Non-Mortgage ABS

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July 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Chase to Issue Its Second Large Prime Non-Agency MBS Of the Year, Unclear if Other Big Banks Will Follow

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue a $2.65 billion prime non-agency MBS, including a large share of mortgages eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises. While company officials see promise in the new type of securities, industry participants offer mixed projections on whether other big banks will follow its lead. The planned Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-2 received AAA ratings from Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service. Mortgages eligible for sale to the GSEs account for 55.0 percent of the dollar volume backing the deal. As with the $1.89 billion Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-1 that priced in March, the bank will retain...

July 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

ABS Market Was Sluggish in 2Q16, But Issuance Surged In Early July, Building to Strong Third-Quarter Tally

New issuance of non-mortgage ABS faltered in the second quarter of 2016, but the market has rebounded strongly in recent weeks, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. New ABS issuance totaled $43.07 billion in the second quarter, a modest decline from the first three months of 2016. That put year-to-date production at just $86.42 billion, off 18.0 percent from the first six months of 2015. Activity picked up...[Includes two data tables]

July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Market Faltered in Second Quarter, Stumbling To Lowest New Issuance Since End of 2013

The non-agency MBS market shriveled up and nearly blew away in the second quarter of 2016 as new issuance totaled only $6.96 billion, according to an Inside MBS & ABS analysis. New production tumbled 17.0 percent from the first quarter of the year, which failed to top the $10 billion mark in issuance. The second-quarter total was the lowest output since the end of 2013, when just $6.11 billion of new non-agency MBS was produced. While there was a stiff decline in re-securitization activity from the first quarter, scratch-and-dent securitizations of nonperforming, re-performing and other dinged-up assets increased...[Includes two data tables]

July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Industry Participants Seek Exemption From Related- Party Debt Taxes that Could Apply to MBS and ABS

A new tax policy proposed by the Internal Revenue Service in April aimed at corporate “earnings stripping” tax avoidance maneuvers could cause significant problems for the MBS and ABS markets, according to industry participants. The proposed rule from the IRS under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 would treat related-party debt as equity, aiming to reduce internal restructurings at foreign corporations by establishing new taxes. The Structured Finance Industry Group’s Tax Policy Committee submitted...

July 8, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Verizon to Issue the First U.S. ABS Backed by Cell Phone Payment Plans, AAA Ratings Assigned to $1.17 Billion Deal

Verizon Wireless is preparing to package the payment plans on more than 3.09 million cell phones into an ABS, marking the first time an ABS in the U.S. will be backed by such collateral. The planned $1.17 billion Verizon Owner Trust 2016-1 received preliminary AAA ratings from Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s. “It’s the most interesting type of consumer ABS product we’ve seen in a long time,” said Darrell Wheeler, head of research for global structured finance at S&P. “And obviously, with the amount of phones in the market today, it has a lot of potential.” Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service noted...

July 1, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Downgrades for MBS and ABS Still Relatively Limited With Few Defaults and Strong Loan Performance

Upgrades of ratings on structured finance products hit an all-time high in 2015, according to a study released this week by S&P Global Ratings. The study tracked ratings across sectors and the world, while the U.S. residential MBS sector showed mixed performance. S&P said it had 30,359 ratings outstanding on global structured finance securities at the beginning of 2015. During the year, 9.8 percent of the ratings were upgraded. The rating service said upgrades in 2015 were most prevalent on structured credit deals in Europe and the U.S. Some 11.2 percent of S&P’s ratings were downgraded...

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

S&P Claimed Top Billing in Rating Non-Mortgage ABS In 1Q16, Fitch Was Most Active in Non-Agency MBS

Standard & Poor’s lost a little market share in the business of rating non-mortgage ABS during the first quarter of 2016, but the firm still was the most active player in the market, according to a new ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. S&P rated 58.4 percent of the $41.42 billion of non-mortgage ABS issued in early 2016, down from its 61.5 percent share for all of last year and its 64.1 percent share back in 2014. The company’s strong suit was in vehicle-finance ABS, where it rated 64.7 percent of the market, by dollar volume. While S&P’s share was up slightly in a few categories, its stake in the credit card ABS segment fell...[Includes two data tables]

June 24, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SEC to Re-Propose Long-Delayed Securitization Conflicts-of-Interest Rule Required by Dodd-Frank

The Securities and Exchange Commission will re-propose a rule addressing conflicts of interest regarding certain securitizations, according to SEC Chair Mary Jo White. The rule required by the Dodd-Frank Act was originally proposed by the SEC in 2011. “It’s proved to be much more complicated than our experts in the agency envisioned,” White said last week at a hearing by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Section 621 of the DFA requires...


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