Items Tagged with 'Residential mortgage-backed security'

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  • Nomura paying $480 million in settlement over pre-crisis mortgage bonds

    Accused of misleading RMBS investors, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    Nomura Holding America and several of its affiliates will pay $480 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice over the companies’ mortgage bond activities in the run-up to the financial crisis. The DOJ claimed that Nomura misled investors, which included university endowments, retirement funds, federally insured financial institutions, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, about the quality of the underlying loans between 2006 and 2007.
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  • Wells Fargo is back in the mortgage securitization business

    Prepares to issue first securitization since the housing crisis
    Once an absolute giant in the mortgage securitization space, Wells Fargo has been noticeably absent from the list of issuers since the housing crisis, but that’s all about to change. The lender is preparing to issue its first mortgage-backed securitization since the meltdown, and unlike its past securitizations, this one is backed by the highest of high-quality loans.
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  • Feds drop case against bond trader Jesse Litvak

    5-year battle reaches an end
    For bond trader Jesse Litvak, the past five years have been a whirlwind of court cases and even jail time for his role in the financial crisis. Now, however, the federal government announced it is dropping its case against Litvak after two different convictions of fraud were overturned in the federal appeals court.
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  • Barclays agrees to pay $2 billion to settle crisis-era RMBS fraud charges

    Two subprime mortgage bond traders also fined $2 million
    Barclays Capital will pay $2 billion to the federal government to settle charges brought against the bank by the Department of Justice, which accused the company of misleading investors about the quality of the underlying subprime and Alt-A mortgages in $31 billion in mortgage bonds, which, as the DOJ put it, “proved to be catastrophic failures.”
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  • loanDepot makes big move into mortgage securitization

    Lender issuing first mortgage-backed security
    loanDepot is no stranger to mortgage securitization, with its loans taking their place alongside other originators’ loans as pieces of many non-agency securitizations over the last few years. But now, loanDepot is making a big move into the secondary mortgage market and launching its first mortgage-backed security, which is backed only by loanDepot loans.
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  • S&P: Mortgage bond issuance doubled in 2017, will continue rising in 2018

    RMBS issuance jumped from $34 billion in 2016 to $70 billion in 2017
    Back in June, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings said that 2017 was on track to be the best year for the residential mortgage-backed security market since 2013. Now that the final numbers are in, it looks like 2017’s mortgage bond issuance exceeded even the sunniest of forecasts.
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  • RBS will pay $44 million for cheating customers in mortgage bond trading

    Will pay $35 million penalty, $9 million in restitution to victim customers
    RBS Securities agreed to pay $44 million as part of a non-prosecution agreement covering allegations that the company’s mortgage-backed securities trading group defrauded its customers out of millions of dollars by lying about mortgage bond trades, the Department of Justice and the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program announced Thursday.
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  • Watchdog: Ginnie Mae wasn't ready for nonbank mortgage lending boom

    OIG report notes that Ginnie Mae made progress on oversight, but issues remain
    Over the last few years, Ginnie Mae experienced a significant shift in its business, with its share of nonbank originations rising from 11% in 2011 to 75% this year. But, according to a new report from a government watchdog, Ginnie Mae was not prepared for the rise of nonbank mortgage lending and “did not adequately respond” to the changes in its lender base.
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  • Flagstar breaks into RMBS market with “high-quality” first offering

    Closes $444 million securitization of jumbo prime, high-balance conforming loans
    Flagstar Bancorp is officially in the mortgage securitization business, as the bank announced Monday that it closed its first residential mortgage-backed securitization and said that this won’t be its last one either. According to Flagstar, the 668 underlying loans are "high-quality," a characterization is shared by Fitch Ratings, which handed out $416.06 million in triple-A ratings on the deal.
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