Mortgage Securitization

Treasury Credit Rating Agency Exercise

Pool characteristics from Department of Treasury exercise in which six rating services rated pools of mortgages acquired by Freddie Mac and a hypothetical non-agency MBS to show probable credit enhancement required for non-agency MBS. Includes average underwriting characteristics for each pool and AAA-level expected losses for each pool from each rater.

4Q14 Data

Poll

HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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