Non-Mortgage ABS

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October 21, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Vehicle Finance and Credit Card Securitizations Help Fuel Sturdy Increase in ABS Issuance During 3Q16

Issuance of non-mortgage ABS increased by 25.5 percent from the second quarter of 2016 to the third, thanks to significant increases in several asset categories, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking. The market produced $54.05 billion of non-mortgage ABS during the third quarter, the highest output since the second quarter of last year. Despite the gain, year-to-date issuance remained 1.9 percent below the level notched in the first nine months of 2015. A lot of the increase came...[Includes two data tables]

October 14, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Next Non-Agency MBS ‘Green Paper’ From SFIG Will Focus on Reps and Warrants

The Structured Finance Industry Group is preparing to publish standards that aim to increase transparency for representations and warranties on new non-agency MBS, according to officials at the trade group. Eric Kaplan, a managing partner at Ranieri Strategies, said SFIG will release one or two “green papers” this year as part of the group’s RMBS 3.0 effort to revive issuance of non-agency MBS. Kaplan detailed the plans along with Daniel Goodwin, director of mortgage policy at SFIG, at the recent ABS East conference produced by Information Management Network. SFIG has released...

October 7, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

New Residential Issues ABS Backed by Excess Spread from Mortgage Servicing Rights on Non-Agency Mortgages

Affiliates of New Residential Investment this week issued a $345.0 million ABS backed by excess spread from mortgage servicing rights on non-agency mortgages. The deal appears to be the first of its kind to receive a credit rating. Morningstar Credit Ratings assigned a BBB rating to NRZ Excess Spread-Collateralized Notes 2016-PLS2. With MSRs, excess spread consists...

October 7, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Market Revved Up in 3Q16 and Reached Three-Year High in Total New Issuance

Issuance of new residential MBS and non-mortgage ABS rose sharply in the third quarter of 2016, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. The market produced a total of $494.11 billion in new MBS and ABS during the third quarter, a 25.0 percent increase from the second quarter. That brought year-to-date production to $1.208 trillion, slightly ahead of the pace set during the same period in 2015. It was...[Includes one data table]

September 30, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fitch Ranked First in Non-Agency MBS Ratings at Midpoint in 2016, S&P Tops in Non-Mortgage ABS

Fitch Ratings was the most active rating service in the sluggish non-agency MBS market through the first half of 2016, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS ranking. Standard & Poor’s was the top rating agency in the more active non-mortgage ABS market. Fitch rated just seven non-agency MBS issued during the first six months of the year, which totaled $4.74 billion in volume. While that equaled 30.9 percent of total non-agency MBS issuance for the period, many deals were private placements without ratings. Fitch’s share of rated issuance was 55.4 percent. DBRS ranked...[Includes two data tables]

September 30, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

ABS Backed by Unsecured Consumer Loans Drawing Scrutiny From Investors, Especially Loans from Marketplace Lenders

A boom in ABS backed by unsecured consumer loans requires closer scrutiny, according to analysts at Fitch Ratings. Marketplace lenders have boosted the issuance of such ABS in recent years, though the rating service warned that deal performance is difficult to predict. “Many firms in this space have legitimate value propositions and apparent technological advantages,” Fitch said. “However, they have yet to prove their underwriting merit.” Since September 2013, at least 31 ABS totaling $4.60 billion backed by consumer loans from marketplace lenders have been issued...

September 23, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Industry Participants Have Difficulty Determining Who’s Responsible for Risk Retention from Certain Issuers

The complex financing arrangements used by certain investors and a lack of clarity from federal regulators can make it difficult to determine the entity responsible for meeting risk-retention requirements in some MBS and ABS, according to Charles Sweet, senior counsel at the law firm of Morgan Lewis. The Dodd-Frank Act generally required the sponsor of a security to retain at least 5.0 percent of the risk from the security. Sweet said determining the sponsor of an MBS or ABS can be fairly straightforward when one company originates the assets, services the receivables and initiates securitization, as in the case of an ABS backed by automobile retail contracts from a captive finance company of a car manufacturer. However, where securitization roles are more dispersed, Sweet said...

September 16, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Clouds on the Auto Loan ABS Horizon: Both Prime, Subprime Weaker M/M, Y/Y, S&P Finds

Investors in auto loan ABS may need to buckle up. Both prime and subprime auto loan ABS have weakened month-over-month and year-over-year, according to S&P Global Ratings. “Collateral performance in the U.S. prime auto loan ABS sector was weaker in July, with net losses and 60-plus-day delinquencies increasing month-over-month, while recovery rates decreased,” the S&P analysts said. “Collateral performance for the subprime sector deteriorated...

September 16, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

House Panel Passes Dodd-Frank Reform Alternative That Would Eliminate Risk-Retention Requirements for ABS

Republicans running the House Financial Services Committee had enough votes, in spite of one defection, to push through a legislative markup this week a comprehensive overhaul of the Dodd-Frank Act that would eliminate the pending risk-retention requirements for ABS other than residential mortgages, among other provisions. The GOP’s preferred legislative vehicle is H.R. 5983, the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act, dropped in the legislative hopper a week ago by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, committee chairman. “Many post mortems of the financial crisis posit...

September 16, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank Holdings of Non-Mortgage ABS Declined Again in 2Q16, Although Market Grew Slightly

Bank and thrift holdings of non-agency ABS fell slightly during the second quarter, but the industry is not backing away from the consumer credit space. Depositories prefer to hold these assets in unsecuritized form on their balance sheets. A new Inside MBS & ABS analysis of call-report data shows that banks and thrifts held $130.98 billion of non-mortgage ABS at the end of June. That was down 0.7 percent from March and represented the 10th consecutive quarterly decline since the end of 2013, when the industry’s ABS holdings hit their all-time peak. According to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the supply of non-mortgage ABS debt outstanding actually rose...[Includes two data tables]


After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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