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Rating Action:

Moody's upgrades 5 Notes, downgrades 2 Notes and affirms 18 Notes in 4 Eurosail UK Non-conforming RMBS deals

21 Dec 2018

Madrid, December 21, 2018 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today upgraded the ratings of 5 tranches, downgraded the ratings of 2 tranches, and affirmed 18 tranches in 4 Eurosail UK Non-conforming RMBS transactions:

Eurosail 2006-1

....GBP321.2M Class A2c Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Feb 28, 2018 Affirmed Aa1 (sf)

....EUR20.7M Class B1a Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Feb 28, 2018 Affirmed Aa1 (sf)

....GBP17.5M Class B1c Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Feb 28, 2018 Affirmed Aa1 (sf)

....EUR13.6M Class C1a Notes, Upgraded to Aa3 (sf); previously on Feb 28, 2018 Upgraded to A3 (sf)

....GBP16.5M Class C1c Notes, Upgraded to Aa3 (sf); previously on Feb 28, 2018 Upgraded to A3 (sf)

....EUR26.4M Class D1a Notes, Affirmed Caa1 (sf); previously on Feb 28, 2018 Affirmed Caa1 (sf)

....GBP3M Class D1c Notes, Affirmed Caa1 (sf); previously on Feb 28, 2018 Affirmed Caa1 (sf)

Eurosail 2006-2BL PLC

....GBP269.06M Class A2c Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Sep 17, 2009 Downgraded to Aa1 (sf)

....EUR27M Class B1a Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to Aa1 (sf)

....US$18M Class B1b Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to Aa1 (sf)

....EUR24.8M Class C1a Notes, Upgraded to A1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to A2 (sf)

....GBP11M Class C1c Notes, Upgraded to A1 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to A2 (sf)

....EUR9M Class D1a Notes, Affirmed B2 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to B2 (sf)

....GBP17.3M Class D1c Notes, Affirmed B2 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to B2 (sf)

....GBP7.38M Class E1c Notes, Affirmed Caa3 (sf); previously on Sep 17, 2009 Downgraded to Caa3 (sf)

Eurosail 2006-3NC PLC

....EUR128M Class A3a Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Jul 27, 2017 Upgraded to Aa1 (sf)

....GBP80.2M Class A3c Notes, Affirmed Aa1 (sf); previously on Jul 27, 2017 Upgraded to Aa1 (sf)

....EUR48.8M Class B1a Notes, Upgraded to Aa1 (sf); previously on Jul 27, 2017 Upgraded to Aa2 (sf)

....EUR20M Class C1a Notes, Affirmed Ba3 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to Ba3 (sf)

....GBP9.85M Class C1c Notes, Affirmed Ba3 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to Ba3 (sf)

....EUR6.05M Class D1a Notes, Affirmed Caa3 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to Caa3 (sf)

....GBP11M Class D1c Notes, Affirmed Caa3 (sf); previously on Oct 14, 2015 Upgraded to Caa3 (sf)

Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC

....GBP439.1M Class A1a Notes, Downgraded to A3 (sf); previously on Dec 17, 2015 Upgraded to A1 (sf)

....GBP75M Class A1c Notes, Downgraded to A3 (sf); previously on Dec 17, 2015 Upgraded to A1 (sf)

....GBP29.04M Class B1c Notes, Affirmed Caa3 (sf); previously on Dec 17, 2015 Confirmed at Caa3 (sf)

RATING RATIONALE

Upgrades are prompted by an increase in the credit enhancement available for the affected tranches, and in some cases, due to a decrease of the key collateral assumptions, namely the portfolio Expected Loss (EL) and MILAN CE. Today's rating downgrades reflect the correction of an input in our cash flow modelling for Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC.

--Revision of Key Collateral Assumptions

As part of the rating action, Moody's reassessed its lifetime loss expectation for the portfolio reflecting the collateral performance to date.

In Eurosail 2006-1, the cumulative losses currently stand at 4.2% of the original pool balance. Moody's decreased the EL assumption to 6.0% as a percentage of original pool balance from 6.5% previously.

Similarly, in Eurosail 2006-3NC PLC, the cumulative losses currently stand at 4.3% of the original pool balance. Moody's decreased the EL assumption to 7.25% as a percentage of original pool balance from 7.9% previously.

Moody's EL assumptions for the other two transactions remain unchanged.

Moody's has also assessed loan-by-loan information as a part of its detailed transaction review to determine the credit support consistent with target rating levels and the volatility of future losses. Moody's updated the MILAN CE assumption based on updated loan-by-loan data on the underlying pools, taking into consideration the Minimum EL Multiple, a floor defined in Moody's methodology for rating EMEA RMBS transactions. As a result, Moody's has decreased the MILAN CE assumption for Eurosail 2006-3NC PLC to 37.0% from 40.0% previously. MILAN CE assumptions for the other three transactions were left unchanged.

Today's rating action also took into account the increased uncertainty relating to the impact of the performance of the UK economy on the transaction over the next few years due to the on-going discussions relating to the final Brexit agreement.

--Increase in Available Credit Enhancement

The increase in the available credit enhancement may be explained by deleveraging, due to sequential amortization and/or non-amortizing Reserve Funds and/or trapping of excess spread. All transactions, except Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC, are currently subject to sequential amortization. Reserve Funds in all transactions, with the same exception of Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC, are currently non-amortizing and thus provide an increasing credit enhancement.

--Model input correction in Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC

In Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC, the correction to an input for the cash model has partially prompted the downgrade of two senior Notes. In prior rating actions, the transaction was modeled sequentially, based on the initial conditions for amortization. In November 2013, the transaction was restructured affecting the conditions to switch from sequential to pro-rata amortization. Based on these amended conditions, the transaction has been amortising pro-rata since December 2015. The model has now been corrected to reflect the priority of payment among the different Notes. Additionally, the rating action on these two tranches reflects the impact of higher losses expected as a percentage of the current portfolio.The downgrades of the two Notes reflect these changes.

The affirmation of the ratings reflect that the current credit enhancement is sufficient to maintain the current ratings. In the specific case of tranche B1c in Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP, Moody's rating takes into consideration: (1) the loss resulting from the tranche write-down following the restructuring of Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC in November 2013 (write-down of 28% of the original Note principal balance); and (2) any future loss to be incurred due to collateral performance. Moody's believes that the expected recovery rate on this Note is consistent with the current rating.

Today's rating action also took into consideration the Notes' exposure to relevant counterparties, such as servicers, swap counterparties and account banks.

The ratings of the Notes in all transactions, except Eurosail-UK 2007-5NP PLC, are capped at Aa1 (sf) due to the Financial Disruption Risk, stemming from the fact that the servicer is an unrated entity and the transaction's mitigating structural features are not sufficient to achieve the Aaa (sf) rating. This cap constraints the ratings of senior Notes in the transactions.

Principal Methodology

The principal methodology used in these ratings was "Moody's Approach to Rating RMBS Using the MILAN Framework" published in September 2017. Please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.

The Credit Ratings for this rating action were assigned in accordance with Moody's existing Methodology entitled "Moody's Approach to Rating RMBS Using the MILAN Framework" dated 11 September 2017. Please note that on 14 November 2018, Moody's released a Request for Comment, in which it has requested market feedback on potential revisions to its Methodology for RMBS Using the MILAN Framework. If the revised Methodology is implemented as proposed, the Credit Ratings may be NEUTRALLY affected. Please refer to Moody's Request for Comment, titled "Proposed Update to Moody's Approach to Rating RMBS Using the MILAN Framework" for further details regarding the implications of the proposed Methodology revisions on certain Credit Ratings.

The analysis undertaken by Moody's at the initial assignment of ratings for RMBS securities may focus on aspects that become less relevant or typically remain unchanged during the surveillance stage. Please see "Moody's Approach to Rating RMBS Using the MILAN Framework" for further information on Moody's analysis at the initial rating assignment and the on-going surveillance in RMBS.

Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the ratings:

Factors or circumstances that could lead to an upgrade of the ratings include: (1) performance of the underlying collateral that is better than Moody's expected; (2) deleveraging of the capital structure; and (3) improvements in the credit quality of the transaction counterparties.

Factors or circumstances that could lead to a downgrade of the ratings include: (1) an increase in sovereign risk; (2) performance of the underlying collateral that is worse than Moody's expected; (3) deterioration in the Notes' available credit enhancement; and (4) deterioration in the credit quality of the transaction counterparties.

REGULATORY DISCLOSURES

For further specification of Moody's key rating assumptions and sensitivity analysis, see the sections Methodology Assumptions and Sensitivity to Assumptions of the disclosure form.

The analysis relies on an assessment of collateral characteristics to determine the collateral loss distribution, that is, the function that correlates to an assumption about the likelihood of occurrence to each level of possible losses in the collateral. As a second step, Moody's evaluates each possible collateral loss scenario using a model that replicates the relevant structural features to derive payments and therefore the ultimate potential losses for each rated instrument. The loss a rated instrument incurs in each collateral loss scenario, weighted by assumptions about the likelihood of events in that scenario occurring, results in the expected loss of the rated instrument.

Moody's quantitative analysis entails an evaluation of scenarios that stress factors contributing to sensitivity of ratings and take into account the likelihood of severe collateral losses or impaired cash flows. Moody's weights the impact on the rated instruments based on its assumptions of the likelihood of the events in such scenarios occurring.

For ratings issued on a program, series or category/class of debt, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to each rating of a subsequently issued bond or Note of the same series or category/class of debt or pursuant to a program for which the ratings are derived exclusively from existing ratings in accordance with Moody's rating practices. For ratings issued on a support provider, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to the credit rating action on the support provider and in relation to each particular credit rating action for securities that derive their credit ratings from the support provider's credit rating. For provisional ratings, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to the provisional rating assigned, and in relation to a definitive rating that may be assigned subsequent to the final issuance of the debt, in each case where the transaction structure and terms have not changed prior to the assignment of the definitive rating in a manner that would have affected the rating. For further information please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page for the respective issuer on www.moodys.com.

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Maria Turbica Manrique
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Structured Finance Group
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