Residential MBS


Single-Family Rental Giants Branch Out

Single-family rental giants are financing smaller players, setting the stage for a new wave of issuance.

American Homes 4 Rent Prices Single-Family Rental ABS

The $488 million American Homes 4 Rent 2014-SFR2 has an initial fixed weighted average coupon rate of 4.386% for a 10-year term.

Stonegate Seeks to Turn Cash Buyers into Jumbo Mortgage Borrowers

Stonegate Mortgage Corp. is expanding into New York and Massachusetts as it seeks to increase its originations of nonagency jumbo loans and lays the groundwork for its first private-label securitization.

Redwood Plans First Ever Securitization of Non-QM Mortgages

Redwood Trust is preparing what may be the first securitization of residential mortgage bonds that do not fall under rules designed to ensure that borrowers can afford the payments.

Home Loan Banks Eyeing Jumbo Loan Program

Redwood Trust and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago are revving up a program to buy and securitize jumbo loans and looking for signs that other FHLBs will participate.



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.

Nonbank Mortgage Servicers' Rapid Growth Alarms Investors

Concern is mounting among investors and analysts that Nationstar, Ocwen Financial and Walter Investment are getting so big so quickly that they are becoming too difficult to manage.

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.

Ocwen's Loan Mods Rile RMBS Investors

The servicer has a reputation for aggressively writing down principal, often multiple times.


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China Auto Securitization Gears Up

As more and more Chinese gain the financial access to buy a car with a loan, lenders will look increasingly to securitization to keep origination going.

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