Volume 2014 - Number 22
October 24, 2014
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The non-agency mortgage-backed securities market got clarity about risk-retention requirements in a new final rule approved this week by six federal regulators. Given current market conditions, it is unlikely to have any impact. The regulators created an exemption big enough to drive a truck through. Sponsors of non-agency MBS backed by qualified residential mortgages are not required to retain a 5 percent interest in the transaction. As expected, the QRM parameters were lined up with ...
It could take years for the non-agency mortgage-backed securities market to even approach the depth and liquidity it had before the housing meltdown, according to experts participating on a panel during the annual convention of the Mortgage Bankers Association this week in Las Vegas. The main reason non-agency MBS issuance does not amount to much is the huge bank demand for jumbo mortgages, said Tom Millon, president and CEO of Capital Markets Cooperative. Only about 77 percent of ...
Underwriting trends for jumbo mortgage-backed securities were mixed as of the third quarter of 2014, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. While some issuers started to include mortgages with higher loan-to-value ratios, average combined LTV ratios in jumbo MBS were actually higher for deals issued in the fourth quarter of 2013 than those priced in the third quarter of 2014. Average credit scores on issuance for the third quarter were ... [Includes one data chart]
Two large banks are set to continue their participation in the jumbo mortgage-backed security market, including one deal backed largely by loans from banks that have plenty of capacity to hold mortgages in portfolio. JPMorgan Chase is set to issue a $262.23 million jumbo MBS with originations largely sourced from First Republic Bank and Chase. The deal is backed solely by 15-year fixed-rate mortgages, which many banks have been willing to retain in portfolio in recent
Boosters of the non-agency market are trying to solve too many problems at once, according to Matthew Nichols, a managing partner at Deephaven Mortgage. He said work by various groups to set standards and address the problems confronting the non-agency market is an effort to create a world where non-agency MBS never take a first loss. “We are taking a simpler approach, accumulating nonprime, non-QM mortgages and securitizing them,” Nichols said this week at ...
Lenders have a number of underwriting options under the ability-to-repay rule when originating mortgages for self-employed borrowers, according to officials at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Self-employed borrowers account for a sizeable portion of the potential customer base for jumbo mortgages. The FDIC hosted a conference call this week to address concerns banks have raised regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ATR rule, and one of the most ...
California continued to dominate jumbo originations in 2013, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. The $96.74 billion in jumbos originated in California in 2013 accounted for 36.9 percent of total jumbo production during the year. The analysis defines jumbos as loans that exceed a county’s government-sponsored enterprise loan limit for 1-unit mortgages. If the county isn’t available, data cover ... [Includes one data chart]
The New York Department of Financial Services has found serious issues at Ocwen Financial, including the backdating of “potentially hundreds of thousands” of letters to borrowers, the NYDFS said in a letter to the nonbank servicer released this week. The allegations could be the most damaging yet for Ocwen, which has faced concerns from the NYDFS since February when Ocwen placed a planned $39.2 billion mortgage acquisition on indefinite hold in an effort to resolve issues raised by the agency ...
Officials at Five Oaks Investment said the real estate investment trust plans to continue its involvement in the jumbo mortgage-backed security market after aggregating some of the mortgages included in the $355.6 million JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2014-OAK4. “This represents the culmination of our residential whole loan strategy that we have been implementing since last year, and we actively look forward to participating in additional transactions in the near future as our loan purchase volumes ...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week issued a final rule providing lenders with a right to cure a mistake when the points and fees on what was intended to be a qualified mortgage inadvertently surpass the allowable points-and-fees cap on QMs. Points and fees charged to a borrower for a QM generally can’t exceed 3.0 percent of the loan principal at the time the loan is made. If a lender discovers after the loan has closed that the ... [Includes three briefs]
A page of subprime and jumbo data.
- GSE Private Mortgage Insurance Profile 3Q14
- GSE Seller Profile: 3Q14
- Mortgage Profitabiilty 2Q14
- Top Players 2Q14
- Agency Condo Market: 2013
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