Non-Agency MBS

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August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Ocwen Financial agreed to a consent order with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions this week, which included a $900,000 fine. The consent order related to Ocwen’s use of offshore unlicensed affiliate companies to service mortgages on properties in Washington state. Going forward, Ocwen agreed to service Washington-based mortgages only through licensed entities and the state will not license foreign entities ... [Includes three briefs]


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Some TRID Issues with New Nonprime MBS

The new nonprime mortgage-backed securities from Angel Oak Capital Advisors and Deephaven Mortgage included a number of mortgages with compliance issues relating to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, according to offering documents obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Part of the compliance issues stem from the ongoing uncertainty regarding cures for minor errors. While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposed rule ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Denies Rumor of Jumbo MBS Suspension

Redwood Trust has no plans to suspend issuance of jumbo mortgage-backed securities, according to Kristin Brown, a vice president and head of investor relations at Redwood. The Redwood official was responding to a report by Asset-Backed Alert, which cited anonymous sources claiming that the real estate investment trust will issue a jumbo MBS during the third quarter then “pull back from the market indefinitely.” Brown said that while additional transactions are always ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS from Chase Includes Many Non-QMs

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue a $302.27 million jumbo mortgage-backed security where non-qualified mortgages will account for 20.2 percent of the loan balance, according to presale reports. All of the mortgages in the planned JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2016-2 were originated by First Republic Bank via the retail channel. Most prime MBS issued since QM standards took effect in 2014 have been backed solely by QMs and the few deals that have included non-QMs tend ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Nonprime MBS from Angel Oak, Deephaven

The market for mortgage-backed securities backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages received a jolt this month as Angel Oak Capital Advisors and Deephaven Mortgage separately issued new deals, according to offering documents obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Angel Oak Mortgage Trust I, LLC 2016-1 was backed by mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of $132.65 million and Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2016-1 was ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage Securitization Rate Drifts Slightly Lower In 2Q16 and Remains Well Below Post-Crash High

A total of $333.1 billion of residential MBS backed by freshly originated home loans were issued during the second quarter of 2016, a 30.3 percent increase over the first three months of the year. But that trailed the 34.2 percent surge in primary-market originations during the same period. The result was a further decline in the mortgage securitization rate, from 67.3 percent in the first quarter to 65.3 percent in the second, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. It marked the lowest securitization rate since 2004, when the non-agency MBS market was just beginning to take off. The biggest decline was...[Includes one data table]


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak and Deephaven Issue Nonprime MBS. A Start of Something Big for the ‘New Breed’ of Non-Agency Lenders?

Over the past week, two nonprime MBS deals came to light: a $138.89 million bond issued by Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust and a $119.38 million security from Angel Oak Real Estate Investment Trust. Both deals were private placements backed by newly originated mortgages and underwritten by Wall Street veterans Credit Suisse and Nomura Securities. Although both were publicized this week, the transactions – which were not rated – closed...


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

REIT MBS Holdings Up Modestly in 2Q16 With Most of the Increase Coming From Two Harbors

Real estate investment trusts that specialize in residential MBS posted a slight increase in their agency MBS holdings during the second quarter of 2016, along with a drop in non-agency MBS. The 16 publicly traded mortgage REITs tracked by Inside MBS & ABS had a combined residential MBS portfolio of $234.65 billion at the end of June, a gain of 0.9 percent from the previous quarter. However, 11 of the institutions reported declining balances, including the two largest REITs at the top of the ranking. Two Harbors Investment reported...[Includes one data table]


August 19, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Clean-Up Calls on Non-Agency MBS Increase As Loan Balances on Vintage Deals Dwindle

With balances on non-agency MBS issued before the financial crisis falling to levels where clean-up calls can be initiated, clean-up call activity is rising with prospects for further growth. Rights to clean-up calls on non-agency MBS can typically be exercised when the outstanding balance of the MBS is lower than 10.0 percent of the original balance. The owner of the call rights (typically the master servicer) can purchase loans from the pool at par plus expenses and make a profit by selling or re-securitizing performing loans at a premium and retaining distressed loans to modify or liquidate. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, about 37 deals have been called this year totaling about $800 million in unpaid principal balance ...


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Role for Private MI Seen in Non-Agency MBS

While private mortgage insurance on new non-agency mortgage originations has been minimal since 2008, some industry participants project that private MI will play a role in the non-agency mortgage-backed security market going forward. “Mortgage insurers may get more involved with the private-label market, and this may be another source of third-party oversight,” Morningstar Credit Ratings said in a recent report. “While it is too early to predict the investors’ response to ...


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Two Harbors Closed Conduit Due to Low Volume

Two Harbors Investment more than doubled its jumbo mortgage-backed security issuance in 2015 compared with the previous year, but the increase wasn’t enough to make it worthwhile for the real estate investment trust to continue operating a mortgage conduit. “As we look forward, the environment just was not one that was conducive to the continuation of the business,” Thomas Siering, Two Harbors’ president and CEO, said last week during the REIT’s earnings call. “The market ...


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 12, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

No Word Yet on Angel Oak’s Second Nonprime MBS Deal, But Primary Market Originations on the Rise

Almost three months after word leaked out that Angel Oak Capital Advisors was working on a second nonprime MBS, the transaction has yet to come to market. Sources close to the company, maintain that a deal is still in the works – it’s just a matter of when. The company had planned to sell a roughly $150 million MBS backed by nonprime residential loans funded by affiliates Angel Oak Home Loans, a retail shop based in Atlanta, and Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, a wholesaler that originates through loan brokers. Presently, the Angel Oak firms are churning out...


August 12, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SIFMA Seeks Reversal of New York Ruling in Case Involving ‘Gap’ Reps Provided by MBS Sponsor

A ruling late last year by a state appeals court in New York threatens to upend the practice of providing “gap” or “bridge down” representations and warranties on residential MBS, according to a brief submitted on behalf of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. SIFMA asked the New York State Court of Appeals to reverse the lower court’s ruling in Bank of New York Mellon v. WMC Mortgage. Lawyers at the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan submitted an amicus brief to the N.Y. State Court of Appeals on behalf of SIFMA regarding the case. “The court’s resolution of this issue could have...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

More Nonprime, Non-QM MBS Expected

Other issuers are looking to follow Lone Star Funds in issuing rated nonprime mortgage-backed securities that include non-qualified mortgages, according to industry participants. The $161.71 million COLT 2016-1 Mortgage Loan Trust was the first post-crisis nonprime MBS backed by new originations to receive a rating. The deal received an A rating from DBRS and Fitch Ratings. “DBRS is currently evaluating similar pools from various originators,” according to the rating service ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Makes Some Changes with Latest MBS

The second large prime non-agency mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase will differ somewhat from the pioneering deal the bank priced in March. Among other changes, the Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-2 is larger than the previous MBS and includes a higher share of jumbos, according to presale reports. The MBS issued late this week totaled $2.65 billion, with mortgages eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises accounting for 55.0 percent of ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Pricing Improves; New Redwood Deal

Pricing for new jumbo mortgage-backed securities has improved recently, prompting Redwood Trust to issue a new transaction relatively quickly. Redwood issued its first jumbo MBS of the year, a $344.89 million deal, in early June. While the company issued an average of one jumbo MBS per month in 2013, the real estate investment trust has largely shifted to whole-loan sales of jumbos in recent years due to better pricing for such transactions. At an investor conference ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Two Harbors, Five Oaks Latest Nonbanks to End Jumbo Conduit Operations

Two Harbors Investment announced this week that it will discontinue its mortgage conduit and securitization operations. The real estate investment trust was the top issuer of jumbo mortgage-backed securities in the first half of 2016, with $628.8 million in volume, according to Inside Nonconforming Markets. Five Oaks Investment also announced that it will stop jumbo conduit activities on Aug. 1. Hatteras Financial, a third jumbo conduit related to a REIT, recently pulled ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Rated Non-Agency MBS Issued - 2Q16

Non-Agency MBS deals for the second quarter of 2016.


July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Still No Non-Agency MBS from SoFi, but Marketplace Lender Readies Second ABS Backed by Consumer Loans

Marketplace lender Social Finance is preparing to issue a $480.55 million ABS backed by unsecured consumer loans, its second such deal to date. So far, 10 of its 12 securitizations have used student loans as collateral. According to a report by DBRS, SCLP 2016-2 consists of $425.88 million of class A notes and $54.67 million of B notes. The package is expected to price early next week, but at press time no information was available regarding the coupons. The class A notes received...


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 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Social Finance is originating $70 million per month in jumbo mortgages and is considering issuing a jumbo mortgage-backed security, according to industry participants that have met with officials at the marketplace lender. Adjustable-rate mortgages accounted for approximately 25.0 percent of jumbo originations in May, according to Black Knight Financial Services. The firm said the jumbo ARM share of originations has declined from 29.0 percent as recently as ... [Includes five briefs]


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Investors Push for Upgrade of Ocwen’s Ratings

Investors in non-agency mortgage-backed securities serviced by Ocwen Financial released a report this week calling for Standard & Poor’s to upgrade Ocwen’s servicer ratings. In June 2015, S&P downgraded Ocwen Loan Servicing’s servicer ratings to “below average,” citing regulatory issues and investor scrutiny along with concerns about internal audits at Ocwen. The downgrade is a focus for some investors because some of the non-agency MBS serviced by Ocwen have ...


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Impact of Deal Agent Differs Based on Type of MBS

The costs and benefits of a deal agent will vary based on loan characteristics, according to a new analysis by Fitch Ratings. Costs for jumbo mortgage-backed securities will be relatively low, while costs for nonprime MBS will be higher, along with potentially greater benefits when assessing the representations and warranties on a deal. Non-agency MBS issuers continue to work toward including a deal agent in new transactions as some investors have called for the feature ...


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo MBS Underwriting Loosens Slightly

Underwriting characteristics on the jumbo mortgage-backed securities issued in the second quarter of 2016 loosened slightly, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The average combined loan-to-value ratio increased somewhat compared with recent quarters and average credit scores declined. Small fluctuations in average debt-to-income ratios have also been seen in the past years. The underwriting characteristics for ... [Includes two data charts]


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mixed Results in Moody’s Review of Redwood

An aggregator review of Redwood Trust by Moody’s Investors Service included an affirmation of an “above average” assessment of the firm’s prime jumbo activities along with some criticism of Redwood’s quality control process, among other issues. Moody’s assessment of Redwood’s quality control and audit activities was lowered from average to below average “because Redwood eliminated its independent third-party review quality control process in lieu of due diligence results ...


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Conduit Stops as Annaly Acquires Hatteras

Annaly Capital Management completed its acquisition of Hatteras Financial this week, prompting a hold on jumbo operations at Hatteras, according to a message reviewed by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Hatteras formed its jumbo conduit, Onslow Bay Financial, in 2013, with a focus on adjustable-rate mortgages. In a note sent to conduit sellers recently, an official at Onslow Bay Financial said Annaly notified the conduit that the real estate investment trust stopped ...


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Readies New Prime Non-Agency MBS with GSE-Eligible Mortgages

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue its second large prime non-agency mortgage-backed security with loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. While there has been some speculation about the benefits big banks will see from such MBS, Marianne Lake, Chase’s CFO, said the Chase Mortgage Trust transactions are attractive to the bank. “We’re keeping the ...


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...


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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%.

30%

Better by 11% to 25%.

39%

Off the charts better. Applications are great now.

22%

Worse than 1H, but not by much.

4%

A lot worse. But not sure on the damage.

4%

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