Residential MBS


GE Money Pools €1.56B in French-Loan RMBS

The debt consolidation loans originated by GE are backed by French homes, in a deal arranged by Morgan Stanley and the second true-sale securitization of debt consolidation receivables. The deal builds on a smaller initial €871.2 million SapphireOne issuance in July.

CFPB Denounces 'Wrongly Decided' PHH Ruling

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decried an appeals court ruling last week that found its single-director structure unconstitutional, saying the opinion was "wrongly decided" and had "no basis in the text of the Constitution or in Supreme Court case law."

Net Cash Flow Surging for Colony Starwood SFR ABS

Colony Starwood Homes, a former major investor in distressed loans now focusing on managing single-family home rentals, is structuring a new asset-backed deal of SFR income offering the largest cash flow projection of any recent peer deals in the nascent asset class.

Small Lenders Worry GSE Moves Will Leave Them Behind

To level the playing field, the groups want the Federal Housing Finance Agency to prohibit loan volume discounts and other concessions that could disadvantage small lenders.

In a First, Bayview Repackaging Mortgage-Related Securities

The money manager is securitizing $159.6 million of securities that transfer the risk of credit losses on mortgage insured by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to Fitch Ratings.



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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