NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to 34 classes of asset-backed securities from Towd Point Mortgage Trust 2023-CES2 (TPMT 2023-CES2), a $350.2 million RMBS transaction, as of the cut-off date, sponsored by FirstKey Mortgage, LLC (FirstKey). The collateral totaled $353.8 million as of August 31, 2023 (the Statistical Calculation Date) and consisted of closed-end second lien mortgages (CES; 100%). The underlying pool is seasoned approximately two months and comprises 4,803 loans originated by Rocket Mortgage, LLC (Rocket; 53.4%), PennyMac Corp. (PennyMac; 24.6%) and Spring EQ, LLC (Spring EQ; 22.1%). The CES collateral is characterized by fully amortizing, fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) with a non-zero weighted average original credit score of 738 and an average original term of 250 months.
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- TPMT 2023-CES2 Tear Sheet
- RMBS KBRA Comparative Analytic Tool (KCAT)
- U.S. RMBS Mortgage Default and Loss Model Methodology
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
- ESG Global Rating Methodology
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