MBS, ABS Issuance

Browse articles from all of our Newsletters related to MBS, ABS Issuance.

August 25, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Freddie’s AVM Seen as Providing Home-Price Valuations Slightly Higher than Prices in Case-Shiller Index

New disclosures on risk-sharing transactions from Freddie Mac provide some details on the automated valuation model used by the government-sponsored enterprise to determine home prices and loan-to-value ratios. Freddie’s AVM – Home Value Explorer – provides home price valuations that are a little higher than the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The analysts based their findings on estimates of current LTV ratios that Freddie recently added to monthly loan-level disclosures on Structured Agency Credit Risk transactions. LTV ratios based on Freddie’s AVM were...


August 19, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Clean-Up Calls on Non-Agency MBS Increase As Loan Balances on Vintage Deals Dwindle

With balances on non-agency MBS issued before the financial crisis falling to levels where clean-up calls can be initiated, clean-up call activity is rising with prospects for further growth. Rights to clean-up calls on non-agency MBS can typically be exercised when the outstanding balance of the MBS is lower than 10.0 percent of the original balance. The owner of the call rights (typically the master servicer) can purchase loans from the pool at par plus expenses and make a profit by selling or re-securitizing performing loans at a premium and retaining distressed loans to modify or liquidate. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, about 37 deals have been called this year totaling about $800 million in unpaid principal balance ...


August 19, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fitch Sets Rating Cap at ‘A’ for MBS Backed by NPLs, Establishes Standards to Protect Investors

Fitch Ratings released criteria for rating MBS backed by nonperforming loans late last week, saying it will cap ratings for such deals at “A” due to “the idiosyncratic and adverse-selection risk.” As mortgage performance has improved in recent years, issuance of MBS backed solely by nonperforming loans has been limited. However, Fitch said it considers a transaction as an NPL issuance if more than 10.0 percent of the collateral is 60+ days delinquent at the time of issuance. The rating service will require such MBS to meet a number of standards to receive a low investment-grade rating of “A” or “BBB,” including a sequential-pay structure and application of available funds to pay interest to the rated notes. “Absent these structural ...


August 19, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Bank Holdings of Residential MBS Climb to New Record in June, Heavy Increase in GSE Paper

Commercial banks and savings institutions continued to load up on residential MBS during the second quarter of 2016, pushing their investment in the sector to a new high, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. Banks and thrifts reported MBS holdings of $1.684 trillion as of the end of June, a 1.4 percent increase since the previous quarter. These are long-term holdings in banks’ held-to-maturity and available-for-sale portfolios. The industry held another $46.02 billion of MBS in their trading accounts. Not surprisingly, all of the gain came in agency MBS, particularly pass-through securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The industry’s aggregate holdings of these securities, $867.64 billion, were up 4.1 percent from the ...


August 12, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Subordination to Loans with PACE Liens Yields Mixed Result for MBS

The FHA’s and VA’s acceptance of residential properties with existing senior PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) liens is credit positive for asset-backed securities backed by PACE assessments and could have a mixed effect on some residential mortgage-backed securities, according to a new analysis by Moody’s Investors Services. The move is expected to expand the availability of mortgage financing for purchasers of homes with PACE obligations as well as ...


August 12, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fannie Releases Modified Loan Historical Data to Support New MBS Program that May Become Significant Asset Class

Fannie Mae’s new securitization program for modified single-family mortgages could generate as much as $24 billion in issuance, according to an analysis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The program will create “an asset class meriting investor focus,” BAML noted. Fannie recently released...


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

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


August 5, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Freddie Provides More Detail on Use of ‘Mirror Securities’ To Facilitate Exchanges of Legacy PC to Single Security

Freddie Mac will publish a new set of disclosures to help the market track the exchange of its legacy MBS with a 45-day payment delay to a 55-day cycle under the new Single Security, according to a new update from the government-sponsored enterprise. A key disclosure involves the creation of “mirror securities” that help investors track how much of an existing MBS has been exchanged for the new securities. Mirror securities will be created for Freddie’s current participation certificates as well as second-level Giants that are comprised of PCs. Before new Single Securities are created, Freddie will create...


July 29, 2016 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Most New ARM Originations Held in Portfolio

The securitization rate for adjustable-rate mortgages has declined significantly in the past year, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some 11.4 percent of ARMs originated in the first quarter of 2016 were included in mortgage-backed securities, down from 20.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. When ARMs make it into MBS, it’s generally in securities from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. The vast majority of non-agency ... [Includes two data charts]


July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Rated Non-Agency MBS Issued - 2Q16

Non-Agency MBS deals for the second quarter of 2016.


July 29, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


July 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Chase to Issue Its Second Large Prime Non-Agency MBS Of the Year, Unclear if Other Big Banks Will Follow

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue a $2.65 billion prime non-agency MBS, including a large share of mortgages eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises. While company officials see promise in the new type of securities, industry participants offer mixed projections on whether other big banks will follow its lead. The planned Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-2 received AAA ratings from Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service. Mortgages eligible for sale to the GSEs account for 55.0 percent of the dollar volume backing the deal. As with the $1.89 billion Chase Mortgage Trust 2016-1 that priced in March, the bank will retain...


July 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

ABS Market Was Sluggish in 2Q16, But Issuance Surged In Early July, Building to Strong Third-Quarter Tally

New issuance of non-mortgage ABS faltered in the second quarter of 2016, but the market has rebounded strongly in recent weeks, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. New ABS issuance totaled $43.07 billion in the second quarter, a modest decline from the first three months of 2016. That put year-to-date production at just $86.42 billion, off 18.0 percent from the first six months of 2015. Activity picked up...[Includes two data tables]


July 15, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Ginnie Mae Production Up Sharply Across the Board in Second Quarter

Ginnie Mae issuers produced a hefty $125.42 billion of new single-family mortgage-backed securities during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis of MBS data. The government-insured market continued to run hotter than the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sector. Ginnie MBS issuance – including FHA’s home-equity conversion mortgage program – was up 31.1 percent from the first quarter, while single-family MBS issuance by the two government-sponsored enterprises rose 26.2 percent over the same period. Excluding HECM, Ginnie issuance was up 31.5 percent in the second quarter. While FHA forward mortgages continued to be the biggest source of collateral, the VA program actually produced a bigger gain, 42.4 percent, from the first to the second quarter. VA production saw a major boost in refinance activity, up 58.4 ... [Includes four charts ]


July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance at a Glance

One page of issuance data.


July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Single-Family Rental Deal Will Prepay for First Time As Progress Shifts Properties to New Securitization

Progress Residential is preparing to issue a new single-family rental security that will lead to the payoff of a $473.2 million deal issued by the firm in 2014. The payoff will mark the first time a single-family rental security has prepaid, according to industry analysts. The planned Progress 2016-SFR1 is a single-borrower single-family rental securitization that was initially planned to be backed by a $657.27 million loan secured by mortgages on 4,068 rental homes, according to ratings by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Moody’s Investors Service and Morningstar Credit Ratings. A portion of the proceeds will fund the prepayment of Progress 2014-SFR1. The deal issued...


July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Market Faltered in Second Quarter, Stumbling To Lowest New Issuance Since End of 2013

The non-agency MBS market shriveled up and nearly blew away in the second quarter of 2016 as new issuance totaled only $6.96 billion, according to an Inside MBS & ABS analysis. New production tumbled 17.0 percent from the first quarter of the year, which failed to top the $10 billion mark in issuance. The second-quarter total was the lowest output since the end of 2013, when just $6.11 billion of new non-agency MBS was produced. While there was a stiff decline in re-securitization activity from the first quarter, scratch-and-dent securitizations of nonperforming, re-performing and other dinged-up assets increased...[Includes two data tables]


July 14, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Ginnie Mae Plans to Roll Out a Revised ‘Acknowledgement Agreement,’ New Language Could Bring More Liquidity

Ginnie Mae is working on an upgrade to its “acknowledgement agreement,” in an attempt to bring more liquidity to the market and improve the ability of servicers to get loans collateralized by mortgage servicing rights on the agency’s mortgage-backed securities. In an interview with Inside Mortgage Finance, Ginnie Senior Vice President of Issuer and Portfolio Management Michael Drayne said the new version could be ready by the end of August or perhaps a few weeks later. “We’re getting a lot of feedback from the industry,” said Drayne. Presently, 25 to 30 percent of the agency’s $1.7 trillion portfolio is secured...


July 14, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Flow of Private MI Loans Into Fannie/Freddie Market Up Sharply in 2Q16, But FHA/VA Markets Also Surged

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securitized $58.61 billion of single-family home loans that carried private mortgage insurance during the second quarter of 2016, a solid 33.0 percent increase over the first three months of the year, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. The boost in private MI business was slightly stronger than the 26.2 percent increase in overall single-family mortgage-backed securities issuance for the two government-sponsored enterprises during the same period. Overall, the biggest increase in GSE business during the second quarter was...[Includes two data tables]


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%

Housing Pulse