Non-Mortgage ABS

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August 14, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Trends

How Much Is Student Debt Hurting the Market?

Student loan debt is no joke in America – and mortgage bankers, in particular, know all about it, especially since it’s being singled out as the chief reason why some borrowers can’t afford to buy their first home. Each year, a new group of college graduates has to start figuring out how to pay off their student loans. There’s even a website dedicated to showing the national student debt in real time – roughly $1.2 trillion as Inside Mortgage Trends went to press – along with credit card debt and auto loans. Currently, 15 percent of mortgagors have...

August 14, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

U.S. Timeshare ABS Delinquencies Now at Lowest Level in Eight Years, More Smooth Sailing Ahead

The trajectory of delinquencies for U.S. timeshare ABS is continuing its downward trend, and issuance is expected to be near or perhaps even exceed last year’s level, with solid prospects for continued stable growth throughout the rest of the year, according to a consensus of industry analysts. U.S. timeshare ABS delinquencies fell again in the second quarter of 2015 to their lowest level in eight years, the latest index results from Fitch Ratings show. Total delinquencies for the second quarter were 2.66 percent, down from 2.79 percent in the first quarter and 2.92 percent a year ago. The ratings service has seen...

August 14, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Standard & Poor’s Tops in Rating Non-Mortgage ABS While DBRS Held the Lead in Non-Agency MBS Market

Standard & Poor’s ranked as the most active rating service in the non-mortgage ABS market at the midway mark in 2015, but came in last in the non-agency MBS sector. S&P provided ratings on $63.55 billion of non-mortgage ABS issued during the first half of the year, or 60.3 percent of total issuance. That was off slightly from its 64.1 percent market share for all of last year. The company has gotten more active in rating credit card deals, but has lost some of its share in vehicle finance and business loan ABS. Fitch was...[Includes two data tables]

July 31, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

DBRS Set to Enter Market for Rating PACE ABS, FHFA’s Concerns Seen as Unwarranted

DBRS published proposed criteria this week to rate ABS backed by proceeds from Property Assessed Clean Energy programs. While the Federal Housing Finance Agency continues to place PACE-related prohibitions on mortgages delivered to the government-sponsored enterprises, the rating agency suggested that PACE programs are designed with a number of protections. Comments on the proposed criteria from DBRS are due Sept. 8. The firm would join Kroll Bond Rating Agency in offering ratings on PACE securitizations. KBRA has rated four PACE deals, the first of which was issued in March 2014 and all of which have received AA ratings. The PACE deals rated by KBRA were related...

July 31, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

No Hint of 2015 Interest Rate Increase in FOMC’s Latest Statement; Most Pros Still Expect a Move

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee this week concluded its 53rd consecutive meeting without raising interest rates, issuing a statement that provided no hint whatsoever that such an increase would occur this year, notwithstanding previous commentary and the wishes of many on Wall Street. “To support continued progress toward maximum employment and price stability, the committee today reaffirmed its view that the current 0 to 0.25 percent target range for the federal funds rate remains appropriate,” said the Fed in its now-boilerplate language. In determining how long to maintain this target range, the FOMC said...


During the first half of 2015 all residential lenders originated a better-than-expected $805 billion of home mortgages, according to Inside Mortgage Finance. What do you expect in the second half?

Just as good. We like what we’re seeing.
Better. Applications are strong.
Worse. We’re worried about rates, seasonality.
A lot worse. The fourth quarter could be a killer.

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