Moody's thinks that the risk of early lease terminations is "marginal," since only 0.5% of the vehicles in the collateral pool are old enough to be impacted by bans in place in several European cities.
Credit support on the senior tranche of the $800 million transaction is 19.25%, up 250 basis points on the comparable tranche of the sponsor's previous deal to offset the impact of falling used car prices.
Nearly 52% of the pool in the captive-finance company's first 2018 vehicle-lease securitization involves contracts for popular crossover models like the Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5.
The Detroit company recorded an 11% increase in car loans and leases originated during the fourth quarter, as well as a jump in yields. Ally appears to be benefiting from Wells Fargo's substantial retrenchment in auto lending.