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Wilbur Ross quits Ocwen Financial

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Adds guidance on extended borrower protections

Items Tagged with 'RMBS'


Reuters: DOJ collects $24.7 billion in settlements in 2014

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, BofA among biggest settlements
Levi Shultz
The U.S. Department of Justice reported a total of $24.7 billion in settlements for fraud and other cases in 2014. Approximately $11 billion came from settlements with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup, along with $16.65 from Bank of America.
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Latest jumbo RMBS from Credit Suisse awarded AAA ratings

DBRS cites high quality borrowers as strength of deal
Ben Lane
“This transaction exhibits high-quality credit attributes such as low loan-to-value ratios, strong borrower credit and full documentation on substantially all loans,” DBRS said in its presale report. “In addition, the pool contains no interest-only loans and no investment properties.”
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Ambac’s 3Q income plummets 64%

Falls from $231M in 2013 to $82.5M in 2014
Ben Lane
While the company’s net income was down 64% year-over-year, Ambac’s third quarter performance was up dramatically over its second quarter results, in which the company posted a net loss of $207.9 million.
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Two Harbors unveils fourth jumbo RMBS

$356.33 million securitization receives AAA ratings from DBRS
Ben Lane
DBRS cites the high quality of the underlying loans as a strength of the deal. “This transaction exhibits high-quality credit attributes, such as low loan-to-value ratios, strong borrower credit and full documentation on substantially all loans,” DBRS writes in its presale report.
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JPMorgan’s latest jumbo RMBS receives AAA ratings from Fitch, KBRA

$262 million offering backed by 15-year notes
Ben Lane
Fitch Ratings and Kroll Bond Rating Agency both issued presale reports to JPMMT 2014-5 and awarded AAA ratings to the majority of the tranches of the deal.
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Here comes another jumbo RMBS from JPMorgan

$355.64 million offering receives triple-A ratings
Ben Lane
J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2014-OAK4 built on a pool of 434 loans with an aggregate loan balance of $355.64 million. The offering contains loans with an average balance of $819,448 and has a weighted average loan-to-value of 73.7%.
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Kain: Big opportunity in mortgages lies ahead

Best still ahead, Kain tells clients at MREIT presentation
Trey Garrison
The bulk of the potential benefits from the post-housing crisis structural changes to the mortgage market haven’t been realized yet, American Capital Agency and American Capital Mortgage CIO Gary Kain said in the firm’s Mortgage REIT day presentation.
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JPMorgan's $13B mortgage settlement reaches homeowners

46,404 borrowers helped so far
Brena Swanson
In the latest update, JPMorgan Chase continues to fulfill its obligations under its $13 billion settlement, providing relief to 46,404 borrowers. Here's how far the bank has progressed since its last update in July.
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WinWater Home Mortgage launching second jumbo RMBS

$276.9 million offering receives AAA ratings from KBRA
Ben Lane
The company, which refers to itself as “a residential mortgage conduit aggregator focused on opportunities in the non-agency jumbo sector,” is bringing WinWater Mortgage Loan Trust 2014-2 to market.
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Remind me again what the "R" in "RMBS" stands for

Maybe it should be "rental"
Mark Fleming
The homeownership rate has fallen recently and all the panelists agreed that it seemed unlikely to return to its prior peak any time soon. The only question is: over time will the "R" in RMBS stand for Rental instead of Residential?
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