Monday, February 08, 2010

Fitch: Prime Jumbo RMBS Approach 10% Delinquent

by Bill McBride on 2/08/2010 11:27:00 AM

From Fitch: New Year, No Improvement as U.S. Prime Jumbo RMBS Delinquencies Approach 10%

U.S. prime jumbo loan performance continued to weaken in January as serious delinquencies rose for the 32nd consecutive month, according to Fitch Ratings in the latest edition of Performance Metrics.

"The new year has brought no relief from declining jumbo loan performance," said Managing Director Vincent Barberio. "The trend line for delinquencies indicates the 10% level could be reached as early as next month."

Although prime jumbo loan delinquencies began to rise in the second quarter of 2007, they accelerated in 2009 nearly tripling over the course of the year. ...

Overall, prime jumbo RMBS 60+ days delinquencies rose to 9.6% for January (up from 9.2% for December 2009). ...
emphasis added
Another all time record high ... we're all subprime now!