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In Residential Mortgage Backed Securities, When Is A Loss Not A Loss?

Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC (Ocwen), the largest servicer of subprime loans, recently revealed that in May 2013 it realized more than $1.4 billion of previously undisclosed losses on certain residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) primarily backed by subprime mortgage loans. These losses were from loans for which Ocwen had acquired the servicing from Homeward Residential Inc. […]

Housing Finance Agencies Fared Better Than States In The Recession

U.S. states have proven to be a very strong municipal sector. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ median state rating is ‘AA+’ and ratings have trended higher during the past 40 years. The ability of states to increase revenue through taxation and fees, the economic diversification they have in comparison with localities, and the proactive response […]

Structured Finance Hot Topics Breakfast: U.S. RMBS Recovery Analytics

Please join senior analysts from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services for an interactive discussion on hot topics in the U.S. RMBS sector, including the re-launch of U.S. RMBS recovery analytics. Register today. Topics will include: •2013 current outlook for the housing sector •Overview and demonstration of RMBS recovery analytics as a tool to complement traditional […]

U.S. RMBS Credit Quality Rests On Several Key Housing Market Trends

Broad questions about the future of U.S. housing finance and the direction of the residential mortgage market continue to cloud the outlook for U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), in the view of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. While home prices and delinquencies generally seem to be stabilizing, the future performance of outstanding residential mortgage bonds […]

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