MBS & ABS Performance

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February 22, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Outlook Positive for U.S. Credit Card ABS in 2019

Fitch Ratings has painted a positive picture of the U.S. credit card ABS sector this year following a strong finish to 2018.

February 22, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

2019 Auto Lease ABS Have Shorter-Term Maturities

GM Financial’s new auto lease securitization deal is weighted toward shorter-term maturities, likely to combat volatility in the auto market, such as falling prices of used cars.

February 15, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Rates Steady In 2018, Non-agency Rising

The overall mortgage securitization rate fell slightly in 2018, with 70.0% of home loans originated in the primary market ending up in MBS pools, according to an Inside MBS & ABS analysis.

February 1, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Mortgage Grapevine

Fannie changes bylaws, Phillips staying put...

February 1, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Favorable Trends Seen in RPL Securitization Market

There has been a significant uptick in the re-performing loan market, including whole-loan sales and securitizations (some unrated), as more borrowers move from a nonperforming to re-performing status, according to a new analysis by credit rating agency DBRS.

January 25, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS Trading Wanes. Worrisome Trends Ahead?

The average daily trading volume in agency MBS fell to $212.9 billion in December, one of the lowest readings of the year, according to figures compiled by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

January 24, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Maxine Waters Calls for Credit Reporting Reform

As a new era of oversight begins, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, is aiming for reform of credit reporting agencies.

January 18, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Bright’s Hasty Exit Leaves a Vacuum at Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae has reached the halfway mark of President Trump’s first term without a permanent leader and appears likely to remain so until after the 2020 presidential election.

January 18, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

What Macy’s Store Closings, Sears Woes Mean to CMBS

The department store industry faced some performance hurdles at the beginning of the year, and its troubles are likely to linger on, impacting the commercial MBS market, analysts said.

January 11, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

SEC Warns Rating Services for Flouting the Rules

Several rating services have received gentle warnings from the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to follow policies and procedures, according to the latest annual report from the federal regulator.


Do mortgage lenders really need a new credit-scoring model or is the current FICO system adequate?

It’s fine. Stick with what works.


Time for a change. Borrowers are different today.


Undecided, still assessing the situation.