Residential mortgage backed securities

Residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS)

Residential Mortgage-Backed Security

A derivative whose value is derived from home equity loans and mortgages on properties where people live. As with all mortgage-backed securities, this entitles the owner to a claim on the principal and interest payments on the particular mortgages underpinning the security. MBS's pay an interest rate that is usually related to the interest rates the homeowners are paying on their mortgages. The equivalent of the coupon on a mortgage backed security is a percentage of the interest and principal paid on the mortgages backing the security. An obvious risk to a residential MBS is the possibility that interest rates on home loans may decline, causing homeowners to refinance their mortgages and deprive the holder of the security from future interest payments.
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Five Oaks said it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to purchase non-agency mortgage assets (including prime jumbo residential whole loans, other mortgage loans and new issue non-agency residential mortgage backed securities, or RMBS), multi-family MBS, legacy non-agency RMBS and, to a lesser extent, agency RMBS.
UK lender Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) said it had agreed to shed a portfolio of US residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) with a book value of some GBP2.
DE) has said that it has appointed former Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) official Sal Mirran as Asia-Pacific head of residential mortgage backed securities, as the German bank increases its focus on originating and selling such products in the region.

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