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January 13, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Production Tumbled Sharply In 2016; Nonprime Sector Showed Some Life

In 2016, a mere $42.93 billion of non-agency MBS were issued, down 32.5 percent from the previous year, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS ranking and analysis. It was the second-lowest annual output since 2012. The picture would look a bit brighter if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac credit-risk transfer deals were included, as well as single-family rental securitizations, which both compete for the investors that might be interested in non-agency MBS. But the government-sponsored enterprise CRT deals are debt issues and they couldn’t be any more “agency,” while the SFR securitizations look a lot more like commercial MBS than residential MBS. The prime jumbo market hit...[Includes three data tables]


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Fitch Assigns Subprime Servicer Rating to Citadel

Fitch Ratings assigned a subprime servicer rating to Citadel Servicing in late December, an indication that Citadel will be involved with rated nonprime mortgage-backed securities. Citadel received an RPS3- rating with a stable outlook. Such level 3 servicers demonstrate proficiency in overall servicing ability, according to Fitch. “The servicer rating and stable outlook reflect Citadel’s experienced management team, adequate risk management practices and moderate use of technology ...


January 6, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-QM Originator LendSure Set for Growth

LendSure Mortgage, which originated its first loan in July 2015, contributed mortgages with a total unpaid principal balance of $14.62 million to a nonprime mortgage-backed security recently issued by an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. The lender focuses on non-qualified mortgages via the broker channel. LendSure, headquartered in San Diego, was founded by former executive managers from Accredited Home Lenders, a prominent subprime lender before the financial crisis ...


January 6, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse Agree to Separate Settlements of RMBS Complaints; DOJ Sues Barclays

Two Wall Street banks have agreed to separate settlements with the Department of Justice to resolve civil claims related to their issuance and underwriting of nonprime residential MBS leading up to the financial crisis. Under the terms of the settlements, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank have agreed to pay the DOJ $2.48 billion and $3.1 billion, respectively, related to the securitization, underwriting and issuance of residential MBS prior to 2008. In addition, Credit Suisse ($2.8 billion) and Deutsche Bank ($4.1 billion) will provide...


January 6, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak Gears Up for New Non-Agency MBS, While PIMCO and Citadel May Tap the Market Later in 2017

With two of the nation’s largest originators of nonprime and non-qualified mortgages hoping for a record production year in 2017, the mostly anemic securitization market for these types of credits could receive a real boost. But the big question remains: how much will the two firms – Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions and Citadel Servicing Corp. – tap the MBS market? In 2016, the Irvine, CA-based Citadel funded...


December 16, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.


December 16, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonprime MBS from Lone Star Sets Precedents

A new nonprime MBS from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds has two significant distinctions: it’s the first post-crisis nonprime MBS backed by new originations to receive a AAA rating and it’s the largest post-crisis nonprime MBS backed by new originations. COLT 2016-3 Mortgage Loan Trust received AAA ratings from DBRS and Fitch Ratings. “Over the past year, Fitch has become more comfortable with the operational risk of the issuer through extensive due diligence results, multiple ...


December 16, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Rates Jumped Higher in 3Q16, Possibly Aided by Growing GSE Share of Big-Ticket Mortgages

The mortgage securitization rate jumped significantly higher during the third quarter of 2016, spurred by a bigger market share for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A total of $416.5 billion of relatively newly-originated mortgages were included in single-family MBS issued during the third quarter, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. That figure, which excludes modified loans and most mortgages aged more than three months, represented 71.2 percent of the $585.0 billion of first-lien mortgages originated during the period. During the second quarter, the securitization rate was...[Includes one data table]


December 9, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

RMBS Market Will Keep Evolving in 2017 With More Varied Collateral, New Structures

New non-agency MBS issued in 2017 will likely include more diversified collateral and feature some structural changes, analysts at Moody’s Investors Service said in a new report this week. The rating service projected that non-agency prime jumbo volume will remain steady in 2017, while issuers will continue to explore non-traditional asset types, such as re-performing and non-performing loans, reverse mortgages, non-qualified mortgages and nonprime transactions. “Although prime jumbo deals will start to include loans with slightly lower FICOs and higher loan-to-value ratios than those loans included in 2016 transactions, collateral quality will remain...


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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?

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Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
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