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Volume 2017 - Number 11

May 26, 2017

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Wells Fargo Plans to Issue Non-Agency MBS, Likely Backed by New Jumbos

Wells Fargo is planning to issue non-agency mortgage-backed securities backed by new originations this year, according to an official at the bank. The company was one of the top issuers of non-agency MBS before the financial crisis, but like most big banks, Wells has opted to retain its jumbo production in portfolio. “This year, one of our aspirations is to come back to the market with a couple of deals,” said Franklin Codel, senior executive vice president of consumer lending ...

Jumbo Servicing Increases, Delinquencies Down

Large servicers of jumbo mortgages continued to increase their holdings in the first quarter of 2017, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. And delinquency performance improved on already low levels. The unpaid principal balance of jumbo mortgages serviced by a group of 30 companies hit $935.70 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, up 1.6 percent from the previous quarter and up 8.4 percent ... [Includes one data chart]

Chase Set to Issue Another Large Non-Agency MBS

JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue a $1.02 billion non-agency mortgage-backed security with jumbo mortgages along with loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises. JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2017-2 received preliminary AAA ratings last week from Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Moody’s Investors Service. The deal will be the second-largest non-agency MBS backed by post-crisis originations, topped only by the $1.03 billion security Chase issued in ...

Five Oaks Providing Rep Backstop on Jumbos

Five Oaks Investment shut down its jumbo conduit operations but is still involved in the sector by providing a backstop to representations and warranties on jumbos originated by other lenders. The real estate investment trust is backstopping reps and warrants for mortgages sold on a loan exchange operated by MAXEX. “In July 2016, the company announced that it would no longer aggregate and securitize residential mortgage loans; however, given Five Oaks Acquisition ...

Wall Street, Banks Differ on QM Standard

Participants in the non-agency mortgage-backed security market and banks have proposed different ways of how to address debt-to-income ratio standards for qualified mortgages. The Structured Finance Industry Group wants the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to consider speeding the timeline for ending the so-called QM patch, while the American Bankers Association seeks a permanent fix for the DTI issue. The debate centers on the 43.0 percent DTI ratio standard for QMs ...

Subprime Servicing and Disclosures Decline

Data regarding subprime mortgages outstanding, delinquencies and loss mitigation activity are getting more difficult to track as the market has essentially been in runoff mode since 2009.Few servicers report on their subprime portfolios, a key delinquency data series was recently discontinued and details on loan modifications are lagging. Some $247.0 billion of subprime mortgages were outstanding as of the end of the first quarter of 2017 ... [Includes one data chart]

News Briefs

Credit Suisse is preparing to issue a $91.18 million non-agency mortgage-backed security backed by seasoned FHA mortgages, according to a presale report by Moody’s Investors Service. CSMC Trust, Series 2017-FHA1 received a preliminary A1 rating. Credit Suisse was a major issuer of post-crisis jumbo MBS but hasn’t issued a jumbo MBS since the fourth quarter of 2015. Fitch Ratings completed a review this week of 63 non-agency MBS backed by post-crisis originations ...

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

A page of jumbo data and the performance of non-agency mortgage-backed securities.

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