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$640 million in subprime-boom bonds coming to market

Two lists of “major” non-agency RMBS to bid separately
July 28, 2014
"My sense is that this is related to general risk reduction ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC announcement, Friday’s non-farm payroll report, and month end," David Varano of Interactive Data said. "Additionally, this could also be driven by certain investors looking to test the market after it appeared to easily absorb those two massive bid lists last week in order to gauge current demand levels."
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FHFA considering plan to offer single Fannie, Freddie bonds

Report on Common Securitization Platform may be coming soon
July 28, 2014
During his May speech at the Brookings Institute, FHFA Director Mel Watt said that adjusting the way Fannie and Freddie securitize mortgages was one of his key goals. Now it appears that the FHFA may be one step closer to accomplishing that goal.
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Are the jumbo RMBS floodgates finally re-opening?

Credit Suisse brings third jumbo RMBS to market this year
July 25, 2014
The offering comes nearly three months after Credit Suisse launched its most recent jumbo RMBS and becomes the sixth offered by the bank since the housing recovery began. It also marks a trend of increasing jumbo RMBS offerings over the last few months.
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Morgan Stanley finally pays $275 million for subprime RMBS fraud

SEC charged company with misrepresenting loans
July 24, 2014
The SEC had charged Morgan Stanley with misrepresenting the delinquency status of mortgage loans underlying two subprime RMBSs at the height of the financial crisis. They were the last subprime RMBSs that Morgan Stanley sponsored, issued, and underwrote.
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The first: Jefferies trader Litvak gets 2 years for TARP fraud

Sole conviction of rogue RMBS trader carries $1.75M fine
July 23, 2014
Former Jefferies & Co. Managing Director Jesse Litvak was sentenced to two years in prison for lying to clients about mortgage-backed securities, Bloomberg is reporting. The conviction is the first of its kind and very rare generally.
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Credit Suisse scores again in second BlackRock RMBS sale

Pool was acquired from UBS in 2008
July 22, 2014
Credit Suisse on Tuesday won two separate bids for a combined $4.4 billion pool of legacy residential mortgage-backed securities sold by BlackRock.
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JPMorgan's $13B RMBS settlement progress...so far

Bank gives $6M in credited consumer relief
July 22, 2014
After reaching a $13 billion agreement to settle claims regarding the sale and issuance of faulty residential mortgage-backed securities, JPMorgan Chase is now being held accountable to make sure it is staying compliant on all of the requirements.
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Bank-held REO inventory drops 44% since 2011

Non-performing loans have also dropped nearly 50%
July 17, 2014
According to a report from BankDATAWORKS, the total REO inventory held by banks has dropped from $52.55 billion in March 2011 to $29.37 billion in March 2014. That’s a drop of 44%.
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BofA’s $30B litigation problem is getting worse

Mortgage banking tanks as BAC fails to limit litigation costs
July 16, 2014
Bank of America’s mortgage-related litigation costs are something the banking giant wants to put behind it, but good luck with that, because it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.
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DOJ warns Citi settlement “will certainly not be the last”

AG Holder says cases coming soon against additional banks
July 14, 2014
“We have not ruled out holding these organizations or individuals criminally responsible,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. “The agreement does not preclude the ability to bring criminal charges.”
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