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Volume 2018 - Number 1

January 12, 2018

New Lone Star Nonprime MBS Slightly Smaller

After issuing nonprime mortgage-backed securities with post-crisis record-breaking sizes, the latest deal from Lone Star Funds will be slightly smaller. The firm is set to issue a $401.21 million nonprime MBS this month, according to presale reports by DBRS and Fitch Ratings. COLT 2018-1 Mortgage Loan Trust follows a $426.18 million issuance from Lone Star in September. That was the largest nonprime MBS backed by post-crisis originations. All of the loans in the previous issuance ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.