Moody's Investors Service will review for potential downgrade the ratings of 28 tranches in eight U.K. residential mortgage backed securities transactions sponsored by Co-Operative Bank.
Private mortgage insurance companies and mortgage REITs are willing to take first-loss positions on government-backed MBS, according to Mortgage Bankers Association chief executive David Stevens.
Both Jules Kroll from Kroll Bond Ratings and Martin Hughes from Redwood Trust see merit in a system of ratings rotation.
But others on the panel, namely David Raboy of Patton Boggs and Stephen Hall of Better Markets defended a system where regulators determine which agencies rate which securitizations.
Ocwens Home Loan Servicing Solutions is marketing two servicer advance receivables-backed securitization deals, Series 2013-T2 and Series 2013-T3 that will issue a combined total of $850 million.
For the U.S. market, the lessons of European regulatory simplicity could be key to reviving other sectors of securitization outside the consumer ABS asset classes.
Securitization pros have had to constantly come up with new deal structures to respond to challenges posed by the ongoing financial crisis. Nowhere is this more obvious than in CMBS.
An underappreciated threat to the mortgage and housing markets is the reliance of many American borrowers on low Libor rates.
The PrimeX indices experienced a sharp dip in October that drew a lot of attention.
The recent changes to monetary policy by the Fed, among other things, has put the domestic banking system at risk.