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Items Tagged with 'Moody's'


Non-qualified mortgage bond ratings getting closer

Investors increasingly interested in the asset class
March 25, 2014
Investors are increasingly interested in non-QM loans, and Moody’s Investors Service is now also seeking commentary on its proposed approach to evaluating and rating QM and non-QM loans for securization as residential mortgage-backed securities.
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Morningstar, Kroll offer rating on Colony's REO deal

Kroll, Moody's, Morningstar positive on REO securitization
March 20, 2014
Morningstar Credit Ratings and Kroll Bond Rating Agency have assigned preliminary ratings to five classes of Colony American Homes 2014-1 mortgage pass-through certificates.
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Moody's rating new REO-to-rental securitization

$291M Triple A tranche the largest yet
March 20, 2014
Moody's Investors Service assigned provisional ratings to four classes of certificates backed by one floating rate loan secured by mortgages on 3,399 single-family rental properties owned by the Colony American Homes 2014-1 securitization.
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Moody's: Here's why PHH should not sell fleet business

3 options for future of company
March 14, 2014
Moody's said it is concerned the sale of the fleet business would "weaken the company's franchise strength and result in a business with a more concentrated revenue base."
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Moody's: First rental securitization doing pretty good

3 notable developments since issuance
March 12, 2014
Moody's Investors Service, which awarded a sterling Triple-A to Invitation Homes' inaugural REO-to-rental is reporting that the performance is within expectations, with 3 notable developments.
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Moody’s readies criteria for single-family rental securitization ratings

The investor's guide to ratings
March 6, 2014
Moody’s just handed issuers a golden rubric on how to ensure their securitizations meet certain rating levels.
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California Congressman goes on REO-to-rental warpath

Takano pushing four federal bodies to investigate
March 6, 2014
Longtime critic of REO-to-rental U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., fired off letters to four federal entities asking for a detailed investigation into the growth of REO operations and REO-to-rental as an investment. Is his concern misplaced?
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ADP: February job growth weak

Initial jobless claims are up, too
March 5, 2014
U.S. companies added just 139,000 jobs in February, well below expectations, according to figures from Automatic Data Processing Inc.
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Moody's sends warning to Ocwen, Nationstar and Walter

There is one thing nonbanks shouldn't do
February 26, 2014
As regulators try to limit the amount of growth at those firms, they may expand lending operations. That could lead to a negative impact on the credit ratings of the firm, Moody's said.
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Is this what's holding back the RMBS market?

Surprising view from analysts, advisors
January 28, 2014
It's a long climb back from absolute lows to the pre-2008 heights for the RMBS market. Everything is on hold awaiting government action and new rules that won’t be coming anytime soon, and when they do come they may not be welcome. Can they even get started?
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