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Credit Suisse reaches $5.28 billion mortgage bond settlement

Required to provide $2.8 billion in consumer relief
For the second time in as many days, the Department of Justice announced that it reached a multi-billion dollar settlement with a foreign-based bank over its mortgage securitization practices leading up to the housing crisis. On Tuesday, the DOJ announced that it reached a $7.2 billion settlement with Deutsche Bank. Now, it’s Credit Suisse’s turn.
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SoFi prepares to launch first mortgage securitization

Plans to sell around $170 million in RMBS
SoFi is preparing for its first ever residential mortgage-backed security transaction just two years after breaking into the mortgage business. And looking over the presale report from Fitch Ratings, the pool of loans looks attractive. For starters, Fitch stated that the collateral attributes of the pool are among the strongest of its rated pools. And they’ve rated a lot of pools.
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AAA ratings return for non-prime mortgage bonds. Crisis redux? Maybe not

Feature of new RMBS deal builds in greater protections for bond buyers
The world of post-crisis mortgage bond trading is about to change, as a new mortgage bond is set to hit the market that features loans that would be considered non-prime, and also carries AAA ratings – a post-crisis first. Both Fitch Ratings and DBRS handed the deal AAA ratings on the largest tranche of the deal, but the deal is not a return to the pre-crisis world of credit ratings, at least not yet.
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Prime jumbo mortgage bonds are disappearing. Here's why

DBRS report shows new issuance falling off a cliff
Recent reports showed that rate at which new mortgage bonds enter the market is slowing considerably in 2016. But just how dry is the well getting? Incredibly dry, especially if you’re an investor looking for a prime jumbo mortgage bond.
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S&P: Bond issuance hits yearly high; mortgage bonds not so much

RMBS issuance now tracking well below 2014 and 2015
Back in September, a report from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings showed the mortgage bond well running dry, as the rate at which new residential mortgage-backed securities entered the market showed serious signs of slowing down. Well, S&P updated that report Tuesday, complete with bond issuance from October, and the news isn’t good for mortgage bonds or mortgage bond investors.
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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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Did whistleblower out First Mortgage's $7.5 million Ginnie Mae mortgage bond fraud?

The SEC wants to know, offers potential reward
The Securities and Exchange Commission is offering a reward to the whistleblower that revealed a scheme at First Mortgage Corporation that involved several of the company’s senior executives lying about the performance of the mortgages the company originated, re-securitizing them, and defrauding investors out of $7.5 million – if in fact there is one.
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Deutsche Bank negotiating with DOJ on mortgage bond settlement

Discloses ongoing talks with government on RMBS activities
Deutsche Bank revealed Wednesday that it is currently in negotiations with the Department of Justice to resolve an investigation into the bank’s mortgage bond activities. The bank’s earnings materials don't disclose what specific matter the DOJ is investigating, but the DOJ has been looking into Deutsche Bank's mortgage-backed securities activities since at least 2013.
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