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Volkswagen Auto Loan Enhanced Trust 2018-2

Filed: 30 Mar 20, 12:37pm

EXHIBIT 33.1

Report on Assessment of Compliance with Applicable Servicing Criteria of VW Credit, Inc.

March 23, 2020

1. VW Credit, Inc. (“VCI”) is responsible for assessing compliance with the servicing criteria applicable to it set forth in paragraph (d) of Item 1122 of Regulation AB as of December 31, 2019 and for the period from January 31, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (the “Reporting Period”) as set forth in Exhibit A hereto. This report does not include asset backed securities transactions for which VCI acted as servicer involving retail auto loans consummated prior to the effectiveness of Regulation AB. The sole asset-backed securities transaction covered by this report was the Volkswagen Auto Loan Enhanced Trust2018-2.

2. Except as set forth in paragraph 3 below, VCI used the criteria set forth in paragraph (d) of Item 1122 of Regulation AB to assess compliance with the applicable servicing criteria.

3. VCI has determined that the criteria in the column titled “Inapplicable Servicing Criteria” on Exhibit A hereto (collectively, the “Inapplicable Servicing Criteria”) are not applicable to VCI based on the activities VCI performs with respect to asset backed securities transactions involving retail auto loans other than transactions consummated prior to the effectiveness of Regulation AB. The criteria set forth in paragraph (d) of Item 1122 of Regulation AB other than the Inapplicable Servicing Criteria are referred to as the “Applicable Servicing Criteria”.

4. VCI has complied, in all material respects, with the Applicable Servicing Criteria as of December 31, 2019 and for the Reporting Period with respect to its asset backed securities transactions involving retail auto loans other than transactions consummated prior to the effectiveness of Regulation AB, except with respect to the Applicable Servicing Criteria in paragraph (d)(2)(i) of Item 1122 due to payments on pool of assets relating to certainnon-cash dealer settlements and cash recoveries of approximately $9.3 million not being deposited within two business days. These deficiencies were identified by VCI during monthly control testing and corrective measures have been implemented. This amount is considered immaterial to the total collections and there was no adverse impact to the Noteholders, as total cash collected and deposited to the trustee accounts was more than required to pay principal and interest to investors during such months.

5. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, has issued an attestation report on VCI’s assessment of compliance with the Applicable Servicing Criteria as of December 31, 2019 and for the Reporting Period.

 

VW CREDIT, INC.
By: /s/David Rands
 David Rands
 Executive Vice President & CFO


EXHIBIT A

 

SERVICING CRITERIA

  

APPLICABLE

SERVICING CRITERIA

  INAPPLICABLE
SERVICING
CRITERIA

Reference

  

Criteria

  

Performed

by Servicer

  Performed
By Trustee
   
  General Servicing Criteria      
1122(d)(1)(i)  Policies and procedures are instituted to monitor any performance or other triggers and events of default in accordance with the transaction agreements      
1122(d)(1)(ii)  If any material servicing activities are outsourced to third parties, policies and procedures are instituted to monitor the third party’s performance and compliance with such servicing activities.   - No material servicing activities outsourced except indentured trustee who is required to provide the certifications and annual reports concerning criteria 1122 (d) (2) (iii), (iv) & (v)    
        
1122(d)(1)(iii)  Any requirements in the transaction agreements to maintain aback-up servicer for the pool assets are maintained.   - Transaction documents do not require aback-up servicer    
1122(d)(1)(iv)  A fidelity bond and errors and omissions policy is in effect on the party participating in the servicing function throughout the reporting period in the amount of coverage required by and otherwise in accordance with the terms of the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(1)(v)  Aggregation of information, as applicable, is mathematically accurate and the information conveyed accurately reflects the information.      
  Cash Collection and Administration      
1122(d)(2)(i)  Payments on pool assets are deposited into the appropriate custodial bank accounts and related bank clearing accounts no more than two business days following receipt, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(2)(ii)  Disbursements made via wire transfer on behalf of an obligor or to an investor are made only by authorized personnel.      
1122(d)(2)(iii)  Advances of funds or guarantees regarding collections, cash flows or distributions, and any interest or other fees charged for such advances, are made, reviewed and approved as specified in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(2)(iv)  The related accounts for the transaction, such as cash reserve accounts or accounts established as a form of overcollateralization, are separately maintained (e.g., with respect to commingling of cash) as set forth in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(2)(v)  Each custodial account is maintained at a federally insured depository institution as set forth in the transaction agreements. For purposes of this criterion, “federally insured depository institution” with respect to a foreign financial institution means a foreign financial institution that meets the requirements of Rule13k-1(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act.      
1122(d)(2)(vi)  Unissued checks are safeguarded so as to prevent unauthorized access.      
1122(d)(2)(vii)  Reconciliations are prepared on a monthly basis for all asset-backed securities related bank accounts, including custodial accounts and related bank clearing accounts. These reconciliations are (A) mathematically accurate; (B) prepared within 30 calendar days after the bank statement cutoff date, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements; (C) reviewed and approved by someone other than the person who prepared the reconciliation; and (D) contain explanations for reconciling items. These reconciling items are resolved within 90 calendar days of their original identification, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.      
  Investor Remittances and Reporting      
1122(d)(3)(i)  Reports to investors, including those to be filed with the Commission, are maintained in accordance with the transaction agreements and applicable Commission requirements. Specifically, such reports (A) are prepared in accordance with timeframes and other terms set forth in the transaction agreements; (B) provide information calculated in accordance with the terms specified in the transaction agreements; (C) are filed with the Commission as required by its rules and regulations; and (D) agree with investors’ or the Trustsee’s records as to the total unpaid principal balance and number of pool assets serviced by the Servicer.      
1122(d)(3)(ii)  Amounts due to investors are allocated and remitted in accordance with timeframes, distribution priority and other terms set forth in the transaction agreements.   - except with respect to remittances    


1122(d)(3)(iii)  Disbursements made to an investor are posted within two business days to the Servicer’s investor records, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(3)(iv)  Amounts remitted to investors per the investor reports agree with cancelled checks, or other form of payment, or custodial bank statements.      
  Pool Asset Administration      
1122(d)(4)(i)  Collateral or security on pool assets is maintained as required by the transaction agreements or related asset pool documents.      
1122(d)(4)(ii)  Pool assets and related documents are safeguarded as required by the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(iii)  Any additions, removals or substitutions to the asset pool are made, reviewed and approved in accordance with any conditions or requirements in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(iv)  Payments on pool assets, including any payoffs, made in accordance with the related pool asset documents are posted to the Servicer’s obligor records maintained no more than two business days after receipt, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements, and allocated to principal, interest or other items (e.g., escrow) in accordance with the related asset pool documents.      
1122(d)(4)(v)  

The Servicer’s records regarding the pool assets agree with the

Servicer’s records with respect to an obligor’s unpaid principal balance.

      
1122(d)(4)(vi)  Changes with respect to the terms or status of an obligor’s pool asset (e.g., loan modifications or re-agings) are made, reviewed and approved by authorized personnel in accordance with the transaction agreements and related pool asset documents.      
1122(d)(4)(vii)  Loss mitigation or recovery actions (e.g., forbearance plans, modifications and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, foreclosures and repossessions, as applicable) are initiated, conducted and concluded in accordance with the timeframes or other requirements established by the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(viii)  Records documenting collection efforts are maintained during the period a pool asset is delinquent in accordance with the transaction agreements. Such records are maintained on at least a monthly basis, or such other period specified in the transaction agreements, and describe the entity’s activities in monitoring delinquent pool assets including, for example, phone calls, letters and payment rescheduling plans in cases where delinquency is deemed temporary (e.g., illness or unemployment).      
1122(d)(4)(ix)  Adjustments to interest rates or rates of return for pool assets with variable rates are computed based on the related pool asset documents.      
1122(d)(4)(x)  Regarding any funds held in Trusts for an obligor (such as escrow accounts): (A) such funds are analyzed, in accordance with the obligor’s pool asset documents, on at least an annual basis, or such other period specified in the transaction agreements; (B) interest on such funds is paid, or credited, to obligors in accordance with applicable pool asset documents and state laws; and (C) such funds are returned to the obligor within 30 calendar days of full repayment of the related pool assets, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(xi)  Payments made on behalf of an obligor (such as tax or insurance payments) are made on or before the related penalty or expiration dates, as indicated on the appropriate bills or notices for such payments,providedthat such support has been received by the servicer at least 30 calendar days prior to these dates, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(xii)  Any late payment penalties in connection with any payment to be made on behalf of an obligor are paid from the servicer’s funds and not charged to the obligor, unless the late payment was due to the obligor’s error or omission.      
1122(d)(4)(xiii)  Disbursements made on behalf of an obligor are posted within two business days to the obligor’s records maintained by the servicer, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(xiv)  Delinquencies, charge-offs and uncollectible accounts are recognized and recorded in accordance with the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(xv)  Any external enhancement or other support, identified in Item 1114(a)(1) through (3) or Item 1115 of Regulation AB, is maintained as set forth in the transaction agreements.   - No escrow accounts managed for obligors