Nonconforming Securitization

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December 8, 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.


December 8, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

The nonprime mortgage-backed security closed by Angel Oak Capital Advisors at the end of November was oversubscribed, according to Lauren Hedvat, director of capital markets at the firm. The $210.2 million AOMT 2017-3 was backed by mortgages originated by Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, Angel Oak Home Loans and Angel Oak Prime Bridge. Non-qualified mortgages accounted for 83.9 percent of the dollar volume in the MBS. Angel Oak said it’s ... [Includes two briefs]


December 8, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Government Guarantee Likely in Reform Effort

Housing-finance reform legislation in Congress will likely include a government guarantee for mortgage securities backed by conventional home loans after a concession this week by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX. The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee has long pushed to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, removing the government guarantee associated with the government-sponsored enterprises. “I continue to believe that a government guarantee in ...


December 8, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Regulatory Reform Efforts Making Progress

Regulatory reform legislation with limited bipartisan support is making its way through the Senate, and a change in leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could provide further relief for the industry. This week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved a regulatory reform bill on a 16-7 vote. S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, would make adjustments to the standards for qualified mortgages ...


December 8, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Set to Fund Lending by Other Nonbanks

Redwood Trust is looking to expand its footprint into funding originations by nonbanks as well as putting a greater emphasis on acquiring investment-property mortgages. The strategy announced this week was detailed one day after Redwood revealed that its CEO will retire in May. Officials said changes in the housing market have created opportunities for the real estate investment trust to “leverage our competitive strengths and expand our strategic mission.” They said funding ...


December 8, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Issuance of Non-Agency MBS Backed by Non-QMs Set to Take Off in 2018, Including Nonprime and Prime Loans

The dollar volume of non-agency MBS backed by non-qualified mortgages could double or even triple next year, according to industry analysts. The increased issuance is expected to come from nonprime and prime borrowers who don’t qualify for conforming mortgages.


November 22, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-QMs Gain Traction in Non-Agency MBS As Chase Joins Nonbanks in Offering Such Deals

More than three years after standards for qualified mortgages took effect, investors in the non-agency MBS market appear to be getting more comfortable with products that fall outside its bounda-ries. JPMorgan Chase is preparing to issue a large MBS backed by non-QMs that’s similar to deals from several nonbank issuers.


November 24, 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.


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Underwriting standards for subprime mortgages tightened somewhat in the third quarter, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve. One of the four banks surveyed by the Fed reported tightening underwriting standards for subprime mortgages in the third quarter while standards at the other three banks were unchanged compared with the previous quarter. The bankruptcy of the parent company of Ditech Financial is unlikely to have an impact on ... [Includes two briefs]


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Consumer Advocates Criticize FHLBank Financing

Consumer advocates are pushing for changes that could impact the non-agency market, including raising concerns about the use of Federal Home Loan Bank advances and calling for revisions to standards for qualified mortgages. In a letter this month to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a group of 136 consumer advocates were critical of Starwood Property Trust’s recently disclosed use of FHLBank advances to fund acquisitions of non-QMs. Starwood is a real estate investment ...


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Banc of California Focusing on Jumbo Non-QMs

California is a jumbo mortgage gold mine that’s dominated by banks, giving Banc of California an enviable starting point. BoC is also differentiating itself by focusing on non-qualified mortgages and avoiding the retail channel. BoC contributed $122.9 million of jumbo loans to a new mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase. Selling loans into the securitization market is a significant shift for BoC, which had previously only contributed eight mortgages to a jumbo MBS issued in 2014 ...


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

New Nonprime MBS from Angel Oak, Invictus

Issuance of nonprime mortgage-backed securities picked up in November with new deals from Angel Oak Capital Advisors and Invictus Capital Partners. A $210.2 million MBS from Angel Oak is scheduled to close on Nov. 28 and a $253.1 million deal from Invictus closed last week. The deal from Angel Oak is the third nonprime MBS of the year from the firm and follows closely after a nonprime MBS from Deephaven Mortgage where Angel Oak contributed mortgages with an unpaid ...


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Expanded-Credit Production Level in 3Q

Originations of so-called expanded-credit mortgages among a group of 15 lenders were essentially level in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. The lenders had a total of $10.61 billion of expanded-credit volume in the third quarter, up 1.7 percent from the previous quarter. Expanded-credit loans include non-qualified mortgages, nonprime mortgages ... [Includes one data chart]


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Chase Brings Variety to its Latest Non-Agency MBS

A new, somewhat atypical, non-agency mortgage-backed security from JPMorgan Chase includes a large share of non-qualified mortgages and no fixed-rate mortgages. JPMorgan Mortgage Trust 2017-5 is a $671.7 million deal that received preliminary AAA ratings last week from Fitch Ratings, Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Moody’s Investors Service. The first four deals from Chase this year largely stuck with QMs and included a fair amount of mortgages eligible for sale to the ...


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Starwood Set to Issue MBS Backed by Non-QMs

Starwood Property Trust plans to issue a non-agency mortgage-backed security with non-qualified mortgages in the first quarter of 2018, according to officials at the real estate investment trust. Starwood only recently started acquiring non-QMs, with help from Federal Home Loan Bank advances. Officials said the company acquired $128.0 million of non-agency mortgages in the third quarter, bringing the REIT’s portfolio of such loans to $419.0 million. Jeffrey DiModica, Starwood’s ...


November 24, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Jumbo Originations Increase in 3Q17 but Sector Loses Some Market Share

Originations of jumbo mortgages increased in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous period, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. But through nine months of the year, production was down compared with 2016 and the sector is losing market share as a handful of major lenders are seeing significant declines in their jumbo production. Demand for jumbo mortgages has declined somewhat, according to lenders ... [Includes one data chart]


November 17, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Credit Suisse, MBIA Continue Fight Over MBS Fraud Claims; DOJ, Barclays Resume Settlement Talks

Credit Suisse and MBIA Insurance Corp. continued their wrangling in New York state appellate court in a $235 million MBS securities lawsuit brought by the bond guarantor in 2009.


November 10, 2017 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Correspondent Platforms Feast on FHA, VA Securitization Market

Correspondent-based lending operations are accounting for a growing share of the FHA and VA home loans pooled in Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside FHA/VA Lending. In fact, correspondent originations are the only production channel to see year-over-year growth in FHA and VA business through the first nine months of 2017. Retail and wholesale-broker production is down for both FHA and VA loans. Correspondent programs are most dominant in the FHA market, perhaps reflecting a preference among large producers to have recourse to a primary-market lender if the government later finds defects in how the loan was originated. Correspondents accounted for 48.7 percent of FHA loans pooled in Ginnie MBS during the first nine months of the year, up from 43.1 percent in all of 2016. Volume was up 1.7 percent from the ... [Charts]


November 10, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial Mortgage Securitization Activity Surged In 3Q17, Big Gains in Agency and Private Markets

New issuance of MBS backed by income-property mortgages jumped sharply in the third quarter of 2017, hitting levels not reached in over a decade, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis.


November 10, 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.


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

The Structured Finance Industry Group this week unveiled key performance indicators for deal agents to track in new non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The proposed standards detail 150 measurements for deal agents to monitor. Ocwen Financial reported a net loss of $6.14 million for the third quarter of 2017. The loss would have been worse if not for a one-time tax benefit of $23.2 million related to the release of previously established reserves ... [Includes three briefs]


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Freddie’s Nonprime MBS Holdings Down Sharply

Freddie Mac significantly reduced its holdings of nonprime mortgage-backed securities in the third quarter, according to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Freddie held $5.14 billion of nonprime MBS as of the end of September, down 52.2 percent from June. The government-sponsored enterprise sold approximately $5.00 billion of its non-agency MBS holdings during the quarter, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ... [Includes one data chart]


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Non-Agency Provisions Pushed for Housing Bill

Members of the House who are drafting housing-finance reform legislation are tackling a number of issues that impact the non-agency market. At a hearing last week by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, Chairman Sean Duffy, R-WI, said the panel’s recent hearings were aimed at getting feedback for a new legislative proposal. Duffy also stressed that the effort should be bipartisan. “I believe that if we’re going to be successful not just in ...


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonprime Lenders Aim to Avoid Risk Layering

Nonprime lenders allow credit scores as low as 500 and loan-to-value ratios up to 90.0 percent, but new originations don’t typically reach such extremes. According to an analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets, the average credit score on loans in nonprime/Alt A mortgage-backed securities issued in recent years was 701.1. The average combined LTV ratio for the loans was 74.9 percent and the average debt-to-income ratio was 37.0 percent. The analysis ... [Includes one data chart]


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Redwood Boosts Jumbo Volume in Third Quarter

Redwood Trust increased its acquisitions of jumbo mortgages in the third quarter, helped by strong demand for jumbo mortgage-backed securities. The real estate investment trust acquired jumbos with a total unpaid principal balance of $1.50 billion in the third quarter, up 25.0 percent from the previous period and up 15.4 percent a year ago. Officials said spread tightening helped the REIT compete with banks for jumbos. In the third quarter, Redwood closed two super-prime jumbo MBS with ...


November 10, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Issuance of Expanded-Prime MBS Gains Momentum, Ellington Enters Market

Issuance of expanded-prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities is heating up with a new participant in the market and a quick second deal from Redwood Trust. Ellington Financial is preparing to issue its first non-agency MBS, which will largely consist of non-qualified mortgages originated by LendSure Mortgage. Morningstar Credit Ratings and S&P Global Ratings assigned preliminary AAA ratings to the deal this week. “Ellington Financial’s ability to access the robust securitization markets ...


November 3, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

RBS Agrees to Pay to End RMBS Probe; Barclays Fights MBS Suit; Credit Suisse Bares Relief Plan

The Department of Justice has announced a non-prosecution deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland, which includes a $44 million settlement, to resolve a criminal probe of the bank’s activities in non-agency MBS and collateralized loan obligations. The probe accused the bank of defrauding more than 30 customers that purchased residential and commercial MBS as well as ABS over a five-year period beginning in 2008. The group that handled the sales of these securities for RBS was ...


November 3, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Private-Equity Firm to Issue a Non-Agency MBS Backed By Mortgages on Residential Investment Properties

American Mortgage Investment Partners Management is set to issue a relatively rare non-agency MBS backed by individual mortgages on residential investment properties. The private-equity fund is preparing to issue a deal named RCO 2017-INV1 Trust, according to documents filed last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors that use mortgages to purchase residential properties typically use financing backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. But the ...


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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.
No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.
Maybe. It’s under consideration.
Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

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