Non-Mortgage ABS

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May 20, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

CFPB Arbitration Proposed Rule May Threaten Certain Consumer ABS, Moody’s Analysts Warn

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule that aims to effectively end the use of arbitration clauses in U.S financial product contracts will create new risks for ABS tied to consumer loans as well as related financial services companies, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “The fact that the proposed rule would not affect contracts outstanding before it is finalized would lessen its effects initially, as well as over the longer term for contracts on products that typically have long lives, such as credit cards,” analysts from Moody’s said. “Nevertheless, if adopted, the rule would expand legal risks for banks and other financial companies, and could adversely affect some securitizations.” That being said, “Some of the negative effects, however, would be offset...

May 13, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Single-Family Rental Vacancies Down, Delinquencies Remain Low, But Expiring Leases May Change That

Single-family rental properties are still enjoying a downward trend in vacancies as well as low delinquencies, according to a new report from Morningstar Credit Ratings. However, with more leases set to expire in coming months, vacancy rates may begin to increase. “Vacancy rates have trended lower for the sixth consecutive month,” Morningstar analysts said in their new report. “However, we may see a reversal in this trend in the coming months, given ...

May 6, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Regulators’ Proposed Net Stable Funding Ratio Seen as Negative for MBS and ABS Liquidity

Federal banking regulators have proposed a “net stable funding ratio” for depositories with more than $250 billion in assets that aims to ensure that large banks’ lending and investing activities are sufficiently supported by sources of stable funding over a one-year horizon. The proposed NSFR would require banks to calculate a weighted measure of the stability of their equity and liabilities over a one-year time horizon, known as the available stable funding, or ASF, and calculate their level of required stable funding (RSF) over the same one-year period. Beginning in 2018, the proposed rule would require...

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...


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