Items Tagged with 'Standard & Poor's'


DOJ planning to sue Moody's over crisis-era mortgage bond ratings

Ratings agency discloses looming lawsuit from government
In the fallout from the financial crisis, many argued that the credit ratings agencies’ competition for business led to ratings shopping among bond issuers and relaxed ratings standards for the ratings agencies themselves. Last year, Standard & Poor's reached a $1.375 billion settlement over just such claims. And now the Department of Justice is taking aim at Moody's Investors Service.
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S&P: Private mortgage bond well running dry

Report shows 2016 RMBS issuance tracking well below 2015
The rate at which new residential mortgage-backed securities are entering the market is slowing down, with 2016’s rate of RMBS issuance currently tracking well below last year, a new report from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings shows.
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Ocwen rising: S&P upgrades nonbank's servicer rankings

Stock soars after ratings agency reveals positive outlook
Last month, HousingWire pondered if there was a light at the end of the tunnel for Ocwen Financial after the nonbank posted another loss in the second quarter, with company executives stating a belief that the nonbank can return to profitability as it puts "legacy" issues behind it. Now, Ocwen is putting one of those issues in the rear view mirror, as Standard & Poor's is upgrading the nonbank’s servicer rankings.
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New Residential to repay $2.5B in mortgage servicer advances

S&P downgrades Ocwen, triggers repayment
Citing an “inadvertent” oversight in a previous downgrade of Ocwen Loan Servicing servicer rankings, Standard & Poor’s announced earlier this week that it was lowering its ranking of Ocwen as a residential mortgage master servicer from “above average” to “below average.” And that move triggered a massive payback from New Residential.
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S&P cuts Ocwen’s servicer rankings to “below average”

Internal audit results reveal “high-risk findings” in key areas
Citing a “deficient” internal controls environment that has not kept pace with the company’s growth, Standard & Poor’s downgraded the servicer rankings of Ocwen Loan Servicing from “average” to “below average.” Click through to read more.
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Ocwen CEO gives baffled reaction to ratings rollercoaster

Upgraded by Moody’s, placed on Credit Watch by S&P
Just days receiving a bit of good news when Moody’s Investors Service upgraded its ratings, Ocwen Financial learned Standard & Poor’s placed its rankings on “CreditWatch negative.” So, what gives? Turns out the CEO of Ocwen is just as baffled by the news.
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From HW Magazine

Dodd-Frank fails again

Standard & Poor's shocking mortgage bond fraud
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been some time since the mortgage bond world felt shaken to the core. But shaken, right now, it feels, according to several recent conversations I’ve had on the subject.
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