Credit Suisse to issue $251 million non-agency MBS

Non-QM loans in the MBS are originated by expanded-credit lender Athas Capital Group

Credit Suisse to issue $251 million non-agency MBS

Credit Suisse has announced a $251.5 million mortgage-backed security backed by non-QM loans from Athas Capital Group.

The transaction is the first non-agency MBS that only includes residential loans from the originator. Loans in the MBS have seasoned for an average of 1.8 months – a relatively fast turn time for the expanded-credit market.

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Last year, California-based Athas Capital financed $1.2 billion of mortgages, mostly non-QMs, through its wholesale channel. In addition, the group contributed $558.8 million of expanded-credit MBS in 2021, ranking 11th among expanded-credit lenders, according to Inside Nonconforming Markets.

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