NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Loan Levels in Private-Label RMBS Expected to Rise commentary. The CDFI program, which dates to the mid-1990s, is taking on renewed significance as loans originated by CDFI’s are exempt from the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Although the Rule has been in effect since January 2014, CDFI collateral has only recently attracted the attention of loan aggregators seeking to include the loans in non-Qualified Mortgage private-label securitizations. In this commentary, KBRA provides color on the nuances and potential effects of the CDFI-related collateral in PLS as well as provides a brief history and background of the CDFI program.
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