Nonconforming Securitization

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December 14, 2018 - 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.


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new policies this week regarding no-action letters and the establishment of a “product sandbox.” The proposal aims to help financial services companies develop innovative products. Lauren Saunders, associate director of the National Consumer Law Center, was highly critical of the proposal, claiming that it could “wipe out consumer protection laws for entire industries.” She said the proposal is certain to ... [Includes four briefs]


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Interest-Only Lending Declines in Third Quarter

Originations of interest-only mortgages declined by 6.6 percent on a sequential basis in the third quarter among a group of lenders surveyed by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Total first-lien mortgage originations declined by 2.2 percent in that span. Fifteen lenders originated $4.74 billion of IOs in the third quarter. Some 33 percent of the lenders managed to increase their IO production on a quarterly basis, with large gains at Citadel Servicing, PNC Mortgage and ... [Includes one data chart]


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Citadel Makes a Case for Vertical Integration

Brokers and correspondents looking for nonprime lenders to work with should consider the benefits provided by firms with vertical integration, according to a recent white paper by Citadel Servicing Corp. Citadel happens to be a vertically-integrated lender with wholesale and correspondent operations along with a servicing platform. The lender defined vertical integration as the combination of two or more stages of production at one company as opposed to the stages ...


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Issuers Bring MBS Close to Year End

With 2018 winding down, issuers of non-agency mortgage-backed securities introduced two new deals this week. Neuberger Berman is set to issue its second expanded credit MBS of the year while Verus Mortgage Capital is planning its second deal backed by nonprime loans for investment properties. Neuberger Berman’s Homeward Opportunities Fund I Trust 2018-2 will be a $320.1 million deal and Verus Securitization Trust 2018-INV2 will be a $254.8 million issuance. Sprout Mortgage ...


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Asset-Based Underwriting Prompts Warning

An increase in asset-based underwriting by banks prompted warnings from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last week. The OCC said its examiners have seen greater use of asset dissipation underwriting, a practice used to qualify borrowers using a hypothetical income stream from their asset liquidation rather than debt-to-income ratios. Banks are increasingly using asset dissipation or asset depletion as a response to “intense competition” from nonbanks, among other ...


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banks Increase Holdings of First Liens

Holdings of first-lien mortgages by banks and thrifts increased in the third quarter, according to an Inside Nonconforming Markets analysis of call reports. Banks and thrifts held $2.07 trillion of first liens in their portfolios at the end of September, up 1.2 percent from June and 4.3 percent from a year ago. The holdings have largely been boosted by jumbo mortgages along with loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises ... [Includes one data chart]


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Plans Non-Agency Originations in 2Q19

Ocwen Financial announced last week that it plans to launch non-agency originations in the second quarter of 2019, focusing on borrowers already in its servicing portfolio. The company detailed the plans in presentations to investors. Officials said Ocwen is expanding from originating agency mortgages into non-agency mortgages in an effort to maximize the potential to recapture borrowers in Ocwen’s servicing portfolio. The move is years in the making and follows a ...


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

ARM Share Drops in Third Quarter

The adjustable-rate mortgage share of total originations declined in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $50.0 billion of ARMs were originated in the third quarter, accounting for 11.5 percent of total originations. In the previous quarter, an estimated $55.0 billion of ARMs were originated, making up 12.4 percent of the market. ARM volume was also down from ... [Includes one data chart]


December 14, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Outlook for Prime Non-Agency MBS Issuance Closely Connected with GSE Pricing, Tools

Issuance volume and lending practices in the prime non-agency mortgage-backed security market in 2019 will be linked in several ways to the government-sponsored enterprises, according to industry analysts. Volume projections for prime non-agency MBS depend on pricing differences between non-agency execution and delivery of loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Non-agency lenders are also expected to increasingly use tools developed by the GSEs. “We expect robust issuance from ...


December 14, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Carrington Prepping Its First Non-QM MBS; Angel Oak Will be Active as Others Eye Entry Into the Market

With more lenders eyeing the non-qualified mortgage sector for entry in 2019, the deal volume for non-agency MBS could pick up significantly in the quarters ahead.


December 14, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Outstanding Nearing End of 11-Year Tunnel, Agency Market Plods Forward

The supply of single-family non-agency MBS continued to decline in the third quarter of 2018, but the sector may be nearing a turnaround point, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis of outstanding mortgage securities. [Includes two data charts.]


December 7, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Ruling on Non-Agency MBS Statute of Limitations in NY Prompts Reconsideration of Accrual Clauses

Lawyers for issuers of non-agency MBS are revising deal documents and considering choosing a different state for issuance after an unfavorable ruling by the New York State Court of Appeals.


December 7, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Demand for New Non-Agency MBS Fading, Lack of Depth Among Investors an Issue

The spreads on newly issued non-agency MBS have widened in recent months, indicating weak-er demand from investors. The pricing trends follow sharp increases in issuance this year, with analysts suggesting there may not be enough investors to absorb new production.


November 30, 2018 - 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.


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Two mortgage-backed securities with non-qualified mortgages originated by Impac Mortgage Holdings are in the works, according to presale reports released last week. An affiliate of Starwood Capital Group plans to issue a $280.0 million MBS with loans solely originated by Impac, while Deephaven Mortgage plans to issue a $374.3 million deal with production from 77 lenders, led by Impac with a 14.7 percent share. Among nine mortgage-backed securities ... [Includes two briefs]


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Many Cash-Out Refis in Investment Property MBS

An affiliate of American Mortgage Investment Partners Management plans to issue a non-agency mortgage-backed security with a high share of cash-out refinances on investment properties. Some 70.2 percent of the mortgages in the $199.5 million RCO 2018-VFS1 Trust are cash-out refis while 16.0 percent were to purchase an investment property. All of the loans were originated by Visio Financial Services, a lender that started producing mortgages in September 2015 ...


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Regulators Propose Higher Appraisal Threshold

Federal regulators last week proposed a significant expansion in the number of non-agency mortgages that will not need a full appraisal. Currently, non-agency mortgages with loan balances of less than $250,000 don’t need an appraisal if originated by a bank. The regulators proposed increasing the threshold to $400,000. Mortgages below the appraisal threshold still require an evaluation, just not a full appraisal. Banking regulators said the proposal is an effort to reduce ...


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Multiple Factors Boosting Non-Agency MBS Prices

The strong demand for non-agency mortgage-backed securities this year looks to be tied to a number of factors, according to industry analysts. ICE Data Services, a firm that tracks non-agency MBS prices, noted that the sector has been helped by large settlements involving legacy non-agency MBS. And investors are more comfortable with the legal liability associated with non-qualified mortgages, prompting significant securitization of the loans. Issuers are also experimenting with ...


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Lenders Decrease Premiums on Non-QMs

The spread between interest rates for qualified mortgages and similar non-QMs has narrowed somewhat this year. The lower premium placed on non-QMs suggests that lenders are getting more comfortable with the liability associated with the loans. The findings were detailed recently by two economists at the Federal Reserve who had access to loan-level data from Optimal Blue. The data comprised loan applications and mortgage locks from January 2013 through September 2018 ...


November 30, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Correspondent Channel Gains More Market Share of Jumbo Originations in Third Quarter

The correspondent channel has continued to gain market share of jumbo mortgages as production of such loans has shifted to purchase financing, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Correspondents accounted for 21.7 percent of third-quarter jumbo mortgages originated by lenders that report data to Inside Mortgage Finance. The sector’s market share has increased for three consecutive quarters. Correspondents accounted... [Includes one data chart]


November 16, 2018 - 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.


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Waterfall Asset Management announced that it launched a residential mortgage conduit to focus on partnering with lenders to originate proprietary mortgage products under flow agreements. The conduit aims to purchase prime and near-prime mortgages with relatively high loan-to-value ratios. An affiliate of Caliber Home Loans is preparing to issue a $354.5 million nonprime mortgage-backed security, according to presale reports by DBRS and Fitch Ratings ... [Includes four briefs]


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

GSEs Letting Nonprime Holdings Taper Off

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to let their holdings of nonprime mortgages gradually taper off, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The government-sponsored enterprises held a total of $91.01 billion of nonprime mortgages at the end of September, largely in purchased/guaranteed loans originated before the financial crisis. The holdings were down by 21.2 percent on an annual basis. In the past year, Fannie has ... [Includes one data chart]


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Looks to Grow After Acquiring PHH

Ocwen Financial plans to boost its servicing portfolio and possibly originate nonprime mortgages now that it has acquired PHH Corp. Ocwen is by far the largest servicer of subprime mortgages but the nonbank to this point hasn’t focused its origination efforts on the portfolio. It has also been under servicing-acquisition constraints set by various regulators for years due to issues with its servicing practices. “We’re excited about the opportunity to resume growth activities, as permitted by ...


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-QM Share of Impac’s Originations Up Sharply

The non-qualified mortgage share of Impac Mortgage Holding’s total originations has increased significantly in the past year. The nonbank lender has enhanced its marketing efforts for such loans as the volume of conventional refinances has declined. Non-QMs accounted for 40.9 percent of Impac’s $853.2 million total originations in the third quarter of 2018 compared with 11.5 percent of $2.08 billion of originations a year ago. Impac’s non-QM originations increased 45.9 percent to $349.2 million ...


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Demand for Jumbos Boosts Redwood in 3Q

Strong demand in the secondary market for jumbo mortgages lifted Redwood Trust’s mortgage banking income during the third quarter even though the volume of loans it acquired declined. Redwood had $11.24 million in non-interest income from mortgage banking activities in the third quarter, up 5.9 percent from the previous quarter. The metric tracks Redwood’s loan aggregation and sales. The real estate investment trust’s jumbo conduit acquired mortgages with an unpaid principal balance ...


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Offers Jumbo MBS with Higher LTV Ratios

The latest jumbo mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase differs significantly from others deals issued by the company. The $459.3 million MBS is stocked with mortgages that have relatively high loan-to-value ratios. The average combined LTV ratio for loans in JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2018-LTV1 is 86.2 percent and nearly every mortgage has an LTV ratio greater than 79.0 percent. The average combined LTV ratio on prime non-agency MBS issued in the third quarter of 2018 was ...


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

REITs Show Increasing Interest in Non-Agency

Demand for non-agency products, including non-qualified mortgages, is growing among real estate investment trusts. A number of REITs have ramped up their investments in the non-agency sector, with some issuing mortgage-backed securities. Annaly Capital Management, the largest mortgage REIT, had $525.0 million in residential whole loans at the end of September, up from $392.0 million a year ago. The REIT didn’t disclose the total unpaid principal balance of its whole-loan holdings ...


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Expanded-Credit Volume Up 10.5 Percent in 3Q

Among the four main mortgage products, only originations of expanded-credit loans increased on a quarterly basis in the third quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Originations of expanded-credit loans rose 10.5 percent in the third quarter. The sector includes non-qualified mortgages, nonprime loans, mortgages with alternative documentation and any other non-jumbo mortgages not eligible for delivery to ... [Includes one data chart]


November 16, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency Jumbo Sector Loses Market Share in 3Q as Interest Rates Increase

Originations of non-agency jumbo mortgages fell more than overall mortgage production, prompting the sector to lose market share in the third quarter, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. An estimated $76.0 billion of non-agency jumbos were originated in the quarter, down 5.0 percent from a quarter ago. Total first-lien originations fell by 2.2 percent, according to Inside Mortgage Finance. Jumbos accounted for 17.5 percent of total ... [Includes one data chart]


November 8, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Investors Face a Maze of Structural Issues in Assessing Value in Non-Agency MBS

Deal structure – everything from pre-issuance loan reviews to enforcement mechanisms when things go wrong – vary significantly in the non-agency MBS market, experts noted at the Structured Finance Industry Group’s recent residential mortgage conference in New York.


Poll

With loan volumes declining, does your shop have plans to enter the non-QM lending market in 2019?

Yes, definitely. A solid move forward.

45%

Yes, but only incrementally.

16%

We’re pondering a move into non-QM, but haven’t made up our mind.

13%

No, definitely not. We view it has too risky.

26%