Browse articles from all of our Newsletters related to Delinquency.

May 26, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

VA LPOs School Lenders on Lending To Incapacitated Vet Borrowers

Loan processing for incompetent veterans presents significant challenges to VA lenders, requiring strict compliance with special guidance on top of the basic VA underwriting rules. One challenge is dealing with legal appointees who assist and represent veterans in legal transactions, such as applying for a mortgage loan. There are ways to determine whether a veteran is incompetent, said Mark Jamison, loan production officer (LPO) with the VA Cleveland Regional Center, during the VA Lender Conference in Kansas City, MO, last month. The Department of Veterans Affairs or a probate court can deem a veteran incompetent due to severe injury, medical conditions, mental disorders, and financial instability, he said. A mortgage lender could make a determination of incompetency if the initial purchase contract documents were signed by an attorney-in-fact, the veteran divulged the incompetency, or the ...

May 26, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

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]

May 25, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Industry Groups Push for Supreme Court to Take Up Case Involving ‘Super-Priority’ Liens

A split in court rulings in cases involving “super-priority” liens makes the issue ripe for consideration by the Supreme Court of the United States, according to industry trade groups. Last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a joint amicus brief to the Supreme Court, stressing that super-priority liens “eviscerate” the traditional standing of mortgages. The court case of interest to the trade groups is...

May 18, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Delinquencies Resume Downward Trend in 1Q17, Slight Uptick in Foreclosure Starts

Mortgage performance improved in the first quarter of 2017, recovering from a somewhat unexpected increase in delinquencies at the end of 2016. The total delinquency rate in the Inside Mortgage Finance Large Servicer Delinquency Index was 4.28 percent as of the end of March, down from 5.05 percent at the end of the previous quarter and improving on the 4.95 percent delinquency rate recorded in March 2016. Among the 32 servicers in the large delinquency index, only two reported...[Includes one data table]

May 12, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

VA Explains Characteristics of an ‘Egregious Loan,’ Discusses Cases

What is an “egregious” VA mortgage loan? Panelists at last month’s VA Lending Conference in Kansas City, MO, helped shed light on such loans by describing them as flawed and in violation of VA requirements. “But there’s more,” said Greg Nelms, VA chief of loan policy. Unstable income and use of active-duty income when that income will be extinguished within one year could taint a VA loan and make it egregious, said Nelms. High debt-to-income ratio, residual income that is below VA requirements and failure to consider a spouse’s debts or credit in a community-property state also could have an adverse effect on a VA loan, he added. The panel presented several “egregious loan” scenarios involving reviews of several mortgages from 2016 in which lenders were required to sign indemnification agreements. The first example consisted of a VA home loan for $102,047, which closed in ...

May 8, 2017 - Inside the CFPB

Bureau Continues to Find Problems With Mortgage Servicing Practices

The CFPB claims that some mortgage servicers are violating the law by failing to provide the required foreclosure protections to struggling homeowners seeking to save their homes, according to the agency's latest supervisory highlights report, released last week. Other issues identified during recent CFPB examinations include premature foreclosure filings, mishandling of escrow accounts, incomplete periodic statements and dual tracking. “Supervision continues to observe serious problems with the loss mitigation process at certain servicers, including at one or more servicers that failed to request from borrowers the additional documents and information they needed to obtain complete loss mitigation applications, only to deny the applications for missing those documents,” the report said. On the escrow front, the CFPB said at least one ...

May 5, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Vacancy Rate for Single-Family Rental Securitizations Hits Record Low, Spring Augurs Well for Sector

The vacancy rate across single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations rated by Morningstar Credit Ratings fell to its lowest level in a year, as high retention rates for full-term leases kept performance in the sector within expectations, according to a company report. The vacancy rate dropped to 4.1 percent in March, driven by an improving average retention rate, which rose for the third consecutive month, the report said. The average retention rate for all single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations now stands at 79.5 percent, it noted. In addition, the overall turnover rate held...

April 27, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Decline in March to Lowest Level in 11 Years, Black Knight Reports

Total mortgage delinquencies dropped to an 11-year low of 3.62 percent in March, thanks to improving economic metrics, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ first look at March 2017 mortgage data. In particular, overall delinquencies fell 14.1 percent month-over-month, the lowest they have reached since March 2006 and the fourth lowest point since the turn of the century. On a year-over-year basis, total delinquencies declined 11.4 percent. Total non-current inventory, comprised of all loans 30 days or more past due or in active foreclosure, fell below 2.3 million loans, the lowest volume in 11 years, Black Knight analysts found. Observers attributed...

April 21, 2017 - Inside The GSEs

Fannie’s Second Reperforming Loan Sale Results

DLJ Mortgage Capital, an arm of Credit Suisse, was the winning bidder of all four pools of Fannie Mae’s second reperforming loan sale transaction. The GSE announced the result last week and noted that the deal included 7,508 loans totaling $1.62 billion in unpaid principal balance. The deal, announced on March 14, was...

April 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Marketplace Lending ABS Doubles from 1Q16, Total Issuance Hits $18 Billion, Latest Data Show

Seven marketplace lending securitizations with a total issuance of $3.0 billion came to market during the first quarter of 2017 – a quarterly record, according to a new report by PeerIQ, a New York-based data provider and risk-analysis firm for the peer-to-peer lending industry. Total securitization issuance to date now stands at $18.0 billion, with 80 deals issued so far (48 consumer, 22 student, one mortgage and nine small and medium-sized enterprises) since September 2013, the PeerIQ analysts said. Also, the trend towards rated deals and larger transactions continued...

April 21, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Few Losses on MBS Backed by Re-Performing Loans, But Underwriting Likely to Worsen in Future Deals

Losses on rated non-agency MBS backed by re-performing loans have been minimal, according to DBRS. RPLs have been one of the dominant types of mortgages in post-crisis non-agency MBS. Issuance of MBS backed by RPLs increased significantly in 2015, according to DBRS. Some $13.4 billion of volume was issued that year, compared with a total of $5.9 billion of issuance between 2010 and 2014. The deals often don’t receive credit ratings, which can make them difficult to track. Some $15.3 billion of RPL MBS were issued...


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