Consumer ABS


Navient Prices Upsized $1B FFELP Student Loan ABS

NAVSL 2014-8 began marketing last week and was upsized by $258 million on investor demand; the 6.3- year senior bond priced at a spread of 60 basis points over one-month Libor.

Santander Latest Subprime Auto Prices Wider

The one-year, fixed-rate and floating-rate senior bonds priced at a spread of 40 basis points over the EDSF and 40 basis points over one-month Libor, respectively; that's 8 basis points wider than equivalent tranches of the issuer's September transaction.

Chase Readies $500M of 2-Year Credit Card ABS

The single tranche of series 2014-8 Class A notes have a scheduled principal payment date of November 2016 and a legal final maturity of November 2018. They will pay a floating rate of interest pegged to one-month Libor.

Honda Readies $1B Prime Auto Loan ABS

Compared to recent Nisan and Volkswagen ABS, the deal has lower enhancement and borrower FICOs but greater seasoning and lower remaining terms for its loans.

Navient Obtains $10B Asset -Based Commercial Paper Facility

The facility will be used to finance the acquisition of student loans portfolios, including the one $8.5 billion deal reached with Wells Fargo last week.



Reg AB II Returns from Limbo

Regulation AB governs registration, reporting and disclosure requirements for all things asset-backed. The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be ready to update it significantly, but, nearly four years after changes were originally proposed, it’s not clear exactly what the Commission will do.

Student Loan Market Headed for Crisis, CFPB Warns

The swelling trillion-dollar student loan market is missing key data and regulations necessary to head off another financial crisis, according to Rohit Chopra, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s top official in charge of dealing with student loans.

Finra Files Proposal to Disseminate Price Data

The proposal would introduce dissemination of trade prices for securities ranging from highly liquid credit card and auto ABS to smaller and more esoteric deals in asset classes such as time shares, to commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and highly structured CDOs and collateralized loan obligations.

Fitch: External Factors Biggest Threat in 2014

Overall issuance growth will moderate in 2014, Fitch Ratings' managing director for asset backed securities says in the firm's outlook.

How Big Box Bankruptcies Would Impact CMBS

Direct exposure to either J.C. Penney or Sears is typically highest in seasoned deals where there are only a small number of loans remaining, and one is secured by a retail property.


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