With the sale of 45.6 million shares of Voya Financial, ING Group announced Wednesday that its exit from the U.S. retirement, investment and insurance business is complete. ING agreed to divest itself from Voya at the direction of the European Commission, as part of its bailout of ING.
One of the remaining signs of life in the non-agency market: the US Non Agency RMBS marketplace is gearing up to bid on approximately $1.15 billion worth of legacy paper, the last of its kind, on Thursday March 13.
According to structured finance analytics firm Interactive Data, the announced liquidation of $5.1 billion from the ING Illiquid Assets Back-up Facility spiked activity levels higher yesterday in the mortgage-bond market.
The darlings of 2014, the single-family housing investment and rental businesses, didn’t dominate like last year, but they still had a strong showing. After snagging four of the top five spots on the 2014 HW Fast50, two SFRs placed in the top five in 2015 and three made the top 50..
Bank loyalty is not a factor for borrowers in shopping for a mortgage loan. Borrowers tend to select a mortgage originator based on product, price and their expectation for a convenient transaction process. Read More