Non-Agency MBS

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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...


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 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Flagstar Bancorp announced that it’s set to acquire certain assets of Opes Advisors, including the nonbank’s origination unit. Opes focuses on purchase mortgages on the west coast through the retail channel. Opes was the 39th-ranked jumbo lender in 2015, with $1.02 billion in jumbo originations, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Jumbos accounted for 40.6 percent ... [Includes three briefs]


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 ...


April 14, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Underwriting Standards for Jumbo MBS Return to Norm in First Quarter of 2017

After some tightening in the fourth quarter of 2016, issuers of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities in the first quarter of 2017 largely returned to the underwriting standards typically seen in the sector, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.60 billion of prime non-agency MBS was issued during the quarter, spread across six deals, including a $1.03 billion issuance by JPMorgan Chase. Underwriting ... [Includes two data charts]


April 7, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS & ABS Issuance Cooled in Early 2017 as Refi Swoon Hit Agency MBS Production Hard

As first quarters go, the start to 2017 was relatively strong, but total issuance was down sharply from the previous period, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis and ranking reveals. The market produced a total of $394.08 billion of residential MBS and non-mortgage ABS during the first three months of 2017, an 18.5 percent decline from the fourth quarter of last year. Production, however, was up 23.7 percent from the same period a year ago, and it was the strongest start since the first quarter of 2013, when agency mortgage refinance activity was running white-hot. In 2017, the agency MBS sector is...[Includes three data tables]


March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Ocwen Financial announced that it signed an agreement with the New York State Department of Financial Services this week to terminate the state regulator’s third-party operations monitor at Ocwen on April 14. Ocwen said the agreement provides a path for the nonbank to receive approval from the NYDFS to resume acquiring mortgage servicing rights. The Structured Finance Industry Group is preparing the next phase of its effort to revive the non-agency ... [Includes two briefs]


March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Shelter Growth Issues Its Second Nonprime MBS

An affiliate of Shelter Growth Capital Partners issued a $119.87 million mortgage-backed security backed by newly originated nonprime mortgages this week. It’s the second nonprime MBS from SG Capital Partners, following a $113.71 million deal in October. The new issuance is fairly similar to the previous MBS from the firm, including relatively large loan balances and many adjustable-rate mortgages. SG Residential Mortgage Trust 2017-1 included mortgages with an ...


March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Conforming Jumbos Could Boost Non-Agency MBS

Lenders originating so-called conforming-jumbo mortgages that are eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises continue to see better execution by delivering those loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac instead of packaging them in non-agency mortgage-backed securities. However, conforming jumbos accounted for 36.3 percent of the $1.03 billion non-agency MBS JPMorgan Chase issued in February. And other banks could follow in placing such ...


March 31, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Prime Non-Agency MBS Bounces Back in Early 2017, Pricing Strong

Issuance of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities increased by 65.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.60 billion in prime non-agency MBS were issued in the first quarter. Volume was boosted by relatively strong demand from investors, the emergence of a new participant and the return of a firm that has largely ... [Includes one data chart]


March 31, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Taiwan Became Biggest Overseas Market for U.S. MBS and ABS, China Dropped to Third

Investors in Taiwan held $208.1 billion of agency MBS, non-agency MBS and ABS at the midway point of 2016, making it the largest overseas investor in the market, according to preliminary Treasury Department data. Taiwan increased its holdings of U.S. MBS and ABS by 9.6 percent from the midway point in 2015, a time period during which overall foreign investment was flat. Treasury releases annual estimates of U.S. MBS and ABS by individual foreign countries as of the middle of each year. The estimates include both government-related and private-sector investors domiciled in the country. Mainland China had been...[Includes one data table]


March 24, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fitch Ends 2016 as Top Rating Service in Both Residential MBS and Non-Mortgage ABS

Fitch Ratings was the most active provider of credit ratings for non-mortgage ABS and non-agency MBS in 2016, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis reveals. Fitch edged out Standard & Poor’s in a busy ABS market, garnering a 54.8 percent share of rated transactions last year. The company boosted its ABS ratings business by 4.6 percent compared to 2015, based on dollar volume, nudging its market share up 1.9 percentage points. Fitch’s deepest penetration was...[Includes two data tables]


March 24, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ratings Services Skeptical About Former S&P Official’s Proposal to Address Rating Shopping

A proposal from a former high-ranking official at S&P Global Ratings to reduce incentives for rating shopping has been met with skepticism and resistance from officials at other rating services. Howard Esaki, the former global head of securitization research at S&P Global Ratings, and Lawrence White, a professor of economics, NYU Stern School of Business, recently published a proposal to reform the process for how rating services are selected to grade MBS and ABS. They said...


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Freddie Mac is preparing to issue a $639.91 million Whole Loan Securities transaction backed by conforming-jumbo mortgages, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Some 65.9 percent of the mortgages in the transaction were originated by Caliber Home Loans, followed by Wells Fargo Bank with a 19.1 percent share and Quicken Loans with a 10.0 percent share. JPMorgan Chase recently opted to include conforming-jumbo mortgages in a non-agency ... [Includes five briefs]


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Galton More Lenient on Certain Jumbo Standards

Galton Funding, a new entrant to the jumbo mortgage-backed security market, allows for jumbos with somewhat looser underwriting criteria than typically used in jumbo MBS issued in recent years. The company noted that its programs are aimed at “underserved” borrowers. Moody’s Investors Service said Galton has two prime loan programs: A+ and A. Both allow for more lenient underwriting than other prime jumbo programs and instead align in some instances with ...


March 17, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

BofA Jumbos Going into MBS

For the second time in five months, mortgages aggregated by Bank of America will be included in a jumbo mortgage-backed security. In both instances, BofA has sold loans to New Penn Financial, with an affiliate of New Penn issuing the MBS. The $280.38 million Shellpoint Co-Originator Trust 2017-1 is scheduled to close at the end of this month. Mortgages aggregated by BofA account for 98.7 percent of the dollar volume of the MBS, according to presale reports by Kroll Bond Rating Agency and ...


March 17, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

New Residential, CarVal Bring New MBS Backed By RPLs; Plenty of Supply of Seasoned Mortgages

Affiliates of New Residential Investment and CarVal Investors packaged re-performing mortgages with a total unpaid principal balance of more than $1 billion for two separate MBS that will be issued this month. There’s plenty of supply of seasoned mortgages in the secondary market, but higher interest rates could weaken demand, according to industry analysts. An affiliate of CarVal Investors priced a $395.3 million non-agency MBS late last week with more variety in collateral than the typical MBS backed by seasoned mortgages. In addition to re-performing mortgages, Mill City Mortgage Loan Trust 2017-1 included some home-equity lines of credit and newly originated mortgages. Vintage HELOCs accounted...


March 17, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Banks Help Pick Up Some of the Slack as Overseas Investors, GSEs Shed MBS Holdings in Late 2016

Thanks to strong growth in the agency market, the supply of single-family MBS outstanding continued to grow over the final three months of 2016, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis reveals. Agency MBS outstanding pushed to a new record, $6.034 trillion, as of the end of last year. The biggest gainer continued to be Ginnie Mae, which reported a 2.2 percent increase in the fourth quarter and a 7.7 percent gain for the year. Freddie Mac matched Ginnie’s fourth-quarter increase, but its year-to-date gain was smaller, 4.2 percent. Fannie Mae had...[Includes two data tables]


Poll

With the spring homebuying season in full swing, what percentage of your March 2017 application volume has been for “purchase” loans?

75% or higher

48%

50% to 74%

24%

30% to 49%

14%

Under 30%

14%