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May 26, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

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


May 26, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak Hopes to Securitize at Least Quarterly; Citadel’s First MBS May Come Late this Summer

Two of the most active nonprime originators operating today may be headed in different directions when it comes to securitizing the non-qualified mortgages they’ve been originating. An official at the Angel Oak Companies told Inside MBS & ABS this week that the lender hopes to securitize at least once a quarter “going forward.” Citadel Servicing Corp., Irvine, CA, had hoped to issue its first security either late this month or in June, but appears to be pushing back its timetable. Dan Perl, CEO and founder of Citadel, declined...


May 19, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Wells Fargo Planning to Return to the Non-Agency MBS Market This Year; Chase Readies New Deal

The non-agency MBS market is set to receive a jolt as Wells Fargo plans to return to the space. “This year, one of our aspirations is to come back to the market with a couple of deals,” said Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president of consumer lending at Wells. “We’re taking a look to make sure we can structure those properly … to try to test the market and see what we can do to bring some confidence back to the private-label market.” The official mentioned the plans late last week during an investor event hosted by Wells. Back in 2007, Wells ranked...


May 18, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Major Product Categories All Saw Big Drops In 1Q17 Originations; GSE Market Pounded

Nonprime products such as subprime and non-qualified mortgage loans held up better than industry mainstays during the sharp drop in origination volume in the first quarter of this year, according to a new Inside Mortgage Finance ranking and analysis. Conventional conforming remained the biggest component of the market, accounting for 53.0 percent of first-lien mortgage originations in the first three months of 2017. But the estimated $204.0 billion of such loans produced during the period was down 36.6 percent from the fourth quarter. Government-insured lending was...[Includes two data tables]


May 12, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

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


May 12, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

GSEs’ Nonprime Holdings Gradually Decline

Nonprime mortgages held by the government-sponsored enterprises continued a gradual decline in the first quarter of 2017, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac held nonprime mortgages with a total unpaid principal balance of $133.89 billion at the end of the quarter, down 5.3 percent from the end of 2016 and down 22.1 percent from the first quarter of last year. The holdings are largely ... [Includes one data chart]


May 12, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-QM, S&D Markets Strengthening

More buyers and sellers are getting into the whole-loan market for non-jumbo loans, especially nonprime mortgages, industry experts said. That’s especially true for loans that don’t meet the qualified-mortgage standard, said Matthew Nichols, CEO and founder, Deephaven Mortgage, during a panel session at last week’s secondary market conference sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Three keys spurred the market last year, he explained. First, performance of ...


May 12, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Strong Demand for Large Nonprime MBS

Investors showed strong appetite for the largest non-agency mortgage-backed security backed by post-crisis nonprime originations. The $402.65 million COLT 2017-1 priced at tighter yields than any other post-crisis rated nonprime MBS amid stronger demand for mortgage credit, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank Securities. The deal from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds priced near the end of April and closed last week. “The transaction was priced at the tightest level ...


May 12, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization of Nonprime Personal Installment Loans Expected to Increase, AAA Ratings Are a Possibility

Issuance of ABS backed by nonprime personal installment loans is expected to increase, according to S&P Global Ratings. The rating service hasn’t assigned AAA ratings to such ABS, though S&P said it will approach each deal on a case-by-case basis. Between 2013 and 2016, $10.50 billion of ABS backed by branch-based unsecured personal installment loans was issued, according to S&P. The rating service highlighted the sector recently, noting that personal installment loans don’t receive as much attention as marketplace lending, which had $15.10 billion in MBS and ABS issuance between 2013 and 2016. “Branch-based fixed-rate, fixed-term unsecured personal installment loans may not be...


May 12, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Strong Investor Demand for Non-Agency MBS Backed By Seasoned Mortgages, Jumbos and Nonprime Loans

Investors had a strong appetite for new non-agency MBS in the first quarter of 2017, according to issuers. “I am continuously amazed by how quickly we bring a deal out and how quickly the senior bonds gets sold,” Matthew Lambiase, president and CEO of Chimera Investment, said during the real estate investment trust’s earnings call for the first quarter. Chimera issued...


May 4, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Ocwen Buys Some Time With New Residential Servicing Deal, But Doubts Remain About Who Will Fill the Void

Can the financially troubled and regulator-challenged Ocwen Financial survive? It’s not an unfair question given its most recent travails and this week’s news that it struck a $425.0 million transaction “in principle” to sell some of the cash flows on $117 billion in mostly non-agency servicing rights to New Residential Investment Corp. As the weekend approached, analysts that follow the company were speculating that Ocwen is going through what looks like a controlled liquidation, selling off assets – mostly the cash flow stream on its servicing portfolio – and buying time while it fights regulatory sanctions in 31 states. The company is...


April 28, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

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


April 28, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Lone Star Preps Largest Post-Crisis Nonprime MBS

An affiliate of Lone Star Funds is set to issue the largest nonprime mortgage-backed security backed by post-crisis originations. The deal will be nearly twice the size of the previous record holder, which was also issued by Lone Star. Most of the mortgages in COLT 2017-1 Mortgage Loan Trust were originated by Lone Star’s Caliber Home Loans, along with a 22.0 percent share for loans originated by Sterling Bank and Trust. The deal received preliminary AAA ratings from DBRS, Fitch Ratings ...


April 28, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Higher Prices for Nonprime Whole Loans Could Throw A Monkey Wrench Into Promising Securitization Trend

Recent signs of life in the nonprime securitization market have lifted the hopes of participants from coast to coast, but a potential snafu could be in the works in the form of strong investor demand for whole loans. According to some participants, recent whole-loan bids have been as high as 104. “That’s for newly originated non-qualified mortgages,” said one manager who spoke under the condition his name not be used. The implication is...


April 27, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Some Variety in Post-Crisis Nonprime Mortgage Originations: Less-than-Full Income Documentation or Lower Credit Scores

The market for new nonprime mortgages includes some options for borrowers, allowing for income verification via bank statements for borrowers with moderate credit scores or somewhat stringent underwriting for borrowers with exceptionally low scores. And loans to borrowers with scores around 700 have features that fall between the two offerings. Originations of nonprime mortgages remain suppressed compared with the pre-crisis heyday for subprime loans and Alt A mortgages. However, the market has slowly started to gain traction in recent years thanks to Lone Star Funds. An affiliate of Lone Star is...


April 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Up Substantially In Early 2017 on Heavy Flow of S&D Deals

A total of $13.38 billion of non-agency MBS was issued during the first quarter of 2017, a sharp 67.1 percent jump from the final quarter of last year, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking reveals. Although most of the major segments posted solid increases, the scratch-and-dent market was the star of the show. The $8.09 billion of these deals issued in the first three months of the new year represented 60.5 percent of total production and it more than doubled the fourth-quarter total. The top two issuers of non-agency MBS – Chimera Investment and Cerberus Capital – earned...[Includes three data tables]


April 20, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

The Early Read: Bank Mortgage Lending Down in 1Q17, Nonbanks Fare a Little Better

Based on mortgage results reported thus far, the first quarter was a nasty time for new originations for both the megabanks and some of the regionals, with non-depositories reporting slightly more benign production figures. Market leader Wells Fargo posted a hefty 38.9 percent one-quarter drop in mortgage originations. Second-ranked JPMorgan Chase reported a slightly less severe 23.0 percent drop in home loan funding. Citigroup, which a few months back made a strategic decision to deemphasize its role in home lending, suffered a 32.1 percent drop. Then there’s...


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Average Jumbo Mortgage Interest Rates and Mortgage Performance

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


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonprime MBS Issuance Increases in First Quarter

Issuance of mortgage-backed securities backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages increased in the first quarter of 2017, according to Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $411.36 million in nonprime MBS was issued during the quarter, a 23.2 percent increase from the previous quarter. And no nonprime MBS was issued during the first quarter of 2016. Issuance in the first quarter of this year marked the second best quarter for volume since nonprime MBS activity ...


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Deephaven Packages Angel Oak Loans in MBS

Deephaven Mortgage is preparing to issue a $221.14 million nonprime mortgage-backed security, according to a presale report from S&P Global Ratings. The majority of mortgages in the deal were originated by Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, a firm that has issued nonprime MBS on its own. While loans from 43 lenders will be included in Deephaven Residential Mortgage Trust 2017-1, Angel Oak accounts for 59.6 percent of the contributions. The other correspondent ...


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