MBS, ABS Issuance

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July 18, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

House Democrats’ Bill Features Amped-Up GNMA

Ginnie Mae would play a greater role in a private-market partnership model envisioned in proposed housing finance reform legislation introduced recently by House Democrats. However, many in the industry doubt whether a Democrat-sponsored reform bill will pass in this Congress. Sponsored by Reps. John Delaney (MD), John Carney (DE) and Jim Himes (CT), the Partnership to Strengthen Homeownership Act would put Ginnie Mae in charge of all single- and multifamily mortgage-backed securities with government backing. Among other things, H.R. 5055 would create a new Ginnie Mae MBS for conventional mortgages backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government with minimum support from the private sector. Under the proposed model, private entities would assume up to 5 percent of the first-loss capital on the MBS. The remaining 95 percent would be shared between ...

July 18, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

Ginnie Mae Servicing Remains Flat in 2Q14

Ginnie Mae servicing remained flat in the second quarter of 2014, continuing a trend that began in the third quarter of last year as FHA refinancing fell and purchase activity slowed, according to Inside FHA Lending’s analysis of Ginnie Mae data. Servicing volume rose by only 0.7 percent from the first quarter, slightly lower from the 0.9 percent increase reported by Ginnie Mae servicers for the first three months of 2014. On the other hand, volume was up modestly by 5.9 percent year-over-year, data showed. Ginnie Mae servicers ended the second quarter with a total of $1.46 trillion in unpaid principal balance, up from $1.45 trillion in the prior quarter. Four out of the top five Ginnie Mae servicers were banks. Wells Fargo closed out the second quarter with $425.9 billion in servicing volume, a 0.2 percent decrease from the previous quarter but up 2.1 percent from a year ago. Its 29.2 percent market share put it ... [1 chart]

July 18, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Credit Suisse Readies Its Next Jumbo MBS

Credit Suisse plans to issue a $367.84 million jumbo mortgage-backed security, according to a preliminary term sheet obtained by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The deal is scheduled to close around July 30. While presale reports on CSMC Trust 2014-IVR3 have not been issued, Credit Suisse expects that the deal will have credit enhancement of 7.25 percent on the AAA-rated tranches, according to the term sheet. Some 56 percent of the mortgages ...

July 18, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Quick with Unique New Jumbo MBS

Redwood Trust revved up its latest jumbo mortgage-backed security in a hurry with plans to issue a new deal that includes some loans that don’t meet standards for qualified mortgages. The deal also includes less than 100 percent due diligence. The weighted-average loan age on the $306.05 million Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2014-2 is 1.4 months, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency. The latest issuance from JPMorgan Chase included mortgages that were ...

July 18, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Loan Quality Remains Pristine in Jumbo MBS, But It’s Still Hard to Get Deals Done

The characteristics of mortgages included in jumbo mortgage-backed securities remained strong in the second quarter of 2014, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. However, the high quality of jumbo MBS has not attracted enough investors to make issuance more appealing for banks than retaining the loans in portfolio. Debt-to-income ratios on loans included in the $1.03 billion in jumbo MBS issued in the second quarter averaged ... [Includes one data chart]

July 18, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

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July 18, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Issuance of Re-REMICs on the Rise in 2014, Deals Are Offering Enhanced Returns Compared with Vintage Non-Agency MBS

Re-securitization activity is above levels seen last year because of compressed yields on vintage non-agency MBS, according to industry analysts. Re-securitizations – all of which are privately placed and typically without a rating – can offer investors more credit risk and leverage than vintage non-agency MBS. In the first half of 2014, 20 re-securitizations of real estate mortgage investment conduits totaling $5.90 billion were issued, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Activity is picking up: June alone accounted for 28.3 percent of the issuance. “In an environment where yields have compressed in the vintage non-agency space, subordinate re-REMIC classes can offer...

July 11, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Nonbanks Gaining More GSE Market Share; Retail Channel Losing Steam

The rebound in new business at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the second quarter of 2014 was fueled by a hefty increase in purchase-mortgage activity, but it also featured clear shifts in the volume of loans coming from different kinds of lenders. A new Inside Mortgage Trends analysis of loan-level data on mortgage-backed securities issued by the two government-sponsored enterprises shows that nonbank lenders continued to ... [Includes 3 data charts]

July 11, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

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July 10, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Securitize Hefty Crop of Privately-Insured Mortgages in 2Q14

The modest rebound in the housing market during the second quarter of 2014 produced a solid increase in the volume of home loans with private mortgage insurance securitized by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A new Inside Mortgage Finance analysis and ranking reveals that the two government-sponsored enterprises securitized $37.36 billion of single-family mortgages with private MI coverage during the second quarter. That was up 24.7 percent from the first three months of the year, which had produced a dismal $29.95 billion of MI-insured loans in new GSE mortgage-backed securities. By comparison, total GSE business was...[Includes two data charts]

July 3, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

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July 3, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency REMIC Volume Dipped in 2Q14; Ginnie Most Active Issuer

Issuance of real estate mortgage investment conduits securities backed by agency MBS declined by 14.4 percent from the first quarter to the second, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae issued a total of $51.5 billion of REMICs during the second quarter. That left year-to-date production at $111.8 billion midway through 2014, down 25.8 percent from the same point last year. Ginnie remained...

July 3, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Moody’s, Fitch: New Trends Affecting Credit Quality of Residential MBS, ABS Securitizations

The credit quality of the collateral backing the most active types of structured finance securities is slipping, but remains above pre-credit crisis levels, according to Moody’s Investors Service. In a report issued last week, Moody’s cited several trends that signal the potential for higher credit risk, but the rating service said that many sponsors are building in subordination levels and other structural features that result in higher credit quality. “The degree of weaker underwriting and collateral quality in structured transactions varies...

July 3, 2014 - Inside Mortgage Finance

GSE Business Rebounds in Second Quarter As Purchase-Mortgage Sector Gains Strength

The anxiously-awaited Spring surge in purchase-mortgage lending finally arrived at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during recent months, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis of loan-level data from the two government-sponsored enterprises. The two GSEs issued $141.83 billion of single-family mortgage-backed securities during the second quarter, an encouraging 9.8 percent increase from the dreary levels recorded in the first three months of 2014. During the first quarter of this year, Fannie/Freddie MBS production set a 14-year low of just $129.21 billion. Clearly, the market isn’t...[Includes three data charts]

June 27, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Activity Heats Up in the Jumbo MBS Market, But Key Factors Likely to Suppress Issuance

The jumbo MBS market sprung to life this month, just before the close of the second quarter. Three firms are scheduled to issue jumbo MBS at the end of this week, and the market’s biggest player, Redwood Trust, is close to its first new issuance since pricing a deal at the end of March. While jumbo mortgage securitization is currently attractive to issuers, industry analysts suggest that volume will remain limited this year due to a number of factors, including a lack of strong demand from a wide range of investors, incentives for banks to hold jumbos in portfolio and continued dominance by the government-sponsored enterprises. “I think issuance will remain...

June 20, 2014 - Inside FHA Lending

Around the Industry

NY Passes Bill to Reduce Number of FHA Loans that Would Fall Under Subprime. The New York Assembly recently passed legislation that would result in fewer FHA loans being classified as “subprime” under state banking law, according to the law firm Ballard Spahr. Already passed by the Senate, the bill would make permanent prior emergency rules issued by the Department of Financial Services, which raised the subprime threshold 75 basis points for those loans subject to the revised FHA mortgage-insurance premium cancellation policy. Although the emergency rules were set to expire on Dec. 31, 2013, the DFS granted an extension to allow the state legislature additional time to find a permanent solution, said Ballard Spahr attorneys. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and strong industry backing, and is expected to ...

June 20, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

WinWater to Issue Its First Jumbo MBS

WinWater Home Mortgage, a relatively new jumbo conduit, is preparing to issue a $249.47 million jumbo mortgage-backed security. The deal is set to receive AAA ratings from DBRS, Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Standard & Poor’s despite concerns about the lack of performance data for WinWater and the firm’s “limited financial capacity.” WinWater is partly owned by principals of Premium Point Investments, a residential mortgage investment advisor ...

June 20, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Blackrock, PIMCO Sue Banks For Failure to Oversee $2T In MBS; Judge Approves NCUA Lawsuit Against UBS

A group of institutional investors – including BlackRock and Pacific Investment Management Co. – filed suit this week against six banks for their alleged failure as mortgage-bond trustees for over $2 trillion worth of mortgage securities. The suits against the banks – U.S. Bancorp, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, HSBC Holdings, and Wells Fargo – were filed in New York State Supreme Court, New York County. The plaintiffs seek unspecified damages for losses exceeding $250 billion on nearly 2,220 non-agency MBS trusts issued between 2004 and 2008. The suits allege...

June 13, 2014 - Inside The GSEs

GSE MBS Business Activity Plunge Year-Over-Year in May

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued $44.8 billion in single-family mortgage-backed securities during the month of May, a slight 1.3 percent dip from April, but it reversed the brief rebound following a year-long streak of declines, according to an Inside The GSEs analysis. However, May’s MBS issuance was down a much steeper 62.4 percent from the same period a year ago. Top-ranked Wells Fargo’s Fannie and Freddie securitization, at $5.97 billion, dropped by 4.9 percent on a monthly basis and by 73.6 percent year-to-date.

June 12, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial MBS Market Strong, Though Concerns Persist About Looser Underwriting

The volume of outstanding commercial MBS continues to hit record highs and the number of active lenders is near levels seen before the financial crisis. While issuers suggest that the industry is much different than in 2007, there are concerns about looser underwriting. Some $86.48 billion in commercial MBS was issued in 2013, according to the Inside Mortgage Finance MBS Database. And while issuance in the first quarter of 2014 was lower than three of the four quarters in 2013, Standard & Poor’s projected this week that issuance of commercial MBS could hit $90.0 billion this year. The issuance has been prompted...

June 12, 2014 - Inside MBS & ABS

Loaded with Wall Street Veterans, WinWater Readies First Jumbo MBS Deal; An Eye on Nonprime?

WinWater Home Mortgage, a New York-based conduit managed by several Wall Street veterans, is ready to market its first jumbo MBS, but has also made inquiries about non-prime transactions as well, according to traders and lenders familiar with the company. WinWater plans to issue a $249.47 million jumbo MBS, according to a presale report released late this week by Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Not only is the bond WinWater’s first deal, it represents the first new issuance in the sector since late April when Credit Suisse came to market. The average combined loan-to-value ratio on the deal is...


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