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Volume 2014 - Number 37

October 3, 2014

Strong Growth, Regulatory Concerns for MBS Backed by Nonperforming Loans

The market for non-agency MBS backed by nonperforming and re-performing home loans has grown exponentially in recent years. However, the sector remains relatively small and regulatory concerns persist regarding servicing practices. At the ABS East conference produced by Information Management Network last week in Miami Beach, Susan Valenti, a director at Wells Fargo Securities, said $1.0 billion of non-agency MBS backed by nonperforming loans and re-performing loans was issued in 2011, followed by $2.0 billion of such issuance in 2012, $5.7 billion in issuance in 2013 and $5.2 billion in issuance thus far in 2014. Most of the deals aren’t...

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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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