Residential MBS


B of A to Pay $16.6B to End US Mortgage Probes: DOJ

The settlement, which includes $7 billion in consumer relief and a $5 billion penalty, resolves civil investigations by federal and state prosecutors, the U.S. said Thursday.

The Five Challenges Facing Private Label RMBS

Regulatory hurdles, stability of counterparties, the rep and warranties framework, exogenous variables, and technical factors all pose challenges; but GSE reform will probably have the biggest influence, according to Morningstar.

Consumer Credit Default Rates Dip in July: S&P/Experian

Bank card default rates experienced the biggest month-over-month drop of 16 basis points, to 2.86%.

Why G-Fees Have Taken Center Stage in Housing Finance Debate

The always-important question of what Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge for loan guarantees is emerging as a central issue in the development of a stable housing finance market.

Delta Lloyd RMBS Features a New Hedge for Interest Rate Mismatch

Delta Lloyds' latest Dutch residential mortgage securitization has an innovative work around to regulations that make it unattractive to use swaps to hedge interest rate mismatch.



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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