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July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Most New ARM Originations Held in Portfolio

The securitization rate for adjustable-rate mortgages has declined significantly in the past year, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some 11.4 percent of ARMs originated in the first quarter of 2016 were included in mortgage-backed securities, down from 20.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. When ARMs make it into MBS, it’s generally in securities from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. The vast majority of non-agency ... [Includes two data charts]

July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Makes Some Changes with Latest MBS

The second large prime non-agency mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase will differ somewhat from the pioneering deal the bank priced in March. Among other changes, the Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-2 is larger than the previous MBS and includes a higher share of jumbos, according to presale reports. The MBS issued late this week totaled $2.65 billion, with mortgages eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises accounting for 55.0 percent of ...

July 22, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Small Banks’ MSR Holdings Tied to GSE Sales

Small banks have increased their holdings of mortgage servicing rights in recent years as more of these institutions switched to delivering mortgages directly to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to an analysis by federal banking regulators. Small banks, those with total assets less than $10.0 billion, held 8.0 percent of the banking industry’s total mortgage servicing assets in 2015, up from a share of less than 2.0 percent as recently as 2009. Small banks have increased ...

July 21, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Small Banks and Nonbanks Applaud H.R. 5907, Seek Relief from Increased Regulatory Oversight

Smaller banks and nonbanks are rallying behind legislation recently introduced to relieve community mortgage lenders from some of the scrutiny placed on larger banks. Rep. Roger Williams, R-TX, authored H.R. 5907, the Community Mortgage Lenders Regulatory Act of 2016, and emphasized that community mortgage lenders engaged in traditional mortgage lending were not responsible for the recent mortgage crisis. Scott Olson, director of the Community Home Lenders Association, told...

July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Readies New Prime Non-Agency MBS with GSE-Eligible Mortgages

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue its second large prime non-agency mortgage-backed security with loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. While there has been some speculation about the benefits big banks will see from such MBS, Marianne Lake, Chase’s CFO, said the Chase Mortgage Trust transactions are attractive to the bank. “We’re keeping the ...

July 14, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Most Bank MSR Holdings Are Small Enough to Avoid New Capital Requirements, Federal Regulators Find

Capital requirements that are set to take effect in 2018 for bank holdings of mortgage servicing rights won’t prompt changes to servicing activities or portfolios at most banks, according to a new analysis by federal regulators. The report by four federal banking regulators on the effect of capital rules on MSR assets was prompted by the omnibus spending bill that was signed into law in late 2015. The banking regulators examined a number of MSR trends and determined that the current regulatory course is sufficient. At the start of 2018, capital requirements for banks will get...

July 8, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ten Banks Invest $25 Million in New Community Reinvestment Act Fund to Help Save Affordable Housing

A new fund has been created to encourage investments in the dwindling supply of single-family and multifamily affordable-housing options. Ten banks have contributed to the $25 million Community Development Fund since it opened in February. The fund will invest primarily in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies, and other investment grade fixed-income securities. In normal circumstances, the fund plans to invest at least 90 percent of its net assets in debt securities and other debt instruments that the fund’s advisor deems would qualify under the Community Reinvestment Act. Ken Thomas, president of Community Development Fund Advisors in Miami, set up...

July 1, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA Announces More Changes to DASP to Better Protect Borrowers

Investors in FHA’s distressed note sales program would be required to do more for homeowners to help them avoid foreclosure and keep their homes, thanks to improvements to FHA’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP) announced this week by the agency. The changes appear aimed at consumer groups’ criticism of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for allowing profit-oriented investors to purchase the troubled HUD assets at a discount and flip the homes for a profit without ever helping the distressed homeowner. Although the transactions make good economic sense for investors and the government, struggling homeowners end up losing their homes without having tried any loan modification option that could have helped them avoid foreclosure. HUD launched the DASP in 2010 under pressure from Congress to help stabilize the FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, which ...

July 1, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Bank Holdings of Non-Agency MBS Declining

Bank and thrift holdings of non-agency mortgage-backed securities continue to decline on aggregate, mirroring the gradual drop in the amount of outstanding non-agency MBS. Banks and thrifts held $78.66 billion of non-agency MBS as of the end of the first quarter of 2016, according to a new ranking from the Inside Mortgage Finance Bank Mortgage Database. The holdings declined by 5.0 percent from the previous quarter and by ... [Includes one data chart]

July 1, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

More Hurdles for Bank Non-Agency MBS

The $1.89 billion non-agency mortgage-backed security issued by JPMorgan Chase Bank in April looked promising for boosters of the non-agency MBS market. However, analysts at one of the firms that rated the deal suggest that a number of factors could limit other banks from following Chase’s lead. “Some banks are likely hesitant to securitize loan portfolios because securitizations could reduce return on equity at a time when banks are already struggling to meet ...

June 24, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Banks Report Uptick in Mortgage Repurchases

Commercial banks and savings institutions reported a small increase in the volume of repurchases and indemnifications regarding single-family mortgages during the first quarter of 2016, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call-report data. Banks reported $764.1 million of repurchases during the first quarter, a 3.9 percent increase from the previous period. That was down 23.3 percent from the first quarter of 2015, however, and sets a pace ... [Includes one data chart]

June 24, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

New Concerns Arise About Nonbanks’ Ability To Meet Ginnie Mae MBS Servicing Advances

Ginnie Mae is once again getting anxious about the growing – and large – presence of nonbanks that service the agency’s MBS, fearing a liquidity crisis could erupt because some firms rely too heavily on “non-traditional and very sophisticated funding mechanisms.” In a statement issued to Inside MBS & ABS this week, Ginnie contrasted nonbanks to depositories “who traditionally were the primary issuers of Ginnie Mae MBS.” The agency added...[Includes one data table]

June 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Subservicing Keeps Growing as Regulatory Headaches Force MSR Owners to Cut Costs and Outsource

Subservicing vendors continued to increase their contract totals in the first quarter as owners of mortgage servicing rights moved more of their business to these specialists to counter regulatory burdens that show few signs of abating. According to exclusive survey figures compiled by Inside Mortgage Finance, $1.625 trillion of home mortgages were being handled by subservicers at March 31, a 5.5 percent sequential increase and a 19.5 percent gain year-over-year. Subservicing firms – a business mostly dominated by nonbanks with one key exception – now process...[Includes one data table]


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