Ginnie Mae Issuance

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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 is unpublished and not a binding precedent, it gives further clarity to two of the most important rules used by the Securities and Exchange Commission in targeting securities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...


July 14, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Ginnie Mae Plans to Roll Out a Revised ‘Acknowledgement Agreement,’ New Language Could Bring More Liquidity

Ginnie Mae is working on an upgrade to its “acknowledgement agreement,” in an attempt to bring more liquidity to the market and improve the ability of servicers to get loans collateralized by mortgage servicing rights on the agency’s mortgage-backed securities. In an interview with Inside Mortgage Finance, Ginnie Senior Vice President of Issuer and Portfolio Management Michael Drayne said the new version could be ready by the end of August or perhaps a few weeks later. “We’re getting a lot of feedback from the industry,” said Drayne. Presently, 25 to 30 percent of the agency’s $1.7 trillion portfolio is secured...


July 8, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

FHFA Vows to Keep a Tight Lid on Fannie/Freddie Homogeneity, Adds Details to Single Security Timeline

The Federal Housing Finance Agency this week detailed its efforts to make sure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac policies and practices are consistent enough to keep prepayments speeds on their to-be-announced securities essentially the same. Prepay speeds for the two government-sponsored enterprises have moved significantly closer as more of their products and program requirements have been standardized, the FHFA said in an update on its single security initiative. Keeping them that way is seen as critical to the success of the program, in which Fannie and Freddie TBA MBS will be fully fungible – and can even be combined in so-called second-tier securitizations. Some industry interests have urged...


July 8, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency MBS Production Ramped Up Sharply in Second Quarter Despite Lackluster Finish in June

Mortgage lenders delivered big increases in purchase mortgages and refinance loans to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. The agencies securitized $100.05 billion of purchase mortgages and $118.24 billion of refinance loans during the second quarter, up 37.3 percent and 31.1 percent, respectively, from the first three months of the year. That brought total agency issuance of single-family MBS to $612.38 billion for the first six months of 2016, putting the market on target to match last year’s $1.261 trillion in production. Although second-quarter volume was a strong rebound from the first quarter, momentum seemed...[Includes two data tables]


July 1, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Inflation Adjustments Raise Fines For Violating FHA, VA, GNMA Rules

Lenders will face higher penalties for violations of agency rules and regulations as the FHA and the Department of Veterans Affairs adjust their respective maximum civil monetary penalties for inflation. The adjustments are mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which also requires publication of an interim final rule showing the current and adjusted penalty amounts. Effective June 22, 2016, VA’s maximum civil monetary penalties for false loan guaranty certification increased from $10,000 to $21,563, and from $5,500 to $10,781 for fraudulent claims or statements in any VA program. Comments on the VA interim final rule must be received on or before Aug. 22, 2016. Meanwhile, the FHA also is making inflation adjustments for its maximum civil penalties through an interim final rule that will take effect Aug. 15, 2016, the day before the ...


July 1, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Nonbanks’ Share of Government-Insured Market Growing Rapidly

Ginnie Mae has good reason to be concerned about rapid demographic change in its relatively small issuer community. Nonbank institutions – many of them relatively newly formed and based on nontraditional business models – are taking over the market. Nonbank issuers accounted for a whopping 69.4 percent of Ginnie’s issuance of single-family mortgage-backed securities during the first quarter of 2016. A year ago, their share was 64.6 percent. Two years ago it was 46.7 percent. With those kinds of gains on the production line, it’s not hard to see why nonbanks are claiming a growing share of Ginnie servicing outstanding. At the end of March, nonbanks owned 46.7 percent of Ginnie single-family mortgage servicing rights, up a hefty 11.5 percentage points in one year. That rate of growth can’t be accomplished just by producing new MBS because the servicing market simply doesn’t grow that fast. (Although the Ginnie market has grown significantly faster than any other segment of ... [ 2 charts ]


July 1, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ginnie Mae Issuers Vulnerable to SEC Enforcement Actions, Executives Exposed as Well, Attorneys Warn

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent $12.7 million settlement with First Mortgage Corp. and several of its top executives over an allegedly fraudulent sale of toxic MBS to investors reveals the agency’s hidden role as a regulator of Ginnie Mae issuers, attorneys at Mayer Brown warned. Though seldom in the news, the SEC continues to bring enforcement actions against public companies that commit fraud involving Ginnie MBS, as seen in the FMC case, and previous enforcement actions against Taylor Bean & Whitaker and Radius Capital, the attorneys noted in a recent analysis. When bringing these cases, the SEC seeks...


July 1, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Regulators Express Anxiety About Nonbank GNMA Issuer/Servicers, Question MBS Advance Capability

At the recent invitation-only Ginnie Mae “liquidity summit” in Washington, DC, some of the nation’s top regulators – including one from the Federal Reserve – expressed their concerns about the growing market share of nonbank issuers and servicers. The focus, as might be expected, centered on the capital position of nonbanks, which pales in comparison to depositories. As one attendee told Inside MBS & ABS: “It was all about bashing the nonbanks.” This attendee, who spoke under the condition his name not be used, said...


July 1, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Market Surged Strongly in 2Q16 Across All Sectors, Despite Some Weakness in June

New issuance of U.S. residential MBS and non-mortgage ABS revved up significantly in the second quarter, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis reveals. Based on the best available data, a total of $400.72 billion of new MBS and ABS were issued during the three-month period that ended June 30. That figure could edge slightly higher as more information about end-of-month activity becomes available. Second-quarter MBS and ABS issuance was...[Includes one data table]


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

Sales of Ginnie Servicing Prove Difficult; Deals Are Getting Done, But Risk of FHA MIP Cut Overhangs the Market

The sale of residential mortgage servicing rights has been gaining steam the past few weeks – unless you happen to be in the market for Ginnie Mae product. In particular, there’s a growing concern about price discounts on Ginnie servicing rights, and a strong belief that the agency – including its president, Ted Tozer – is once again getting anxious about so many nonbanks being such large players in the market. Tozer is so concerned about the matter that the agency – with the help of the Mortgage Bankers Association – is hosting what’s been described as a “liquidity summit” in Washington, DC, with several stakeholders and regulators, including officials from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury. The summit, closed to the media, is scheduled for June 24. Ginnie issued...


June 17, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

USDA Securitization Down in 1Q16, Agency to Lower Premium, Fees

Ginnie Mae securitization of rural home loans got off to a wobbly start in the first quarter of 2016 as securitization volume fell 13.8 percent from the prior quarter, according to an Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of Ginnie data. Approximately $3.9 billion in loans with a USDA guarantee were securitized during the first three months, with the top five issuers accounting for $2.1 billion of mortgage-backed securities produced by the segment during the period. USDA securitization volume dropped 9.2 percent year over year. Top USDA issuer Chase Home Finance accounted for $1.2 billion of securitized rural housing loans, while PennyMac, in distant second place, finished the quarter with $378.5 million. Wells Fargo ($294.0 million), Pacific Union Financial ($122.8 million) and Amerihome Mortgage ($102.2 million), in sequential order, comprised the rest of the top five issuers. Pacific Union climbed over ...


June 17, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS Outstanding Held Steady in Early 2016; Foreign Buyers, Pension Funds Boost Holdings

The outstanding supply of single-family MBS in the market fell slightly in the first quarter, but you have to go two paces to the right of the decimal point to see it. A new Inside MBS & ABS analysis indicates that outstanding MBS totaled $6.407 trillion as of the end of March. That was down 0.01 percent from the previous quarter, stalling a steady expansion of the market that took place in 2015. And with a modest 0.2 percent increase in total single-family mortgage debt outstanding, the modest contraction in MBS nudged...[Includes two data tables]


June 16, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Mortgage Debt Outstanding Climbs Over $10 Trillion Mark for First Time Since 2012; Nonbanks Keep Rolling

The supply of single-family home loan debt in early 2016 grew for the fourth consecutive quarter to hit $10.008 trillion, its highest level in three and a half years, according to Federal Reserve data released late last week. The first-quarter gain was a modest 0.2 percent from the end of last year, and a 1.5 percent increase from March 2015. But the servicing market is a slow-changing glacier, and steady increases over the past year are another indicator that the mortgage market has largely recovered from the housing recession. Most of the gain came...[Includes two data tables]


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