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Fitch Rates Sears Credit Account MT II Series 2002-3 Class Ax 'AAA'.

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Sears Credit Account Master Trust II's $400 million floating-rate class A(X) master trust certificates, series 2002-3 are rated 'AAA' by Fitch Ratings Fitch Ratings

An international rating agency for financial institutions, insurance companies, and corporate, sovereign, and municipal debt. Fitch Ratings has headquarters in New York and London and is wholly owned by FIMALAC of Paris.
. The corresponding $33.3 million class B and $79.521 million class C certificates issued in conjunction with the class A(x) certificates are not currently being offered and will be held by Sears Receivables Financing Group, Inc. (SRFG). After given affect to this issuance, the total amount of class B and c certificates will equal $73.8 and $180.47 million, respectively. 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 total 22% and is provided by the subordination of class B and class C certificates. 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 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.

Class A certificate holders will receive monthly interest payments of 29 basis points (bps) over one-month LIBOR LIBOR

See: London Interbank Offered Rate


See London interbank offered rate (LIBOR).
 throughout the revolving period and controlled accumulation period 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.

. Interest will be paid monthly, commencing Jan. 15, 2003 and continue throughout the revolving and controlled accumulation periods 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 the class A certificate holders on the May 15, 2012 distribution date. The series termination date termination date,
n See expiration date.
 is May 17, 2016.

For additional information on Sears Credit Account Master Trust II or other asset-backed issues, please refer to the US Asset-Backed link on the Fitch Ratings web site at ''.
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Date:Dec 3, 2002
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