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January 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Settles With SEC, Donates to Milwaukee

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Wednesday that Ocwen Financial agreed to a $2.0 million settlement. The agreement covers misstatements of financial results due to a “flawed” methodology to value mortgage servicing rights and conflict-of-interest issues involving William Erbey, the former executive chairman of Ocwen. “Ocwen released inaccurate financial statements because its internal controls were inadequate and its audit committee failed to scrutinize ...

January 15, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

HECM-Backed NPL Deal’s Strong Points Help Overcome Downside

The first rated securitization backed by nonperforming Home Equity Conversion Mortgage loans contains strong, credit-positive features that outweigh the credit risk associated with nonperforming loans, according to a Moody’s Investors Service analysis. The effect of some of these positive features on the performance of Nationstar HECM Loan Trust 2015-2, however, depends on whether Nationstar Mortgage remains as servicer for the transaction, said the rating agency. Nationstar has a servicer rating of B2/Stable from Moody’s and is also the transaction’s sponsor. Nationstar issued NHLT 2015-2 in November 2015 and by the end of December, the first remittance report showed strong initial performance. Credit enhancement to the Aaa (sf)-rated notes increased by 1.69 percent in the first month of operations, Moody’s noted. “As long as Nationstar continues to be the ...

January 15, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Ginnie Mae Issuance Hits New High In Securitized VA, FHA, RHS Loans

Issuers of Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities pushed a record $435.80 billion of government-insured loans through the program during 2015, according to a new Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis and ranking. Last year’s total Ginnie MBS issuance topped the previous record of $429.50 billion issued during 2009. The $435.80 billion total for 2015 includes securitization of FHA home-equity conversion mortgages and other single-family loans guaranteed by FHA, the VA, and the Department of Agriculture rural housing program from Ginnie pool-level MBS data that are not truncated. Production in 2015 hit its high-water mark in the third quarter with $128.23 billion in issuance, and then fell 18.0 percent in the final three months of the year. Purchase mortgages continued to account for most Ginnie business in 2015, 58.0 percent of the agency’s forward-mortgage securitizations. But a huge factor in the ... [ Charts ]

January 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

FAST Act Codifies Exemption for MBS/ABS Resales, Issuers Might Not Meet Requirements, Experts Say

A new statutory exemption for private resales of ABS and MBS imposes certain requirements that issuers may find difficult to meet, according to securities compliance experts. The provision is part of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act), which President Obama signed on Dec. 4, 2015. Although aimed primarily at authorizing spending on highway and transit projects, the new law includes several provisions intended, among other things, to facilitate ...

January 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBA’s Accounting Expert Cautions Entities on FASB’s Forthcoming Loan-Impairment Accounting Model

Entities growing their purchase mortgage and MBS portfolios may be affected by a new accounting model for recognizing credit impairment, the second leg of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s long-term financial instruments project. The Mortgage Bankers Association expects a release date either towards the end of the first quarter of 2016 or in the second quarter, barring unforeseen changes. “I have not seen transition rules exposed yet, but I suspect that there will be ...


A lot has been written lately regarding loan closing delays tied to the new TRID rule. What’s been the average delay at your lending shop, if at all? (Report in business days, not calendar.)

TRID has caused no delays whatsoever because we were prepared.


1 to 4 days.


5 to 10 days.


11 to 15 days. It’s been a nightmare.


We’re too embarrassed to tell you.


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