The biggest chunk of the insured market was loans with private MI coverage: $78.32 billion in the second quarter, a 49.3% increase from the previous period. That broadened the private MI footprint to 42.0% of the insured agency market, up from its relatively low 41.7% share in the first quarter.
Non-agency MBS backed by seasoned collateral, mostly nonperforming and re-performing loans, accounted for 54.3% of new issuance in the second quarter. Securitization of newly originated loans slipped 13.5% from the previous period.
An exclusive new analysis found that 14.8% of loans securitized by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae during the second quarter were originated by mortgage brokers. That’s the highest broker share seen since all three agencies began reporting loan-level data that include, among other things, production channel.
Freddie Mac has long used a variety of tools to maintain a 40% share of GSE business, including discounted MBS guarantee fees and buying more of its own issuance. But one of the primary purposes of the uniform MBS program was to put the two GSEs on a more level playing field.