NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to 36 classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Wells Fargo Mortgage Backed Securities Trust 2020-1 (WFMBS 2020-1).
Wells Fargo Mortgage Backed Securities Trust 2020-1 (WFMBS 2020-1) is a prime RMBS transaction comprising 766 residential mortgages with an aggregate principal balance of $584.0 million as of the February 1, 2020 cut-off date. The underlying collateral includes both prime jumbo non-confirming loans (95.5%) and conforming mortgages (4.5%), all of which have been designated as Qualified Mortgages (QM).
KBRA’s rating approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, an examination of the results from third-party loan file due diligence, cash flow modeling analysis of the transaction’s payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transaction’s legal structure and documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.
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Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)
- WFMBS 2020-1 Pre-Sale Report
- WFMBS 2020-1 Tear Sheet
- WFMBS 2020-1 Representations & Warranties Disclosure
- RMBS KBRA Comparative Analytic Tool (KCAT)
- Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology for Assessing Non-QM Risk
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
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