Ginnie Mae Issuance

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August 26, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

Mortgage Company President Charged with Defrauding Ginnie Mae. Robert Pena, president and founder of the now-defunct Mortgage Security Inc., was charged in federal district court in Boston for allegedly bilking Ginnie Mae out of nearly $3 million. MSI was an approved participant in the Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities program, pooling eligible single-family mortgages and selling the securitized products to investors. The firm also serviced the underlying loans. In 2011, Pena allegedly began diverting borrower payments and huge loan-payoff amounts into secret accounts, which he used to fund personal and business activities. Likewise, he is said to have funneled borrowers’ escrow funds and mortgage-insurance premiums into other personal accounts. In total, Pena pocketed $3 million due Ginnie Mae, which had to pay investors whose investments it had guaranteed, according to the ...

August 26, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Purchase Lending Fires Up FHA in First Half, Refis Push VA Volume

FHA saw a modest rise in originations midway through 2016 compared to the same period last year, but VA did a lot better with a double-digit increase in loan production, according to an analysis of Ginnie Mae data. Lenders delivered $123.0 billion of FHA-insured loans to Ginnie pools during the first half of 2016, up 8.4 percent from the previous year. FHA’s midyear production was driven by a surge in purchase-mortgage lending in the second quarter, which also pushed volume higher for VA as well as conventional-conforming mortgages. Government-backed lending rose 32.3 percent from the first quarter to approximately $131.0 billion in second-quarter originations, according to Inside Mortgage Finance, an affiliate publication of Inside FHA/VA Lending. It was the highest three-month total for government-insured lending on record, although private mortgage insurance did more business in the ... [2 charts]

August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Credit Suisse Sells $800 Million in Securities Backed By Warehouse Facility on Agency-Eligible Mortgages

Credit Suisse sold two warehouse facility-backed securities this week totaling $800.0 million, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The rating service placed A2 ratings on the Mortgage Repurchase Agreement Financing Trust Series 2016-1 and Series 2016-2 transactions. Much like a warehouse facility security issued by Jefferies in May, Moody’s said the MRAFT securities are structured with two legs of “back to back” repurchase agreements. The first leg consists...

August 25, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Retail Channel Sees a Slight Uptick in Market Share In Second Quarter, Correspondents Lose Some Ground

All three major mortgage-production channels posted significant gains in volume from the first quarter of 2016 to the second, but retail posted the biggest increase. According to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis, an estimated $300 billion in first-lien mortgages were originated through retail platforms during the second quarter, including traditional brick-and-mortar offices and consumer-direct efforts. That was up 36.4 percent from the first three months of the year, and a scant 1.4 percent higher on a year-to-date basis. The retail share edged up to 58.8 percent, the highest it’s been in two years. Wells Fargo remained...[Includes four data tables]

August 19, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS Liquidity Has Its Best Reading in 18 Months as More Supply Hits the Market

The average daily trading volume in agency MBS totaled $219.3 billion in July, the best reading in 18 months, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. However, the sequential improvement was a mere 3.30 percent. Then again, any gain is better than none. For all of 2016, the worst reading came in March at $189.4 billion. The strong showing (relatively speaking) comes as the primary market has produced a better-than-expected $890 billion for the first six months of 2016. Some industry executives believe loan originations could top $2 trillion this year, which would increase the supply of outstanding MBS. For the past few years there has been a debate in the industry about the significance of lower trading ...

August 19, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank Holdings of Residential MBS Climb to New Record in June, Heavy Increase in GSE Paper

Commercial banks and savings institutions continued to load up on residential MBS during the second quarter of 2016, pushing their investment in the sector to a new high, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. Banks and thrifts reported MBS holdings of $1.684 trillion as of the end of June, a 1.4 percent increase since the previous quarter. These are long-term holdings in banks’ held-to-maturity and available-for-sale portfolios. The industry held another $46.02 billion of MBS in their trading accounts. Not surprisingly, all of the gain came in agency MBS, particularly pass-through securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The industry’s aggregate holdings of these securities, $867.64 billion, were up 4.1 percent from the ...

August 12, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS and ABS Participants Push for Changes to Funding Ratio Requirements Proposed by Federal Bank Regulators

Federal banking regulators should make a number of adjustments to proposed net stable funding ratio requirements, according to the Structured Finance Industry Group and other industry participants. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued the NSFR proposed rule in April, following standards set by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Comments on the proposed rule were due late last week. The NSFR addresses...

August 11, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Mortgage Insurance Came Roaring Into Spring, Setting New Business Record in Booming Market

Lenders originated home loans that included primary mortgage insurance at a hectic pace during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. A whopping $196.23 billion of new mortgage originations carried private MI during the second quarter, including significant increases in both private MI and government-insured mortgage insurance. That was up 34.1 percent from the first three months of 2016, and represented the biggest quarterly total on record. Private MI posted...[Includes three data tables]

August 5, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency MBS Production Continued Gaining Momentum In July, Fannie Dips Toe in Modified Loan Securitization

The agency single-family MBS market gained speed for the sixth consecutive month in July and appeared on track to top last year’s annual total by the time 2016 is over. According to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae produced a hefty $129.30 billion of new single-family MBS in July. That was up 7.7 percent from June and represented the biggest month in new issuance since August 2013. While the year-to-date totals were still slightly below the volume produced in the first seven months of 2015, this year’s market probably hasn’t...[Includes two data tables]

July 29, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

USMI Names MGIC Chief as Chairman. U.S. Mortgage Insurance has tapped Patrick Sinks, chief executive of MGIC Investment Corp., to be the trade group’s new chairman. Sinks succeeds USMI Chairman Rohit Gupta, president and CEO of Genworth Mortgage Insurance. Sinks served previously as USMI’s vice chairman. Bradley Shuster, chairman/chief executive for NMI Holdings, will take overNew Reverse-Mortgage Product. California Mortgage Advisors has expanded its reverse-mortgage menu, with the addition of a non-FHA reverse mortgage option of up to $6 million for select clients. With the new product, CMA joins a handful of private reverse-mortgage lenders that will consider properties valued up to $6 million. Last year, American Advisors Group, the largest Home Equity Conversion Mortgage lender, announced its AAG Advantage lending program, which features the ...

July 29, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA Bursts over $1 Trillion in June As New Issuance Exceeds Runoff

Despite quickening refinance activity, the FHA single-family market soared over the $1 trillion mark in loans pooled in Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis. A record $1.001 trillion of FHA single-family loans made up the lion’s share of collateral backing Ginnie MBS as of the end of June. That was a 1.3 percent increase from the previous quarter and a 5.5 percent gain from the midway point in 2015. Steady growth in FHA loans helped push Ginnie single-family MBS to $1.576 trillion outstanding, topping Freddie Mac for second place in the agency market. The VA loan guaranty program was still the fastest-growing corner of the government-insured market, with total VA loans in Ginnie pools up 3.8 percent from March and 16.7 percent higher than a year ago. The actual amount of FHA and VA loans outstanding is somewhat ... [ 4 charts ]

July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial Mortgage Securitization Slumped in 2Q16 as Non-Agency Issuance Hits Four-Year Low

New issuance of non-agency commercial MBS fell dramatically during the second quarter of 2016, more than offsetting a modest uptick in the production of agency multifamily MBS, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. Non-agency CMBS issuance fell to just $12.87 billion in the second quarter, a 29.5 percent drop from the first three months of the year. It was the lowest quarterly output of new CMBS since the second quarter of 2012, when just $10.63 billion of new securities were issued and the market was still finding its legs after the financial meltdown. New CMBS issuance has been...[Includes one data table]

July 28, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Mortgage Lenders See Plenty of Demand for Originations, Having Trouble Determining Best Option for Servicing

The decline in interest rates after the Brexit vote in late June has boosted mortgage originations in recent weeks and caused problems for holders of mortgage servicing rights, according to industry participants at the California Mortgage Bankers Association’s Western Secondary Market Conference in San Francisco this week. Mike Duncan, a hedge manager at Compass Analytics, said 25 percent of his firm’s clients were over capacity at the end of May and 40 percent were over capacity by the end of June. He predicted that over-capacity rates could go even higher if interest rates stay low, increasing demand for refinances. Compass provides pricing, valuation and interest rate risk-management services. Rob Branthover, a managing director at Mortgage Industry Advisory Corp., added...

July 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency Servicers of High-Coupon Mortgages - 2Q16

July 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Eleventh Circuit Opinion in GNMA-Related Case Shines Light on Two Important Securities Fraud Laws

Stakeholders in the MBS market should pay attention to a recent U.S. 11th Circuit opinion concerning a jury verdict in which the court focused on the similarities and differences between two kinds of securities fraud, suggested attorneys in their analysis of the case. Although the opinion in SEC v. Radius Capital Corp. is unpublished and not a binding precedent, it gives further clarity to two of the most important rules used by the Securities and Exchange Commission in targeting securities fraud, according to attorneys with the law firm Carlton Fields. The SEC sued...

July 21, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Nonbanks Continue Growing Their Share of Agency Servicing Market in 2Q16, Ginnie Passes Freddie

Ginnie Mae edged past Freddie Mac in servicing outstanding on single-family mortgages tied to mortgage-backed securities during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. MBS disclosure reports show the supply of Ginnie mortgage servicing rights grew 2.1 percent during the second quarter, climbing to $1.576 trillion, excluding multifamily and reverse mortgage MBS. The supply of Freddie single-family servicing edged up just 0.4 percent from March, reaching $1.558 trillion and slipping to third in the agency MSR market. Fannie Mae single-family MSR servicing declined...[Includes two data tables]

July 15, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Ginnie Mae Production Up Sharply Across the Board in Second Quarter

Ginnie Mae issuers produced a hefty $125.42 billion of new single-family mortgage-backed securities during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of MBS data. The government-insured market continued to run hotter than the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sector. Ginnie MBS issuance – including FHA’s home-equity conversion mortgage program – was up 31.1 percent from the first quarter, while single-family MBS issuance by the two government-sponsored enterprises rose 26.2 percent over the same period. Excluding HECM, Ginnie issuance was up 31.5 percent in the second quarter. While FHA forward mortgages continued to be the biggest source of collateral, the VA program actually produced a bigger gain, 42.4 percent, from the first to the second quarter. VA production saw a major boost in refinance activity, up 58.4 ... [Includes four charts ]

July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Jumbo Issuance Will Continue to be Minimal as Banks Seek More Economical Solutions, Despite Positive Housing Outlook

The outlook for mortgage and housing activity in 2016 is expected to stay positive, but prime jumbo issuance won’t necessarily benefit from those fundamentals, according to S&P Global Ratings. Overall, the positive housing market is not translating into an increase in issuance or securitization. In fact, S&P analysts on a webinar this week said that non-agency securitization has been relatively flat over the past few years. Prime jumbo issuance continues to experience a dry spell that will most likely continue into the second half of 2016, they said. “If you look at the loans being originated, they are being held...

July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS Trading Declined in June as Rates Tumbled. Is the ‘Mother of All’ Bond Market Corrections Around the Corner?

The average daily trading volume in agency MBS totaled $212.6 billion in June, a slight decline from the month prior, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Still, that’s a far cry better than the low established back in December of 2015 when the reading came in at $149.2 billion. June’s performance came...


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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