Subprime Mortgages

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May 27, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Rates Remain Relatively Low in Early 2016, Even the Government Market Is Lagging

The share of new home mortgage originations packaged into MBS drifted slightly lower in the first quarter of 2016, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis reveals. Some $255.7 billion of newly originated mortgages were pooled in MBS in the first three months of the year, representing a paltry 67.3 percent of the estimated $380 billion of first-lien originations in the primary market. For the purposes of calculating securitization rates, loans aged more than three months and modified loans are excluded from agency MBS issuance figures. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securitized...[Includes one data table]


May 20, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


May 20, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

After declining for 10 consecutive quarters, the serious delinquency rate on subprime mortgages increased in the first quarter of 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The non-seasonally-adjusted serious delinquency rate on subprime mortgages was 12.41 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2016, up from 12.39 percent the previous quarter and down from 15.17 percent in the first quarter of 2015. The serious delinquency rate ... [Includes six briefs]


May 20, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Seen as Key for Non-QM MBS

For the issuance of mortgage-backed securities with non-qualified mortgages to take off, industry analysts suggest that banks need to play a larger role. To this point, nonbanks have been the only issuers of non-QM MBS. Ron D’Vari and Timothy Bernstein, analysts at New Oak, authored an overview of non-QM MBS issued in the latest issue of The Journal of Structured Finance, which was published this month. The analysts said real estate investment trusts and hedge funds ...


May 19, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Delinquency Rates and Foreclosure Starts Falling Steadily in the First Quarter of 2016

Falling delinquency and foreclosure rates over the last few years have continued to break recent records, according to industry sources, thanks to several factors including an improved housing market and price appreciation. As of the end of March, only 4.95 percent of the $5.08 trillion of home mortgages covered by the Inside Mortgage Finance Large Servicer Delinquency Index were in default or foreclosure status. That was down from 5.54 percent at the end of the fourth quarter. The figures are not seasonally adjusted. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported...[Includes one data table]


May 19, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Mortgage Product Mix Little Changed in Early 2016, Refi Surge Bolstered Purchase Slump

All three major food groups in the contemporary mortgage market – government-insured, jumbo and conventional conforming – saw roughly the same drop in new originations from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the first three months of 2016, according to a new analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. Production of loans with FHA, VA and rural housing guarantees held up a little better than the other sectors, with estimated originations slipping 1.0 percent from the fourth quarter. Although purchase mortgages account for a relatively higher share of originations in the government-insured market, there was a boost in refinance lending, especially in the VA program, that helped sustain overall production in the sector. The conventional-conforming and jumbo markets were...[Includes two data tables]


May 6, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


May 6, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Servicing Drops, Regulatory Issues Don’t

Ongoing declines in the volume of subprime mortgages outstanding have done little to limit regulatory issues involving subprime servicing. An estimated $287.0 billion in subprime mortgages were outstanding as of the end of the first quarter of 2016, down 16.3 percent from the first quarter of 2015, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released...[Includes one data table]


May 6, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak Readies Second Subprime MBS; Will Easing TRID Anxiety Bring More Deals to Market?

Angel Oak Capital Advisors is working on what should turn out to be its second nonprime mortgage securitization of the past six months, a deal that should be similar in size to its first offering of roughly $150 million, Inside MBS & ABS has learned. A source close to the company, who spoke under the condition his name not be used, could not commit to an exact issuance date except to say the security could be issued “soon.” To date, investor interest in the small amount of nonprime/non-qualified mortgage deals that have come to market has been...


May 6, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Investor Demand for Non-QM MBS Fairly Low, Limiting Prospects for Issuance in the Near Term

Industry participants are gearing up for non-agency MBS backed by non-qualified mortgages, but don’t expect a flood of volume anytime soon. Four non-agency MBS backed by new nonprime mortgages were issued in 2015, the largest of which was a $150.35 million deal from Angel Oak Capital Advisors. None of the deals were subject to risk-retention requirements that took effect at the end of 2015 and none were rated. A rating on a non-QM MBS could improve...


April 22, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

VA Paced Growth in Government- Insured Servicing During 1Q16

The Ginnie Mae servicing market continued to grow during the first three months of 2016, with most of the impetus coming from the VA home loan guaranty program. A new Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of mortgage-backed securities data reveals that the amount of Ginnie servicing outstanding swelled to $1.544 trillion as of the end of March, a 1.65 percent gain from the previous quarter. Because issuer-servicers regularly repurchase seriously delinquent loans out of Ginnie MBS pools, the actual volume of government-insured loans outstanding was somewhat higher. The VA program saw the most growth, increasing by 3.25 percent in just three months, while FHA servicing in Ginnie MBS rose only 0.96 percent from December 2015. Servicing of rural housing loans guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture was up 1.34 percent, while the FHA insurance program for Native Americans ... {4 charts]


April 22, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


April 22, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

States Continue to Weigh Regulation of Servicers

More than a year after state regulators proposed prudential standards for nonbank servicers, there’s no specific timeframe for releasing final standards. Officials at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors note that they are hoping for a coordinated approach with federal entities to regulate nonbank servicers. In March 2015, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators and CSBS proposed standards for nonbank servicers. The proposal included baseline ...


April 22, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Caliber First to Receive ‘Expanded Credit’ Rating

Caliber Home Loans was assessed by Moody’s Investors Service as an originator of “expanded-credit” mortgages last week. Caliber is the first lender to receive a rating from Moody’s for expanded-credit mortgages, which could pave the way for the first rated non-agency mortgage-backed security that includes non-qualified mortgages. The rating service defined Caliber’s expanded-credit mortgages as non-agency mortgages that are not prime jumbo loans. Moody’s said ...


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...


April 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Market Off at a Dreary Pace In Early 2016, Unique Chase Deal in the Spotlight

New production of non-agency MBS fell sharply in the first quarter of 2016 despite an anomalous rebound in the prime mortgage sector. A mere $8.38 billion of non-agency MBS was issued in the first three months of this year, down 40.8 percent from the fourth quarter and off 64.5 percent from a year ago, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking. It was the slowest quarter for new issuance since the end of 2013, when just $6.11 billion of new non-agency MBS came to market. The non-agency MBS market remains...[Includes three data tables]


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