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Items Tagged with 'Moody's Investors Service'

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Moody’s: Collateral quality of private label RMBS reaches benchmark

June 27, 2014
A note to clients from Moody’s Investors Service says collateral quality for private label RMBS in the limited number of new transactions issued in recent years remains as high as it was in the first post-crisis transactions.
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Moody’s warns on Green Tree after servicing failures

Performance could hamper business with GSEs
May 27, 2014
Recent test results are putting a spotlight on Green Tree, according to analysts at Moody's Investors Service. As a result, Green Tree may find it harder to grow its business through mortgage servicing rights purchases in the short term, but the credit ratings agency said the threat to RMBS is minimal.
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Invitation Homes prices nearly $1 billion rental securitization

$477.48 million tranche rated AAA by Moody’s, Kroll, Morningstar
May 22, 2014
Invitation Homes priced the largest tranche of the deal, $477.48 million, at one-month LIBOR plus 100 basis points. The total securitization is for $993 million.
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Moody’s issues ratings for $1B Invitation Homes rental securitization

Rates $801.9 million in four classes
May 21, 2014
Moody’s becomes the third ratings agency to issue $483.3 million in AAA ratings to the largest tranche of the deal.
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Amid discussion of mortgage business split, PHH posts $42 million loss

Company expects decision on its future in the 2nd quarter
May 7, 2014

PHH reported its first-quarter earnings for 2014, and the news was not promising for the company's future.


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Rental securitization earns AAA rating from Kroll, Morningstar & Moody’s

Deal is only third of its kind
May 7, 2014
The offering, called American Homes 4 Rent 2014-SFR1, is a $482.7 million single-family rental securitization. The transaction is collateralized by a single loan that is secured by mortgages on 3,871 income-producing single-family homes.
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United Wholesale Mortgage launches non-QM program for jumbo borrowers

Interest in non-QM is growing
April 14, 2014
United Wholesale Mortgage, one of the nation’s largest wholesale lenders, launched a new program called ‘Big & Easy Plus,’ which is design for non-QM Jumbo loans.
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Moody's: Johnson-Crapo could ramp up issuance of private-label RMBS

See positive potential in Senate GSE reform measure
April 14, 2014
Moody's says the GSE package could help kick-start issuance in the private-label residential mortgage-backed securities.
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Moody’s downgrades Old Republic outlook to stable

Failed recapitalization plans for mortgage insurance business
April 1, 2014
The change comes after Old Republic announced that it has cancelled its earlier recapitalization plan for its mortgage insurance business.
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First Ocwen, then Nationstar, now Walter...

Walter shareholders file lawsuit
March 17, 2014
Nationstar, Ocwen Financial and Walter Investments have all come under increased scrutiny in recent months. The nonbank service companies have been purchasing mortgage-servicing rights by the truckload and as each company grows its portfolio, critics are highlighting supposed cracks in each company’s foundation.
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