Non-Mortgage ABS

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April 24, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Prime Auto ABS Collateral Weakening Continues, But Tax Refunds Appear to Provide Brief Respite

Two new reports from Fitch Ratings, taken together, indicate a modest weakening in the collateral backing U.S. auto ABS deals is continuing, with perhaps a temporary reprieve thanks to short-term cash flow positives for consumers, mostly tax refunds and lower gasoline prices. Still, the overall outlook is positive. U.S. prime auto ABS collateral has been marginally weakening in the last few years, most recently because of amped-up competition among auto finance companies, Fitch said in a report out this week, based on transactions issued between 2007 and fourth-quarter 2014. “The quality of prime auto loan securitized pools was...

April 24, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

GE Capital’s Wind Down Could Hurt ABS Market; It’s Not Clear How Existing Deals Will Be Serviced

General Electric’s announcement that it will exit most of its financial services businesses is just over two weeks old, but already there are signs that one casualty could be the ABS market. According to reports from Barclays and others, GE’s decision to unload its commercial lending and leasing operation could result in lower issuance volume because GE Capital traditionally has funded these portfolios – estimated to be $74 billion in size – through ABS shelves. “As such, GE’s decision to sell the portfolio is...

April 24, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Mortgage ABS Issuance Up Sharply in Early 2015 Thanks to Big Gains in Business, Vehicle Transactions

Non-mortgage ABS production jumped sharply higher in the first quarter of 2015, with $50.08 billion of new issuance, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking. First-quarter issuance was up 38.1 percent from the previous three-month period, although early 2015 was down 6.3 percent from a year ago. The two strongest segments of the market were vehicle finance ABS, which accounted for 46.7 percent of issuance during the first quarter, and business loan ABS, which chipped in another 30.9 percent of new production. Ford Motor Credit had...[Includes three data charts]

April 3, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Decentralized Servicing Seen as a Risk for Consumer ABS Investors, Boon for Issuers

Concerns about how borrowers will be impacted by a change in servicers go beyond mortgages in non-agency MBS. Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service warn that the decentralized servicing models used for consumer loan ABS issued by Springleaf Holdings and OneMain Financial face significant risks in the event that servicing needs to be transferred. Both Springleaf and OneMain originate consumer loans at local branches, where they conduct certain servicing operations and collections. The decentralized model can help boost originations and loan performance, though there are risks for investors in consumer ABS with decentralized servicing. “As long as the originator maintains the customer relationship and local presence, this ‘high-touch’ model can help...

April 3, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

CFPB Official Indicates Unsavory Practices in Subprime Auto Loan Sector on Agency’s Radar

In what could quickly become a “credit negative” for the subprime auto ABS sector, a top official from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau indicated last week that the agency is increasingly concerned about the sector and will crack down on practices deemed too risky for consumers. CFPB Deputy Director Steven Antonakes, in a speech before the Consumer Bankers Association, identified a loosening of credit in the subprime auto loan market as one of the emerging risks the bureau is paying close attention to. “From our standpoint, it is...

April 3, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Market Rebounded in 1Q15, Most Sectors See Solid Gains From Last Year

Mortgage and asset securitization started 2015 with improving issuance volume and a chance to reverse last year’s paltry output. A total of $335.1 billion of residential MBS and non-mortgage ABS were issued during the first three months of 2015, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. That was up 7.7 percent from the fourth quarter of 2014, and it was a big 34.3 percent jump from the first quarter of last year. The first quarter of 2014 was...[Includes two data charts]


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