Non-Mortgage ABS

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December 2, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Despite Restrictions, PACE Securitizations Are Picking Up, Market Outlook for 2017 Optimistic

Securitization of residential and commercial loans with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessments has been growing over the last few years despite having only a few market players, prompting analysts to predict continued growth for the PACE securities market. Residential PACE financing has increased to $2.9 billion with 130,000 home upgrades since 2010, according to second quarter 2016 data from industry group PACE Nation. Commercial PACE financing, meanwhile, has grown to $304 million with 820 commercial projects over the same period. Three programs accounted...


December 2, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SFIG Proposes Standards for ABS from Marketplace Lenders, Aiming to Support Growth Without Regulation

The Structured Finance Industry Group published recommendations this week for loan-level data disclosure for ABS backed by unsecured consumer loans originated by marketplace lenders. The proposal was the first in a planned series of “Green Papers” from the trade group that will seek to support “responsible growth” in the issuance of ABS from marketplace lenders. “The best practices initiative, rooted in supporting the responsible growth of securitization in the marketplace sector, will seek to identify a framework of standards and work to identify gaps in application or understanding,” SFIG said. The trade group said...


November 23, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank Holdings of Non-Mortgage ABS Continued to Fade, But the Market Itself Stalled in Third Quarter

Commercial bank and savings institution holdings of non-agency ABS fell again during the third quarter of 2016, marking the 11th consecutive quarterly decline in the industry’s investment in the sector, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis of call-report data reveals. Banks and thrifts held $128.55 billion of ABS on their balance sheets at the end of September, down 1.9 percent from the previous quarter. The industry’s aggregate ABS portfolio was off 8.8 percent from the same point in 2015. The ABS market itself shrank...[Includes two data tables]


November 18, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Room for Growth as Verizon is Set to Issue the Second ABS Backed by Cell Phone Payment Plans

An affiliate of Verizon Communications will issue a $1.40 billion ABS backed by payment plans for cell phones, according to presale reports. It’s the second transaction of its kind from Verizon, with industry analysts projecting that issuance could increase due to widespread financing for cell phones and investor demands. Verizon Owner Trust 2016-2 received preliminary AAA ratings from Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings. It’s larger than the $1.17 billion ABS Verizon issued in July and the senior tranche on the pending issuance includes slightly less credit enhancement, indicating increased comfort among rating services. The July issuance included...


November 18, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

President Trump Likely to Push Fed to Normalize; MBS, ABS, Credit Risk Transfers Also Affected

Investors are trying to make sense of the new political/economic landscape following the election of Donald Trump to be the next president, and how best to navigate his uncertain, and at times contradictory, signals during his campaign. Much of the conversation over the last week has focused on the likely effect the new regime will have on the Federal Reserve and its chair, Janet Yellen. Trump, who has been a fierce critic of the U.S. central bank, has indicated he won’t outright replace Yellen, but neither will he nominate her for a second term. And of course, what happens with the Fed will spill over, one way or the other, into the financial markets. “The Fed will normalize...


November 11, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Freddie Mac, Shellpoint Set to Price New Securities; SPS Brings $600 Million in Servicer-Advance Receivable ABS

Freddie Mac and Shellpoint Partners are preparing to price new securities in the aftermath of the presidential election, and Select Portfolio Servicing priced $600.0 million in an MBS backed by servicer advance receivables this week. Freddie is about to issue a Whole Loan Securities transaction, which would mark the second such issuance from the government-sponsored enterprise this year and the fourth overall, dating back to the first WLS transaction that closed in July 2015. The balance of the planned Whole Loan Securities Trust, Series 2016-SC02, is...


November 4, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

New Regulations Aimed at ‘Earnings Stripping’ Tax-Avoidance Schemes Will Impact Certain ABS

New regulations from the Treasury Department and IRS regarding “earnings stripping” tax-avoidance schemes by multi-national companies will apply to ABS in certain circumstances, causing problems for issuers and investors, according to industry analysts. The regulations aim to reduce the benefits of corporate tax inversions and earnings stripping by distinguishing debt from equity. “Earnings stripping can reduce a company’s tax bill by generating large interest deductions when that company simply increases its debt to an affiliated foreign firm, without financing new investment in the U.S.,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said when announcing the new regulations in October. The regulations generally apply...


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