DBRS Morningstar assigns provisional rating to Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2021-RP6
With the exception of the category noted above, DBRS Morningstar does not rate any other category in this transaction.
The Trust is a securitization of a portfolio of high yield, senior residential mortgage loans financed by the issuance of mortgage backed notes (the Notes). The Notes are backed by 7,997 loans with a total principal balance of
Mortgages, which were purchased from
The portfolio contains 94.4% modified loans. The modifications took place more than two years ago for 64.0% of the modified loans. Within the pool, 2,335 mortgage loans have aggregate deferred non-interest bearing amounts of
About 4.3% of the pool’s loans are subject to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Qualified Mortgage (QM) and repayment capacity (QM) rules. About 3.9% of these loans are designated as Safe Harbor or Safe Harbor Temporary and 0.4% as non-QM. The rest of the pool is exempt due to seasoning or loaning.
From the deadline, loans are managed by an interim manager. This service will be transferred to
When the overall pool balance is reduced to less than 25% of the balance on the due date, the holder of the directing obligation may purchase all mortgages and real estate owned by the issuer, provided the total proceeds meet a minimum price.
The transaction uses a sequential payment cash flow structure. Principal proceeds can be used to cover interest deficits on the Notes, but such deficits on Class M-1 bonds and more subordinated P&I bonds will not be paid out of principal proceeds until the oldest categories are withdrawn.
Impact of the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting isolation measures caused an immediate economic contraction, leading to sharp increases in unemployment rates and cuts in income for many consumers. Shortly after the start of the pandemic, DBRS Morningstar saw an increase in defaults for many asset classes of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS).
These mortgage defaults were mostly in the form of withholdings, which are typically periods of short-term payment relief that can work very differently from traditional defaults. At the start of the pandemic, the option of withholding mortgage payments was widely available, pushing abstentions to a high level. When the dust settled, loans with coronavirus-induced tolerance in 2020 performed better than expected, thanks to government assistance, low loan-to-value ratios and acceptable underwriting in the mortgage market in general. In almost all RMBS asset classes, defaults are gradually trending downward, as forbearance periods end for many borrowers.
For more information on the assumed economic strains under its baseline scenario, please see the following DBRS Morningstar commentary: “Baseline Macroeconomic Scenarios For Rated Sovereigns
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All figures are in
The main methodology is RMBS Insight 1.3:
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