million floating-rate class B master trust certificates, series 2001-1 are rated `AAA' and `AA', respectively, by Fitch. The corresponding $106 million class C certificates are not currently being offered and will be held by Sears Receivables Financing Group, Inc. (SRFG). The certificates are backed by a pool of receivables generated under Sears' revolving credit Revolving Credit
A line of credit where the customer pays a commitment fee and is then allowed to use the funds when they are needed. It is usually used for operating purposes, fluctuating each month depending on the customers current cash flow needs. plans. The ratings are based on the high quality and stability of the receivables pool, subordination of the class B and class C certificates, the strong servicing capabilities of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and the sound legal and cash flow structures.
Credit enhancement Credit Enhancement
A method whereby a company attempts to improve its debt or credit worthiness.
Credit enhancements take many different forms. An example of a credit enhancement would be conversion rights added on to a debt instrument in order to lower the issuing for class A totals 20.5% and is provided by the subordination of both the B and C classes. Credit enhancement for class B totals 14% and is provided by the subordination of class C. Several economic stress scenarios were reviewed to determine the appropriate level of credit enhancement for the class A and class B certificates.
Investors are protected from prolonged pro·long
tr.v. pro·longed, pro·long·ing, pro·longs
1. To lengthen in duration; protract.
2. To lengthen in extent. exposure to deterioration de·te·ri·o·ra·tion
The process or condition of becoming worse. in credit card performance and/or servicer default by the rapid amortization events, which trigger the start of accelerated investor payout. A structural feature present in all Sears transactions is the ability to reallocate Verb 1. reallocate - allocate, distribute, or apportion anew; "Congressional seats are reapportioned on the basis of census data"
allocate, apportion - distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of finance charges normally allocated to the seller to investors during rapid amortization. This feature creates large amounts of extra collections to cover investor defaults when they are most needed.
Interest will be paid on the 15th of each month, or the following business day, commencing April 16, 2001 and continue throughout the revolving and controlled accumulation periods Accumulation Period
1. The phase in an investor's life when he/she builds up his/her savings and the value of his/her investment portfolio with the intention of having a nest egg for retirement.
2. and on the expected principal payment date, provided an early payout event does not occur. Following the controlled accumulation period, principal is expected to be paid to class A and B certificate holders on the February 2006 and March 2006 distribution dates, respectively. The series termination date termination date,
n See expiration date. is Feb. 16, 2010.
For additional information on Sears Credit Account Master Trust II or other asset-backed issues, please refer to the US Asset-Backed link at Fitch's web site at `www.fitchratings.com'.