MBS, ABS Issuance

Browse articles from all of our Newsletters related to MBS, ABS Issuance.

October 12, 2018 - Inside The GSEs

GSE 1-Family Business Up 10% in 3Q18 as Purchase Market Grows

Seasonal housing-market factors pushed GSE single-family mortgage business higher in the third quarter, according to a new Inside The GSEs analysis of mortgage-backed securities data. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued $213.81 billion of single-family MBS in the third quarter, a 10.4 percent increase from the previous period. The gain came from a 23.4 percent surge in purchase-mortgage business, which offset a 15.5 percent downturn in GSE refi activity. [Includes two data charts.]

October 12, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuance Down Sharply in Third Quarter as Nonprime Sector Tops Prime

New production of non-agency MBS in the third quarter couldn’t keep pace with the record level reached in the previous period, but the market remained on track to top last year’s total issuance by the time 2018 ends. [Includes three data charts]

October 12, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS and ABS Issuance at a Glance: October 12, 2018

A full page of issuance data and MBS market indicators.

October 11, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Agency Market Tilts Toward Purchase Lending in 3Q18, Driving More Business to Private MIs

Private mortgage insurers appeared to gain market share in the third quarter of 2018 as purchase-mortgage lending surged in the agency market, according to an exclusive ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. [Includes three data charts]

October 5, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

FHA Issues Waiver of Property Inspections in Disaster-Stricken California Counties. FHA has issued a waiver of its timing policy for completing property inspections prior to closing or endorsing a loan for FHA insurance. The waiver is in effect in presidentially declared major disaster areas in Lake and Shasta Counties, CA, that were ravaged by wildfires and high winds. FHA believes that the wildfires and high winds have stabilized so as not to cause any further damage to properties, even though FEMA has not declared “all clear” in the affected areas. The waiver allows damage inspections to be completed after Oct. 2, for properties located in the PDMDA. NC Commissioner of Banks Amends State Reverse Mortgage Rules. The North Carolina Commissioner of Banks recently amended its ...

October 5, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Senate Still Has Time to Enact VA ‘Orphan’ Loan Bill, Says MBA

The mortgage banking industry is optimistic about Congress enacting legislation that would cure VA orphan loans before the midterm elections. The U.S. Senate still has time to consider H.R. 6737, the Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act, according to Bill Kilmer, chief lobbyist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. “Most observers think [lawmakers are] going to be around until Oct. 18 or 19, which is when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to keep folks around to work on nominations and other measures they need to clear,” Kilmer said. “There is time and, more to the substantive point, the bill passed the House.” H.R. 6737 would provide a technical fix so that certain VA refinance loans would be eligible for pooling in a Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed security. The bill was reported out of committee by a unanimous 49-0 vote, and was approved quickly by the House ...

October 5, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Solid Gains in Purchase-Mortgage Business Offset 3Q18 Refi Slump

Ginnie Mae issuance of single-family mortgage-backed securities rode a homebuying wave during the third quarter of 2018, according to a new Inside FHA/VA Lending ranking and analysis. Ginnie issuers produced $105.63 billion of new MBS backed by forward mortgages during the July-September cycle, a 7.1 percent increase from the second quarter. That brought year-to-date production to $296.88 billion – down 11.3 percent from the first nine months of 2017. Purchase mortgages provided the boost for the Ginnie market. Some $75.69 billion of FHA and VA purchase mortgages were pooled in Ginnie MBS in the third quarter, a sturdy 13.1 percent increase from the previous period. Purchase loans accounted for 75.1 percent of FHA and VA loans securitized in the third quarter, compared to 64.7 percent for all of last year. Although production of these loans has gone up since the first quarter, year-to-date volume ... [Charts]

October 5, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Re-Performing Loans Reenergized by Recovering Housing Market, Issuance on the Rise, Says DBRS

Securitization of re-performing loans has seen a significant uptick since more borrowers moved from nonperforming to re-performing status as a result of modifications and other loss-mitigation techniques, according to an analysis by DBRS.

October 5, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Despite a Dip in New PACE ABS Issuance, Morningstar Is Optimistic About the Sector

Despite the slowdown in the securitization of residential property assessed clean energy assessments, the market is in good condition because of its low credit risk and growing consumer protection, according to Morningstar Credit Ratings.

October 5, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS/ABS Issuers Advised to Prepare for the End of LIBOR or Face ‘Unhappy Ending’

Some participants in the MBS and ABS markets aren’t doing enough to prepare for the potential discontinuation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, according to industry analysts.

October 5, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Market Limped Through Third Quarter With Help from Agency MBS Issuance

New MBS and ABS issuance was up slightly from the second to the third quarter of 2018 only because housing markets produced a modest gain in agency single-family business, according to a new analysis and ranking by Inside MBS & ABS. [Includes three data charts.]

September 28, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS and ABS Issuance at a Glance: September 28, 2018

A full page of issuance data and MBS market indicators.

September 28, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Greatest Risks for CMBS Predominantly Tied to Weak Malls Though Exposure has Been Limited

Ongoing challenges in the retail sector are raising questions about the credit implications for some structured finance collateral, though the negative effects on the commercial MBS market appear to be limited due to a strong economy, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service. The disruption in the U.S. retail sector has been caused by the growth of online shopping, cutthroat competition, over-expansion and inability to adapt to changing consumer demands, the report indicated ...

September 28, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

More Competition in Non-QM Market Would Reduce Prepayment Rates, S&P Analysts Say

Increased competition in the non-qualified mortgage market could reduce interest rates paid by borrowers and slow the sector’s speedy prepayment rates, said S&P Global Ratings. Non-QM loans, the fastest growing segment of the residential MBS market, repay quickly, often within one year of origination. S&P noted the conditional prepayment rate of non-QM loans is about 35 percent, while the rate for non-agency prime jumbos ranges from 5 percent to 15 percent. “The predominant reason to ...

September 28, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

DBRS Maintains Lead in Rating Non-Agency MBS, S&P Still on Top in ABS Rating Race

DBRS was the most active rating service in the non-agency MBS market during the first six months of 2018, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. DBRS rated 26 non-agency MBS totaling $14.08 billion during the first half of the year, which represented 43.5 percent of total issuance. Its market share was up 4.0 percentage points from 2017. Fitch Ratings grew its market share in rating non-agency MBS, which rose from 31.0 percent last year to ... [Includes two data charts]

September 28, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Securitization Rates Plummeted in 2Q18 as the GSEs Continue to Lag Behind Traditional Norms

The overall mortgage securitization fell sharply in the second quarter of 2018 as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac MBS issuance failed to keep pace with a surge in conventional-conforming mortgage originations in the primary market. During the second quarter, just 65.8 percent of newly originated mortgages were pooled in MBS, down from 71.7 percent in the first three months of the year and a 70.3 percent rate for all of 2017, according to a new Inside MBS ... [Includes one data chart]

September 28, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Record Attendance at ABS East Conference as Investors Look for Yield in Illiquid Assets and Loose Underwriting

The ABS East conference this week had its highest attendance in the 24-year history of the event, with investors looking for MBS and ABS that offer attractive yields. Nearly 5,000 people registered to attend the conference this year, according to Jade Friedensohn, a managing director of the structured finance division of Information Management Network, which produced the event in Miami Beach. Attendance in the previous two years was dampened by a hurricane and concerns about the Zika virus ...

September 21, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Corrective Bill Renders VA Orphan Loans Eligible for Ginnie Guarantee

Ginnie Mae assured the mortgage industry that it would accept so-called VA orphan loans as long as they satisfy the terms of corrective legislation passed by the House Financial Services Committee recently. “As long as the mortgage loan complies with the law, we will accept it and put our guarantee on it,” said an agency spokesperson in response to an Inside FHA/VA Lending inquiry. Ginnie’s assurance provides certainty to a subset of VA loans that have been in limbo since June because they could not be delivered into Ginnie mortgage-backed securities. Lawmakers responded to industry calls for a legislative fix last week by voting overwhelmingly to approve H.R. 6737, the “Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2018.” Introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-NY, the bill would eliminate the seasoning requirements in the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Act reform legislation, which conflicted with ...

September 21, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS and ABS Issuance at a Glance: September 21, 2018

A full page of issuance data and MBS market indicators.

September 14, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS and ABS Issuance at a Glance: September 14, 2018

A full page of issuance data and MBS market indicators.

September 7, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

GNMA MBS Issuance Nudges Higher in August, Trails 2017

Ginnie Mae issuers produced $36.68 billion of new single-family mortgage-backed securities last month, a modest 5.0 percent gain from July, according to a new Inside FHA/VA Lending analysis and ranking. Through the first eight months of the year, Ginnie issuance was down 11.0 percent from the same period in 2017. The MBS figures do not include FHA home-equity conversion mortgages, and loan amounts are truncated to the lowest $1,000. Purchase mortgages accounted for 75.6 percent of new issuance in August, although volume was up just 1.9 percent from July’s level. On a year-to-date basis, the purchase-mortgage share rose from 65.7 percent in 2017 to 70.0 percent for the first eight months of this year. Total volume, however, was down 5.1 percent. The refinance market has been more wobbly. As of the end of August, refi volume totaled $65.87 billion, down 26.2 percent from the ... [Chart]

September 7, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Non-Agency MBS Issuers Aim for Specificity with Latest Representation-and-Warranty Framework

Non-agency MBS participants are developing a representation-and-warranty framework by learning from ongoing issues in pre-crisis non-agency MBS. The latest framework developed by the law firm of Alston & Bird features a number of new provisions to help address conflicts regarding breaches of reps and warrants.

September 7, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

Agency MBS Production Up Again in August As Purchase-Loan Volume Continues to Climb

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae securitized a total of $82.55 billion of single-family home-purchase loans in August, their highest monthly volume of such business in the post-crisis era, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis of agency MBS disclosures. [Includes two data charts.]

September 7, 2018 - Inside MBS & ABS

MBS and ABS Issuance at a Glance: September 7, 2018

A full page of issuance data and MBS market indicators.


Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.