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Credit enhancement

The purchase of the financial guarantee of a large insurance company to raise funds. In the context of project financing, the issuance of a guarantee or additional collateral to reinforce the credit strength of a project financing. Also, the reduction of counterparty risk on a swap transaction through such measures as bilateral netting.

credit enhancement

An addition to a bond issue that improves the issue's safety of principal and interest. For example, the purchase of insurance guaranteeing payments on a bond issue is credit enhancement.

credit enhancement

A method of reducing the risk of extending credit to a borrower. It can include requiring collateral,a stand-by letter of credit,a comaker,a guarantor,or any other means.

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In its evaluation of the transactions, Fitch reviewed stress scenarios consistent with each rating level to ensure that the credit enhancement structure was sufficient to ensure payment of the class notes by their respective legal maturity date.
Fitch's review of the CNH transactions noted increasing levels of credit enhancement available to each class of notes.
The continued increase in credit enhancement is a result of better than expected portfolio performance and transaction structure mechanics.
Credit enhancement for the 'AAA' rated class A certificates reflects the 37% credit enhancement provided by the M-1 through M-9 and B certificates, monthly excess interest, and initial over collateralization (OC) of 8.
Credit enhancement for the 'AA' rated class M-4 certificate reflects the 21.
PMI's credit enhancement products have also enabled a greater number of Australian investors to tap into the international RMBS market.
NYSE:PMI), headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, is an international provider of credit enhancement products that promote homeownership and facilitate mortgage transactions in the capital markets.
05% credit enhancement provided by classes M-1 through M-10 certificates, monthly excess interest, and initial over collateralization (OC) of 2.
Credit enhancement for the 'A' rated class M-6 certificates reflects 6.
Credit enhancement for the 'A-' rated class M-6 certificates reflects 6.
Credit enhancement for the 'AAA' class A certificates reflects the 20.
In its review of the CNH transactions, Fitch noted increasing levels of credit enhancement available to each class of notes.