Kroll Bond Rating Agency published a report focusing on mortgages originated by CDFIs and their inclusion in non-agency MBS. The Change Company defended its practices while Quontic Bank stopped offering “no ratio” loans.
Spreads on expanded-credit MBS issuance have widened significantly this year as lenders sell mortgages originated prior to the runup in interest rates. Issuance has slowed but market participants are optimistic in the long term.
A handful of real estate investment trusts acquired non-QMs at a discount as interest rates increased during the first quarter. Lenders selling the loans took some losses but appear to have weathered the storm.