Mortgage Buybacks

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July 3, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Banks Report Record Low in Repurchases

Commercial banks and thrifts reported just $996.7 million in single-family mortgage repurchases and indemnifications during the first quarter of 2015, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of call report data. It was, by a nose, the lowest quarter repurchase total reported by the banking industry since regulators began collecting this data back in early 2008. In the third quarter of last year, bank repurchases … [includes one data chart]

June 26, 2015 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

GNMA to Modernize Management of Loan Docs that Serve as Pool Collateral. Ginnie Mae plans to reform its document custody policies to minimize agency risks. Michael Drayne, Ginnie’s senior vice president of issuer and portfolio management, said the changes will apply to documents for loans that serve as collateral for securitized pools of mortgages. Current policies will be reexamined to see whether they adequately reflect and mitigate actual risks. Existing technology will be reevaluated as well. Ginnie will also study how to integrate document-custody functions and information into the agency’s systems. In addition, Ginnie will look at whether information about the status of pool collateral should be managed at the loan level, not merely the pool level. Furthermore, the agency will reevaluate the need to reexamine its enforcement methods and whether they should be ...

June 19, 2015 - Inside The GSEs

Fannie and Freddie Buybacks Down Sharply in 1Q15

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both reported sharp declines in mortgage repurchases during the first quarter of 2015, according to a new Inside The GSEs analysis of public disclosures by the two. There was, however, a sharp increase in the volume of unresolved buyback demands. The GSEs reported a combined $491.3 million in mortgage repurchases during the first three months of 2015, a 30.8 percent decline from the fourth quarter of last year. It was also the lowest quarterly buyback figure since Fannie and Freddie began filing repurchase activity reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission back in early 2012. Fannie’s repurchase volume fell 45.8 percent from the previous quarter while Freddie’s was...

June 19, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ruling in ACE Securities Case Confirms that Rep-and- Warrant Statute of Limitations Starts at Deal Closing

A ruling late last week by the New York Court of Appeals will likely help provide certainty to non-agency MBS issuers regarding liability from breaches of representations and warranties while limiting claims from investors. The appeals court confirmed a lower court’s ruling in ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products, determining that the statute of limitations for claims of breaches of representations and warranties starts when a deal is closed – not when a potential breach is discovered. “Representations and warranties concern...

June 19, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Little Sign That GSE Sellers Are Expanding Credit Box in 2015. They May Be Tightening

There was widespread expectation that the latest round of seller-friendly changes to the government-sponsored enterprises’ representation-and-warranty framework would encourage lenders to liberalize their credit overlays. So far in 2015, the data aren’t showing it. In fact, the case could be made that credit trends are going the other way. The average credit score for purchase mortgages securitized by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was...[Includes one data table]

June 19, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Aggregators Push Buyback Risk to Originators

Acquiescing to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac repurchase and make-whole demands, the big bank aggregators were more concerned about preserving their business relationship with the government-sponsored enterprises than questioning GSEs’ claims, according to compliance experts. “Indeed, it is often plainly apparent the aggregators have done nothing at all to investigate or research, much less defend against, the demands made on them by ...

June 19, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Trends

GSE Buybacks Slow Again in 1Q15 And Most Cases End in Seller’s Favor

A relatively small – even microscopic – percentage of loans securitized by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the past three years have been subject to a repurchase demand, according to a new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis. As of the end of March, lenders had repurchased a total of $2.01 billion of loans that were pooled into mortgage-backed securities by the two government-sponsored enterprises during 2012, 2013 and 2014. That was just ... [Includes two data charts]


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