Non-Mortgage ABS

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April 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Mortgage ABS Production Rebounds in Early 2016 But Fell Well Short of Volume Issued Last Year

Thanks to a resurgence of deals backed by vehicle-related financing, non-mortgage ABS production rebounded strongly in the first three months of 2016, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking. But ABS issuance levels came up well short of the volume generated during the first three months of last year, and a few key segments continued to limp along. A total of $41.42 billion of non-mortgage ABS were issued...[Includes two data tables]


April 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Tighter Competition Among Small Lenders Raises Aggregate Losses in Subprime Auto ABS, Says Report

Overall net losses in subprime auto ABS are on the rise due to an increasing number of deals from smaller lenders that cater to borrowers with weak credit. Amid this trend, however, subprime auto ABS performance varies by lender, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s analysts said competition among auto lenders has tightened as new, mostly smaller, lenders – driven by low losses on post-crisis auto loans and low interest rates – enter the market and compete for borrowers. The crowded market has driven...


April 8, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage and Asset Securitization Slowed in Early 2016 Despite Uptick in Mortgage Refinance Activity

Falling mortgage rates helped spur a modest increase in refinance activity during the first quarter of 2016, but not enough to offset a slowdown in other parts of the securitization market, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking. A total of $318.34 billion of residential MBS and non-mortgage ABS were issued during the first three months of the year, a 3.6 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2015. It was the lowest amount of new issuance since the second quarter of 2014 and put the market 8.1 percent behind the level reached in the first quarter of last year. Non-mortgage ABS issuance was...[Includes three data tables]


March 25, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

DBRS Tops in Rating Non-Agency MBS, S&P Wins Non-Mortgage ABS Ratings Ranking

Standard & Poor’s kept its position as the top provider of ratings for newly issued non-mortgage ABS last year, although the volume of deals the company rated fell 10.1 percent from 2014, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. S&P rated ABS bonds totaling $106.86 billion in new issuance in 2015, or 61.5 percent of deals for which rating information was available. That was down slightly from its league-leading 64.1 percent share of the rated 2014 ABS market. The company’s strong suits were credit card ABS and deals backed by vehicle loans and leases. Fitch Ratings finished...[Includes two data tables]


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