Subprime Mortgages

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May 4, 2015 - Inside the CFPB

CHLA Calls For Disclosures Of MLO Qualifications

The Community Home Lenders Association recently sent a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray, asking the bureau to require consumer disclosures on each mortgage loan that indicate whether the mortgage loan originator working on that loan is licensed. Such disclosures also should show whether the MLO has passed the SAFE Act test, and has completed an independent background check and SAFE Act approved pre-licensing and continuing education courses. CHLA also recommended that consumers be told if their loan originator previously failed (and never passed) the SAFE Act test or has ever been denied a state license because they failed a background check. “The CFPB is carrying out its ‘Know Before You Owe’ initiative, to improve consumer understanding and mortgage disclosures” ...


May 1, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


May 1, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Walter Investment Management’s Green Tree Servicing agreed to pay $48 million for consumer redress and a $15 million civil money penalty due to a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. The federal regulators alleged that Green Tree failed to honor modifications for loans transferred from other servicers, among other issues. The regulators said a large number of loans Green Tree acquired from ... [Includes two briefs]


May 1, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Sees Higher Margins in Non-Agency Market

Ocwen Financial’s renewed focus on the non-agency market includes plans for much higher margins than what the nonbank produced servicing and originating agency mortgages. However, officials at Ocwen stressed this week that the nonbank is not completely exiting the agency servicing market. Michael Bourque, an executive vice president and CFO at Ocwen, reported that the nonbank had a pre-tax income margin of 33 percent in 2012. By 2014, Ocwen’s margin had declined to ...


May 1, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

More Lenders Prepare to Launch Non-QM Products. But Will Any of Them Securitize?

New lenders that specialize in loans that don’t meet the government’s qualified-mortgage standards continue to draw up blueprints and raise capital – or at least try to – but very few of them are banking on securitization as a take-out strategy. However, all that may change with the launch of LendSure Financial Services, a San Diego startup headed by a handful of veterans from the subprime industry of yesteryear, including Jim Konrath, Stu Marvin and Joe Lydon. According to one non-agency investor briefed on LendSure’s plans, securitization is...


April 17, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


April 17, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Reports Large Loss for 2014, Still Confident

Ocwen Financial had a rough 2014, but officials at the nonbank suggest the company will be profitable in 2015 and beyond. Ocwen faces a number of outstanding issues, including questions from an independent auditor regarding the nonbank’s ability to operate as a going concern. Ocwen reported a preliminary net loss of $546.29 million in 2014 compared with net income of $310.42 million in 2013. Officials at the nonbank said the loss for 2014 incorporates the impact of ...


April 3, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Subprime Volume Indicators and Performance

A page of subprime and jumbo data.


April 3, 2015 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

State Regulators Propose Servicing Standards

Nonbank servicers would be subject to increased capital requirements and scrutiny under standards proposed last week by state regulators. Many parts of the proposal are similar to standards established by federal regulators, though there are some nuances for non-agency mortgages. “By relying upon existing standards and generally accepted business practices, we hope to minimize regulatory burden for small, less complex firms, while still incorporating a ...


April 3, 2015 - Inside MBS & ABS

Low Pre-Payment Rates on Re-Performing Loans Continue, Interest Rates to Blame

Limited refinancing opportunities for borrowers already at the lowest end of the interest rate spectrum continue to drive down voluntary prepayments on re-performing loans, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service. “We estimate that only 15 percent of all re-performing subprime loans and 12 percent of all re-performing Alt A loans could have potential refinancing options,” said Moody’s. The borrowers received...


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

Will a Young Nonbank Lender Called Angel Oak Break the Drought in Nonprime MBS Issuance?

A little known lender called Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions hopes to fund $540 million of product this year and generate the industry’s first nonprime non-agency MBS of the “new era” with financing provided by Nomura. According to industry officials who have viewed investor materials issued by the company – a copy of which was provided to Inside MBS & ABS – Nomura has even agreed to provide “gestation repo” warehouse credit to the privately held originator. One source who claims to have knowledge of the arrangement said...


Poll

The Supreme Court recently decided that mortgage loan officers are entitled to overtime pay. How has this affected your shop?

It's a very big deal, but our company will limit OT pay or pay very little.

24%

It’s sort of a big deal, but we have no plans to pay overtime pay at all.

10%

We have no problem paying our LOs OT.

38%

We’re still studying the case and have not yet decided what to do.

29%

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