Johannesburg, 20 October 2017 — Global Credit Ratings (“GCR”) has withdrawn the final, public long-term credit ratings accorded to the following Class A Notes issued by The Thekwini Fund 11 (RF) Ltd (the “Issuer”), following the full redemption of the Notes:
|Class A1 Notes,||due 18 July 2041;||Stable Outlook;|
|Class A4 Notes,||due 18 July 2041;||Stable Outlook;|
|Class A7 Notes,||due 18 July 2041;||Stable Outlook.|
The Thekwini Fund 11 (RF) Limited has an amortising R4bn Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Programme (the “Programme”), comprising of home loans originated by SA Home Loans (Pty) Ltd (“SAHL”). The Issuer redeemed an aggregate of R83,994,625 in Class A Notes at the Interest Payment Date on 18 October 2017. Following the partial capital redemption, the Class A1, Class A4 and Class A7 Notes (collectively referred to as the “designated Class A1 Notes”) were paid in full. Accordingly, GCR has withdrawn the ratings accorded to the designated Class A1 Notes listed above.
The final, public credit ratings accorded to the designated Class A1 Notes related to timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal by the Final Redemption Date. The ratings excluded an assessment of the ability of the Issuer to pay either any (early repayment) penalties or any default interest rate penalties. The Issuer still has outstanding Class A Notes (that are designated Class A2 and designated Class A3 Notes), as well as Class B and Class C Notes that are rated by GCR, in addition to unrated Class D Notes. For more information regarding the Transaction, please refer to The Thekwini Fund 11 (RF) Limited – R4bn Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Programme Surveillance Report published on 28 April 2017.
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APPLICABLE METHODOLOGIES AND RELATED RESEARCH
Global Master Structured Finance Rating Criteria – Feb ’17;
Global Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Rating Criteria – May ’17;
The Thekwini Fund 11 (RF) Limited New Ratings Report – Apr ’16; and
The Thekwini Fund 11 (RF) Limited Surveillance Report – Apr ’17.
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SALIENT FEATURES OF ACCORDED RATINGS
GCR affirms that a.) no part of the ratings was influenced by any other business activities of the credit rating agency; b.) the ratings were based solely on the merits of the rated entity, security or financial instrument being rated; c.) such ratings were an independent evaluation of the risks and merits of the rated entity, security or financial instrument; and d.) the validity of the ratings is for a maximum of 12 months, or earlier as indicated by the applicable credit ratings document.
The Servicer participated in the rating process via face-to-face meetings and other written correspondence.
The credit ratings have been disclosed to the Servicer with no contestation of the ratings.
The ratings above were solicited by, or on behalf of the rated client, and therefore, GCR has been compensated for the provision of the ratings.
The information received from the Issuer and other reliable third parties to accord the credit ratings included:
- SENS Announcement dated 17 October 2017 and written confirmation of redemption of the Notes.