Published on 13 Jun 2023.
RAM Ratings has upgraded the rating of Salvare Assets Bhd’s (Salvare or the Issuer) RM39.0 mil first tranche Senior Class A Notes (Senior Notes) to AAA/Stable from A1/Stable. Salvare is a trust-owned, special-purpose vehicle incorporated to undertake the securitisation of receivables originated by Axiata Digital Capital Sdn Bhd (ADC or the Originator). Boost’s micro-financing facility specialises in providing financing and insurance to underserved market segments, especially micro, small and medium-size enterprises.
First Tranche MTN
Outstanding Issue Amount (RM mil)*
OC Ratio* (%)
Upgraded from A1/Stable
The rating upgrade reflects the Senior Notes’ fully cash-backed position which is expected to be sustained up to the maturity date of 30 September 2024. This view is based on the Issuer’s confirmation that it will initiate a final subsequent purchase of approximately RM14.0 mil of financing facilities prior to the end of the Revolving Period (RP) on 30 June 2023.
Credit enhancement for the Senior Notes has improved significantly since issuance, partly due to the portfolio’s better than expected loss performance, given recoveries and repurchase of ineligible financing facilities by the Originator. Since issuance, Salvare has made two subsequent purchases totaling RM42.8 mil.
As at end-April 2023, the portfolio’s cumulative net default rate was 3.6% (as a percentage of the outstanding principal balance plus balances in the SPV Finance and Principal Account), comfortably below the rapid amortisation event (RAE) trigger of 6.0%. Due to prepayments, the average collection rate on a two-month rolling basis, at 164.2%, was significantly higher than the RAE trigger of 90.0%.
Unless the Issuer exercises the early redemption option or a RAE occurs, the transaction will enter the Controlled Amortisation Period after the RP ends, where all cash collections will be trapped in the Designated Accounts to pay quarterly coupon and principal redemption of the Senior Notes on the maturity date.
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