Non-Mortgage ABS

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January 13, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Multiple ABS Sectors Expected to Turn in Stable Performances This Year, Analysts Say

With financial markets awaiting, with some uncertainty, the public policy positions of the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress, industry analysts say ABS investors can expect most sectors to turn in stable performances in 2017. “As we look back on 2016 and consider the 2017 global structured finance outlook, most markets and their credit conditions seem favorable, and in some cases, even ideal. However, 2017 has many unknowns, especially the specific policies and priorities that will be adopted by the new U.S. administration,” said analysts with S&P Global Ratings in a recent outlook report. “Some would suggest government-sponsored enterprise privatization is possible, risk retention could be revised, and an appropriate/globally consistent capital treatment for structured finance products could be approved.” Further, “For the most part, we expect...

January 6, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Auto ABS Could Suffer Some Dents This Year, But Credit Card ABS Performance Should be Stable

With structured finance performance having peaked for many sectors, analysts at Fitch Rating and S&P Global Ratings anticipate some modest asset-level deterioration in 2017 – most notably in both prime and subprime auto ABS. On the other hand, they expect relatively stable performance from credit card ABS. “Both prime and subprime auto ABS loss rates could be...

January 6, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Precious-Metals Dealer Issues $100 Million ABS Backed by Loans Secured by Coins and Bullion

Monex Deposit Company issued a $100.0 million ABS backed by loans on silver and other coins in late December, according to Morningstar Credit Ratings. The deal received a AA rating, with the rating service noting concerns about the volatility of silver prices and regulatory issues. MDC is a precious-metals dealer established in 1987 whose predecessor dates back to 1967. Scala Funding Company 2016-1 consists of 1,854 accounts with an average balance of $51,760. The loans backing the ABS are offered...

January 6, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Heavy Agency MBS Production Lifted Total Asset Securitization to 3-Year High in 2016

Another record year for Ginnie Mae MBS issuance plus strong volume in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs helped push total securitization of residential mortgages and non-mortgage ABS to a three-year high of $1.698 trillion in 2016. A new Inside MBS & ABS analysis shows that total MBS and ABS issuance – not including commercial MBS – was up 13.3 percent from 2015. Agency production of single-family MBS totaled $1.481 trillion in 2016, up 17.5 percent from the previous year. Over a third of that came from Ginnie, which set a new annual record with $507.5 billion in single-family MBS issuance. The non-agency MBS market was...[Includes three data tables]

December 16, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fitch Ranked Tops in Rating Non-Mortgage ABS and Non-Agency MBS During First 9 Months of 2016

Fitch Ratings edged out Standard & Poor’s as the most active rating services in the non-mortgage ABS market during the first nine months of 2016, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking reveals. Fitch also was the top rating service in the more subdued non-agency MBS market. The company rated some $10.80 billion of non-agency MBS, or 64.8 percent of the total market, which includes a substantial volume of unrated private deals. DBRS (37.2 percent market share) and Moody’s Investors Service (34.5 percent) were...[Includes two data tables]


HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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