Subprime Mortgages

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August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Ocwen Financial agreed to a consent order with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions this week, which included a $900,000 fine. The consent order related to Ocwen’s use of offshore unlicensed affiliate companies to service mortgages on properties in Washington state. Going forward, Ocwen agreed to service Washington-based mortgages only through licensed entities and the state will not license foreign entities ... [Includes three briefs]


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Benefits for Non-Agency Servicing with CFPB Rule

A final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding loss mitigation and other servicing practices will be positive for the servicing of non-agency mortgages, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The rating service said the rule will help standardize and improve servicing practices by increasing automation and clarifying ambiguities in the interpretation of regulatory requirements. Most of the provisions in the new rule will take effect in a year ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Some TRID Issues with New Nonprime MBS

The new nonprime mortgage-backed securities from Angel Oak Capital Advisors and Deephaven Mortgage included a number of mortgages with compliance issues relating to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, according to offering documents obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Part of the compliance issues stem from the ongoing uncertainty regarding cures for minor errors. While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposed rule ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Nonprime MBS from Angel Oak, Deephaven

The market for mortgage-backed securities backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages received a jolt this month as Angel Oak Capital Advisors and Deephaven Mortgage separately issued new deals, according to offering documents obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Angel Oak Mortgage Trust I, LLC 2016-1 was backed by mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of $132.65 million and Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2016-1 was ...


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage Securitization Rate Drifts Slightly Lower In 2Q16 and Remains Well Below Post-Crash High

A total of $333.1 billion of residential MBS backed by freshly originated home loans were issued during the second quarter of 2016, a 30.3 percent increase over the first three months of the year. But that trailed the 34.2 percent surge in primary-market originations during the same period. The result was a further decline in the mortgage securitization rate, from 67.3 percent in the first quarter to 65.3 percent in the second, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. It marked the lowest securitization rate since 2004, when the non-agency MBS market was just beginning to take off. The biggest decline was...[Includes one data table]


August 26, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak and Deephaven Issue Nonprime MBS. A Start of Something Big for the ‘New Breed’ of Non-Agency Lenders?

Over the past week, two nonprime MBS deals came to light: a $138.89 million bond issued by Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust and a $119.38 million security from Angel Oak Real Estate Investment Trust. Both deals were private placements backed by newly originated mortgages and underwritten by Wall Street veterans Credit Suisse and Nomura Securities. Although both were publicized this week, the transactions – which were not rated – closed...


August 25, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Subservicer Rushmore Loan Management Ready to Launch Consumer-Direct Channel

Rushmore Loan Management Services, Irvine, CA – a subservicing specialist – plans to enter the origination market early next month, a rarity for firms whose forte is processing loans for others. Company CEO Terry Smith told Inside Mortgage Finance that the nonbank’s direct-to-consumer arm is scheduled to begin funding loans on Sept. 1. “Our focus will be on originating loans – and servicing those loans,” Smith said. He also noted...


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Reforms at Ocwen Prompt Upgrades from S&P

S&P Global Ratings upgraded servicer ratings for Ocwen Loan Servicing to average from below average this week. Ocwen’s stock price increased significantly after the upgrade because of ratings clauses in Ocwen’s subservicing agreements with New Residential Investment. S&P downgraded Ocwen’s servicer ratings in June 2015 and if the ratings weren’t raised by April 2017, New Residential could transfer the subservicing to a different company. As of the end of ...


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Freddie Quicker at Reducing Nonprime Holdings

Freddie Mac’s efforts to reduce holdings of nonprime mortgages and nonprime mortgage-backed securities are proceeding at a faster pace than efforts at Fannie Mae, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The government-sponsored enterprises had a combined $161.12 billion in nonprime holdings as of the end of the second quarter of 2016, down 6.3 percent from the first quarter and down 20.4 percent from the second ... [Includes one data chart]


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Decline in Non-QMs Blamed on Refi Activity

Originations of non-qualified mortgages by Impac Mortgage Holdings declined in the second quarter of 2016 after rising steadily since the nonbank launched its non-QM program in 2014. Company officials pointed to low interest rates and demand for refinances of conventional mortgages for the decline. Impac originated $60.3 million in non-QMs in the second quarter, down from $74.0 million in originations in the first three months of the year. “Demand for non-QM loans has ...


August 12, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Caliber Only Major Subprime Servicer Up in 2Q

Among the top 15 subprime servicers, only Caliber Home Loans increased its portfolio during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Caliber handled $18.62 billion in subprime mortgages as of the end of June, up 4.4 percent from March. During that span, the total amount of subprime mortgage outstanding fell by 4.2 percent to an estimated $275.00 billion. Caliber has been originating ... [Includes one data chart]


August 12, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

No Word Yet on Angel Oak’s Second Nonprime MBS Deal, But Primary Market Originations on the Rise

Almost three months after word leaked out that Angel Oak Capital Advisors was working on a second nonprime MBS, the transaction has yet to come to market. Sources close to the company, maintain that a deal is still in the works – it’s just a matter of when. The company had planned to sell a roughly $150 million MBS backed by nonprime residential loans funded by affiliates Angel Oak Home Loans, a retail shop based in Atlanta, and Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, a wholesaler that originates through loan brokers. Presently, the Angel Oak firms are churning out...


August 5, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Plenty of Demand for New Nonprime Mortgages in Secondary Market, MBS Helping to Reduce Rates

There’s more than $50.0 billion in capital ready to acquire new nonprime home loans, including non-qualified mortgages, according to Dan Perl, chairman and CEO of Citadel Servicing, a nonprime lender. “Liquidity is abundant,” he said last week at the California Mortgage Bankers Association’s Western Secondary Market Conference in San Francisco. “There is a ready market for this and I couldn’t say that two years ago.” William Pendleton, a senior vice president of portfolio lending at Caliber Home Loans, said...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Takes Large Loss Due to ‘Legacy Issues’

Ocwen Financial reported a net loss of $87.20 million for the second quarter of 2016, with most of the loss related to so-called legacy issues. A planned settlement with the Department of Justice of two lawsuits involving the Home Affordable Modification Program and FHA mortgages caused $40.10 million in pre-tax losses for the nonbank lender-servicer. The company also paid $28.10 million during the quarter to cover the cost of monitoring settlements involving federal regulators ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

More Nonprime, Non-QM MBS Expected

Other issuers are looking to follow Lone Star Funds in issuing rated nonprime mortgage-backed securities that include non-qualified mortgages, according to industry participants. The $161.71 million COLT 2016-1 Mortgage Loan Trust was the first post-crisis nonprime MBS backed by new originations to receive a rating. The deal received an A rating from DBRS and Fitch Ratings. “DBRS is currently evaluating similar pools from various originators,” according to the rating service ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonprime Buyers Work to Convince LOs

Originations of non-agency nonprime mortgages have been limited in the years since the financial crisis, with many borrowers with low credit scores receiving FHA loans instead. Officials at a number of nonprime lenders have noted that loan originator compensation requirements have limited incentives for loan officers to work on nonprime mortgages. A loan originator might be able to complete two FHA mortgages in the time it takes to close one nonprime mortgage, and there’s always a ...


July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ohio Retirement Fund Lawsuit Reinstated Over Freddie Mac Subprime Loan Claims

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision that had cleared Freddie Mac of charges that it misled investors about its involvement in the subprime mortgage market. The lawsuit was filed in 2008 by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, which claimed Freddie made false public financial statements that hid its exposure to risky loans. The fund alleged that it lost more than $27.2 million as the value of Freddie stock plummeted. OPERS said...


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Investors Push for Upgrade of Ocwen’s Ratings

Investors in non-agency mortgage-backed securities serviced by Ocwen Financial released a report this week calling for Standard & Poor’s to upgrade Ocwen’s servicer ratings. In June 2015, S&P downgraded Ocwen Loan Servicing’s servicer ratings to “below average,” citing regulatory issues and investor scrutiny along with concerns about internal audits at Ocwen. The downgrade is a focus for some investors because some of the non-agency MBS serviced by Ocwen have ...


July 15, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Impact of Deal Agent Differs Based on Type of MBS

The costs and benefits of a deal agent will vary based on loan characteristics, according to a new analysis by Fitch Ratings. Costs for jumbo mortgage-backed securities will be relatively low, while costs for nonprime MBS will be higher, along with potentially greater benefits when assessing the representations and warranties on a deal. Non-agency MBS issuers continue to work toward including a deal agent in new transactions as some investors have called for the feature ...


Poll

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to all-time low of 1.34% recently. How much better will originations be at your shop in the second half compared to 1H, if at all?

Better by 1% to 10%.

30%

Better by 11% to 25%.

39%

Off the charts better. Applications are great now.

22%

Worse than 1H, but not by much.

4%

A lot worse. But not sure on the damage.

4%

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