Press Release|ABS

KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Veros Auto Receivables Trust 2024-1

17 May 2024   |   New York


KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by Veros Auto Receivables Trust 2024-1 (“VEROS 2024-1”), an auto loan ABS transaction.

This transaction represents Veros Credit LLC (“Veros” or the “Company”) first term ABS securitization of 2024 and seventh overall. VEROS 2024-1 will issue four classes of notes totaling $219.36 million. The Notes are collateralized by a pool of auto loan contracts originated on an indirect basis mainly through independent auto dealers. In the fall of 2022, the Company began originating luxury vehicle loans to high net-worth customers where the original finance amount can range from $50,000 to $720,000. VEROS 2024-1 is expected to be collateralized by approximately 5.4% of luxury vehicle loans.

Veros is a privately-owned indirect auto finance company based in California. The Company was founded in 1998 as Credit One Corporation and rebranded as Veros Credit LLC in 2010. Based on financials provided by the Company, Veros has been profitable since inception. As of April 30, 2024, Veros operates in 24 states and has a loan portfolio with an aggregate outstanding balance of $653 million.

KBRA applied its Auto Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology, as well as its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and ESG Global Rating Methodology as part of its analysis of the static pool data and the underlying collateral pool and stressed the capital structure based upon its stress case cash flow assumptions. KBRA considered its operational review of Veros as well as several business updates with the Company since that time. Operative agreements and legal opinions were reviewed prior to closing.

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Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.

A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.

Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) referenced above. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at

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