Subprime Mortgages

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May 18, 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.


May 18, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Mixed Trends for Non-QM MBS

Mortgage-backed security investors remain interested in non-qualified mortgages, though the hot market may be cooling off. A particularly large non-QM MBS from an affiliate of Western Asset Management Company was delayed in closing and downsized slightly as some firms suggest that returns in the market slipped in the first quarter. WAMC’s Arroyo Mortgage Trust 2018-1 was initially sized at $1.25 billion, according to presale reports published near the end of April by ...


May 4, 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.


May 4, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

PennyMac Financial Services re-started its jumbo mortgage origination operations in the first quarter with plans to return as an issuer of jumbo mortgage-backed securities. The nonbank locked $21.0 million in jumbo production as of the end of March. Ocwen Financial reported net income of $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2018, putting a halt to an extended streak of quarterly losses. Ocwen is the largest subprime mortgage servicer, by far, and the firm ... [Includes three briefs]


May 4, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Retail, Brokers Dominate Expanded-Credit Lending

The retail channel is the main source of expanded-credit mortgages, followed by brokers, according to a new analysis by Inside Nonconforming Markets based on loans in non-agency mortgage-backed securities issued since 2016. Some 57.0 percent of loans in expanded-credit MBS issued in recent years were sourced through the retail channel. And 36.6 percent came through brokers. The shares are based on deals that disclose channel sourcing ... [Includes one data chart]


May 4, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

MBS Investors Gaining Comfort with Non-QMs

Spreads on mortgage-backed securities with non-qualified mortgages have tightened in recent years, according to S&P Global Ratings. “Since non-QM deals first appeared in 2014, their AAA spreads have tightened, suggesting that the market may be growing more comfortable with this asset class,” the rating service said. The spread measures the price of MBS tranches compared with a benchmark international swap rate. Tighter spreads indicate greater demand from investors ...


May 4, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

Western Asset Management Brings Non-QM MBS

An affiliate of Western Asset Management Co. is set to issue one of the largest post-crisis non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The planned $1.25 billion issuance differs in a number of ways from deals with non-qualified mortgages from other issuers. Arroyo Mortgage Trust 2018-1 will be the first non-QM MBS from WAMC. The firm has been stockpiling non-QMs and other non-agency mortgages since the end of 2014. Loans in the pending MBS have seasoned for an average of ...


April 20, 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.


April 20, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

News Briefs

Ron Faris, the current president and CEO of Ocwen Financial, will retire on June 30. After Ocwen’s pending acquisition of PHH Corp. closes, Glen Messina will be president and CEO of Ocwen, the nation’s largest subprime servicer. Messina was previously president and CEO of PHH. During the first quarter of 2018, Wells Fargo sold $1.60 billion of its holdings of vintage pick-a-pay mortgages. The sale generated a gain of $643.0 million for the bank. The buyer ... [Includes four briefs]


April 20, 2018 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

SG Capital Partners Obtains Ratings for New Deal

SG Capital Partners is set to issue its first rated nonprime mortgage-backed security after bringing to market some unrated deals in recent years and aggregating loans in a rated nonprime MBS issued by a competitor. Morningstar Credit Ratings and S&P Global Ratings assigned preliminary AAA ratings to the planned $140.1 million SG Residential Mortgage Trust 2018-1 last week. Somewhat unusually, the rating services came up with different figures on the share of non-qualified mortgages ...


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