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Volume 2016 - Number 18

August 26, 2016

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Jumbo Originations Increase Sharply In 2Q16 as Big Banks Battle for Loans

Strong competition among big banks helped increase originations of jumbo mortgages during the second quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $101.0 billion in jumbos were originated in the second quarter, up 31.2 percent from the previous quarter. Through the first half of 2016, an estimated $178.0 billion in jumbos were originated, a 7.9 percent increase from the first half of 2015. Jumbo mortgages ... [Includes one data chart]

New Nonprime MBS from Angel Oak, Deephaven

The market for mortgage-backed securities backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages received a jolt this month as Angel Oak Capital Advisors and Deephaven Mortgage separately issued new deals, according to offering documents obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Angel Oak Mortgage Trust I, LLC 2016-1 was backed by mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of $132.65 million and Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2016-1 was ...

Jumbo MBS from Chase Includes Many Non-QMs

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue a $302.27 million jumbo mortgage-backed security where non-qualified mortgages will account for 20.2 percent of the loan balance, according to presale reports. All of the mortgages in the planned JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2016-2 were originated by First Republic Bank via the retail channel. Most prime MBS issued since QM standards took effect in 2014 have been backed solely by QMs and the few deals that have included non-QMs tend ...

Redwood Denies Rumor of Jumbo MBS Suspension

Redwood Trust has no plans to suspend issuance of jumbo mortgage-backed securities, according to Kristin Brown, a vice president and head of investor relations at Redwood. The Redwood official was responding to a report by Asset-Backed Alert, which cited anonymous sources claiming that the real estate investment trust will issue a jumbo MBS during the third quarter then “pull back from the market indefinitely.” Brown said that while additional transactions are always ...

Luther Burbank Pushing Jumbo Non-QMs

Officials at Luther Burbank Savings see promise in the types of jumbo mortgages that many larger banks aren’t willing to originate in significant numbers: non-qualified mortgages. Jason Pendergist, president of consumer and commercial banking at Luther Burbank, said there’s a “massive opportunity” in non-QM jumbo mortgages. He said Luther Burbank focuses its originations on prime jumbo borrowers and first-time homeowners. Big banks have been willing to offer ...

Some TRID Issues with New Nonprime MBS

The new nonprime mortgage-backed securities from Angel Oak Capital Advisors and Deephaven Mortgage included a number of mortgages with compliance issues relating to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, according to offering documents obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Part of the compliance issues stem from the ongoing uncertainty regarding cures for minor errors. While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposed rule ...

Benefits for Non-Agency Servicing with CFPB Rule

A final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding loss mitigation and other servicing practices will be positive for the servicing of non-agency mortgages, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The rating service said the rule will help standardize and improve servicing practices by increasing automation and clarifying ambiguities in the interpretation of regulatory requirements. Most of the provisions in the new rule will take effect in a year ...

News Briefs

Ocwen Financial agreed to a consent order with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions this week, which included a $900,000 fine. The consent order related to Ocwen’s use of offshore unlicensed affiliate companies to service mortgages on properties in Washington state. Going forward, Ocwen agreed to service Washington-based mortgages only through licensed entities and the state will not license foreign entities ... [Includes three briefs]

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to all-time low of 1.34% recently. How much better will originations be at your shop in the second half compared to 1H, if at all?

Better by 1% to 10%.


Better by 11% to 25%.


Off the charts better. Applications are great now.


Worse than 1H, but not by much.


A lot worse. But not sure on the damage.


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