MBS, ABS Issuance

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June 24, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

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June 24, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SEC to Re-Propose Long-Delayed Securitization Conflicts-of-Interest Rule Required by Dodd-Frank

The Securities and Exchange Commission will re-propose a rule addressing conflicts of interest regarding certain securitizations, according to SEC Chair Mary Jo White. The rule required by the Dodd-Frank Act was originally proposed by the SEC in 2011. “It’s proved to be much more complicated than our experts in the agency envisioned,” White said last week at a hearing by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Section 621 of the DFA requires...


June 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

First-Time Homebuyer Share of Home Purchases Increases, Origination Volume Up Sharply in 1Q16

First-time homebuyers account for a growing share of home purchases, and even though housing inventory is limited, originations of mortgages for first-time homebuyers are up sharply. First-time homebuyers accounted for 40.8 percent of home purchases in May, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. The share for first-time homebuyers, based on a three-month moving average, was the highest level seen in more than five years. “Demand from first-time homebuyers is...


June 17, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

USDA Securitization Down in 1Q16, Agency to Lower Premium, Fees

Ginnie Mae securitization of rural home loans got off to a wobbly start in the first quarter of 2016 as securitization volume fell 13.8 percent from the prior quarter, according to an Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of Ginnie data. Approximately $3.9 billion in loans with a USDA guarantee were securitized during the first three months, with the top five issuers accounting for $2.1 billion of mortgage-backed securities produced by the segment during the period. USDA securitization volume dropped 9.2 percent year over year. Top USDA issuer Chase Home Finance accounted for $1.2 billion of securitized rural housing loans, while PennyMac, in distant second place, finished the quarter with $378.5 million. Wells Fargo ($294.0 million), Pacific Union Financial ($122.8 million) and Amerihome Mortgage ($102.2 million), in sequential order, comprised the rest of the top five issuers. Pacific Union climbed over ...


June 17, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


June 17, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fed’s Proposal on Counterparty Credit Limits for Large Banking Organizations Seen as Threat to Securitization

A proposed rule issued by the Federal Reserve in March could increase costs and reduce securitization activities, according to industry participants. The Fed’s proposed single-counterparty credit limits for large banking organizations were required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The Fed proposed single-counterparty credit limits for domestic and foreign bank holding companies with $50.0 billion or more in total consolidated assets. The Fed first issued...


June 13, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Still Some Trading in TRID Defects, But Jumbo Market Looking Up

According to investors in scratch-and-dent TRID mortgages and traders who play in the space, auctions of mortgages with errors (of all sorts) have continued apace ever since the CFPB announcement on TRID 2.0 rulemaking in early May and show little sign of slowing down. At the same time, the TRID mortgage disclosure rule appears to be less of an obstacle for the jumbo mortgage-backed securities market these days as JPMorgan Chase prepares a deal that will include residential loans subject to the rule.


June 10, 2016 - Inside The GSEs

Fannie Releases Re-performing Loan Data Ahead of Securitization

In anticipation of plans to securitize loans that had been previously delinquent, this week Fannie Mae announced that it will release historical data on some 700,000 re-performing loans. The release, scheduled for July, will include updated credit scores and loan-to-value ratios at issuance. This coincides with Fannie’s efforts to become more transparent and give the market the ability to analyze how these re-performing loans, or RPLs, have performed over ...


June 10, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


June 10, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Jumbo MBS Issuance Resumes Even as Industry Waits for Formal Guidance on TRID from CFPB

The so-called TRID-lock seen in the jumbo MBS market since October appears to be easing as both Redwood Trust and JPMorgan Chase have come to market with deals that include some loans with compliance problems. Before this week, only one jumbo MBS included mortgages subject to TRID, a deal from Two Harbors Investment in March. Many industry participants blamed...


June 10, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Banks Continue Fading Back in Softening Non-Mortgage ABS Market in Early 2016

Commercial banks and thrifts reported a further decline in their holdings of non-mortgage ABS during the first quarter, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis of call-report data. As of the end of March, banks held a combined $131.96 billion of ABS in their portfolio, including assets intended to be held to maturity as well as those available for sale. That represented a 2.3 percent drop from the end of 2015, and a hefty 15.9 percent decline from a year ago. It was...[Includes two data tables]


June 3, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Firm Allegedly Scammed GNMA, Executives to Pay $12.7 M to SEC

A California-based mortgage lender and six senior executives have agreed to pay $12.7 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations they schemed to defraud investors in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities with a Ginnie Mae guarantee. The SEC complaint alleged that, from March 2011 to March 2015, Ginnie Mae issuer First Mortgage Corp. and its top executives pulled current performing loans out of Ginnie Mae MBS. The issuer falsely claimed that the loans were delinquent so that it could recycle them as newly issued MBS and sell them at a profit. FMC allegedly issued Ginnie Mae MBS prospectuses with false and misleading information by using a Ginnie Mae rule that allowed issuers to repurchase seriously delinquent loans. In addition, the SEC complaint alleged that FMC deliberately delayed depositing checks from borrowers who had been behind on ...


June 3, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA Securitization Spikes in 1Q16, VA Activity Drops Year-over-Year

FHA originations rose significantly in the first quarter of 2016 from the same period last year even as VA loan production decreased slightly, according to an analysis of Ginnie Mae data. Lenders delivered $54.4 billion of FHA-insured loans to Ginnie Mae for securitization during the first three months, up 36.2 percent from the previous year. In contrast, the volume of VA loans securitized over the same period, $35.0 billion, fell 1.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago. A strong purchase-mortgage market drove FHA activity from January to March. The reduction in FHA’s annual insurance premium in January 2015 continued to have an impact on FHA’s purchase-loan market share. In 2015, FHA purchase originations accounted for $151.0 billion of the estimated $881.0 billion in total purchase originations (conventional and government single-family forward originations), according to ... [ 2 charts ]


June 3, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


June 3, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS Backed By Dutch Mortgages First to Receive ‘Green Bond Assessment’ for Energy Efficient Houses

Moody’s Investors Service assigned its first “Green Bond Assessment” last week to an MBS backed by Dutch mortgages that were selected on the basis of the underlying properties’ energy efficiency. The rating service said it expects future “green transactions” from issuers such as financial institutions and governments. “Green bonds” are securities that raise capital for use in financing or refinancing projects and activities with specific climate or environmental sustainability purposes. Moody’s said green bonds include securitizations collateralized by projects or assets whose cash flows provide the first source of repayment, debt obligations with direct recourse to issuers and project finance or revenue bonds. Green Storm 2016 B.V. received...


June 3, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Buoyant Housing Market Boosts New Agency MBS Issuance in May, Refinance Hanging On

Increased securitization of purchase-money mortgages provided the lift for a pickup in the production of new single-family MBS by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae in May, according to a new market analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. The three agencies produced a total of $114.71 billion of new single-family MBS last month, a 5.3 percent increase from April’s volume. May was the third straight month of increased production and it just barely exceeded the $113.56 billion issued during the same period a year ago. For the first five months of 2016, production was down 2.8 percent from last year. Purchase mortgages accounted...[Includes two data tables]


May 27, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


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 27, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Correspondence Between SEC and Redwood Shows That Publicly-Registered MBS Are Subject to Meticulous Scrutiny

Issuers of non-agency MBS willing to issue publicly-registered securities can look forward to thorough reviews by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Redwood Trust filed an updated shelf registration with the SEC this month and the SEC released some of the feedback that went into crafting the issuer’s new Form SF-3. Issuance of publicly-registered non-agency MBS has been minimal since the financial crisis, with issuers seeing pricing in the private 144A market as adequate. Public transactions are subject to more extensive disclosure standards than private deals. An initial letter from the SEC dated Oct. 29, 2014, noted...


May 20, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


May 20, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SEC Providing Issuers with an Opportunity to Test Asset-Level Disclosure, Receive Feedback

The Securities and Exchange Commission is allowing MBS and ABS issuers to test asset-level disclosures and receive feedback in advance of requirements that take effect Nov. 23. Through July 15, issuers can request that SEC staff provide feedback on a test filing for compliance with the asset-level disclosure requirements set by the so-called Regulation AB2. The filings will be submitted via the new Form ABS-EE. Under Reg AB2, an ABS issuer that makes an initial bona fide offer on or after Nov. 23, 2016, must provide...


May 20, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Single Security, CSP Still on Target for 2-Stage Launch, $270 Million Sunk Into Project so Far

Freddie Mac and Common Securitization Solutions remain on track for the first stage of the ambitious Single Security to be implemented next year, according to officials speaking at this week’s secondary market conference sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association. David Applegate, CEO of CSS – the joint venture owned by the two government-sponsored enterprises that is building the common securitization platform – also said the project is on target to reach the second stage sometime in 2018. That’s when Fannie Mae will switch its to-be-announced business to the CSP and begin issuing Single Securities that will be fully interchangeable with Freddie Single Securities. Renee Schultz, senior vice president of capital markets at Fannie, said...


May 19, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Industry Execs Consider Liquidity, Bringing Private Capital into Government-Dominated Market

The heavy role of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae in the post-crisis mortgage market has brought lower rates and considerable liquidity to the mortgage business, but industry leaders question whether private capital can meet the growing need to finance nonbank servicing portfolios and the eventual pullback of the Federal Reserve. “We wouldn’t have the same price we have now without the government being there; its programs provide a 2 to 3 percent discount,” said Stan Middleman, CEO of Freedom Mortgage Corp., during a panel session at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s secondary market conference this week. “They are the whole enchilada. If you took them out, we’d have nothing.” The government-sponsored enterprises are...


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