Subprime Mortgages

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April 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Up Substantially In Early 2017 on Heavy Flow of S&D Deals

A total of $13.38 billion of non-agency MBS was issued during the first quarter of 2017, a sharp 67.1 percent jump from the final quarter of last year, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking reveals. Although most of the major segments posted solid increases, the scratch-and-dent market was the star of the show. The $8.09 billion of these deals issued in the first three months of the new year represented 60.5 percent of total production and it more than doubled the fourth-quarter total. The top two issuers of non-agency MBS – Chimera Investment and Cerberus Capital – earned...[Includes three data tables]

April 20, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

The Early Read: Bank Mortgage Lending Down in 1Q17, Nonbanks Fare a Little Better

Based on mortgage results reported thus far, the first quarter was a nasty time for new originations for both the megabanks and some of the regionals, with non-depositories reporting slightly more benign production figures. Market leader Wells Fargo posted a hefty 38.9 percent one-quarter drop in mortgage originations. Second-ranked JPMorgan Chase reported a slightly less severe 23.0 percent drop in home loan funding. Citigroup, which a few months back made a strategic decision to deemphasize its role in home lending, suffered a 32.1 percent drop. Then there’s...

April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.

April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Looks Forward, Emphasis on Compliance

With the potential for restrictions placed on Ocwen Financial to be removed in the near future, officials at the nonbank stress that Ocwen has transformed compared with when the restrictions were applied. Near the end of 2014, Ocwen agreed to a $150.0 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services. Among other provisions, the settlement required Ocwen to meet certain benchmarks and receive approval from the state regulator before acquiring ...

April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonprime MBS Issuance Increases in First Quarter

Issuance of mortgage-backed securities backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages increased in the first quarter of 2017, according to Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $411.36 million in nonprime MBS was issued during the quarter, a 23.2 percent increase from the previous quarter. And no nonprime MBS was issued during the first quarter of 2016. Issuance in the first quarter of this year marked the second best quarter for volume since nonprime MBS activity ...

April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Deephaven Packages Angel Oak Loans in MBS

Deephaven Mortgage is preparing to issue a $221.14 million nonprime mortgage-backed security, according to a presale report from S&P Global Ratings. The majority of mortgages in the deal were originated by Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, a firm that has issued nonprime MBS on its own. While loans from 43 lenders will be included in Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2017-1, Angel Oak accounts for 59.6 percent of the contributions. The other correspondent ...

April 7, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Nonprime Lenders May See Banner Year in 2017

While conventional residential lenders try to figure out how to cut costs in what likely will turn out to be a down year for originations, nonprime firms are headed in the opposite direction – growth. Angel Oak Companies, Atlanta, the largest nonprime lender of 2016 with $700 million of production, this week announced the promotion of four senior managers and plans to double its sales force, which presently numbers 52 account executives. “We’ve already added 16 ...

March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.

March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Ocwen Financial announced that it signed an agreement with the New York State Department of Financial Services this week to terminate the state regulator’s third-party operations monitor at Ocwen on April 14. Ocwen said the agreement provides a path for the nonbank to receive approval from the NYDFS to resume acquiring mortgage servicing rights. The Structured Finance Industry Group is preparing the next phase of its effort to revive the non-agency ... [Includes two briefs]

March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Shelter Growth Issues Its Second Nonprime MBS

An affiliate of Shelter Growth Capital Partners issued a $119.87 million mortgage-backed security backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages this week. It’s the second nonprime MBS from SG Capital Partners, following a $113.71 million deal in October. The new issuance is fairly similar to the previous MBS from the firm, including relatively large loan balances and many adjustable-rate mortgages. SG Residential Mortgage Trust 2017-1 included mortgages with an ...

March 31, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Nonprime Lenders Firm Up MBS Plans. Angel Oak Working on a Deal for May as Citadel Targets June.

Although agency mortgage lenders are having a challenging start this year, nonprime lenders are seeing volumes increase more than anticipated and are shaping up plans to bring new MBS to market. Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, Atlanta, and its retail affiliate Angel Oak Home Loans ended the first quarter with just over $220.9 million of mostly non-agency mortgage production. An official at the company described the first quarter as “shaping up well.” The official told...

March 24, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Banks to Settle Legacy MBS Case; Deutsche Bank’s Class Bid Rejected; Court Favors Collateral Manager

Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed to pay investors $165 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting the quality of mortgage loans underlying securities issued by now-defunct subprime lender NovaStar Mortgage. The agreement was announced last week subject to approval by Judge Deborah Batts of the U.S. District Court for the Second District of New York, according to a report by Reuters. At issue is $7.7 billion in residential MBS delivered into various trusts and sold to investors, including pension funds, prior to the housing crash. A multi-employer union pension plan led by the New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund filed...

March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.

March 13, 2017 - Inside the CFPB

CFPB Official Warns Borrowers About Subprime Mortgages

Individuals with bad or no credit who are thinking about taking out a mortgage should proceed with caution if a lender has offered them a subprime loan, an official from the CFPB advised recently. In a blog posting last week, Megan Thibos, a policy analyst with the CFPB’s mortgage markets team, talked about the homebuying process for people with poor credit scores. Thibos suggested that borrowers should review their credit scores, make sure their credit reports are correct, and work to rebuild their credit. Then she detailed various mortgage options available to borrowers with poor credit, focusing on FHA mortgages. That was followed by “a warning about subprime mortgages.” Thibos said subprime mortgages have significantly higher interest rates than prime ...


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