Residential MBS


UCI Readies 1st Post Crisis, Investor-Placed Spanish RMBS

The notes are backed by 3,761 residential mortgages with a weighted average seasoning of 54.16 months and a weighted average original LTV of 57.14%.

Freddie Returns to Fixed Severity for 4th Risk Sharing Deal

The $425.6 million Structured Agency Credit Risk 2015-HQ2 offloads the credit risk on $30.3 billion of mortgages acquired by Freddie between January and September 2013.

Cash-Strapped Servicers Fill Gaps by Borrowing Against Their MSRs

Mortgage bankers facing new demands on their businesses are becoming increasingly interested in new sources of liquidity, particularly through mortgage servicing rights financing vehicles.

J.P. Morgan's Next RMBS Pools Lower FICOs, Higher LTVs

Borrowers are slightly weaker than those in deals recently rated by Kroll, though still relatively strong; leverage is also slightly higher, and 11.5% of loans have 10-year interest-only periods.

Cerebus Capital Readies Second Reperforming RMBS

A portfolio of two loan groups backs the securitization called Towd Point Mortgage Trust 2015-2. One pools approximately 3,121 loans with a balance of $715 million; the other pools 1,289 loans with a balance of $243 million.



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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