Ginnie Mae Issuance

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August 29, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

Over $65B in FHA Loans Securitized in 1H14

An estimated $65.5 billion of FHA-insured mortgages, excluding reverse and modified loans, were included in Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities issued during the first six months of 2014, according to an Inside FHA Lending analysis of agency securitization data. Ginnie Mae FHA MBS issued during the first half of the year nearly matches the total number of new FHA loans originated over the same period (see related chart, p. 4-5). FHA purchase home mortgages served as collateral on 76.3 percent of Ginnie Mae MBS issued over the six-month period, while loans to first-time homebuyers accounted for 63.0 percent of Ginnie MBS issued during the period. The FHA loans in Ginnie pools over the last two quarters showed an average FICO score of 681, a loan-to-value ratio of 92.5 percent and an average loan amount of $169,093. Except for fifth-ranked Freedom Mortgage, the rest of the top five ... [1 chart]


August 29, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

GNMA Unable to Use $200 Million Windfall

Roughly $1 billion in damages will flow through to the FHA and Ginnie Mae from Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion global mortgage-backed securities settlement with the Department of Justice. Although most of the DOJ’s case centered around faulty private-label MBS that BofA and its forbears (namely Countrywide and Merrill Lynch) underwrote during the housing boom, a small piece of the settlement is tied to servicing chores that the bank did for Ginnie Mae. And apparently, BofA didn’t do a very good job of servicing the underlying product. The bank took over as the subservicer on roughly $26.2 billion in mortgage servicing rights that once belonged to Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, a large nonbank based in Ocala, FL. When TBW went bust in the second half of 2009, BofA was given the subservicing contract. “BofA serviced the loans for us,” said Ginnie Mae president Ted Tozer. “And they did a ...


August 15, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

GNMA’s Conversion Plan: Devil is in the Details

Two industry trade groups expressed support for consolidating Ginnie Mae’s mortgage-backed securities program and creating a new MBS but they are at loggerheads on some of the details. Commenting on the Ginnie Mae proposal, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said the disagreements are mostly on how to resolve issues related to winding down the Ginnie Mae I MBS program and providing a conversion option for existing securities. “It is clear that further discussion is warranted, and direct engagement with key stakeholders should be beneficial,” the trade groups suggested. Ginnie Mae has received considerable support from a variety of industry players for its “straw man” proposal to shift to a single MBS program based on the existing Ginnie II. The program now accounts for more than 90 percent of all ...


August 15, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Trade Groups Raise Issues Related to GNMA’s Plan to Shift to Single MBS, Agree on Some, Differ on Others

Though mortgage securitizers, issuers, lenders and servicers support a proposal to consolidate Ginnie Mae’s two MBS program into a single security, certain specific issues appeared to divide them. In a recent joint letter to Ginnie Mae, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association said many of their members agree on a number of the issues raised by the proposal, but in some cases disagree on the solutions. “It is clear that further discussion is warranted, and direct engagement with key stakeholders should be beneficial,” the trade groups suggested. Both industry groups were responding...


August 8, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Data: Top Sellers of TPO Originations - 6M2014

A ranking of the top 50 lenders in terms of third-party originations, based on agency mortgage-backed securities issued in the first half of 2014. Includes break-outs by lender for Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, correspondent and broker.


August 8, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency MBS Issuance Continued Climbing In July, Volume at Highest Since October

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae combined to produce $85.33 billion of single-family MBS in July, up 11.6 percent from the previous month, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS market analysis and ranking. July was the fourth straight monthly increase in agency MBS issuance after the market hit a 14-year low in March of this year. On a year-to-date basis, production was off 54.3 percent from the first seven months of 2013, and it will take a significant increase in issuance over the next five months for the market to hit the $1 trillion mark by the end of this year. All three agencies posted...[Includes two data charts]


August 7, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Agency Secondary Market Continued Gaining Steam in July; Little Change in Credit Standards

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae each recorded double-digit increases in single-family business in July, marking the fourth straight monthly gain, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside MBS & ABS, an affiliated newsletter. The three produced $85.3 billion of single-family mortgage-backed securities last month, an 11.6 percent increase from June’s volume. The biggest increase was at Fannie, where production was up 12.6 percent for the month. The steady gains in production starting in April have not been...


August 7, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Finance

All Production Cylinders Firing in 2Q14 Originations Surge; Slight Tilt to Brokers

Mortgage origination volume was up in all three major production channels during the second quarter of 2014, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance analysis and ranking. Retail originations remained the biggest source of new business, accounting for 61.0 percent of second quarter production. Total volume in the channel – which includes consumer-direct lending and traditional branch-office production – increased by 27.7 percent to an estimated $180 billion during the second quarter. Retail’s increase was higher than the overall 25.5 percent growth in total originations, nudging its share of the market slightly higher. Third-party originations were...[Includes four data charts]


August 1, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

GNMA’s Issuer Approval Process Goes Electronic

Ginnie Mae is taking its issuer approval process online effective Sept. 1, 2014. Entities seeking to become an approved issuer of Ginnie mortgage-backed securities must file their applications electronically through the new Application Connection (AC), which is on the agency’s website. Ginnie Mae will no longer accept paper applications after July 31 as it shifts from the old to the new system. The agency is strongly encouraging potential applicants to complete two required courses through the Ginnie Mae Online University before filling out an application to become a Ginnie Mae MBS issuer. The courses are “Ginnie Mae 101” and “Applying to Ginnie Mae.”The two mandatory courses and the Ginnie Mae Online University provide free training and how to apply for approval, as well as the role and responsibilities of a Ginnie Mae issuer in ...


August 1, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

GNMA Data Show Wells, Chase Pulled Back

JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have both paid major settlements regarding FHA lending, and both have curtailed their participation in the program, according to a new analysis of Ginnie Mae data by Inside FHA Lending. During the first six months of 2013, Chase accounted for 11.8 percent of the FHA mortgages in newly issued Ginnie mortgage-backed securities. During the first half of 2014, its volume of FHA loans in Ginnie pools was down 75.8 percent from the same period last year, and its share of the market sank more than half, to just 5.1 percent. Jamie Dimon, Chase’s president and CEO, recently questioned why the bank should stay in the FHA business when legal costs are so high. The Ginnie data show it ... [1 chart]


August 1, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial Mortgage Securitization Rebounds In Second Quarter Despite Sluggish Agency Market

A solid increase in non-agency commercial MBS issuance during the second quarter of 2014 provided most of the lift in new income-property securitizations, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS market analysis. A total of $36.69 billion of commercial mortgages were securitized during the second quarter, up 16.1 percent from the first three months of the year. At the midway point in 2014, new CMBS issuance remained 24.7 percent behind the heady levels recorded over the same period last year, which ended up being the market’s highest point since the financial crisis. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae saw...[Includes two data charts]


July 31, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Nonbanks Continue Assault on Mortgage Servicing Market, More Business Shifts to Smaller Institutions

Non-depository institutions aren’t letting a relatively stagnant mortgage servicing business stop them from continuing to build market share, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance analysis and ranking of mortgage servicers at the midway point in 2014. Nonbanks that ranked among the top 30 servicers as of the end of the second quarter serviced an estimated $1.792 trillion of home mortgages, an increase of 12.4 percent over the past year. Depository institutions serviced considerably more – $5.142 trillion – but their aggregate portfolio was down 7.8 percent from the midway point in 2013. The shift to nonbank servicing from the first quarter was...[Includes two data charts]


July 25, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Data: Agency MBS Activity By State: 6M2014

A ranking by state of agency mortgage-backed security activity in the first half of 2014 with columns for purchase mortgages, refinances, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae.


July 24, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Finance

First-Time Homebuyer Share of Purchase Market At High Levels, GSEs Account for Growing Share

The first-time homebuyer share of home purchases has increased for four consecutive months, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. First-time homebuyer activity tends to increase through the spring homebuying season, but the first-time homebuyer share is at particularly high levels this year. First-time homebuyers accounted for 37.2 percent of home purchases in June, based on a three-month moving average. That was up from a 34.2 percent share in March, and the last time the first-time homebuyer share of home purchases was at 37.2 percent was September 2010. According to real estate agents, first-time buyers appear...


July 24, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Most Lenders Rode Surge in Mortgage Production In 2Q14, But Pace Was Well Below Recent Past

A healthy housing recovery boosted mortgage origination volume during the second quarter of 2014, but production remains at relatively sluggish levels, according to a new market analysis and ranking by Inside Mortgage Finance. Single-family mortgage originations totaled an estimated $295 billion during the second quarter, up 25.5 percent from the first three months of the year. The first quarter of 2014 was the worst production environment for the mortgage industry since the end of 2000, even falling below the mark set at the depth of the financial crises in the fourth quarter of 2008. In fact, the most recent April-to-June cycle brought...[Includes three data charts]


July 18, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

House Democrats’ Bill Features Amped-Up GNMA

Ginnie Mae would play a greater role in a private-market partnership model envisioned in proposed housing finance reform legislation introduced recently by House Democrats. However, many in the industry doubt whether a Democrat-sponsored reform bill will pass in this Congress. Sponsored by Reps. John Delaney (MD), John Carney (DE) and Jim Himes (CT), the Partnership to Strengthen Homeownership Act would put Ginnie Mae in charge of all single- and multifamily mortgage-backed securities with government backing. Among other things, H.R. 5055 would create a new Ginnie Mae MBS for conventional mortgages backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government with minimum support from the private sector. Under the proposed model, private entities would assume up to 5 percent of the first-loss capital on the MBS. The remaining 95 percent would be shared between ...


July 18, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

Ginnie Mae Servicing Remains Flat in 2Q14

Ginnie Mae servicing remained flat in the second quarter of 2014, continuing a trend that began in the third quarter of last year as FHA refinancing fell and purchase activity slowed, according to Inside FHA Lending’s analysis of Ginnie Mae data. Servicing volume rose by only 0.7 percent from the first quarter, slightly lower from the 0.9 percent increase reported by Ginnie Mae servicers for the first three months of 2014. On the other hand, volume was up modestly by 5.9 percent year-over-year, data showed. Ginnie Mae servicers ended the second quarter with a total of $1.46 trillion in unpaid principal balance, up from $1.45 trillion in the prior quarter. Four out of the top five Ginnie Mae servicers were banks. Wells Fargo closed out the second quarter with $425.9 billion in servicing volume, a 0.2 percent decrease from the previous quarter but up 2.1 percent from a year ago. Its 29.2 percent market share put it ... [1 chart]


July 18, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

House Democrat Bill Would Put Ginnie in Charge of All Government-Backed MBS. No Chance This Year

A significantly bigger Ginnie Mae would be placed in charge of all MBS issued with a government backing while Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be wound down and stripped of their government sponsorship under a bill filed last week by House Democrats. The legislation – the Partnership to Strengthen Homeownership Act, H.R. 5055, sponsored by House Democrats John Delaney (MD), John Carney (DE) and Jim Himes (CT) – has zero chance of gaining traction this year. It would create a new Ginnie Mae MBS backed by conventional mortgages that would have the full faith and credit of the federal government while tapping private capital to absorb some of the risk. The new structure under the Delaney-Carney-Himes bill would create...


July 18, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Market Sputters in 2Q14 As Jumbo and Servicing Advance Deals Slow

The modest rebound in non-agency MBS issuance during the first three months of 2014 fizzled during the second quarter of the year, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. A total of just $1.60 billion of non-agency MBS were issued during the second quarter, a 62.7 percent decline from the previous period. It was the lowest quarterly volume in new issuance since the financial crisis of 2008. On a year-to-date basis, new issuance was...


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