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Thursday, June 17, 2010

S&P expects up to 70% redefault on Loan Mods

by Calculated Risk on 6/17/2010 06:47:00 PM

From Zach Fox at SNL Financial: Analysts believe loan mod redefaults could hit 70%

Diane Westerback, S&P's managing director of global surveillance analytics, told SNL that the previously reported 30% to 40% redefault rates typically only count borrowers after two or three months of payments. A year after the modification, Westerback expects redefaults to hit between 60% and 70%.
Fitch Ratings on June 16 issued similar projections, albeit only for subprime and Alt-A loans in RMBS. The rating agency projects modifications on those product types to redefault at a 65% to 75% range, while prime loans in RMBS are expected to redefault at a rate of 55% to 65%.
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