Subprime Mortgages

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October 13, 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.


October 13, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Ocwen Avoids SEC Action, Settles with States

Ocwen Financial revealed last week that it won’t face enforcement actions from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding two outstanding investigations. And the nonbank has reached settlements with a number of the state regulators that took actions against the company earlier this year. The SEC was conducting investigations involving Ocwen regarding the use of collection agents and fees and expenses related to liquidated loans and real estate-owned ...


October 13, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Prime Jumbo MBS Issuance Surged In 3Q17, Nonprime Market Slowed

Issuance of prime non-agency mortgage-backed securities increased by more than 50.0 percent from the second quarter to the third, while activity in the nonprime MBS market slowed, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets. Some $2.97 billion of prime non-agency MBS was issued in the third quarter, up 58.1 percent from the previous period. The deals were largely backed by jumbo mortgages, along with some loans ... [Includes one data chart]


September 29, 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.


September 29, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Nonprime Lenders Look to Boost Volume

Originations of nonprime mortgages in 2017 are the strongest they have been since the financial crisis but remain well below levels seen before then. Lenders are looking to lean on loan originators and borrowers in an effort to increase volume. Angel Oak Companies is on track to originate more than $1.1 billion of non-qualified mortgages this year, according to the firm. The nonbank has three lending units that largely focus on nonprime mortgages and the $1.1 billion in production will be a company record. “Clearly, investors, brokers and consumers are...


September 29, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Lenders Defend Bank-Statement Mortgages

Nonprime lenders defended mortgages underwritten with borrowers’ bank statements after criticism of the loans by Fitch Ratings. Steven Schwalb, CEO of Angel Oak Home Loans, a nonprime lender that offers bank-statement mortgages, noted that the loans measure borrowers’ cash flow more precisely than the tax returns used for traditional income verification. “We’re comfortable with the risk of that borrower,” he added, during a panel discussion at the ABS East conference produced by Information Management Network last week in Miami Beach. Bank-statement mortgages account...


September 29, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Angel Oak and Citadel Servicing Working on New Non-Agency MBS Deals. Some Snafus Along the Way

Two of the most active originators of nonprime loans that don’t meet the qualified-mortgage test are working on new MBS deals, though market timing is a little uncertain at this point. Mike Fierman, managing partner of the Angel Oak Companies, said the Atlanta-based company has a transaction on the drawing board, but noted that the two recent hurricanes have slowed progress. “As a result … we are taking steps to re-verify the condition of all properties and are offering borrowers assistance if necessary,” said the managing partner. Fierman noted...


September 28, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Third Quarter was a Barn-Burner for Some Originators But Just So-So for Others; Nonprime Lending Excels

Drawing to a close, the third quarter of 2017 is turning out to be modestly better than some lenders expected with both profits and production volumes getting a second wind recently thanks to falling interest rates. “We’re having a great quarter,” said Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, Troy, MI. According to Ishbia, not only will UWM post record originations of $8.6 billion in the third quarter, but volume at the privately held nonbank will be about 20.0 percent higher than ever before. According to figures compiled by Inside Mortgage Finance, UWM is...


September 22, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Government Sues Deutsche Bank Employee for Allegedly Misleading MBS Investors into Buying Faulty Loans

A former Deutsche Bank employee is at the center of a lawsuit brought by the government over the sale of more than $1 billion of non-agency MBS. It’s rare when the government focuses on an individual for mortgage fraud, but the Department of Justice said the bank’s former head of subprime trading allegedly defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. The civil complaint was filed in Brooklyn’s federal court against Paul Mangione for knowingly selling bad subprime mortgages financed during the crisis and misleading investors about loan quality. The complaint alleges that he engaged in fraudulent schemes involving the origination practices of Deutsche Bank’s subsidiary, DB Home Lending LLC, which originated the bulk of the loans. The securities were sold...


September 22, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Constrained by a Lack Of Supply, Some Investors Move on to Other Products

Issuance of non-agency MBS backed by newly originated home loans remains well below levels seen before the financial crisis. While new regulations have stopped some pre-crisis loan types from being originated, industry participants suggest that other major factors are also limiting the supply of loans available for MBS. Chris Helwig, a managing director at Amherst Pierpont, noted that banks are competing for prime jumbos and holding them in portfolio, and many borrowers who previously might have received subprime mortgages opt for FHA loans. “All that is left for non-agency MBS is...


September 15, 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.


September 15, 2017 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Caliber Ramps Up Non-QM Originations, MBS

Caliber Home Loans is on track to nearly double its originations of non-qualified mortgages this year and will supply the collateral for a forthcoming mortgage-backed security, the largest in the post-crisis era.Caliber plans to originate $1.00 billion of non-QMs this year, up from $539.0 million in 2016, according to DBRS. The nonbank lender has boosted its non-QM production across lending channels, led by wholesale. Caliber had $247.0 million in wholesale non-QM originations ...


September 15, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Credit Rating Agencies Expect Limited RMBS Exposure Will Ease Effects of Losses in Storm Areas

Most rated residential MBS in regions affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have limited exposure that will mitigate the losses resulting from the devastation, according to rating services. Residential MBS rated by Moody’s Investors Service, including securities backed by single-family rental properties, have minimal exposure to the storm-affected counties of Texas and Louisiana thereby easing the losses due to reduced property values, rising delinquencies and longer foreclosure and liquidation timelines, the rating agency said. The analysis is...


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